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March 2, 2009

As we near riding season we get a blast of winter and our first real snow accumplation of the year here in North Carolina. I am not sure about all your guys and gals but I am ready to ride. This has been a cold winter for us, the worst in at least the past 5 years...maybe is because of Global warming?

The past couple weeks we have seen a spike in the scheduling. We have started scheduling a few more seats per day to try and keep us from getting real far out but at the peak of last year we were at 3 months out. While I hope we don't get that far out its a great problem to have honestly and its a good feeling knowing that we have the work and most importantly that we are doing our job right.

I am currently working on restructuring the modifications some. The more we are using our new foam we are learning even more and I feel I need to make a few changes. I think this will make the modification selection easier and overall make things a little leaner looking on the page.

That is going to do it for this week. Till next time be safe and enjoy the ride.

February 23, 2009

WOW!!! That is about all I can say honestly. With everything on TV telling us how bad the economy is all that comes to mind is WOW! with the number of seats we are scheduling. Last year I started planning for this year. Last year at this time is when we went to the scheduling format because of the number of seats we were getting. This kept our turn around time down but we got pretty far out with the scheduling at just over 3 months before it started settling down. So this year the plan was to bring in another upholsterer to help us maintain but I was worried about doing this because of all the doom and gloom the news has been telling us and I didn't want someone to quit their job then I have to lay them off because we didn't have the work. Well, as it is turning out we are actually getting more work this year than we were last year which is what I had figured would happen but with the economy in the tank as they say I wasn't sure what we would have but thankfully we are wide open and we are all working full weeks. Thanks to everyone who has scheduled and thanks to everyone for spreading the word about us, we keep getting more and more referrals from our past customers and you guys and gals are what is keeping us busy.

I don't usually rant on here but I really think this issue is something I can rant about. Myrtle Beach Bike Week. I really enjoyed going to Myrtle Beach Bike Week and checking things out and just hanging out with a bunch of fellow riders plus getting to see a lot of the new stuff that came out each year in person instead of only in a magazine. Well, as a lot of you know the great elected leaders of Myrtle Beach has decided they no longer want us there and have passed several new Anit-biker laws. One a helmet law for the city limits of Myrtle Beach. I honestly don't think they can do this but I am no lawyer but in a state which has a no-helmet required law I do not see how one little city can require this and I feel sure it can be beat in court and you could probably call these new laws profiling which our legal system has been using a lot lately with the illigal aliens and terrorist from certain parts of the world. I for one though will never go back and yes i said NEVER. The bike weeks pumped a lot of money into the Myrtle Beach economy and I do mean a lot. But this little city thinks they no longer need our money so they won't get mine and I hope they won't get you’re money either. thunderbeachproductions.com that is where we are going to start going...Thunder Beach in Panama City Florida. They want us there and they say it is a biker friendly rally. So F'k Myrtle Beach. These comments are not by no means directed to the people of Myrtle Beach but the elected officials who think that they can turn their backs on a event that has built up the city over past 68 years and have profited off it.

Well, enough of that. On a positive note. As mentioned in the previous update my dog Axle passed away. Thanks to all who sent condolences. I have acquired a new pup. He is a English Bull Terrier like Axle but instead of getting another all white one I got a black and white one. His name is Saul. He is 18 weeks old and has a personality all his own. He thinks he is supposed to be the center of attention and wants to be a lap dog which is fine for now but when he gets full grown and 50 lbs I don't think I want him hopping up on my lap. I'll try get some pictures of him posted up in the future. The movie Saw is one of my favorites...I know I am twisted so when I heard his name Saul I knew he would fit in good. His AKC name is Mean City Jig Saul named of course after Jig Saw from the movie.

Till next time be safe and enjoy the ride.

March 12, 2009

Hey guys and gals. Another week has went screaming by us and we are running wide open. As luck would have it this past week ended with gloomy wet weather so that has put a hamper on getting the new modifications finalized and fully tested. As they say if something can go wrong it will and that is a all too familiar phrase when trying to get a new modification completed and released or at least it seems like it to me.

We are scheduling the last part of April and early May currently and as previously stated I have brought in more help this year to try and keep our scheduling a little more in hand but as it would be we are getting around 35-40% more calls this year and while we are doing more seats per day than last year we are still having a little trouble keeping up with the demand. Right now we are pretty much peaked out on the number of seats we can do per day without bringing in more help and this brings up another issue of not having enough room for more help in the shop. We are pretty much walking on top of each other now and I really do not foresee another addition to the current shop. I have been looking for a larger building but nothing has really caught my eye and unless something just pops up I figure and kind of hope we will be in this location at least another year before that step is taken.

So, with all that being said I am starting to get emails and calls asking if we have any dates sooner than what we are scheduling and the answer is "no". Then comes the, well if I send my seat in early and there is a cancellation can I get that spot? Since we have gone to the scheduling system and require the $25 deposit it is very rare that anyone cancels. If I remember correctly, we have had 2 so far this year due to the person getting laid off or having a spouse laid off from work.

I keep getting emails asking what our turnaround time is so I guess I had better address this again. The first thing you need to do is call and schedule your seat 866-550-SEAT(7328) Your seat will need to be at the shop no later than the day before it is scheduled to be worked on. Then the next day(Your scheduled date) your seat is completed and shipped back once final payment is received. So basically our turnaround time is overnight if you plan your shipping accordingly. We do not have a 2 week turn around or 4 week turn around it is overnight turn around as long as your seat is here the day before it is scheduled. Now, I do not and would not recommend overnight shipping. This can be very and I do mean very expensive for the size of box that is required to ship a seat in.

While we are talking about shipping I feel I need to touch base on this also. The shipping companies, UPS and FedEx charge shipping by the size of the box and not the weight of them. A normal sized solo seat fits in a box roughly 24" x 16" x 12" and shipping on a box this size is normally $10-15 about anywhere in the US but when you use a box 28x20x20 to ship the same seat in the shipping cost normally doubles or close to it so be sure to use the smallest box you can get your seat in safely. You do not want the seat pressing on the sides of the box but have a little padding in it to prevent it from rubbing the box because that can scar or even rub a hole in the cover that isn't a good thing.

Last thing on shipping and I will be done. When shipping your seat and I know it is convenient to use the UPS and Kinko’s stores because they are located in convenient areas. Normally they charge a pretty decent rate to ship but they will be higher than taking it directly to the FedEx or UPS terminal, the actual terminal is where you will get your best shipping rates. Now the mom and pop stores that ship via UPS and FedEx add a on to the shipping cost over the UPS and FedEx fee's because they have to so they can stay in business. I have heard of these places charging $100+ to ship a seat via UPS or FedEx so while I truly believe in having your own business and trying to achieve the American dream, these people are trying to stick it to you. Just yesterday, we had a oversized box that a seat came in the shipping was somewhere around $30-35 for us to ship it back. The person asked us how much the return shipping was and we told him and we were told he was charged over $100 to ship the seat to us...that’s freaking crazy! I highly recommend when shipping a seat to us to use the ground shipping option, this will be the least expensive and 9 times out of 10 the seat will get here just as fast as 2nd day and especially 3 day select which cost 3 times as much as standard ground shipping. I have been asked in the past, why don't you tell your customers this? I have posted several times on this in the past and I think I have mentioned this in the FAQ's also, if not I will get that changed but you wouldn't believe how many people don't really read all the information that is on the site and just read a little and call and ask the same questions that have been answered on here and are in the FAQ's. But that is what we are here for, to answer questions and help you get comfortable so you can ride all day.

Till next time, be safe and enjoy the ride. Spring is just around the corner.

February 11, 2009

This past week and this week have been really busy. The phones are ringing off the hook and we are booking more seats than ever currently. We are getting so many referals it is unbelievable, I even had one gentleman tell me his mailman refered him to us. I love word of mouth advertising, it helps us keep our cost down and there isn't a better source than from someone who our work has helped spreading the word. Thank you all for spreading the word.

Currently we are booking the middle of March, I know over the next week we will be getting calls from guys going to Daytona wanting to get thier seats done before Daytona and unfortunately that isn't going to happen. We are booked solid. We have also started getting ride ins which is somewhat unusual for this time of year so I believe this is going to be a very busy spring and summer with these. Steve, got his first ride in this past week and is really picking things up very fast which I knew he would.

Yesterday was a sad day at the shop. The guys who rode in when we were over at the old shop would often see our two dogs Axle and Mari. They are English Bull Terriers and have a very unique shaped head, if you have ever seen the target dog or are old enough to remember Spuds McKenzie that is what they look like. I had always wanted one of these dogs ever since I was little and watched Black Sheep Squadron. Pappy Boyington had one on the show and I just thought they were the coolest looking dogs. I finally found a local breeder and purchased Axle and brought him home when he was just 6 weeks old. We found out Monday his heart was failing him and when I got to the shop yesterday I found him dead laying in his favorite spot where he use to soak up the sun. I laid him to rest down by the pond where he loved to go swimming in the summer. He is missed already and will be for a long time.

Till next time be safe and enjoy the ride.

February 2, 2009

It's been a couple weeks since my last update and we have been wide open. I want to thank Brent and Steve for all the hard work at the shop first off, the phone has been ringing off the hook and emails are pouring in and everyone is staying right on top of things which is very good because customer service is top priority.

I am always trying to think on what we can do to improve our services, keep cost down and make our modifications the best value on the market and the past couple of years I have came up with new modifications. This year I haven't been able to come up with anything new but just improve the modifications we already offer. I feel like we can always improve what we do and I am thinking 24 hours a day on how to make things better. Since switching foam suppliers back in August we have learned a lot about the new foam and the main thing I have learned is this is the best damn memory foam I have ever worked with.

One thing that is currently in the development stages is a custom seat designed by me. I am making a seat to sit the rider down on the frame rails or at least as close as humanly possible to get there. Last weekend I make the first pan for a popular metric bike and once I have this seat worked out I am going to do one for a Street Glide/Road King and then we will start testing the waters to see if there is much interest in this type of seat. It will be a solo only seat and I am hoping it will be comfortable enough to not be classified as a bar hopper seat but most likely that is what it will be categorized in, going this low there just isn't much room for foam.

With the addition of the new office and cover facility I was hoping that taking this stuff out of the main shop would open up some much needed space which it did but we are already getting crowded again in the shop. I wish we could get into a larger building but that would just cost too much right now and I do not want to lease a building or pay rent so we are trying to make do with what we have and utilize every inch of the shop. Its amazing that when the shop was built and the first day in it I was thinking....maybe I went too big but I quickly learned you can never have to much room.

We are getting a lot of new cover orders this year and we have already passed the number of covers we did all of last year so this part of the business has really boomed for us and I see it getting even bigger as time passes. We have actually started getting seats in that are just for recovering with no foam work and that is a first for us because usually everybody wants to change the seating position. I look for the re-covering to become really big and take us to the next level.

Thanks to everyone spreading the word about us. We have been keeping notes on how people find out about us and I would say 85% is word of mouth which is slightly down but that is due to the number of people who are searching on Google and finding us is up.

We love hearing from our customers and we recently got a customer testimonial that made me really happy. Chloe Conner had contacted us about her seat a while back and we discussed what we could do to help her with her seats comfort and getting her feet more securely on the ground. Well, she sent us a before and after picture and they are posted on the customer testimonials page. It still amazes me to this day that we can do what we do. To me working on the seats comes natural and I really don't think we are doing anything spectacular but getting customer feedback like hers and seeing the results makes me proud that we are providing our services and at a great value. I have had numerous people tell me we should charge more than we do but it's not all about money to me, it’s about helping our fellow riders and that is why Mean City Cycles was started to begin with.

That’s going to do it for this week. I hope everyone has a great week and is wishing for warmer temperatures because it’s been cold. So till next time be safe and enjoy the ride.

January 19, 2009

Two full weeks into 2009 and we are getting real busy again. We have scheduled over 100 seats since the beginning of the new year and if things goes as previous years we will be getting a lot more seats scheduled. We have been keeping track of all the scheduled seats this year and after the first two weeks word of mouth referrals are the highest it has ever been and that means a lot to me. Knowing what we are doing is helping other rider's along with saving them money is what this business is all about. So to all our past customers who are out there spreading the word about us, Thank You!

Starting today we have brought in our third full time employee. As mentioned in my last what's new update Steve will be working his first full time day with us. He has a lot to learn yet but his previous upholstering experience, motorcycle riding experience and determination to be the best is going to make him a a tremendous asset to us and all of our customers.

This past week started out horribly but ended up on a good note. It all started Sunday actually, I went to the shop to get some things ready for Monday and right away I noticed there was a problem. I flicked the light switch on over in the office and no power but it was on in the shop so I started checking breakers and the office's main breaker was tripped. I reset it and as soon as I sat down at my desk it went off again. This time during the reset something in the main box arched and then it all went down hill from there. Monday morning half the power to the shop would come on and go off with no breakers tripping. We ended up having to get the main box replaced and by 5 PM we had power back on. So we feel a day behind right off the bat and battled all week long trying to get caught back up which we finally did Saturday.

Well, that should do it for this update. Till next time be safe and enjoy the ride but most of all stay warm.

January 3, 2009

My first update since we are in the New Year. I hope everyone enjoyed the holidays. Christmas day weather here was perfect and we hit a high 66 degrees and I actually got to ride some Christmas day. Could you ask for a better present than that?

2009 marks our 5th anniversary. It is hard to believe that Mean City Cycles has reached this milestone. I honestly never thought it would but a lot of hard work, long hours and a determination to make butts happy seems to be a good combination for a business to grow along with our customer service which is considered by many to be the best. This year does look like it is going to be a challenge though with the economy turning south like it has but one good thing is the sun will shine on everyone again and its just a matter of time before things start picking back up for everyone.

We are getting geared up to start doing some motorcycle shows and events this year. My buddy Matt has made some motorcycle seat stands that we have mounted stock seats to and will be modifying these seats for people to sit on and get a first hand feeling of what our modded seats feel like in person. Our first show will be the Easy Riders show in Charlotte NC January 23-25. I am really excited about getting to do this and look forward to meeting a lot of people. The next date on the calendar will be in April I believe and that will be Thunder Beach in Panama City Florida. We will be set up with our display and if all goes accordingly we will be modifying seats there also.

This past week business has really started picking up. We stay pretty busy about all year with November and December being our slowest time and January through August being our busiest. Currently we are booking around 1 1/2 weeks out which isn't too bad and I have planned on bringing in another upholsterer this year. I have known Steve Belcher for about 6 or 7 years and this past year I started bringing him in part time to get familiar with what we do better. Steve has around 20 years of upholstering experience and will be a big asset to our team. He also rides and understands what makes a good sitting motorcycle seat.

Emails. If you send me This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it a email and you do not get a reply try sending emailing me at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . I reply to every email I get which this week was just over 150 emails. I still hear that some people do not get my replies and this has to be due to a spam filter catching them. The This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it account don't seem to have this problem. Also be sure your email reply address is correct, I get 5-10 returned emails stating that the email account isn't a active account or some other type of error. If you do not get a reply in 24 hours I would say that there is a email problem of some sort. Usually I reply within 4-6 hours of receiving a email and normally it is quicker than that.

My last thing to touch base on before I finish this update. We are getting around 20-30 calls a day right now and this will be picking up over the next few months. We have added another phone line to help handle the calls. Our three phone numbers are 828-428-1521, 828-428-1535 and our toll free number is 866-550-SEAT(7328) Hopefully this will help keep people off hold better and allow us to get through more callers a day.

Okay, that will do it for this week and it’s time for me to get back to work.

Till next time be safe and enjoy the ride.

December 22, 2008

Another Christmas is upon us and I hope you all have your Christmas shopping done. As usual I am running behind on mine and I was hoping to get it completed today and the way the day has been I won't.

The shop will be closed December 24th -28th for Christmas and we will be closed January 1st only for New Years. So if you have any questions it would be best to email me during that time frame. The biggest question we are getting right now is what dates are we booking. Currently we are booking the Friday after New Years but most likely everyone calling after Christmas will have to book the first full week of January.

I want to say thanks to all our customers. I would say 99% of our business comes in by word of mouth and that really means a lot to me knowing that our customers are that happy with their seats that they would recommend us to their friends and fellow riders.

I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. This will be my last what's new of 2008. 2008 has been a good and a extremely challenging year for us. I want to thank everyone who has helped out here at the shop over the past year. Robbie, Brent, Mike, Steve, Dalynda and yes even that old guy Ed.

Till next year ride safe and enjoy the ride. Merry Christmas everyone.

December 06, 2008

With Thanksgiving behind us things are starting to pick up and once we get past Christmas the ball will be rolling again big time. We are already scheduling over a week and a half out and as we get closer to the new year most likely it will get a little further out. Why I am saying this? Well, everyone always ask when is the best time to schedule and right now is the best time.

Before you fill out the modification order form be sure you hit the refresh button to ensure you are seeing the correct prices. The correct prices are posted on the seat modification page but for some reason there are a few people getting different prices on the order form and this should be corrected by hitting the refresh button. I apologize for any confusion this has caused and we will certainly be more than happy to over the pricing on the phone or via email.

To better serve our customers we have added two new phone lines this past week. One is a fax line and the other is another direct line. The new direct line is 828-428-1535.

We finished up several custom cover jobs this week and will be updating the custom covers page short with these. I am also working on some really cool new things we will be adding to the line up.

I want to invite everyone with a myspace page to join us and be our friends. MCC's myspace page is myspace.com/meancitycycles Its nothing fancy but we have to start somewhere.

Till next time be safe and enjoy the ride.

November 28, 2008

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. It was nice getting to sleep in Thursday and while we didn't have the traditional turkey we had a Honey Baked Ham...Mmmm.

First thing I want to talk about the shop this week is our newest employee. As many of you know who follow the weekly updates we have had a hard time keeping a good sewer and while many of the sewers we have had were not really cut out for motorcycle seats we have had a couple that were up to the task but they never gave us a good chance to build the cover end of the business up to where it needs to be to carry a full time sewer. I have been doing a lot of the sewing the past couple of months but there is some sewing that I just don't have my skills honed enough to perform. Well, I feel like the search for a reliable person who has the skills is over. So let me welcome Dalynda to the team. She has been sewing for a long time but never a motorcycle seat till a couple weeks ago and man she is knocking these things out of the ball park. Her attention to detail is just amazing and I feel we are going to be getting well known for our custom covers also and not just our seat rebuilding.

While we are talking about covers I have some even more exciting news to put out. I have 2 local sources for the vinyl and leather we use on the seats. I also have been using one internet source for some of the vinyl because the local guys just don't seem interested in carrying or supplying what we want. Well, a couple weeks ago I found another source of leather and this is by far the best selection of leather I have ever run across and the quality is second to know. I have made this company our main supplier of leather and we are now using only the finest Italian and German leather that is available. We can get just about any color imaginable. We also have gator and ostrich embossed leather. Being able to offer these leathers is going to be huge for us and best yet this is going to give our customers a excellent quality leather that others only wish they had.

2009 will mark our 5th year in business and I want to thank all our previous customers for spreading the word about us. This past year the local dealerships have really taken notice and have been sending in a good amount of work and big thanks goes out to them for doing this. It gives me a warm fuzzy feeling when I walk into a dealership and salesman tells me that a customer he sent in stopped by to thank him for telling them about us and how happy they are with their new seat, that just makes my day.

I try to keep up with what other guys in the business are doing and what materials they are using. I have been noticing a good number of new guys coming in which is great but what concerns me is the quality of foam they are using. Most of these new guys don't have much experience working with foams and are using Ebay memory foam mattress pads which is cheaply made and does not have the correct properties for motorcycle seats and in my honest opinion I wouldn't even use them on a bed because they are just too soft. The memory foam we use is made for sitting on. It won't break down, even if it gets wet. We use the best memory foam money can buy and that is no lie. It is a stand alone foam, meaning we can go all the way down to the seat pan and your not going to sink through it where the foam from Ebay will let you sink through it quickly. One question we do get a lot of is the foam thermopedic? Yes, all real memory foam is thermopedic because all real memory foam is a temperature sensitive. So where is this lesson in memory foam going you ask? I read a lot of different message boards and there is always one or two guys who jump in the seat threads talking about how their memory foam seat broke down after a short use. Well, it is like this. If you use cheap foam that is not designed to do a certain job then it is going to fail, period. If you use the correct foam you will enjoy the seat for a long, long time. Currently, I have several guys with seats we did 4-5 years ago that are still riding their original modified seats and have over 50,000 miles on them and I just got word this week we have one rider who has over 100,000 miles on his seat and he told me it is even better now than it was when he first got it back. Thanks for letting me know Mark about this milestone.

Till next time be safe and enjoy the ride.

November 17, 2008

Another wild week behind us and things are really picking up early this year. Currently we are booking the first week of December and hopefully things will continue. With the holiday season quickly approaching us I do want to say we will be closed Thanksgiving day and will only be open the Friday after Thanksgiving till noon.

5 years ago when I started Mean City Cycles I had no idea that it would have become what it is today. I started out doing these modifications for friends and the word has really spread throughout the motorcycle industry. It just amazes me that we are where are and looking into the future things really look great for MCC. It is really surreal the things that happened and how much things have grown. We are in the December issue of American Bagger magazine in the Buyer's guide for Holiday gift ideas.....how cool is that? I think it freaking ROCKS! And I think we are going to be in the January issue of VTwin magazine...I think. These guys don't tell you when your going to in them you just kind of show up. I knew we were going to be in a issue of American Bagger but I didn't know we were in it till a customer called to schedule and said he read about us in the magazine so I started looking for the issue and finally got a copy this past Friday.

I am sure I will say this again as I have in the past, thanks to all who have made MCC a success. I have been approached many times in the past about advertising and the cost is unbelievable but the best advertising we have ever gotten is the word of mouth advertising our customers give us. Thank you all for making MCC what it is.

Till next time be safe and enjoy the ride.

November 9, 2008

Where is this year going? Man time is flying by and the next riding season will be upon us quickly. I am looking at the dates for next years rallies and trying to figure out if we are going to go to any of them. The biggest factor that I am looking at is the cost of setting up at these events. I already have a few on the list that I feel pretty confident we will be at but none of the major ones yet. We were almost ready to commit to this past Myrtle Beach Fall Rally when the Myrtle Beach city council decided to raise permit cost and install a bunch of crazy laws against bikers and that tells me they don't want our money so I am having a hard time on committing to any thing in Myrtle Beach. Just to give you a brief glimpse at the cost involved in setting up in Myrtle Beach. If were to setup at the Myrtle Beach Harley Davidson dealership it would cost us $5400 plus $800 in permits. This would be the ideal location because everybody goes to the dealership. The other location I have looked at is Colonial mall and the cost there is $3400 plus the $800 for the city permits. So we would be looking at either $6200 or $4200 to setup and folks we will have to work our asses off to pay for those spots. Also, those do not include fuel to and from the event or a place to rest our heads at night and we all know the hotels jack the prices up big time for the rallies so that would probably be another $1500-2500 for that. And if we would go and set up there are no guarantees that we will even break even and I am not a big gambler so I doubt seriously if we will make any of the big events because Sturgis is even higher as well as Daytona. But if there is anyway we can financially make one or all we certainly will do what we can.

I have mentioned the past week or two that this is our slow time of the year. November is usually the slowest but we are staying pretty busy this year and the phone has really been ringing the past couple of weeks with people scheduling which has really been surprising but good. We are already booking slots in January right now but we do have a few spots open in the later weeks of November and in December.

I do want to give a shout out to the local shops that have been spreading the word about us. J.E.'s Honda Motorcycles has sent us a lot of business this past year, and Blue Ridge Harley Davidson has sent us a good amount of work. It surprises me that any dealership would do this but we are thankful these guys have such high regard about our work. There are also some other dealerships that aren't local and unfortunately I cannot remember these dealerships names off hand.

I am going to add a links page and it should be up in the next few weeks. We have a lot of different websites that link to us and I really need to return the favor to these guys and gals.

Last but certainly not least. THANK YOU to all our previous customers for spreading the word. Without you guys and gals doing this Mean City Cycles wouldn't be where it is today and everybody is spreading the word. It seems everyone who is scheduling says we have read about you here or there or a previous customer of yours rides with me and he told me to call to get my seat done. So I want to thank everyone for spreading the word.

Till next time be safe and enjoy the ride.

November 3, 2008

This past week was a very busy week scheduling and was almost full song as we are in the summer months which is great and we are keeping the turn around time and scheduling time down right now which is also good.

This past weekend we held our 2nd annual VTX Tech Session and had a great turn out. We open up the use of the shop and let fellow VTX rider's bring in their bikes and learn how to do different types of maintenance and repairs. This consist of basic oil changes to changing the neck bearings and fork springs, pair valve removal and about anything you can think of. Last year we had 8 bikes and this years size doubled to 16 bikes at the highest point. After the session was over I led 11 bikes up to Iron Thunder beside Blue Ridge Harley Davidson for some good food and a cold beer or two. I want to thank everyone who came out and participated in the event. I especially want to thank the companies who donated door prices.

I am open to holding these for any bike makes and models so if you and your friends want a place to meet up and have a shop to use let me know and we'll arrange a day and time when we can do this.

A quick thing on our warranty. I don't have anything written on the site and there are several reasons why. The first reason, we stand behind our work 100%. If you aren't comfortable then we are going to make it right for you and get you as comfortable as we can and we bend over backwards trying our best to do this. The reason I started Mean City Cycles was to help my fellow riders save money from having to buy the expensive after market seats and that has been our goal since the beginning and it hasn't changed and won't change. The second reason and I hate to say this but there are people out there who will take advantage of it and have. We are here to help before and after the sale so please do not hesitate to contact us if we miss the target because we do want you to be comfortable plain and simple.

Till next time be safe and enjoy the ride.

 

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