A good one by Dale Yamada...
I'm putting a new rocker box gask in a S&S shovel motor and I never had one apart before? I never needed too, anyhoo I looked inside the rocker box and check this out, Nice roller rockers. The more I deal with a S&S motor the more I like. This motor is a quality built with quality parts that I have never seen in any other motor. There are a lot of less expensive pan shovel,pan heads and cone shovels out in e-bay land but like the old saying goes You Get What You Pay For! Try not to get all caught up in ads that say S&S cases, big fucking deal. What about everything else? Like high quality bearings, Good valves,springs,keepers, crank,rods,rockers,oil pump bla bla bla, you get the picture. The last thing I need is one of my builds on the side of the road for everyone to see. It looks bad!
Its tough out there right now for us bike builders.
Every swinging dick wants a better deal. Every day some asshole tells me " ya but I can get one cheaper "
Then I have to explain to them the difference but its like talking to a wall.
I warranty my bikes for as long as the original owner owns it. There is a reason for that.
So If your getting a bike on Kijiji or e-bay craig's list and you think your getting a killer deal????
Well I do bike repairs also... so add up your good deal bike plus the repairs not to mention how shitty it really looks now that you compare it to a quality bike and keep telling your self what a great deal you got.