Patrick Garvin, one of our more prolific bloggers and motorcycle tech experts grabbed a microphone and wandered around what he calls the “belly of the beast” here at J&P Cycles, asking a sampling of employees for their New Year’s resolutions.
Were this a bank or financial institution, you would expect those resolutions to center around balancing a checkbook or putting more into savings. But J&P Cycles sells motorcycle parts — about 130,000 of them at last count — and our employees seem to have a common theme when it comes to resolutions.
And that theme is this: Fix the bike that’s in the garage. For example, senior technician and J&P Cycles blogger Scott Holton says he’s going to try to fix a persistent transmission leak on his Indian. And Director of Marketing and Internet Business Tim Barcz, a novice rider who acquired a Harley softtail when his grandfather died, said he plans to work on that fine ride next year.
Metric tech Josh Schmit says he plans to lose a little weight so he can ride some of the small bikes in various stages of repair in his garage. He’ll also be working on a 1978 Kawasaki KZ 650 that he hopes will become a café racer by summer 2012. Others interviewed for this video plan to get their bikes on the road the first of the year — weather permitting. Jessica in purchasing says she and her boyfriend got a new bagger last year and they resolve to put more miles on it. And Steve in purchasing is planning to put about 4,000 miles on his bike with trips to Montana and Idaho.
Check out our video (at the top of this page) as we venture behind the scenes to see what 2012 holds for the J&P staff. And on behalf of all of us, thank you for your patronage in 2011 and we look forward to serving you in 2012!