Wednesday, September 21, 2011

RANT....You get what you pay for!

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.


  1. After buying the Buck Knutty off Dale at Mad Jap this spring I have put 6-7,000km on the bike this summer with rides all through Alberta, BC, and Montana. All of this with out a hitch. His bikes are super solid and build to ride hard.

    Mad Jap is there to answer all my questions (even while on the road) and I have learnt what it means to be hooked up with a real bike shop. No bullshit, no rip offs, no problems getting in just great service all the way around. I would challenge you to tell there is a better shop around. I know from experience the "Company" cant hold a fukkin candle to Mad Jap.

  2. Totally agree with Twomey on this one! Dale finished my "Speed Coffin" bike this year in March and i've put around 3000-4000 kms on it this summer! Not a problem!! soooo happy with the build and the support to back the bike as well!! within the summer Dales taken my bike to multiple bike shows which is pretty fucken cool, i can't think of many builders that would do this for someone...I actually just dropped my bike off at the mad jap shop there yesterday and sounds like Dales got some pretty sick ideas to do to the bike throughtout the winter so i'm pretty fucken stoaked to check out the revised MAD JAP SPEED COFFIN next year!! you seriously can't go wrong with MAD JAP!!!