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Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Brighton, MI
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I have to go with Rich ^^^ on this one. All through high school I loved wrenching on cars and motorcycles. Always had something or another tore apart getting modded or repaired. Figured that would be something I would like to do for a career. Was running an independent repair shop two years out of high school, and had a cycle repair/customizing shop on the side. After a couple years of that, I hated picking up a ratchet to change my oil. I made the choice to go back to school and learn something else. Best decision ever. I enjoy working on my cars and bike again, and help others with their bike problems on the side. It may seem fun working on vehicles now, but when you have 14 customers who all need everything fixed and running like new, and they need it yesterday, it gets old, QUICK! Oh, and by the way, they feel they should only have to pay $6.95 for that engine replacement and tranny rebuild....
Tack on the cost of thousands, upon thousands, upon thousands of tools, and add in the time and cost of certifications every few years, and learning all the new systems of the new bikes/cars.....
I'm glad for what I know, because I won't need to ever go to a mechanic for something I can fix. The knowledge is invaluable. However, in my opinion, go to school for business, or a trade like welding. You can make d*mn good money and not have the broken knuckles, sore back, etc.
"Logically, any motorcyclist can do 60* of lean. The trick is coming back up again." - Neal Spalding