New Shop Hours

After nearly four months of testing Tuesday-Saturday hours and after one brief conversation with Roy, a nearby, long-time mechanic, I’ve decided to change the shop hours to a traditional Monday-Friday schedule.

Okay, 11am-6pm isn’t all that traditional, but Monday-Friday certainly is. I’ll still be available most Saturdays by appointment.

Why the change? As Roy told me, he spent 16 years working Saturdays, and he can never get those Saturdays spent away from his friends back. Showing up at the campground late Saturday night just to watch everyone else leave early on Sunday is kind of a downer. Mondays off are fun for a while, but the trade off isn’t worth it. As I look at my own schedule, it was beginning to look much the same. (I definitely would have been to the Barber Vintage Festival had I not been working this past Saturday.)

So! 11am-6pm, Monday-Friday, from here on out. I join the world of somewhat normal hours. Excluding the nights I work until midnight to get fluid changes and engine installations out the door.

by Andrew | October 11, 2011 at 1:53 pm | About the Shop | No comments

Fixing up the shop

What it’s taken to get the rented space ready to open up a proper repair shop:

Other things we’ve done to get ready:

That’s enough detail for now. I’m a little tired just reading back over the list.

Update: There are many photos here.

by Andrew | June 27, 2011 at 11:00 am | About the Shop | No comments

Nearly up and running!

Nashville Motorcycle Repair is nearly up and running! Since May 16th, we’ve been getting government paperwork filled out, having the shop painted, waiting on telephone and internet installation, and generally frittering about organizing things and wishing the air conditioner was already installed.

We’ve have two official customers’ motorcycles come and go: One was a 1972 Honda CB350 that needed carburetor work, and the other was a 2011 Kawasaki Concours 14 that was getting extra-bright tail/brake lights installed to help traffic see the bike.

Lots of people ask what we specialize in. Right now, it’s anything our customers ride, and I think the first two projects through the door exemplify the range of bikes we’ll be working on for years to come.

We will officially open full time before the end of June, but if something rolls through the door in the meantime, I’ll be happy to work on it.

by Andrew | June 17, 2011 at 7:25 pm | About the Shop | No comments