More than anything we believe in making our own machines dependable as if our lives depend on it – because often enough they do. We ride hard, into places where our machines better not quit on us. We make stuff for our rides the best we can, because we seriously depend on returning home under power.
This requires us to be the absolute best technicians we can be, employing inventiveness, engineering, common sense, dedication, craftiness, cleverness, and real skill. We study and write, illustrate and work hard to make the best of the machines we love.
People around the world post photos of the incredible journeys they take, and we rally to make everything as bulletproof as possible, with cost taking a backseat to durability and knowing. Its these journeys that stoke the fire of our motivation to hand wire each circuit, then carefully test it to work exactly right. Its the fuel that powers the desire to do everything just like its going on our own machine, then testing it again just to be sure.
Whether you ride deserts, swamps, trails, creeks, flatlands, farmlands, badlands, highways, byways, backroads, dirt roads, main streets, or just putt around the yard… we think it should be dependable as rock.
We study why certain parts in the original machinery are prone to failure. We build test fixtures and analyze what goes wrong, then figure out the best way to fix it. Often we post on groups across the internet, sharing our insights and artful diagrams so others can see how we make things better. We hope to inspire you to try and learn new and complex things, and we will be here to see you succeed.
As professional technicians we get a firsthand look at failed machines, and failed repairs made by others. We sort through the mess, restoring and improving a machine until its once again ready to be used and enjoyed. We encourage people of all skill levels to join us in the statisfying journey to be the best technician you can be.
Here and there we honor those who add to our knowledge, often including their handle in the details. We often create part numbers with people’s initials to say thanks to those who have inspired or enlightened us.
We welcome you to join us for the most amazing ride.