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Motorcycle maintenance 21st century style

May 11, 2014
Observer Today

The motorcycle riding season is upon us with the weather becoming mild once again. I stopped down to see my friend and motorcycle technician Matt Dickerson at Ironside Cycles on Second Street, in my little town of Jamestown in the old Kaczar Collision building. Matt recently moved his motorcycle repair business to Steve Kaczar's old digs when Steve moved into his new building on Fluvanna Avenue. Still in the process of setting up the new facility, Matt took some time to talk to me while he got my Harley ready for the riding season. I noticed that he had on the shelf a few high tech electronic performance system scanners that looked like automotive scan tools, so I asked him if he worked on cars too. He said no, and you can imagine my surprise when he said that the motorcycles of today now use the same types of systems the cars use to manage fuel delivery and ignition. Wow! No more points and carburetors for the new bikes, Big Brother is now controlling everything electronically. Wonder what'll happen when SkyNet takes over, hummmm?



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