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    Official opening Noland Trans-World Cycle

    After nearly six years as the service manager, off-road crew chief and head Aprilia technician at Xtreme Power Sports, the time has come for me to venture out on my own. It is my hope that this move will allow me to provide a more personal level of service than I was able to in the past, and give me a chance to complete some ‘XV projects that have been on the back burner for a while.

    We have been very busy preparing for the July 5th opening, and the 9,600 square foot service area is now fully equipped for all your Aprilia service, repair and tuning needs.

    Many thanks to the guys at AF1 for allowing me to make this announcement on their forum.
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    Last edited by Allen Noland; 07-04-2011 at 03:51 PM.
    Noland Trans-World Cycle
    7 East 1st Ave. Mountain Lake Park, MD 21550 * Phone (301) 616-2034 * e-mail allennoland@yahoo.com
    http://www.facebook.com/NolandTransWorldCycle

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    Great job!!

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    Congrats and good luck!

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    hehey gongratulations! well prepared! hope you make it trans-world, so good luck Allen))
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    Nice one Allen. A member here did exactly the same thing a few years back and I believe he's never looked back! That right Dave?
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    The motor and maps are race orientated, and want gunning !!

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    Congratulations!
    It is my hope that this move will allow me to provide a more personal level of service
    Service in the motorcycle industry? I've never heard of that!

    Good luck with the venture, I'm sure you'll do great.



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    good luck Allen!

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    Best of success to you. It takes a real pair to venture out and hang your own shingle and give it a go. I did the same thing once as a dealer Porsche technician. Started my own shop... it was the most satisfying and scary thing I ever did at the same time. I was a single parent of two kids at the time and too much time it consumed for me... could not sell the kids so I let it go and sold the biz. The S.O.B. who bought it ran it into the ground within six months...
    Just remember you get paid last.. and keep the state and feds happy first. They have long arms and and an unforgiving nature. I want to do it all over again now..

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    Way to go Allen. There's nothing to hold you back now and you'll be much happier.

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    Great idea, good luck

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    Congratulations Allen, too bad you're so far away from italy...

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    new shop

    Good luck Allen......My motor will be coming to you soon !

    p.s. pay yourself first not last !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Dave down in fl
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    crap... i need more bikes

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    Congratulations Allen!!! Is that my SXV in the picture? Its cool to be one of the first customers at the new shop.

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    Awesome Allen

    IMO, the first thing you need to succeed in the m/c service business is the knowledge and experience to provide the quality service people need.

    Second, you need to be passionate about what you, so much that you love getting up to go to work each day.

    And finally, to be able to do it in an environment where you make all the decisions on how the work should be done, without someone contradicting your methods.

    Now you have all that.

    Congratulations and best of luck.
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    Back in 2008 I suddenly wanted an SXV550, and without ever riding one or even sitting on one I called you and bought one over the phone. A week later the bike arrived in a crate to my house in NJ.....your setup and prep work was spot on....the bike has been great from day one. Thank you for making me a happy SXV owner.
    Good luck Alen. I wish for your the smoothest transistion, and all the best.

    Ara

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