As on the opening page - My machine shop produces prototype & “small run quantity” products. A recent customer asked if I had a control for an older Moto Guzzi (yes), another: a newer CanAm? working on it. On my sister site (Excel Cycle Werkes - link), a request for an exhaust extension for a GS mounted Akropovic exhaust - as discussed, "small run & specials" - it's finished & has been shipped (nice! the customer said).
Other background & interests: there is the restored Bultaco Alpina, the Yamaha 350 dirt bike with my shop built Euro-spec sidecar, and others.
While building special items for motorcycles, I personally test the designs for functionality and longevity - as well as my demo riders providing evaluations. Attention to detail and high quality materials (stainless steel and others) are required for the final result.
After many years working for Caterpillar in Illinois as a general machinist, Tool & Die machinist, Tool Room & Manufacturing Management, a private Machine Shop owner, and in other manufacturing positions, I retired.