Hi, I am John Meade. My wife and I are the owners of Azzkikr Customs. We are a new motorcycle shop in the West Valley but we are not new to the motorcycle industry. I worked for Harley Davidson Motor Company in Milwaukee for a number of years doing their New Product Technical Training, meaning I taught not only dealer techs but the Motor Company employees about the workings of the Harley Davidson motorcycle. I have taught classes at the assembly plants, Arizona Proving Grounds in Yucca Arizona. The Powertrain Engineers at the Product Development center even went to my classes. Not only did I have to be well verse in the Harley Davidson world but because I also taught about Harley Davidson’s Super Tuners, I had to know about all of the other tuners as well like the Power Commander, Thunder Max and the Vance & Hines FP3. I also had to be up to date on the Polaris Indian and Victory lineup, some of Harley’s closest competitors.
Then in 2015 Harley started tightening their belt. I lived here in Phoenix and they said to keep climbing the corporate ladder there I would have to move to the Milwaukee area. It was just not in Harley’s budget to fly me back and forth. I told my wife the news and she said I would have to get another job, there was no way she was moving to Milwaukee… We bought the equipment from Azzkikr Custom Baggers as they closed their doors and opened Azzkikr Customs on 91st Avenue, our shop is seen from the Loop 101 on the West side of Phoenix, 2 miles North of the Arizona Cardinals Stadium.
We hand picked all the other employees here because of their work ethics, talents, these guys are some of the best in the industry to say the least. Each one brings something very valuable to the table.
Not only do we want to be your service shop, but we also offer custom work, Dyno Tuning, 24 hour Motorcycle Towing, tire changes and one of my favorites – performance engine work. Not just any engine work but reliable, ride able, smoking the rear tire engine work. We do a lot of work for other dealers here in town and across the country as well.
Right now we have bikes here in the shop that were shipped to us from Montana, Wyoming, Texas, New Mexico, Nebraska and one as far away as Virginia. Sure these guys could have found a shop closer to them but they have worked with us before and they know they are going to get a honest price for honest work. We have people all the time find out after they bought parts from a so called discount motorcycle supply house they could have bought the same item here a lot cheaper. All of the handlebars we sell are made in house long with a long list of other motorcycle parts.
We like to give back in our community, we are a member of the local Chamber of Commerce and we support our military whole heartily. We work with Veterans Charity Ride to build motorcycles for disabled veterans so they can ride and enjoy the freedom they fought so hard for. We also play a major part of organizations like, Bikers Against Bullies USA as well as Randy Couture’s Xtreme GI Foundation. If you are ever in the neighbor hood please stop by and check our place out, we would like to take you around the shop and show you just what we do and how we want to be your motorcycle shop of choice!