Tim Walsh opened Porky’s Cycles in Logansport because of his experience trying to get the job done and because he saw a need.
âI own bikes, and it’s too expensive for the big guys,â Walsh said.
Then there is the distance to get to a repair shop specifically for motorcycles.
âThere is no other store,â Walsh said. âPeru and Kokomo are pretty much the closest. “
Porky’s officially opened on May 17th.
Its philosophy to open a motorcycle repair and customization workshop where there has not been one is simple.
âYou never know what you can achieve unless you go for it,â Walsh said.
The store starts with repairs and upgrades and ends up buying and selling motorcycles.
Porky’s won’t do any bodywork or repaint, but their custom work includes the handlebars, pipes, decals, and exhaust tuning.
âPretty much anything the customer wants we can do,â Walsh said. âIf they want a helicopter, we’ll build one for them. “
Walsh is not new to vehicle work in the Logansport area.
He owned Dun-Rite Auto Repair at 316 W. Market St. for seven years.
He also hired Clerance âFrost ‘Nealâ from a dealership to be the shop manager and mechanic.
Neal said he has extensive expertise and training in working on motorcycles.
âThere aren’t a lot of people who can work on standard Harley bikes and metric bikes,â Neal said.
Walsh said the most common bikes in the area are Harleys (imperial system measurements) and Hondas (metric system measurements).
In addition to being a repair shop in a small town, Porky’s could achieve some national recognition by next spring.
âWe will be building a bike for Daytona next year,â Walsh said.
The Daytona Bike Week will take place from March 4 to 13 in 2022.
Walsh said that unlike some motorcycle gatherings like Sturgis, Daytona is more about showing off custom machines.
Porky’s is currently open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Walsh said they are still working to open it every other weekend.
âWe’re just a small, urban business trying to save customers money and have fun doing it,â he said.