A good dealership is a great resource for a motorcycle enthusiast. It's a source of technical advice, a window on the newest motorcycles and gear, and a haven, where repairs and maintenance beyond our own means can be addressed. It's a pipeline for parts, a place to meet like-minded enthusiasts, and a wellspring of information on everything motorcycling—what's new, what works, local events, or where to find a painter. Most motorcyclists are delighted to have that good dealer available, but too many are unwilling to support it with the big-money purchases. They'll drive to the next county to save $50 when they buy a new bike, mail-order a new helmet or jacket after trying on samples at the dealer, and complain when they have to put down a deposit and wait two days for an odd part.