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This week sees the addition of Harley Davidson specialists Lightning Services to UK American’s listings. Proprietor Baz Sullivan tells us more:
While Harley Davidson and Buell are the speciality of the house, Lightning Services offers services to owners of other classic and custom bikes. Spares, servicing, tyres, repairs and accessories. Although not a MoT Test Station, to complete the range of services on offer we offer an MoT Test Service in conjunction with our partner Riverside MoT Centre. There’s a friendly welcome for owners of all makes.
Fixed Price Service Menus for Harley Davidson and Buell start from only £120.00. Lightning Services also offer Insurance approved repairs, engineering, component overhaul, restoration, refinishing and customisation services. There’s a specialist motorcycle only tyre bay.
Quality consumables, OEM and aftermarket parts and the latest computerised diagnostic system from Techno Research mean that Lightning Services can meet the needs of owners with the latest models as well as those with classic machines. As well as OEM and Pattern parts, as an Authorised Dealership for the top names in the Harley and Custom aftermarket, Lightning Services can supply a wide range of parts for custom bikes too. We can also commission bespoke motorcycle parts from our partners that are suitable for restorations and customs.
We also offer full custom bike building and classic bike full or part restoration services.
Customising, restoration, refinishing, engine and gearbox work can be shipped to customers across mainland Britain.
Unit NB1, Hilperton Marsh Farm, Marsh Road, Hilperton
Trowbridge, Wiltshire BA14 7PJ
I feel I need a bit of a rant …
On my quest to try not to buy any products from companies tested on animals, I was so upset to find that Procter & Gamble seem to own half the world! Based in the USA in Cincinnati, Ohio, they seem to have no problem testing their products on animals (check caringconsumer.com). Unfortunately it seems so difficult to buy products that are not owned by this company.
I’ve looked through my various products in the bathroom cabinet. So many of the products I’ve been buying are owned by Procter & Gamble: Olay, Oral B, Braun, Pantene, Crest, Clairol, Herbal Essences, even my Tampax. Although I’ll now not be buying these products, why can’t multi-million/billion dollar companies have any ethics? They can still make loads of money without the need for cruelty. Even though I’ve now written to some of these companies, it won’t make any difference. Honestly, it makes me so angry.
Just so you know, Colgate and Johnson & Johnson also test products on animals. The list goes on. For the final insult, The Body Shop who were set up as such an ethical company originally, can you believe they sold to L’Oreal, who are also involved in animal testing! What’s the matter with everyone!
Final point. If anyone out there cares or has a heart, there are of course many companies who don’t test their products on animals. It is worth taking a bit of time to make sure we only buy products from these companies. For a start, I’ve found looking into organic skincare and cosmetics has not only made me feel like a better person, but they’ve actually proved to be so much better for my skin as well! Try it.