Rollin’ Thun­der Own­ers Came For Fes­ti­val, Liked What They Saw

Washington County Enterprise-Leader - - NEWS - By Lynn Kut­ter

FARM­ING­TON — Wayne and Lisa En­gen moved from Wis­con­sin to North­west Arkansas be­cause of the warmer cli­mate and a grow­ing econ­omy.

The cou­ple thought it would be a great lo­ca­tion for a new mo­tor­cy­cle shop.

They own Rollin’ Thun­der Dyno Ser­vice, a mo­tor­cy­cle up­grade and ac­ces­sory in­stal­la­tion cen­ter lo­cated at 12203 W. High­way 62 in Farm­ing­ton. The shop opened in Novem­ber 2016 and be­came a full-time cen­ter in Fe­bru­ary.

The ser­vice is open 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 6 p.m. Mon­day-Friday and by ap­point­ment on Satur­days.

Their 30-by-50-foot build­ing of­fers many ac­ces­sories for the mo­tor­cy­cle en­thu­si­ast, in­clud­ing muf­flers, wind­shields, stereos, tires and specialty lights. The other half of the store pro­vides open space to work on mo­tor­cy­cles.

The En­gens had vis­ited friends in North­west Arkansas and liked the area. They were new empty-nesters and were look­ing for a change.

“We came here for Bikes, Blues and BBQ last year and got a wel­com­ing re­sponse,” Wayne En­gen said. “Peo­ple told us the area needed an­other shop … so we de­cided to go for it.”

The busi­ness fea­tures a Power Vi­sion Cer­ti­fied Tun­ing Cen­ter, lo­cated in a stand­alone trailer in front of the main build­ing. The cen­ter is a di­ag­nos­tic ma­chine to de­ter­mine the per­for­mance level of a mo­tor­cy­cle. The cen­ter has the lat­est soft­ware and hard­ware tech­nol­ogy to eval­u­ate where a mo­tor­cy­cle needs to be ad­justed to max­i­mize its per­for­mance.

The ma­chine sim­u­lates a mo­tor­cy­cle rid­ing on the road and mon­i­tors how the bike is per­form­ing un­der cer­tain con­di­tions.

Wayne En­gen at­tended a school to be cer­ti­fied in the Power Vi­sion cen­ter and said the busi­ness stands be­hind its ser­vice by pro­vid­ing a 100-per­cent guar­an­tee for its tune-ups.

Wayne En­gen has been rid­ing mo­tor­cy­cles since he was 10 years old and has owned the ma­chines off and on his whole life. He’s been in the mo­tor­cy­cle busi­ness for four years and other ex­pe­ri­ence in­cludes weld­ing, build­ing mo­tors and other hands-on work with ma­chines.

Lisa En­gen is an ac­coun­tant and serves as the busi­ness man­ager for the shop. Bill Rusch is the shop’s part­time me­chanic.

The En­gens thanked city of Farm­ing­ton rep­re­sen­ta­tives and mem­bers of Farm­ing­ton Area Cham­ber of Com­merce for spon­sor­ing a rib­bon cut­ting cer­e­mony for the busi­ness and stop­ping by to learn more about the shop.

LYNN KUT­TER EN­TER­PRISE-LEADER

Farm­ing­ton Area Cham­ber of Com­merce spon­sors a rib­bon cut­ting cer­e­mony for Rollin’ Thun­der Dyno Ser­vice. Wayne and Lisa En­gen own the busi­ness on U.S High­way 62.

LYNN KUT­TER EN­TER­PRISE-LEADER

Rollin’ Thun­der Dyno Ser­vice pro­vides the lat­est ac­ces­sories for mo­tor­cy­cles. Some of the ac­ces­sories can be seen on this wall in­side the busi­ness.

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