Hi, I am Wayne Hicks, owner of Wayne's Citrus Cycles in Floral City, Florida. I don't ever remember a time growing up when there were no motorcycles around our house. My first bike was a 1969 Rupp Roadster, I was 9 years old, and rode that little bike for about 3 years. I nearly wore out the threads on the drain plug changing the oil so much.
From then on, I was hooked and graduated to larger bikes and started racing competitively for about 10 years.
My father always had a small shop at our house where I started wrenching at a young age. Later on, I continued working on bikes in my own small shop at home, which in turn led to my first small storefront that I grew out of in the first year.
I then built my own new building that became a 20,000 sq. ft. multi line motorcycle dealership. I sold new motorcycles as well as service, parts, accessories, performance work, and built one of a kind custom motorcycles featured in magazines, bike shows, and speed vision.
My company up north was one of only a handful of approved motorcycle collision centers for the Geico & Progressive Insurance companies as well as working with all of the major insurance carriers.
Trike conversions were another big part of our business as well as Harley Extended Warranty and Engine Modifications. As with many folks today, the economy has dictated my path to downsize and get back to my roots, so I could put the fun back into doing business.
I feel that motorcycling is one of the last real freedoms that we have left. What a great stress reliever it is taking a bike ride after a long day.
Harley's are in my blood, but I am fortunate to have a strong background in metric cruiser style machines as well. So here in Floral City, Florida I can be a full service motorcycle shop.