DREAM JOBS: HOW TO MAKE A LIVING DOING WHAT YOU LOVE (08/02/12)



CHUCK STEAHLY 

STEAHLY OFFROAD FLYWHEELS OWNER

STARTING POINT: “After graduating high school, I went to MMI because I knew that I wanted to be in the dirt bike industry. I worked as a motorcycle mechanic and service manager for about 15 years, and then I saw an opportunity to start my own business doing flywheel weights back in the 1980s when there really weren’t any flywheel businesses out there.”


THE JOB: “The shop is next to my home. I can just walk to the shop whenever I get an idea or feel like doing some work. I like the one-on-one with the customers and explaining flywheel weights, but I also do research and development?along with designing and prototyping, too. My favorite aspect of the job is riding?that’s the best part of the motorcycle industry; every time you’re riding, you’re doing some R&D. I have about two miles of pavement to get to about 100 miles of trails.”

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