Our first ever women’s only workshop was kicked off last Wednesday evening, led by Kristen Lassen with support by RSW workshop manager Brad Coles. Kristen is a recent graduate of Motorcycle Mechanic Institute in Orlando Florida, and has been visiting with RSW in between graduating and planning her next move into custom Harley-Davidson builds.

Kristen asked all attendees what their knowledge base or experience level with motorcycles (other than riding) before getting into an explanation of how a motorcycle works, from ignition, through the crankshaft to wheel turning. Equipped with the RSW Harley-Davidson sportster on a stand and a manual on hand… we all learned some great tips about when to maintain your motorcycle, picking the right tools and diagnosis.

Lots of curiosity came out of the ladies as Kristen did her best to keep up, while workshop manager Brad in the background stepping in capture the overflow of questions.

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Heleana Genaus

Heleana is a force of nature. Our Editor in Chief, the founder of In Venus Veritas and The Petrolette, and a co-founder of Rising Sun Workshop. Heleana shares her love of vintage cars, riding motorcycles, and (not-so-secretly) dreams of flying planes and piloting a riva aquariva (a la Sophia Loren) very fast through the canals of Venice. Supportive and connected, community is her lifeblood, and she is as real as they come.