Shop to close, but owners will continue metric swap meet

Publish Date: 
May 12, 2014

HATLEY, Wis. – Even though he’s going to close his one-man metric shop, Steve Kasten plans to keep up a 27-year tradition by holding the annual S-K Service British, European and Japanese Motorcycle/ATV Swap Meet.

Kasten, who took the shop over from father Bill Kasten, specialized in collectible, quirky and unusual bikes -- anything but Harley-Davidson. The pair has run the swap meet – most recently over the weekend – for 27 years, drawing hundreds or even thousands of riders each year.

Steve said that he may convert the motorcycle shop into an indoor pistol range, or maybe a museum, but the swap meet will go on.

Over the weekend riders and lifelong friends Jim Becker and Pat Davis told the Wausau Daily Herald they wouldn’t miss the event.

“You’re always looking for your next bike,” Becker said. “You’re always thinking what you want to do with your next bike, whether it’s going to be a little faster, more powerful.”

Posted by Holly Wagner