Texas parts store fills gap between Killeen and Dallas

Publish Date: 
Feb 6, 2014

COPPERAS COVE, Texas – Thousands of riders looking for parts and gear will have a little less road to travel with the opening of Opa’s Motorcycle Dome, a new motorcycle parts shop that reportedly is the first of its kind in the area.

John “Opa” Miller, a Chicago native and disabled Army veteran, launched the store Feb. 1. For now the business is focused on parts, but Miller plans to expand it to include clothing and gear. The shop carries parts for ATV and small engine bikes and stocks more than 40 brands of tires.

“It’s extremely valuable to have this shop because people don’t have to go outside Cove anymore to get what they need for their bikes,” said longtime friend and volunteer staffer Paul Needham.

Miller told the Killeen Daily Herald that there are roughly 10,000 licensed riders in the region that are not served by a parts shop.

Miller rode bikes for about 50 years until a Vietnam war injury ended his riding days. “Even though I can’t ride, I’ll take care of those who can,” he said.

 

 

Posted by Holly Wagner