© copyright 2019, R. Fleischer
There is a lengthy rambling Bio at:
The article, below, is just to explain about Fleischer's Service.
Fleischer's Service is the presently used name of an existing & operating company that services mostly musician's electronics; but also does some repairs to home HiFi/stereo and industrial/commercial electronics. It is also known as Fleischer's Electronics Service. For complicated-to-explain reasons, an additional name, Fleischer Engineering and Electronic Services is still registered with the State of California, and was the original umbrella that owned Fleischer's BMW Service; and my other businesses. Later, when the BMW Service business was closed, the new name for all, was the umbrella name of Fleischer's Service. But, there were problems, see below, so the official name was changed again. The name on the business checks and on the tax filings, etc., varies. Konfuzed yet?
Various consolidations and names were used to separate the businesses for tax and other ID purposes. I had several businesses, long ago. This worked reasonably well...>>but:
I've had problems, nearly entirely now in the past, with Internet & phone companies, regarding the name Fleischer's Service. For whatever reason, SOME of these IDIOTS (well, their Robot information grabbers) seem to be programmed to think that if "Service" is in the name, then I am running a gasoline service station! It took me a LONG time to fix this....>>hard to fix when it gets sent around the Internet, posted in phone resources, ETC. I use it seldom now, preferring to use Fleischer's Electronics Service, to avoid the hassles with those people making further mistakes. It is UNpleasant to get woken up at 2 a.m., for someone needing a tire repair. Just trying to get search engines on the Internet to update their files is/was a mess. MANY internet places still list my old obsolete now non-functioning business telephone number that I had from 1972 to the late nineties. MANY of these places trade numbers between them...so it is near impossible to remove the telephone number listing.
When I closed the last of my businesses (EXCEPT for the electronics and engineering business)...and moved these to my home and garage.... I changed phone numbers. I also thought there was no reason to have a Yellow Pages listing, as I was going to go to Internet and Word Of Mouth advertising...and, why pay for the $$$ cost of a business telephone.
The new assigned number (that I still use as my only land-line phone number ...personal & business), used to belong to a long-gone Lodge. It is still shown on a few search functions, and I cannot seem to get it 100% removed, although, over time, things are much better, since as I got calls from potential Lodge customers...or on-line places wanting confirmation of the business, I correct them all, immediately. I do try to list my business properly in various industry places & in various search engines. Maybe in several more lifetimes it will all be 100% correct!
I put a website together for the business: http://fleischerelectronicsservice.com/
I have had various businesses (this is not a complete list):
A charter flight company that also taught flying (Fleischer Aviation Services).
An aircraft radio company (Fleischer Flight Radio).
A car audio company (Ultimate Auto Stereo) that did retail sales and installations.
A BMW motorcycle custom work shop (Fleischer's BMW Service).
A machine shop, that had two parts, one did mostly car items, the other did custom items (Fleischer's Machine Services; Machining by Flash).
An antique motorcycle repair, restoration, and buy/sell company, Fleischer's Antique Bikes.
I traveled and troubleshot problems for other companies, as a representative for several companies, including Alpine, Clarion and Pioneer. I also did this for BMW dealerships in California, a very long time ago.
Here is a very shortened version of a Bio (biography).
(If you want a full, long, boring, biography, try this):
I was an officially emancipated juvenile; out on my own with my own electronics repair business, before I was 15. I kept my base electronics repair business all these years, expanding it or contracting it, depending on what I wanted at the time. That business was called Fleischer's Radio & TV a very long time ago (in my mid-teens!!!) with a real brick & mortar store. When I moved to Lake Tahoe in late 1972, I first used only Fleischer Electronics & Engineering Services as my business legal name. That name is still registered with the State of California, for sales tax & other purposes.
I had quite a few employees several times at the various businesses. The base business expanded & other businesses were added, some removed. Decades later, as I headed ever so slowly towards what I thought might be retirement, I shrunk the businesses to just one. My present electronics repair company is basically the same one I have had since a teenager. It is now a warranty station for many well-known musician's electronics manufacturer's, such as Fender, Korg, Marshall, ETC. The balance of my work, maybe 10 to 20%, is a mixture of HiFi, commercial & industrial electronics & some consulting/engineering now & then....on electronics, BMW bikes, computers and peripherals.
To make this clear.....I no longer solicit nor do any type of BMW motorcycle work for others.
I had several lengthy careers, one was in the military & I worked for U.S. Government three and four letter Agencies. During those many years (30++), I was, for lengthy periods, in BOTH in the military, AND working for an Agency, AND assigned to civilian companies for special projects. Since you are probably reading this on my website because you are a BMW motorcycle owner, you probably also know that I apprenticed myself to some BMW motorcycle dealerships many decades ago, and worked at Winklemann's BMW; initially part-time as an apprentice tech but finally as chief technician and head of the shop. I've been very heavily involved with BMW motorcycles in a number of ways since the fifties. I seldom worked on Oilheads and Classic K bikes. I have done a fair amount of custom sidecar work. Before I got heavily into BMW motorcycles, I had other makes of bikes, and eventually had a vast collection of antique bikes I restored, all gone to museums now.
I still work a few hours a week, mostly repairing musician's electronics equipment, but also some HiFi, & some industrial. I am on the Board of Directors of a local Kiwanis Club, heavily involved in the Club's projects. I also am the volunteer computer and network guy for the Senior Center; and also volunteer for other community things.
Contact me if you are interested in electronics parts, repaired and not picked up HiFi items, etc. My electronics repair business is up for sale for $15K, that includes many thousands of parts, test equipment, tools, cabinets, literature, etc.
Fleischer's Electronics Service is on the web as http://fleischerelectronicsservice.com/
There is also a Bargain-Basement section to that website; and, the business for sale section.
Contact me at: http://bmwmotorcycletech.info/emailimage.htm
© copyright 2019, R. Fleischer
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