Unfortunately most independent shops in my area that service all makes have long closed up because of lack of business. A lot of factors have caused this. Reliability of motorcycles, people doing there own maintenance, buying parts online, which I am guilty of, and also a decline in interest of motorcycles and riding with younger people.I would not even try to ask a non-Honda dealer to do any work on the VTX. I have a local bike shop that works on any bike without complaints. They have put on new tires several times but they ordered the tire. Didn't mind that.