PNW Vendors & Services
Vendors (this is a C&P from the Rockies vendor thread)
We get requests from vendors for regional events all the time, and never quite know what to do. They don't really belong in Vendors, where the regional aspect is lost, but we try to keep the regional forums (as with all the other forums) non-commercial in nature.
This thread is our attempt at a solution. PNW vendors are welcome to post their events, their test rides and demo days, whatever they can come up with in this thread without fear of breaking the vendor rules.
In addition to vendors; wether you're a moto wrench, carpenter or Photoshop guru, local inmates are encouraged to offer their services here.
The thread guidelines:
Vendors: Show us value and respect and we'll return it. Waste our time with a seething pit of bottom-dwelling commercialism and no one will pay attention and we'll probably eventually tire of it and send you to vendors.
Inmates: This is not the place to put your gripe with the service department or etc. You, after all, are welcome to start a thread on the topic, while the dealers are not. In other words, this is not the place for your pet urinary olympiad, and if you put it here, we'll boot it.
I am not a VENDOR, but I like to make other stuff that fellow riders can enjoy. A guy called me a few weeks ago, and likes his 12 RT clip-in BMW frame, but not the BMW bag. I just designed a new one for it. Another tall guy called and bought a new 12GSA. He wants to take it to Alaska, but it kills his knees. I'm designing a 3" lift. I'll be doing some KLR stuff, thanks to KLR Pilgrim, Strom stuff thanks to LIStrom, DR stuff thanks to DAKEZ. I like to create, that's the artist in me. But I ain't here to push my stuff. 5 years here and I've never even had a link to my sight, until now :wink:
Portland/SW WA. area motorcycles
I sell multiple brands of Motorcycles in the PDX area. New, Used... If you are in the market and need to sit on look at or just get honest advise about a bike feel free to PM me. Happy to help. The shop I work at has about 200 bikes for your viewing pleasure.
I will not "sell" you anything... If you choose to buy, I am happy to help.
The coffee is always hot. :deal
RIDE RIDE RIDE.
23rd and A machine shop
I'll jump in here for those of you who don't know me.
I can fix it if it's truly broken. Maggie with the big boobs calls me, "the god of metal",,,:rofl
I am no mechanic, I don't have a clue with electricals, I don't do crank grinding, or valve seats, or other automotive type work, but if you have a cracked, broken, or bashed piece of metal, chances are, I can repair or replicate a functional part.
I repair cast iron, aluminum, stainless, brass, and the easy stuff. I've worked on stuff from steam engine parts to fabricating aircraft landing gear, plows to antique drawer handles, lawnmowers to surgical equipment. I can't possibly list all the different bits of metal I've worked on. Right now, I'm building starting gates for racing pigs! Bring me something I haven't seen,,, please.
Sometimes it helps to have access to a number of metal working machines, lathes, milling machines, drill presses, etc. , and I'm surrounded by them.
My customers all know that everything stops for a breakdown situation, and breakdowns come first,,,,right AFTER motosickles.
ADV riders get speshull rates,,:evil Whaddaya got that I might want or wanna trade for?
So,, go ahead and break that side case on your very old, 'un-replaceable parts' dirt bike,, I can fix it, or if I can't, I'll tell you why. (I can't weld titanium),,,,,yet.
Old Pelican Machine Shop
200 North 23rd street (corner of 23rd and A, imagine that!)
Well since I am laid off from my regular job I figure I'll revert back to what I used to do. My parents have owned the same water damage and carpet cleaning biz since the mid 70's, I worked for them for a few years and am damn good at Cleaning carpets and can make you a pretty good deal off the books. Located in north Seattle PM for me info.
Auto and Motorcycle Mechanic
Friend of mine is currently laid off from his job and has plenty of time for some wrenching.
Jeff is a very knowledgable mechanic. Has been working on bikes and cars for many years.
Can do small jobs like spring maintenance, bearings, etc.. Or Major overhauls of engines..
Due to the economy rates are incredibly inexpensive.
Shoot him an email and hell contact you asap. His shop is in Lake Stevens, but has a mobile truck as well so can perform work onsite if necessary.
Im a vendor. Saving up for Westfest, Wetfest, and power bill.
You want a stained glass solar powered bird house. Free delivery within 100 miles of 98340
Price is $85 and up
Just in case anyone needs it, here's other stuff I've done;
Sculpture, wood carving (shown, wax piece for bronze, 3/4 finished)
Signs, banners, reflective graphics, paint masks, house design, desktop publishing, screenprinting.
And everything in the building trades, some land development, modular and RV industry- mainly free advice now.
Just thought I'd let you know that I own and operate a sign and graphics shop called Artworks-Unlimited. I can do the vinyl stuff (reluctantly), but i specialize in the 'traditional' arts...ie, pinstriping, hand lettering, hairbrushing, gold & silver leaf, flamejobs...all of it. I do alotta signwork and truck lettering, but I also build custom motorcycles and hot-rods. Oh, and I produce my own line of oil paintings and lithographs too!
I have a website at: www.artworks-unlimited.com so you can see somma my schtuff.
I'm located in Coos Bay, so if you're ever in the area, feel free to stop on in. I don't have coffee, but I've usually got beer. shop phone is 541-267-0838
(or you can just drive by and make obscene gestures like most people do :fyyff :jerko :lol3 )
here's a little taste to help you gag on your dinner...
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CYCLETUNE in MT.Tabor
Hello my name is Chris VanderVoort and I just recently opended a motorcycle repair shop in MT.Tabor ,OR. We specialize in all Japanese brands. OEM parts and Aftermarket accessories available. Please visit our website at www.cycletunepdx.com to find more information.
Motosportz in Vancouver WA
Hey, I'm Kelly, i own and run Motosportz.com. We build our own steering stabilizers and Husqvarna after-market parts. We are working on expanding our dampers to the adventure bike market and should have kits in a few months. We fabricate most our stuff (billet) right here in Vancouver WA. Sell all over the world. Small business doing pretty good in this crappy economy.
Examples of our stuff...
and cool Rotopax fuel tank attachment...
Super high performance off road unicycles...
And pretty much anything you need for a Husqvarna motorcycle...
Book written by Peterman
Some know about this, many more do not.
PNWetfest 2009 fell upon a date very close to our own venerable peterman's birthday. I only met Peter just over a year earlier, but I instantly felt a kinship to this crazy, hard-swilling crazy mother. And I loved his rants and writings on ADVrider. Much of it was truly poetic...in the most visceral, raw sense.
For his 60th birthday, I decide I wanted to publish some of his work over the past year or two in a book to present to him at wetfest. I did just that, and a few lucky FF's received one of the limited first run. He had no idea about it.
But, as some have found out about this, I have been asked about getting their own copy.
This was never meant to make any money for me, and I have absorbed all of the cost of the initial printing and shipping and gave the six copies I printed away for nothing.
I thought it would be cool to post a link to the book for anyone who might want one for their bookshelf. It is a good quality book and some of the work is genius.
The price of the book is $6.43 plus shipping. Of this, I receive nothing. I have arranged it so that $1.00 from each book will go to peterman; because I believe an artist should be paid for his work, even if it is just a dollar. The rest goes to the large, probably multi-national conglomerate printer-website Lulu..which I am sure has overpaid CEO's, overcharges for shipping, destroys the environment and celebrates every book sale with a toast of baby seal's blood...but hey, they printed the book for us! :D
So, here it is. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. It fits nicely in a pannier and it is great to pull out by the campfire, and read a post or two while sippin' an adult beverage before retiring for the evening :1drink
And be sure to check out the free preview before you buy!
And yes, peterman has approved of this.
Greetings from the BearCat Lodge
Now that the 2009 riding season is winding down, Carol and I and the cats would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you for visiting us. We thoroughly enjoyed the company and camaraderie we all shared this past year. Although our summer was marred by the tragic loss of Big in August, we have two wonderful new feline family members for you to get to know next year. We’ll be posting pictures on our new website, coming next month.
Many of our visitors from around the country and the world brought disturbing news about new back country closures or restrictions in Canada, California, Washington, Idaho and places farther afield. These increasingly restrictive policies are troubling to those of us who enjoy the freedom of our riding sport.
As you all know from experience, we are fortunate here in eastern Oregon to have hundreds of miles of uncongested, wide-open roads and trails. Grant and Harney counties comprise a geographic area the size of Massachusetts, with nearly 7 million acres of public land and only about 15,000 residents. These rural counties recognize that motorcyclists boost the local economy, so they welcome our rallies, events and tourism. Although our presence is welcome now, it will be increasingly important as the area grows. Regional County, Forest Service and BLM roads, and long-used private byways cannot be closed unless they are “abandoned.” Since continuous use of these resources is essential to maintaining public access, let’s all do our part as often and well as possible!
We’ll happily do our part, too, here at the BearCat Lodge in the heart of the world’s best motorcycle riding! As adventure riders and outdoor enthusiasts ourselves, we enjoy the opportunity and responsibility of creating and maintaining an oasis for all who love exploring our beautiful wild country.
Carol and I are committed to creating a legacy that will enable your sons and daughters, and their sons and daughters, and the sons and daughters of motorcyclists everywhere to come experience eastern Oregon’s wonderful open spaces and the deep satisfaction and enjoyment adventure riding engenders. Since we don’t have any children or heirs to pass the Lodge on to, when we retire we will pass it on to an individual or group of individuals who share our vision and will maintain our legacy.
To that end, we are inviting a select group of special friends to join us—to help us create the haven the Lodge can become, to be our regular guests as it grows and matures, and to shape and share the wonders of this unique place. Those who would like to participate and are willing to donate $5,000 will receive a certificate of appreciation identifying you as a friend and supporter of the BearCat Lodge and inviting you to be our private guests in our upstairs residence for up to one week each riding season. The first 20 participants will also be invited to be our private guests for an additional week in the off-season.
Donations may be made in the form of a lump-sum $5,000 cash payment, or a $1,000 down payment with the balance plus 8% simple interest to be paid within one year, or trade. (If you have special skills such as carpentry, plumbing, electrical, landscaping, web design, etc., we would be willing to discuss labor in lieu of money. Materials in lieu of money would also be a possibility.)
The participation of friends in our project will not only allow us to complete the renovation and rehabilitation of the Lodge, it will also give us an opportunity to identify kindred spirits we can pass the Lodge on to, knowing that our vision and legacy will continue and prosper into perpetuity.
J.W., Carol and the Cats
KTM Service, Repair, Tuning
Adventure Machines (www.advmachines.com) is a full service KTM 950 destination...... OK, not completely true, but pretty close. I personally ride, fix, tune, and develop for the KTM 950/990 series of motorcycles. What I cannot do is factory TSB recall or warranty work. What I can do is everything else, from a owners perspective this means I care that it is done right and that the machine runs right when it leaves my shop.
I offer motorcycle service on a appointment basis, typically a full service (valves,oil/filter change,carb cleaning) on a KTM 950/990 takes 5-6 hours. Shop rate is $50/hour. We are located in Bellingham WA, give us a call at 360.389.2386 or email email@example.com
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Lowside Motorcycle T & A
After attempting my first valve adjustment on my 950 and realizing I had much to learn, I had to borrow a truck from a friend to take my bike to a mechanic. It got me to thinking, what do people do when they need to move a bike, but don't have a truck? Or a friend with a truck? Ladies and gentlemen, I am here to introduce myself as your friend with a truck. And a winch operated 900lb capacity motorcycle lift. And enough tie downs to immobilize a Led Zep album... Rock and roll... Get it?
Lowside Motorcycle T & A is here to provide towing, transport, jumpstarts, and other assistance to the two-wheeled community of Puget Sound. No cars, no trikes, just scoots and bikes. Whether your at the side of the road broken down, or you need to take your bike in for a service, Lowside arrives prepared and takes you and your bike to where they need to go.
During these winter months, Lowside will be available for assistance calls Tuesday through Sunday, 9am-9pm and at other times by appointment. These hours will most likely change in the summer. For more information on our rates, along with photos and updates, please visit our Facebook fan page (and become a fan!) at:
We also have a website, but it is just a flash page at the moment:
Perhaps most importantly is our phone number: 206.696.1849
I'm looking forward to serving my fellow ADV riders!
-Tim "T Dog" Miller
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