Tire change shops / folks in Portland region recommendations

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  1. ADVraider

    ADVraider Been here awhile

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    Howdy!

    Ill be doing the ORBDR with a few people and riding up on my Shinko 805 that's going to be done by the time I get to the Portland area from San Francisco.

    Was hoping to find a spot to put on the rear tire that ill be bringing with me.

    Any recs?

    Thanks!
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  2. tdewitt

    tdewitt gas'n it

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    If your doing the OBCDR you need to know how to change a tire. Your bringing it with?
    we have lots of trees just put off into the shade and change it.
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  3. panhead_dan

    panhead_dan This aint jo daddy's Grundle.

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    It's going to be so much easier to just pick a nice, scenic spot along the way, stop and change it than to attempt navigating any part of the pdx metro area to pay someone to do it.
    You could be acausted by hippies! Or worse!
    Besides, non-essential businesses may not be open for business.
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  4. LouGubrius

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    The Cycle Gear in NE Portland is doing tire mounting. Might want to call ahead to schedule to make sure they can get you in and out.
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  5. Big Tall Bastard

    Big Tall Bastard Voice of Reason

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    You might try Bent Lever in Vancouver but they only do wheels off the bike so you will have to pull it in the parking lot. Call ahead. Cycle Gear only does them off the bike so same deal. You may have to resort to a dealer and an appointment
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  6. El Pacifico

    El Pacifico Long timer

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    Which route are you doing? None of them start near Portland. Once in Portland, are you guys then hauling the bikes to the start? If you are not, then you might be better off riding closer to the start of your BDR ride, and putting the fresh tire on nearby.
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  7. ADVraider

    ADVraider Been here awhile

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    We are doing most of the 6 sections of the BDR, but yea not necessarily in Portland but any of the surrounding region would be great.

    Im riding myself (and my rear tire all the way to Oregon) not sure where to do the tire change so definitely have lots of flexibility!

    Thanks!
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  8. ADVraider

    ADVraider Been here awhile

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    Yes! Im bringing it with.

    Completely agree with you about needing to know how to change a tire, however, I have tubeless and have never had to change out an entire tire, worst case a puncture which I was able to plug and go within 15 minutes.

    I know its possible to change it myself, I just wanted to avoid the 1-2 hours that it may take and instead ride in to a local shop and do it quicker without effort.

    Im quite flexible, I dont have to ride into PDX, but can do it anywhere on the way from San Francisco to ORBDR

    Will check them out, thanks!


    Will do, thank you!
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  9. Big Tall Bastard

    Big Tall Bastard Voice of Reason

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    There is also a really good KTM shop in The Dalles, OR that might be an option if you are near there.
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  10. ADVraider

    ADVraider Been here awhile

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    Cheap and quick is the priority, I assume that a KTM dealer will take a long time and $$$$
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  11. tdewitt

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    if you are going to a shop that makes you take the wheel off the bike, your doing most of the work. Just bring it by my house I'll spoon it off and on. It only takes 10 minutes and some WD
    PS: and a 1/5th of fire ball
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  12. ADVraider

    ADVraider Been here awhile

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    Haha! Yeah, for sure, i'll take you up on that. Thank you!
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  13. RLieu67

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    You might try Bill's Motorcycles Plus in Salem OR; they mount tires for a very reasonable rate--I just had my CB360 front and back tires & tubes mounted for $45.

    https://www.billshusky.com/
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  14. ADVraider

    ADVraider Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the info!
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  15. RLieu67

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    You bet--safe journey!
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  16. Big Tall Bastard

    Big Tall Bastard Voice of Reason

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    You will pay shop rate but they are pretty good dudes and with a call ahead should be pretty quick.
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  17. LexJeeper

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    Repair shops are deemed essential
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  18. Sinnergy

    Sinnergy Mostly Harmless

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    If you want to bring it by my place in Boring (off Hwy 26 east of Putzland) I'll walk you through doing it yourself on the rim-clamp machine and static balancer. No charge ever, but gratuities (in beer or spirits) gladly accepted.
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  20. ADVraider

    ADVraider Been here awhile

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    Thank you for all the info guys!
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