Services and Labor Rates

Vicious Cycle is a full-service shop. From tune-ups to tire changes, we work on street, dirt and race bikes, both vintage and modern. We offer a range of services including pre-purchase inspections, regular maintenance, vintage restorations, engine rebuilds and performance race tuning.  We employ factory-trained and certified mechanics.

We know your time is valuable, so we have many SAME DAY services to get you back on the road or trail today.

Motorcycle TIRE CHANGES include mounting and balancing. This is typically a same-day service!

  • $30 per wheel off the bike  (Please leave spacers and loose parts at home)
  • $60 per wheel on bike  (On most bikes, keep reading)

PLEASE NOTE: There might be a few additional expenses when getting your tires changed. We charge a tire recycling fee of $3/tire. If your tube or valve stem is at all questionable, it will be replaced. Rubber valve stems are $5 each, and metal valve stems cost even more. Tube prices range from $8.95 to $23.95, so ask first if you hate surprises. We charge a cleaning fee of $20/wheel if you bring us your mud-crusted dirt bike. We have to be able to see what we are working on to know that we are doing a good job. Large motorcycles, especially those with hard luggage, big fenders, belt drives or exhaust systems that have to be moved will obviously take longer and will cost more; rim locks on a dirt bike, or TPS sensors require care, can take longer and can add a few dollars. Why this long-winded explanation of potential additional expenses? Because we have discovered this stuff is not obvious to everyone, and it has led some negative-reviewers to complain about being nickel-and-dimed by a ‘simple’ tire change. So now you have been warned.

We offer competitive tire prices on all major brands of motorcycle and scooter tires. If we don’t have your tire in stock, we can typically get it in a day or so.

Other SAME-DAY SERVICES include:

  • Oil and filter change  (Typically $45 plus the cost of the filter & oil of your choice)
  • Pre-purchase inspection  (Compression check or leak-down tests available)
  • Safety Check  (Includes a list of any issues your bike might have)

No appointment is necessary to drop a bike off for repair. You can bring your bike or have it towed in anytime we are open. We will look at your bike when it arrives and can generally give you an estimate at that time. Our estimates are based on years of knowledge and experience, not guessing. But also keep in mind, “It’s an estimate, not an exactimate!”  Expect to leave your bike a week or two, especially if we need to order parts for your particular service.

Appointments can be scheduled for specific services to minimize the amount of time you are without your ride. If you are getting a tune-up or valve adjustment, we like to have the bike the day before the adjustment because the valves need to be cold.

Our shop labor rate is $90/hr.  We work on:

  • All Japanese motorcycle and scooter models, including Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki and Yahama
  • Some European motorcycle brands (including V-twin Aprilias and 2-valve Ducatis)

We maintain and restore motorcycles of any era. We do not have a year restriction. However, we are realists and will tell you if your bike will cost more than it is worth to make it road worthy. Mechanics are a gruff bunch and have hurt a feeling or two in the past by telling someone their bike is ‘not worth fixing’. We love restoring motorcycles that are rare or have sentimental value (you can’t put a price on that), but sometimes it is better to spend your money on something that runs and that you can enjoy today.

Damage estimates are usually $120, and we work with the insurance company or private party on your behalf.

And finally, most of you can hardly wait to pick up your motorcycle the instant it is ready for you, but if you leave it for more than three days after it’s done, we may charge you a storage fee of $15/day. Talk to us if you need to make other arrangements.

If this wasn’t enough information, we answer questions in person, over the phone, or by email .

 

 8828 SE Division Street  Portland OR  97266      (503) 285-8824