VICIOUS CYCLE is a full-service motorcycle 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, usually WHILE YOU WAIT!
- $30/ loose WHEEL OFF the bike. Knobbies and paddle tires are a bit more. (Please leave spacers and loose parts at home)
- $60/WHEEL ON the bike. Cruisers and scooters might be more. (So keep reading!)
Additions and Exceptions: There may be additional expenses when getting your tires changed.
We charge a tire recycling fee of $4/tire. If your valve stem or tube 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 mud-crusted wheels. 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 (big cruisers and Harleys average $75-$100 front and $100-$150 rear). Rim locks on a dirt bike, or TPS sensors on street bikes 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 have EXCELLENT 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 $50 (plus the cost of the filter & oil of your choice)
- Pre-purchase inspection $50 (Compression check or leak-down tests available)
- Safety Check $50 (Includes a list of any issues your bike might have)
- Early Bird! $100 plus parts (in by noon, includes oil change and Safety Check)
NO APPOINTMENT NEEDED to drop a bike off for repair. You can bring your bike or have it towed in any time we are open. We will talk to you when your bike arrives and can generally give you an estimate at that time. Our estimates are based on years of knowledge and experience, not wild guessing. But 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.
You are welcome to SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT 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 your appointment because the valves need to be cold.
We maintain and restore motorcycles of any era. We do not have a year restriction. If your bike is pre-90s, please call first; we limit restoration projects during the busy summer months. Mechanics can be a gruff bunch and have hurt a feeling or two by saying a bike is ‘not worth fixing’; we are realists and will tell you if your bike will cost more than it is worth to make it road worthy. Hope you appreciate the honesty. 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 now and that you can enjoy today.
Our shop LABOR RATE is $100/hr for 1995 through current model year motorcycles. Pre-1995 bikes are $120/hr because they are usually more a restoration project than a simple repair. 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)
DAMAGE ESTIMATES start at $150, and we help you work with the insurance company or private party to get you back on the road.
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 3 days after we notify you it’s done, we may charge you a STORAGE FEE of $30/day. We reserve the right to charge storage on bikes that are done but not picked up in a timely manner. You can talk to us if you need to make other arrangements. We do not charge storage on bikes that are here for service or are waiting for parts.
Whew! You made it to the end of the page. 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