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Old 07-27-2012, 06:39 PM   #41
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if consumers valued Made in the USA, they would buy Made in the USA, and they would drive strong earnings which is what shareholders value, and they would keep companies located in the US to capitalize on it

"Made in China" is the fault of the US consumer, and no one else
I agree 100%! Not to derail the thread but Made in China is indeed the fault of the consumer.

If Apple were to start manufacturing iPhones in the US we all know that an iPhone would cost way more than they already do (which is a ton of money as it is). That being said they wouldn't sell half as many iPhones as they do now in which case their shareholders wouldn't be happy because the stock prices wouldn't be worth as much. So yes, it is indeed the fault of the consumer.

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Old 07-28-2012, 07:52 AM   #42
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I agree 100%! Not to derail the thread but Made in China is indeed the fault of the consumer.
Yeah, sadly I used to think I could blame the greedy corporations but frankly they're only reacting to the American consumer who's more than happy to walk into a Walmart to buy that TV that was made in China while he's on unemployment and food stamps because he can't even find a $10/hr assembly job...

Americans can be such idiots. Go to Germany and watch how proud they are of their manufacturing and industrial base.... and their economy is so strong it's basically sustaining the EU and all of the dead beats including Spain, Ireland, Greece, etc...

I go out of my way to buy American, Japanese or EU.... NEVER China unless there is no alternative.

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Old 07-28-2012, 08:01 AM   #43
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Beaverton Honda might be bad. But nowhere will ever be as bad as the theives at hillsboro motosport

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Old 07-28-2012, 10:12 AM   #44
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lemmie guess... you're young?



( BHY was ripping off customers and laughing about it, decades before HM even existed... juss sayin' )

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Old 07-28-2012, 11:15 AM   #45
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Always an unpleasant time going there, they are dicks to put it nicely

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Old 07-30-2012, 01:44 AM   #46
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But nowhere will ever be as bad as the theives at hillsboro motosport
Maintenance? Rebuilt bikes for sale? Bad help?
Spill the beans please.

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Old 07-30-2012, 06:03 AM   #47
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Maintenance? Rebuilt bikes for sale? Bad help?
Spill the beans please.
I refuse to go through them for maintenance.

They have repeatedly tried screwing me, my family, and my friends on anything they can. Anything from way back when i was like 15 I remember them trying to sell me a sparkplug for my rm125 for almost 40 bucks, to just last week my friend agreed on a price with them om a bike. Went back the next day to sign everything and pick it up and they were trying to slap an extra 400$ on the price tag because they did a bunch of un needed, non agreed upon work to the bike in question over night.

He told them to pound sand as I would advise everyone I know to do.

Sorry for the rant :/

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Old 07-30-2012, 06:53 AM   #48
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Wait you mean 40$ for a spark plug isnt normal? (99% of dealerships blow, just trying to lighten the mood)

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Old 07-30-2012, 07:12 AM   #49
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Wait you mean 40$ for a spark plug isnt normal? (99% of dealerships blow, just trying to lighten the mood)
I never paid anything over 20 bucks for a spark plug and I necer had any issues. And i ran the crap out of that little 2stroke. As long as you have it jetted right you should be fine

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Old 07-30-2012, 10:54 AM   #50
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I never paid anything over 20 bucks for a spark plug and I necer had any issues. And i ran the crap out of that little 2stroke. As long as you have it jetted right you should be fine
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Old 07-30-2012, 11:07 AM   #51
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Old 08-01-2012, 12:55 AM   #52
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I am surprised nobody has mentioned Pro Caliber just across the river. They have a good selection of Bell helmets and have a reputation of being honest and price matching.

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Old 08-08-2012, 06:24 PM   #53
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I am surprised nobody has mentioned Pro Caliber just across the river. They have a good selection of Bell helmets and have a reputation of being honest and price matching.
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Old 08-09-2012, 09:25 AM   #54
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You mean the "freight and set up" 500 dollar add on. Probably normal. Still got a better deal at Hillsboro than at Beaverton really Tigard moto.... For gear and stuff I think cycle gear ain't bad.

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Old 08-09-2012, 12:56 PM   #55
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Playing Devi's advocate here, and I have no love or affiliation with Lampheer Honda. How can you expect a dealer that spends millions of dollars on a building, insurance, employees, training, etc who will actually fit you for the helmet (if they're doing their job) to price match some dude who works out of his mom's basement with a laptop and essentially is a drop shipper?

Of course, this premium price isn't worth a cent if the service sucks.

Nice to know EDR has good selection and prices on helmets. Unfortunately, since they've moved back to beaverton I don't ever have time to get over there. Corsa has a pretty good selection of helmets, but one of my major pet peeves with them is the whole feeling of "if you've got to ask you can't afford it" where nothing has a damn price tag on it.
on both accounts. Small businesses have extra things they need to pay for over some warehouse guru in Kansas. You're paying for the service, having someone to go to and supporting the local community.

On 2nd part, haven't been to EDR since they moved, which sucks - Hope they have a nice place out there. Rent in the Pearl was probably a lot.

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I didn't realize ICON was based in Portland. It's too bad ICON is more of a fashion statement than it is safety gear. Not to say ICON wouldn't protect you at all, but most people realize it's more of a fashionable thing to wear, especially for the younger riders.
I have an ICON jacket & gloves from 5+ years ago that have held up GREAT! Would highly recommend the upper end gear they have, plus it (used to) support local.

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Old 08-10-2012, 10:46 AM   #56
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I only dig Beaverton Motorcycles for their parts and gear... and even over there they have a few friggen choads. There's still a good selection, their prices are 90% of the time competitive with web prices, and don't include shipping so they are less. Plus if you just ask nicely you usually get 10% off, so you save money over the internet to go try gear on in person and find what works for you.


I've mostly bought dirtbike gear and tires and what not there though, and their dirt gear selection is pretty good. Best I've found to date in the PDX metro area.

Dirt tires is interesting. I've found various versions of the same tire with various prices in their stock. It's almost as if they have a few overpriced tires hiding out for morons, and then a few lower priced tires for the internet pricing savy folk... and no, the manufacturing date is not a factor, I've seen newer tires go for less while older ones were marked higher, and vice versa. It's quite haphazard over there... but I still have always found what I wanted, at a good price, immediately and with the ability to inspect it myself in person.

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Old 08-10-2012, 12:37 PM   #57
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It's a little frusterating to see these posts, though not entirely unexpected. It seems to be a reoccurring theme from time to time. The crew there has changed a lot since I worked there and in some cases not for the better. Gear and apparel has always been a challenge, as the manager of that department is more cruiser focused and has it in her head that no body wants to spend the money on quality gear. It's only under pressure from the suppliers that they have Arai on the shelf at all.
A standard tactic of hers is marking factory accessories up by 10-15% over retail to compensate for the discount the sales dept gives when you buy a new bike... As a sales guy I was always a little appalled by crap like this but it seems more the rule than the exception.

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Old 08-11-2012, 11:53 AM   #58
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tell her she is an idiot.

(imho) she should either...

1. stop lettering her personal bias affect her job and give the customers what THEY want


or

2. quit and go do something else, cuz she pretty much sucks at what she's doing now.

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