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    So if you looked at the NW STARFEST Post you probably saw that while traveling back my tire started showing major wear and cords from all the fun from the rides there…..so I’m in Prineville Oregon on a Sunday with no tire help available luckily I was already staying the night there. Both Mikey and J.D. offered to drive over with a trailer after riding back to their homes to help me get home if I couldn’t get a tire on Monday…..Thanks to both of you for the offer and willingness to help out…..So this morning I started calling shops in Redmond and Bend trying to find a tire……

    The 1st place I called since they opened the earliest did not have a tire for our bikes. The 2nd place I called was Ace Discount Motorsports in Redmond. Josh ther was Super helpful and went out of his way to help me out. He ended having a Perilli MT66 in stock but unfortunately he is not set up to install tires. He told me of a guy that works on the side out of his house was a retired motorcycle mechanic and with my situation would more than likely jump on my bike right away. He gave his number to call and see if he could do it….before I called him I decided I would other places because I really wanted a Michelin Commander III. I called just about everyone in Redmond and Bend. No One even had my tire size and when asked if they suggested any one they all said Ace Discount Motorsports….so I called the guy he recommended, I told him Josh had recommended him and what my situation was and he said he would be glad to help. He asked if I wanted him to go pick up the tire from Josh for me so I wouldn’t have to….I said I could grab it on my way in he said okay and a soon as you can get here I will work on it. The guy is Rex Harris Racing and Tire Service….

    I got to Ace Josh had my tire pulled along with a new tube with a 90 valve stem which I didn’t even think about, he has a nice little shop in Redmond and I looked around a bit he had very reasonable prices. I got my tire and tube paid $170 for both of them which seemed to be pretty fair pricing. Josh gave me directions to Rex’s house and I was on my way. Tied the tire to the bike and headed for Rex’s place rode down his street and he was outside waiting for me. I pulled in he put my bike up on his lift and went to work. Rex was really nice and knowledgeable we talked while he worked and before I knew it tire was replaced and mounted. He charged me $60 to do all the work, which was way less than I thought and was not enough in my opinion. Especially when you drop everything that you were doing to help me out.

    So if anyone is in or near the Redmond area on your travels please stop and support these businesses. Local shops that are looking out for you and helping in anyway they can deserves our business. I know I will be.

    Once again a BIG THANK YOU to both Ace Discount Motorsports and Rex Harris Racing and Tire Service.

    On a side note after 25o miles on a brand new tire The Perilli MT66 it seems to be a good tire nice grip, corners well and rides nice. Not the tire I wanted but so far pretty pleased with it……

  • #2
    Great story Aaron. Sounds like the same folks or story that Darrel told when he had a tire issue at our NW Starfest in Spray, OR. He also got a new tire mounted the same way in Redmond. I’m surprised the Yamaha dealer in Bend didn’t have the tire. That’s where I had to go when my front valve stem failed at the same Spray event. Four of us had issues at that event.

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    • #3
      Was this a custom reverse mounted Road Star tire?????
      LET'S RIDE

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      • #4
        That was a great story. Nice to hear of some places that still know how to treat a customer.

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        • #5
          That sounds like I could have written it. Same shop but different installer. Josh was great.
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          • #6
            If he has a Facebook page I'd post that there too!
            2000 Roadstar 1600 - BAK, Pumpless, Curt's manifold, Mikuni HSR42 Freedom Combat Pipes Jumbo Strong bags, PPG 'HellFire' Paint.

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            • #7
              Yes there are still good people and businesses out there and real happy to see stories like this. Happy you are back on solid to wheel and tires!

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              • #8
                Good people are out there! Nice to know you ran across a few. I lived in Bend for a few years. Nice little town with a small town vibe. The micro-breweries are awesome.

                Good to hear you got back on the road again. Saved me a trip your way to deliver a tire or whatever... !

                Safe ride home!!

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                • #9
                  Glad you made it without a blow out, and that you had good service.
                  I know I was sweeting it going to Challis, but the tire held up with me nursing it there. If my tire were to go, I'd have to trailer it to Challis.

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                  • MidnightRide
                    MidnightRide commented
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                    Hey Duke, what do you think of Challis? I nearly bought a home just outside of town there, along the Salmon River. Love that area!

                  • Duke
                    Duke commented
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                    Beautiful area. My brother lives there, and I've been going there for over 20 years.

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                  Ahodge75 Let us know how it goes with that exhaust stud.
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