Dr Brown's Motorcycles

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  • 118 NE 16th Ave Ste A

    Portland, OR 97232

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  • 503-232-5150

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WARNING!!!!! If you are under the age if thirty and you are working on a project bike, do not talk/call/or go to him. He will patronize you for making a "huge mistake" and try to tell you your an idiot. On a scale of 1-10 I would give his

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WARNING!!!!! If you are under the age if thirty and you are working on a project bike, do not talk/call/or go to him. He will patronize you for making a "huge mistake" and try to tell you your an idiot. On a scale of 1-10 I would give his

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With the help of a friend, I FINALLY found Doc Brown's shop in dwntwn PDX couple of wks ago! I heard much about the shop, but you gotta see it to believe! Nostalgic doesn't come close to describing the shop! I'm assuming Doc Brown & I got "hooked" on everything motorcycle about the same time. I'd say 90% of what I saw there was "IN" when got "hooked" on motorcycles. I truely enjoyed my first visit and I can guarantee I'll be returning for more look-see!!!

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With the help of a friend, I FINALLY found Doc Brown's shop in dwntwn PDX couple of wks ago! I heard much about the shop, but you gotta see it to believe! Nostalgic doesn't come close to describing the shop! I'm assuming Doc Brown & I got "hooked" on everything motorcycle about the same time. I'd say 90% of what I saw there was "IN" when got "hooked" on motorcycles. I truely enjoyed my first visit and I can guarantee I'll be returning for more look-see!!!

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He may seem grumpy but he is not, he just gives that impression. He is very knowledgeable, very kind, can give you break on the prices, his prices are fair to begin with, did some work for free for me, he is not it for the money that's why he does do fake customer service like the stupid blond at cashier's at Fred Meyer. I like his sincerity, he is genuine. He also helped a friend of mine who had a lot of issues with his 750 Ninja, even he does not have what you need he likes to know how you solved your problem. check out his record as a racer it's pretty impressive. I prefer to shop at his store than to go to big chain walmart motorcycle stores... he may occasionally (usually his prices are low) a dollar or two more, but I still buy from him because he does not have the resources a big chain may have to offer low price. I prefer to support a guy like him because he is passionate than some chain who are in it only for the money. Again, he would charge your battery for free, try to fix some stuff for your free of charge if you are a regular, overall there you feel happy developing a relationship with him. He has a good sense of humor too, you just have to go there more than once.

One more important thing, he offers you tons of advice and suggestions the kind of stuff you won't get anywhere else. Even the ones who do give you some advice it is after they make sure you pay money. Usually they tell you "oh no we can't say you have to bring it here and leave it and we get back to you" that is you get charged at least a good amount for checking in.
Dr. Brown is not like that he tells you upfront what it is and what you need whether you are shopping at his store or not.

Again he is not in it for the money, motorcycle gear is all over the place some of it is not even priced but that's the charm of it it reminds of the old motorcycle clubs and stores I saw in Europe. He won't try to sell you anything, buy or don't buy he still treats you the same, he does not care about making the sale, but he is good at giving deals. Remember he does not have secretaries and bunch of people so you save the cost the other charge you for their bureaucracy.

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★★★★★

He may seem grumpy but he is not, he just gives that impression. He is very knowledgeable, very kind, can give you break on the prices, his prices are fair to begin with, did some work for free for me, he is not it for the money that's why he does do fake customer service like the stupid blond at cashier's at Fred Meyer. I like his sincerity, he is genuine. He also helped a friend of mine who had a lot of issues with his 750 Ninja, even he does not have what you need he likes to know how you solved your problem. check out his record as a racer it's pretty impressive. I prefer to shop at his store than to go to big chain walmart motorcycle stores... he may occasionally (usually his prices are low) a dollar or two more, but I still buy from him because he does not have the resources a big chain may have to offer low price. I prefer to support a guy like him because he is passionate than some chain who are in it only for the money. Again, he would charge your battery for free, try to fix some stuff for your free of charge if you are a regular, overall there you feel happy developing a relationship with him. He has a good sense of humor too, you just have to go there more than once.

One more important thing, he offers you tons of advice and suggestions the kind of stuff you won't get anywhere else. Even the ones who do give you some advice it is after they make sure you pay money. Usually they tell you "oh no we can't say you have to bring it here and leave it and we get back to you" that is you get charged at least a good amount for checking in.
Dr. Brown is not like that he tells you upfront what it is and what you need whether you are shopping at his store or not.

Again he is not in it for the money, motorcycle gear is all over the place some of it is not even priced but that's the charm of it it reminds of the old motorcycle clubs and stores I saw in Europe. He won't try to sell you anything, buy or don't buy he still treats you the same, he does not care about making the sale, but he is good at giving deals. Remember he does not have secretaries and bunch of people so you save the cost the other charge you for their bureaucracy.

Pros: Best rider service in the US

Cons: not enough people like him in this world

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Doc Brown may seem like a grumpy old man at first, but once you get past that you find him to be one of the most knowledgeable motorcycle guys around. I have yet to stump the guy. Don't expect to find the part by yourself in his shop, but give him a minute and he'll dig through boxes and come up with it. Support local and shop Doc. Brown!

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Doc Brown may seem like a grumpy old man at first, but once you get past that you find him to be one of the most knowledgeable motorcycle guys around. I have yet to stump the guy. Don't expect to find the part by yourself in his shop, but give him a minute and he'll dig through boxes and come up with it. Support local and shop Doc. Brown!

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I've been going to doc Brown's since I bought my first street bike when I was 17. Almost ten years later, and 8 bikes later, he's still my go-to guy for parts, gear, and service. He can be a little intimidating and grouchy, but that's just part of the experience; honestly I bet he thinks he's being funny. One thing to keep in mind if you're having your bike serviced is that sometimes you have to pester him to work on your bike. But other times, he's fixed things for me while I wait. He's also just given me parts to try and he'll say "come back and pay me if the parts fit," etc.

The one time I strayed from his shop to try a shop closer to home, that shop ripped me off and screwed my carburetors up, so I took it to Brown's and he re-adjusted them and grumbled that "some idiot worked on this bike." Now that I'm doing more and more of my own mechanical work, he's always willing to offer advice and help me out with difficult problems and get me hard to find parts.

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I've been going to doc Brown's since I bought my first street bike when I was 17. Almost ten years later, and 8 bikes later, he's still my go-to guy for parts, gear, and service. He can be a little intimidating and grouchy, but that's just part of the experience; honestly I bet he thinks he's being funny. One thing to keep in mind if you're having your bike serviced is that sometimes you have to pester him to work on your bike. But other times, he's fixed things for me while I wait. He's also just given me parts to try and he'll say "come back and pay me if the parts fit," etc.

The one time I strayed from his shop to try a shop closer to home, that shop ripped me off and screwed my carburetors up, so I took it to Brown's and he re-adjusted them and grumbled that "some idiot worked on this bike." Now that I'm doing more and more of my own mechanical work, he's always willing to offer advice and help me out with difficult problems and get me hard to find parts.

Pros: Superior knowledge, great selection of gear, quirky and interesting guy

Cons: Service can be a little slow sometimes, can be kind of grumpy

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I'm just getting started with motercycles, and have been checking out a lot of shops in the area to try and figure out what kind of gear to buy. Overall, I've felt like most places have either had dissapointing stock or unhelpful salespeople. Not Dr. Browns. Sure he comes off a little grouchy, but he's a straight shooter about the gear he sells, and gave me a lot of generally good advice about what gear to buy for summer, winter, etc. with no pressure to buy anything. In fact he encouraged me to go check out other places to see what was around...I wound up buying a jacket and gloves and if I decide to buy anything else I'll probably see if he's got it first. In the end I don't even think he's really a grouch, just a little crusty. Don't let him frighten you, he's just a nice guy who cares about selling good gear at good prices. He even gave me a deal for buying the gloves and jacket together (after I told him I wanted them, it wasn't a sales pitch). The only complaint I'd make is that he's got a ton of gear jammed into a couple of small rooms which makes it hard to browse...on the other hand that just adds to the unique feel of his shop. And the personal attention more than makes up for the cluttered atmosphere. Highly recommended...unless you scare easily, that is.

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★★★★★

I'm just getting started with motercycles, and have been checking out a lot of shops in the area to try and figure out what kind of gear to buy. Overall, I've felt like most places have either had dissapointing stock or unhelpful salespeople. Not Dr. Browns. Sure he comes off a little grouchy, but he's a straight shooter about the gear he sells, and gave me a lot of generally good advice about what gear to buy for summer, winter, etc. with no pressure to buy anything. In fact he encouraged me to go check out other places to see what was around...I wound up buying a jacket and gloves and if I decide to buy anything else I'll probably see if he's got it first. In the end I don't even think he's really a grouch, just a little crusty. Don't let him frighten you, he's just a nice guy who cares about selling good gear at good prices. He even gave me a deal for buying the gloves and jacket together (after I told him I wanted them, it wasn't a sales pitch). The only complaint I'd make is that he's got a ton of gear jammed into a couple of small rooms which makes it hard to browse...on the other hand that just adds to the unique feel of his shop. And the personal attention more than makes up for the cluttered atmosphere. Highly recommended...unless you scare easily, that is.

Pros: Really helpful, lots of stock, lots of attention

Cons: Cluttered, if he weren't there to help, you'de have trouble finding what you were looking for.

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I was a bit scared to visit this place at first because of tales of an intimidating grump. Now I realise that those people who said that were absolute fools. If you are a fool, you may not want to go here. otherwise, dr. browns will delight you with real knowledge, character, serious street cred and amazing stock and resources. dont be shy, if he seems grumpy, it is most likely because he cant help you in the way he would like to. This man has gone far beyond the call of duty in assisting me. I have seen him do that for countless others and he will do that for you too. his items in stock range from up to date gear, to extremely cool vintage old stock. Check it out, give him your business. you wont be sorry.

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★★★★★

I was a bit scared to visit this place at first because of tales of an intimidating grump. Now I realise that those people who said that were absolute fools. If you are a fool, you may not want to go here. otherwise, dr. browns will delight you with real knowledge, character, serious street cred and amazing stock and resources. dont be shy, if he seems grumpy, it is most likely because he cant help you in the way he would like to. This man has gone far beyond the call of duty in assisting me. I have seen him do that for countless others and he will do that for you too. his items in stock range from up to date gear, to extremely cool vintage old stock. Check it out, give him your business. you wont be sorry.

Pros: great help and great poducts

Cons: seems to spread himself thin but maybe he like it that way

 

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