For some odd reason I was cleaning up some paper work and found an old receipt from the largest Honda dealer ship in Portland, Oregon. This receipt mind you was from 1997. That was the year I purchased a super clean honda xr350. I hadnt ridden in about six years, and had told myself when I was finished with school and working I would get back into motorcycles. As a kid I had a minibike followed by a Yamaha DT100 and DT 400 both 1976 models. So long story short I bought this great bike and didnt know squat about what the cost of repair and parts should cost. I paid $100 for a 17" IRC intermediate terrain tire and $44 for the labor to mount it. I couldnt believe how ridiculous high the pricing was. I have since found the part dept to be unreliable. The last trip in and I do mean my last I asked the part guy for some brake pads and then started to ask another question, parts guy says hold on I can only do one thing at a time, dont get worked up. I couldnt figuire out why he was such an ass, so I let him go get the pads, come back and then told him all I wanted was another set of pads. I mean I even bought a xr600 later from that shop and still couldnt get any service out of that place. Those in or around PDX know what the BOB I am talking about. I gladly go to Terrys Cycle Center on SE Division an pay a little more than mail order prices and get it mounted while I wait. I'd rather give the small local shop my cash any day. Vote with your dollars. Just the fond memories of high dollar motorcycle repair and rip off. Keep riding, dont let them stop you.