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Old 06-25-2013, 04:14 AM   #1
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Buying quality camping gear in or around Portland and buying a helmet

G/day all

I fly into Portland and hopefully collect my F800GS ex Australia on Monday the 8th of July.

I'm thinking rather then lug my camping gear with me, buy it there.

I currently use MacPac tents/sleeping bags, MSR stoves etc.

I'm travelling for 4 months, camping, motel, pub stay.

As well. Instead of bringing a helmet, buy a Shuberth, but it seems that all m/c dealers who sell them are closed on Mondays. And I would need to buy a helmet on Monday!
I'm not interested in any other helmet.

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Old 06-25-2013, 07:24 AM   #2
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Pub stay? Is that when you pass out in the bar?
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Old 06-25-2013, 08:27 AM   #3
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How about a track day at the Ridge the following Monday?
Had a great time with the last fly/rider from Ohio.


Camping gear: Next Adventure, or REI
Brain bucket: your preferred brand is rare bird here, if you know the size u need, prepurchase and have it sent over to the dealer.

And hey, what's the hurry, you got 4 months! Get all your stuff Tuesday!
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Old 06-25-2013, 08:49 AM   #4
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No pub stays in the US.

Campgrounds and parks are a plenty.

Hells tagged the other stuff.
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Old 06-25-2013, 09:05 AM   #5
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I would say, best to bring your helmet. I fly back and forth between US and Philippines and carry mine. It counts as a hat, not carry-on.

Enjoy your ride in the US.
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Old 06-25-2013, 10:12 AM   #6
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Old 06-25-2013, 10:17 AM   #7
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Next Adventure for the camping gear, they even have a used gear department.

http://nextadventure.net/
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Old 06-25-2013, 12:09 PM   #8
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Beaverton Honda has a good selection of brands and sizes of helmets.
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Old 06-25-2013, 02:17 PM   #9
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Next adventure is our best bet for gear along with REI
Where are you picking up your bike?
Western Oregon BMW carries the helmet your looking for.
They might even work with you on getting it delivered to where your bike is at.

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Old 06-26-2013, 01:45 AM   #10
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Next adventure is our best bet for gear along with REI
Where are you picking up your bike?
Western Oregon BMW carries the helmet your looking for.
They might even work with you on getting it delivered to where your bike is at.

Sean
Thanks everyone for your replies.

The bikes (2 containers, mainly HD's) are being collected at WJ Byrnes, Sandy Blvd, Ste 138, Portland.
I intend to wander down to San Francisco to hook up with an old mate and then back up to attend the BMWMOA rally in Salem then onto the Bigfoot sidecar car in BC, via the route some of you inmates suggested (forgotten the name of the route)

I like Next Adventure, will probably buy a new tent there, and will contact Western Oregon BMW re a helmet.

Hopefully the sun will be out and shining when I arrive. Its winter here in Oz, and last Monday rode home from a rally over a mountain hwy, in freezing, snowing and wet conditions.

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Old 06-26-2013, 06:02 AM   #11
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helmet

http://www.seeseemotorcycles.com/ they are a coffee shop and a mc shop. definitely open on Mondays. they carry "Icon Variant Helmet" icon is a Portland company and may be a better one for this region than what you have down in oz. also see see carrys a tent for 200$ that thor drake swears by. also this shop is on sandy blvd so you wont have to figure out where your going. it should be one bus trip from them to your bike.
the bmw dealer is way out there.

https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=P...m&z=13&start=0

this is the closest way I know of on a Monday to get a helmet from the airport. with the least number variables for a person who has not been here.

Butler Motorcycle Maps should be on your list of things to collect as well as benchmark maps "powells books" has a full section of maps and carries benchmark maps along with many others.

message me if you need more local info
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