Business may expand to include selling motorcycles

When he was growing up in the rural area between Carver and Redland, Travis Huserik would sometimes have to repair his own motorcycles.

Those skills are coming in handy, as Huserik now is the 37-year-old motorcycle technician at Estacada Motor Sports.

The store is located at the corner of Fourth and Main streets in downtown Estacada, right next door to City Hall. Britt and Janet Kavett have owned the business for around five years. They also are the proprietors of Clark Manufacturing in Molalla, which builds after-market fuel tanks for motorcycles.

Half of the building housing Estacada Motor Sports is dedicated to the sale of retail items like helmets, gloves, oil, sunglasses, clothing and accessories. The other half is the shop area, with tires, parts and cycles in various stages of repair.

Most similar companies specialize in specific motorcycle makes and models. But not Estacada Motor Sports. In fact, the front counter has literally piles of catalogs with which to order replacement parts.

“I’ll work on anything here,” Huserik said. “And I will try to beat our competitors.”

Huserik earned his associate degree from the Motorcycle Mechanics Institute in Phoenix, Ariz., in 2000. His education was mostly focused on Harley and Honda repairs, but he can work on any number of different machines, including snowmobiles.

In fact, Huserik has even done custom builds. One motorcycle that he built won best of show in the 2005 Hot Rod and Custom Show at the Portland Convention Center.

The turnaround for motorcycle repairs at Estacada Motor Sports can be as little as a day if all the necessary parts are available.

Free advice is always given at Estacada Motor Sports. That’s another one of its competitive advantages, along with that willingness to work on a variety of machines. Some shops have long since stopped fixing motorcycles that are 20 years and older.

This is not one of them.

Plans are in the works to obtain a dealer’s license so the store can sell motorcycles. In order to accommodate the space needed for that, the retail operations would be moved to an upstairs room.

The store might also start stocking skateboards now that Estacada has a skate park.

For more information, call Estacada Motor Sports at 503-630-DIRT.

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