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Title: spares and what to do with them.
Post by: coater87 on 08.08. 2019 19:38
 What do you do with parts you are 99.9% sure you will never use?

 Do you sell them, trade them, or worst do nothing with them until you pass and someone unknowingly throws them away?

 My wife presented me with this question, and I could not honestly answer for myself.

 I know most of us have hoards of parts.

 Lee
Title: Re: spares and what to do with them.
Post by: RDfella on 08.08. 2019 19:53
Good question. I've stuff from almost 60yrs motorcycling and ponder this too. My usual conclusion is that ebay would be the best option, but never get around to doing it as I'm put off by the hassle. So the stuff just keeps getting dustier. Anyone want A65 pistons, Triumph 3134 cams ...............
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Post by: RogerSB on 08.08. 2019 20:11
Come on then . . . who's going to offer me front crash bars with good chrome and the fittings for my G/Flash *smile*.
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Post by: BigJim on 08.08. 2019 20:27
I'd like a great quality iron head with good threads, flat surfaces and good or easily replaced guides!
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Post by: muskrat on 08.08. 2019 21:20
Ditto RD ^^^.
Cheers
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Post by: RoyC on 08.08. 2019 21:54
Come on then . . . who's going to offer me front crash bars with good chrome and the fittings for my G/Flash *smile*.
I was very lucky with mine, I got a brand new set of front crash bars that had been lying on a shelf in California for fifty years, they were still in the box with all of the fittings.
They went all the way from Birmingham to California, lay on a shelf for fifty years, then came all the way back to within twenty miles from where they were made.
Title: Re: spares and what to do with them.
Post by: coater87 on 08.08. 2019 22:37
Come on then . . . who's going to offer me front crash bars with good chrome and the fittings for my G/Flash *smile*.
I was very lucky with mine, I got a brand new set of front crash bars that had been lying on a shelf in California for fifty years, they were still in the box with all of the fittings.
They went all the way from Birmingham to California, lay on a shelf for fifty years, then came all the way back to within twenty miles from where they were made.

 They must have been sitting at Rabers?

 Lee
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Post by: orabanda on 08.08. 2019 23:58
Our club (Vintage Motorcycle Club of Western Australia) is always looking for parts for the members to get projects finished. Link to club:
http://www.vmccwa.com/

Suggestion; maybe donate some parts to a worthy club?

You are "passing the baton", helping keep old bikes going.

Richard
Title: Re: spares and what to do with them.
Post by: RoyC on 09.08. 2019 07:29
Come on then . . . who's going to offer me front crash bars with good chrome and the fittings for my G/Flash *smile*.
I was very lucky with mine, I got a brand new set of front crash bars that had been lying on a shelf in California for fifty years, they were still in the box with all of the fittings.
They went all the way from Birmingham to California, lay on a shelf for fifty years, then came all the way back to within twenty miles from where they were made.

 They must have been sitting at Rabers?

 Lee


Is that a motorcycle shop / warehouse ? 

I've got it  -  https://www.classicbritishspares.com/blogs/news/rabers-parts-mart