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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-03-2005, 10:15 AM Thread Starter
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spare parts

Well my recent crash got me thinkin. There are quite a few minor parts that can brake in a not so serious crash (ie. rearsets shift lever, etc). They are not super expensive but the inconvienece comes when having to wait days and days to get the parts.

With that said what parts do you guys keep as spare on hand for such events?

So far my list is:
1. rearsets
2. shift lever
3. brake pedal
4. clutch/brake levers

what else ya got?

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Clip-ons, rearsets, shift/brake assemblies, spare master cylinders, windscreens, frame sliders...

I've found e-Bay to be an invaluable resource for stuff.

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Just to add to the list...

Subframes
Forks (if you find a killer deal)
Clutch cable
Throttle cable

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clutch and throttle cables. Cables are cheap, but nobody stocks them so they take 4 days to get in. They don't break during a crash too often, but when they go..you are screwed. Throttle tubes break often too, often just from wear. Racers usually keep at least a spare fairing stay and subframe if aluminum.

Speaking of that, I need to order a couple clutch cables, think I gave out my last spare.

**edit** Dr. D beat me to the cables! Remember, there are TWO throttle cables most of the time. Order them both!

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clutch and throttle cables. Cables are cheap, but nobody stocks them so they take 4 days to get in. They don't break during a crash too often, but when they go..you are screwed. Throttle tubes break often too, often just from wear. Racers usually keep at least a spare fairing stay and subframe if aluminum.

Speaking of that, I need to order a couple clutch cables, think I gave out my last spare.

**edit** Dr. D beat me to the cables! Remember, there are TWO throttle cables most of the time. Order them both!
Chris I have your replacement sitting in my garage I forgot to give it to you when you came over.

As far as spares, I keep A LOT just because I buy stuff as I do find good deals, usually in the off season. But general stuff is what everyone else has said clip ons, rearsets, levers, cables, brake resivoirs, and windscreens are the most common of things. Anything other than that you can probably get by with zip ties, and duct tape, and if that doesn't fix it, more than likely it wasn't a little crash
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more than likely it wasn't a little crash

yeah the only other thing i was thinking was engine cover. But i am guessing that if the pavement grinds through your engine cover your probably out for the day anyways.

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basically 2 of everything. It takes so long to get parts for my bike so it's important to stock up on everything during the winter so you don't have to wait on parts from Japan. It's a lot of $$$ for something you MIGHT use but it's worth the peace of mind you get from being able to ride hard because you're weekened won't be over in the event of a crash given that you're body isn't broken.
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Chris I have your replacement sitting in my garage I forgot to give it to you when you came over.
Cool, I'll just get it the next time I see ya. Did you order a couple more? These cables in the service side aren't the EXACT same length as the originals. Methinks they did some product consolidation, the newer cables route differently.

It's a little bit different for racing versus street riding. I can easily go weeks without street riding, but I'd hate to miss a race weekend because of a broken part. Also, racing a Triumph isn't a good idea, NOBODY stocks replacement levers for those!

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ok now with that said.... what whould u guys consider a "good" price on a complete clipon or a complete rearset?

i know peiecing them together new would be quite expensive. But if u were bidding on ebay, what would your limit be? just curious

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ok now with that said.... what whould u guys consider a "good" price on a complete clipon or a complete rearset?

i know peiecing them together new would be quite expensive. But if u were bidding on ebay, what would your limit be? just curious
Bike parts follow supply and demand very closely on ebay. So there is a big difference between prices for bikes regardless of how nice or expensive a peice may be new from the dealer.

Using my SV as an example, this is what I look to pay, but it's usually more depending on the time of year.

Clipons...$35 each
Rearsets...shifter side $40 complete...brake side $65 complete

Sv parts are very popular, a lot of times the prices I listed can double.

600RR parts may not be in so much demand so you can probably get them cheap, but I don't really know for sure. I'm just guessing a lot more 600rrs sell then SVs so there could be more parts availible.

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I am just working on getting a spare bike.
you might be onto something there....


but if i had a spare bike i probably wouldnt have any motivation to fix the broke bike. Then what happens when i break the spare?

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