View Full Version : Japanese bike graveyard

08-04-2009, 5:47 PM
so the sunshine coast is where all jap bikes go to die I guess.. why can I stumble on a hoard of HD or brit bikes like this...





08-04-2009, 5:50 PM
HOLY SHIT! where is that???

08-04-2009, 5:52 PM
wow thats crazy...it doesn't even look like a junk or scrapyard

08-04-2009, 5:56 PM
Don't know, but it looks awesome

08-04-2009, 6:04 PM
some dudes farm up in the sunshine coast (BC)

08-04-2009, 6:50 PM
wow, i would die if i stumbles across something like that. uhaul that shit back to the house

08-04-2009, 6:57 PM
I have access to a 20' trailer and am willing to split fuel costs if anyone wants to make a run for parts, if they're up for grabs.

08-04-2009, 7:24 PM
Junkyards are fun!

08-04-2009, 7:58 PM
Like finding a buried treasure! Kick ass.

08-05-2009, 10:09 AM
only thing missin is my picture in the middle of all that goodness!

leon holmes

08-05-2009, 10:14 AM
And you KNOW the guy who owns the land has NO idea what he's got there.

08-05-2009, 11:08 AM
Oh sweet mother of imports, thats wonderful. If there is anything on the east coast like that lemme know. We have a pretty sweet import salvage yard in baltimore, but that is MONEY!

08-05-2009, 11:23 AM
my jaw dropped..... lets roll i got a trailer. we can load em up like those mexican guys with the palets. get em all in one trip!

08-05-2009, 4:59 PM
Oh god and baby Jesus, I just wet myself. Let's go.

08-07-2009, 8:16 AM
check this one out. about a mile away from my house. this is where i scooped up my 73 tx650! dude's got a barn full of stuff too!

08-07-2009, 10:20 AM
God someone should post a show us your junkyard thread

08-07-2009, 5:14 PM
God someone should post a show us your junkyard thread

Or put it under the heading "Places to go." Haha!

Serious though. These posts and places get lost over time. I wouldn't think, even though its a business, that a junk yard would fall into a advertising niche. More of a public service announcement.

I have at least one Jap junkyard not far from the hall in OC, Ca. I'll stop by Monday on my way home and take some pix. Parts Unlimited. I think they are in Stanton. Beach Blvd down the street from the pic a part. The guy running the place has some great deals on complete jap bikes as well. Last time I was there, there were about ten bikes that just came in and I wanted almost every one of them. Strip em down to there knickers, a lube job, and a bit of repair with some mods and your off.

My buddy Slim was telling me about a guy out his way not long ago. Triumph HD stuff. Next time I'm out that way I'll see if I can get some pix there as well with a phone # etc.

I have mixed feelings going threw a bike junkyard. On one hand I'm excited about what I'm going to find and then its just a bit depressing looking at all the history just sitting there. Retired good times in need of repair.

I started a post about junk yards last year over on the other board. Here's the link w/a pic. If your old enough you may get the title. I was referencing a song that was popular in the 70s. http://www.jockeyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=29763&showall=1
Can you hear the bagpipes?

08-08-2009, 1:04 AM
there's big jap salvege yard in phoenix too! Its called bob's. it's5 to 6 acres and all import. if ya need any hard to find jap stuff this dude has it.

08-09-2009, 11:41 PM
Damn someone needs to save this Poor Suzuki Katana. on the first photo....

08-10-2009, 8:24 AM
I see a LOT of good stuff in that pile.

08-11-2009, 12:39 AM
the place up in BC isnt a junkyard, just some old hoarders place..He knows what he got and thinks its worth a lot more than it is, wanted 1k per bike.. wouldnt part anything out, he just like showing what hes got..he will have that hoard till he croaks for sure..

08-11-2009, 10:07 AM
Wont part it out, 1K per bike? I guess that explains why there are weeds growing through the pile.

08-11-2009, 11:03 AM
Some people have collecting issues.

and i'm one of them.

08-11-2009, 11:54 AM
Shame there all gonna turn to rust.

08-11-2009, 10:33 PM
All Jap bikes? perfect place for em. bwhahaahahah

08-13-2009, 5:45 PM
Any time you’re in Arizona drive over to Rye south of Payson. There's a guy with a bike junkyard that contains the most amazing collection of stuff you've ever seen. Motos I've never even heard about!

05-07-2012, 4:12 PM
love that place is it still running heard rumor it went under

05-07-2012, 4:54 PM
If anyone is lookin to grab parts in or around MD, check out Baltimore Cycle Salvage. A HUGE warehouse full of parts and parts bikes. 410-233-7090

05-07-2012, 6:09 PM
There is a small stash of hidden brits here to. They are in a different out building. Covered but still accessible to the weather. He wanted a grand for the brits. He didn't care for the Jap stuff too much. It's just impossible to connect with the guy. The 3rd building had 5 or 6 CZ/Jawa in real nice shape and those were a G too.

Inside the house there were 2 or 3 rebuilt shovel motors, various FXR parts and a Water Buffalo that was completely restored of all things...

05-08-2012, 12:09 AM
There is a place like that here in utah, its called "The Bone Yard" pretty rad

05-08-2012, 4:42 AM
You will only find jap crap bikes like this, the wonderful thing about this, is, almost all of the bikes you find there with a motor, and the motor was not locked up previously, will still be able to be run, just clean the crap off of the outside and make sure it is not locked up, of course there are ways to do this, I have been very able to get stuck motors unstuck!!! all it takes is, time and lots of oils, and mixing of said poils and soaking the insides of the motors, both cylinders and the inner parts of the motor! after you put the oils in, let it sit for a few days, or if you are like me, a few minutes and start to use the kicker to finally get it to shoot the oils you put into the cylinders across the way, you know you got something good!!!!!!!! I do this all the time, and none of my bikes or chops burn oil! they are greeat runners, jap crap chops do this quite well!!!! if this were an american bike motor, it would need a total rebuild, why? cuz they are very fragile, even though they are quite large in ccs, the slightest amount of water within the area of an american bike, puts it in the doom section syndrome!! But not jap crap bikes and or chops they run and run and run!! and hardley ever need a rebuild! There used to be a place that was even bigger than this with super deep pits of japanese bikes in these pits you could go through them and get a whole bike for 15.00 or just a little more, no paper work though,but, no big deal, they did close down that place, they said it was polluting the ground water from all the bikes losing there fluids ionto the ground, this place was called gerber dump scrap yard recycling place they had computers as well as anything you could possibly think of in deep pits that you could climb in and around and through!!! that place still exists, but is closed to anyone, i have seen people sneeking in and coming out with what they wanted, but, some came out with handcuffs and police escorting them to jail! I will not go to jail!!! I love my freedom!!

05-13-2012, 3:42 AM
is that the one off 16th street and lower buckeye?

05-13-2012, 5:08 AM
Well he is not that smart because there are two bikes there that i see worth $5,000 each and they are left out side. I found a guy 2 years ago same way had all the good bikes outside in the weather and had the junk stuff in the garage. Bought two bikes from the outside for $250.00 each and sold one right off the trailer for $1000.00. Guy had a 1969 CB750 code 300 rusting away in a feild and just the parts you could sell were worth more than $2000.00 and the dummy had the title for the bike Frame and title for a 300 code CB750 is over $2500.00. I sold on ebay 5 code 300 parts that fit in a small box for $900.00. People just don't know what they got.
Just a shame to let it all rot.

05-31-2012, 9:15 AM
they call it corn....we call it maze,they call it junk...we call it home!

05-31-2012, 1:29 PM
Impound yard in Greece:



05-31-2012, 9:15 PM
dude i would be in heaven.:eek:

06-02-2012, 3:41 PM
Man I wish people would clean these places up, and sell, I saw one where I used to live, the branches and grass had grown through so much, last I heard, the dude died, and the city hauled off all the bikes for scrap.

06-02-2012, 4:47 PM
It is sad when the owners will not sell at all!! then, they die off, and the county or city takes all of it, and scaps it! without even a hey!! cou;ld I have some of that???