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davidabl
05-28-2014, 4:17 PM
The place i used to go to for odds&ends parts like FL headlight brackets etc has fukt up & gone away it seems …Debrix.com
Most of the parts places that are advertising in the banners on CC seem to be custom parts boutique kinda places and i don't want to go back to dealing with V-Twin Mfg. Or buying V-twin stuff from JP Cycles, either.
Where do you guys buy this stuff in between swap meets ?

Andy
05-28-2014, 4:38 PM
What about good old oem parts?

BMdeckie
05-28-2014, 6:01 PM
http://www.scootersperformance.com/ Website is not the greatest but a phone call provides quick service.

http://www.jirehcycles.com/

EVILBLACKSABRE
05-28-2014, 10:04 PM
When I need something, my first thought is "Can I make it myself?". I'm a cheap bastard, and a poor one, and I get a lot of satisfaction out of making my own bike parts whenever possible. In my opinion, a part I make myself is always nicer than a part that can be purchased (as long as it works of course).

MadRiverMoCo
05-29-2014, 6:46 AM
When I need something, my first thought is "Can I make it myself?". I'm a cheap bastard, and a poor one, and I get a lot of satisfaction out of making my own bike parts whenever possible. In my opinion, a part I make myself is always nicer than a part that can be purchased (as long as it works of course).

http://i62.tinypic.com/2cyfmt1.jpg

MadRiverMoCo
05-29-2014, 6:47 AM
Gigacycles is where I go for odds and ends - - Tim and Co. are easy to work with and very competitive in pricing...

Badassbrutus
05-29-2014, 6:56 AM
I agree with MRMCO ,..I deal with Tim and bought a lot of parts from him for a couple yrs now. Excellent service .

davidabl
05-29-2014, 1:15 PM
What about good old oem parts?

Good question, except that I'm often looking for repops of parts from 50-60-70 years ago.

davidabl
05-29-2014, 1:18 PM
http://i62.tinypic.com/2cyfmt1.jpg

"When I need something, my first thought is "Can I make it myself?". I'm a cheap bastard, and a poor one, and I get a lot of satisfaction out of making my own bike parts whenever possible. In my opinion, a part I make myself is always nicer"

Agreed, if it's within my skill set. What usually happens is that i have to rework or cut up a store-bought part to make it work on a bike(metric) that it was never intended for.

I am also a cheap bastard…and one without a lathe or TIG :-(

davidabl
05-29-2014, 1:28 PM
http://www.scootersperformance.com/ Website is not the greatest but a phone call provides quick service.

http://www.jirehcycles.com/

I had completely forgotten about Jireh. Senior moment. Can't recall if I ever bought there. Another that fits the bill is Paughco, where i get their
less-bulbous-than-stock FL headlights.

davidabl
05-29-2014, 1:32 PM
Gigacycles is where I go for odds and ends - - Tim and Co. are easy to work with and very competitive in pricing...


This is these guys, right? http://stores.ebay.com/Gigacycle-Garage/Seats-/_i.html?_fsub=10552041
Thanks.

MadRiverMoCo
05-29-2014, 5:14 PM
This is these guys, right? http://stores.ebay.com/Gigacycle-Garage/Seats-/_i.html?_fsub=10552041
Thanks.
or
http://gigacyclegarage.com/