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Old 04-18-2013, 03:53 PM   #1
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What do I do with old parts?

So I just swapped out the stock shocks on my '05 R1200GS for a set of shiny new Ohlins. What do I do with the old ones? They have 58,xxx miles on them and the front looks like it was leaking. I live in an apartment in NYC, so storage space is at a premium, and my wife tolerates the amount of bike stuff I have clogging up the closet as it is.

If someone wants to pay for shipping, I'll gladly send them to you, provided that happens in the next two weeks.

Do I just chuck 'em in the trash?

I've got other pieces parts piling up, too.

What do y'all do with your old leftovers?
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Old 04-18-2013, 04:05 PM   #2
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uh, the flea market? Right here on your very own adventure riding website.
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Old 04-18-2013, 04:11 PM   #3
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I thought about that, but who would buy old, used shocks?

Well, I guess I can try.
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Old 04-18-2013, 04:26 PM   #4
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Don't you have metal recycle there?

I would do pretty much what you have done, offer the old parts free, then recycle when nobody wants them but sometimes, people DO want them.

I once bought new rear springs for a BMW 2002 and later that day got a call from the dealer offering new price for my old ones because some poor bastard had a broken rear spring!
It's been all downhill from there but that was a great day.
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Old 04-18-2013, 04:26 PM   #5
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Shit can them......If you keep saving all the little bits and bobs that come off you will be on "Hoarders" soon enough. HAHAHAHAAHA
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Old 04-18-2013, 04:51 PM   #6
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Save em! then when you sell the bike you can put the factory shocks back on and sell the ohlins .
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Old 04-18-2013, 06:59 PM   #7
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I thought about that, but who would buy old, used shocks?

Well, I guess I can try.
Let the buyer decide. Maybe a guy is selling his bike and wants to take off his Ohlins or Wilbers and sell them separately and needs stockers to replace.

When I sold my GSA prospective buyers acted like they could care less I had $1500 worth of Wilbers on the bike. Next time they can feel the same about the stockers and I will sell the aftermarket shocks separately.

Sold my old stockers later for $100 each.
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Old 04-18-2013, 08:30 PM   #8
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Post it up, someone will most likely need it...and be willing to pay you for them.

If you have a time deadline, make it known...it may get someone off the fence.
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Old 04-19-2013, 09:51 AM   #9
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Do what I've been doing since the second Nixon administration.

Save them.

Put em up in the rafters, in a disintegrating cardboard box under your kids wading pool, down in the basement with grandma's good china (that's too ugly to use).

Move them 5 or six times, trip over them, have them fall off the shelf onto your zori-clad foot and send you to the emergency room.

Reach for something useful and come up with a handful of oily, leacky, useless spooge that used to be the shock and realize you can no longer remember what vehicle they came from, THEM throw them out.

It's been working great for me!
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Old 04-19-2013, 10:26 AM   #10
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Do what I've been doing since the second Nixon administration.

Save them.

Put em up in the rafters, in a disintegrating cardboard box under your kids wading pool, down in the basement with grandma's good china (that's too ugly to use).

Move them 5 or six times, trip over them, have them fall off the shelf onto your zori-clad foot and send you to the emergency room.

Reach for something useful and come up with a handful of oily, leacky, useless spooge that used to be the shock and realize you can no longer remember what vehicle they came from, THEM throw them out.

It's been working great for me!
Pretty muckin fuch. Lol. Stick em on fleabay and say goodbye NOW!
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Old 04-19-2013, 04:38 PM   #11
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looking at ebay, they seem to have some decent value no matter the condition.
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Old 04-19-2013, 05:53 PM   #12
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Do what I've been doing since the second Nixon administration.

Save them.

Put em up in the rafters, in a disintegrating cardboard box under your kids wading pool, down in the basement with grandma's good china (that's too ugly to use).

Move them 5 or six times, trip over them, have them fall off the shelf onto your zori-clad foot and send you to the emergency room.

Reach for something useful and come up with a handful of oily, leacky, useless spooge that used to be the shock and realize you can no longer remember what vehicle they came from, THEM throw them out.

It's been working great for me!

yOU ARE WISE! I am well down this path too...time for eBay...
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Old 04-19-2013, 06:27 PM   #13
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Save em! then when you sell the bike you can put the factory shocks back on and sell the ohlins .
Winner winner, chicken dinner!
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Old 04-22-2013, 12:35 AM   #14
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Do what I've been doing since the second Nixon administration.

Save them.

Put em up in the rafters, in a disintegrating cardboard box under your kids wading pool, down in the basement with grandma's good china (that's too ugly to use).

Move them 5 or six times, trip over them, have them fall off the shelf onto your zori-clad foot and send you to the emergency room.

Reach for something useful and come up with a handful of oily, leacky, useless spooge that used to be the shock and realize you can no longer remember what vehicle they came from, THEM throw them out.

It's been working great for me!
Oh, you forgot one... keep them, forget where you put them, and then wind up buying new ones when you need them, after you spent 2 days tearing apart your entire life trying to find the old ones you know you have, to no avail, until about 12 minutes after you get the new ones installed, and realizing you actually put the old ones in the most logical place they could possibly go, so you leave them there... and the process repeats.

Yes, I have done this.

David...
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Old 04-22-2013, 11:22 AM   #15
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Oh, you forgot one... keep them, forget where you put them, and then wind up buying new ones when you need them, after you spent 2 days tearing apart your entire life trying to find the old ones you know you have, to no avail, until about 12 minutes after you get the new ones installed, and realizing you actually put the old ones in the most logical place they could possibly go, so you leave them there... and the process repeats.

Yes, I have done this.

David...
Yes . . . this is also true . . . . . . but I figured I'd busted on myself enough for one post ;-}
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