Forty Nine parts

Discussion in 'Canada' started by 1bigrn, Sep 12, 2017.

  1. 1bigrn

    1bigrn Been here awhile

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    Historically I have purchased parts out of the USA and had them shipped to my mailbox in Niagara falls NY. More recently I have been buying parts from fortynine and have been most pleased. I have found their prices quite good and shipping fast. Yesterday I purchased a front master cylinder rebuild kit for a 1991 klr 250 and received it here in London, On in under 24 hrs. Sure I had to pay $7 for express shipping, but it was still less than half of an OEM purchase.
    So far I really like the company, the service and having a low price Canadian option.
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  2. sleepyhead65

    sleepyhead65 Honda Varadero XL1000, Suzuki DR650

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    i like them too
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  3. Rotten Ronnie

    Rotten Ronnie Crash

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    I used to order from Eric Russell in New Dundee, avisciouscycle.ca and was at a bit of a loss when the business became twisted throttle, but a friend recommended fortnine.ca and I recently purchased wheel bearings, chain and sprockets and other bits, and received the order in a timely fashion.

    Friday they shipped an order for Shinko 705s for me, just before the long weekend and I thought I was done for and wouldn't get them in time for a trip to the Cabot Trail, but the Canada Post dropped them at my door at noon on Friday, a week later, and I had them on the bike by four in the afternoon.

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    Their prices on the tires and parts was very competitive, and coupled with the shipping options, I find they are now a 'goto' when sourcing parts.

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  4. CanadianX

    CanadianX Oh!? That is deep.

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    Fortnine, Gnarly Parts and GP Bikes all seem to be pretty good to deal with and I've used each of them at different times.
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  5. northern

    northern Been here awhile

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    I started using them when they were still Canada's Motorcycle. I can get OEM parts from them faster than I can through my local dealer. Over the summer I must be placing an order ever 2 -3 weeks from them.

    My only complaint is trying to find OEM part numbers on their website. I often use another website to find the OEM part number and then use the part number on Fort Nine.

    Some of their YouTube videos are useful and some are entertaining........
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  6. Rotten Ronnie

    Rotten Ronnie Crash

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    I really wasn't happy with their search feature for parts.

    I ended up researching part numbers for the wheel bearings elsewhere before placing the order.

    The website looks pretty, but I prefer function to form.
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  7. ommoran

    ommoran Been here awhile

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    My girlfriend and I have used them for purchasing clothing (her a Joe Rocket jacket that looks amazing, me a pair of Icon boots that I love), and our helmet communicators. I'll tell you that the communicators we bought were based almost ENTIRELY on F9's video recommendation and we love them. They work, they pair automatically, and they will work with other systems. She was skeptical when I ordered the boots online due to sizing, but they make it easy.

    I'll freely admit that F9 is one of my very very limited (and regularly culled) Youtube subscripitions. I think their current bike reviews are very well done (the ones on the Yamaha scrambler and the HD Street 750 were excellent, the Yamaha especially so... less so the recent BMW 310 review), their gear reviews are phenomenal, and their series of motorcycle hacks are outstanding. That's how I learned that an old hotel key (or credit card, or whatever) could double as a wide base for a kickstand. I don't now. I'm just slavish to their videos. If you want a laugh, check out the one they posted on April Fool's Day...
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  8. filterx

    filterx Been here awhile

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    Ya I buy from FortNine and Gnarly Parts and GP is OK (and GP is even in BC where I live but usually no stock) but F9 has been great for stock, free shipping etc.

    I've recently ordered some NON OEM stuff from RMATV in the US and IMO even with the exchange, their costs, stock and shipping etc are great.

    Its really to bad we in Canada can not order OEM parts on-line from either Canada or the US.
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  9. black lightning

    black lightning Flat out

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    No affiliation but for non oem sundry items I have had excellent results with Motorcycle innovations out of Whitby Ont. Great communication and free shipping in Canada for Adv members. See the Vendors forum.
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  10. E-town dirt dude

    E-town dirt dude Been here awhile

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    Ordered a couple of things from them. No issues...fast shipping. Like their youtube reviews :)
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  11. CaribooBC

    CaribooBC life is an adventure

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    Pete's Superbike is normally a bit cheaper for tires.
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  12. CDN Rick

    CDN Rick Canoodia Eh?

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    Rob Lang from Lang's Offroad just launched his new website including online ordering.

    https://langsoffroad.com/

    For those who don't know Rob he is the go-to guy in Ontario for all things Enduro and XC racing. Plus he is a great suspension tuner.
    Not too much on the site yet but it grows every day. His prices are very competitive and he has lots of stuff in stock that isn't on the site either.
    His enduro tire prices are often better than Fortnine.
    If there is something you are looking for and it isn't on the site just call him and ask. You won't find friendlier guys. He also ships Canada wide.
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  13. ommoran

    ommoran Been here awhile

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    What I like about FortNine, being in BC, is that they are truly Canada wide. We don't have the selection of small shops going online like the folks in the Golden Horseshoe.
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  14. CDN Rick

    CDN Rick Canoodia Eh?

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    Pretty sure nearly everyone online ships canada wide.
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  15. BackRoader

    BackRoader Life Is A Hiway, Ride It.

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    So far I am pleased with their effort to provide a top notch service. Let's hope they don't get gready or get bought out by another conpany.
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  16. ommoran

    ommoran Been here awhile

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    Ships, yes.

    Ships free... no.
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  17. CDN Rick

    CDN Rick Canoodia Eh?

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    Nothing in life is free.

    Admittedly this isn't a hard and fast rule. But I find often the items in the "free" shipping stores seem to be just a few dollars higher than the others.
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  18. Rotten Ronnie

    Rotten Ronnie Crash

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    I took that into account when I purchased tires from them, as I was going to buy my new Shinko 705s from Pete's SuperBike, but with shipping factored in, FortNine still beat him by enough.
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  19. CaribooBC

    CaribooBC life is an adventure

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    That is strange, I just priced up some Pilot Road 4's for my streetbike and Petes was about $30 cheaper for the pair. I guess it pays to shop around.
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  20. Jimo368

    Jimo368 Quantum Mechanic

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    I have a mailbox in the US, about two miles from my house, and get my parts the next day from Dennis Kirk. When the Cdn dollar was low, I started getting my stuff from Fort Nine. I've been very pleased with them and enjoy their YouTube vids. I wish I could find stuff easier on their website though.
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