Forty Nine parts

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

  1. BackRoader

    BackRoader Life Is A Hiway, Ride It.

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    I occasionally order from a US distributor when a product is not available, though I would rather shop Canadian. Fortnine has been a good provider up to now.
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  2. Steve G.

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    When the Cdn$ is low, I use F9 as a benchmark for local shops to beat, and the always do. When the $ is better, kinda like at $.82, I use MSSS in Oregon as a benchmark, and use them as a pricing benchmark, and local shops have always matched. I've also noticed that F9 matches to the penny, any online suppliers in the U.S., whether the dollar goes up or down, F9 scrambles prices within hours.
    I'm willing to give local shops a shot every time. I want them to remain, it's the least I can do.
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  3. CDMAN

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    I use Fort Nine often as the pricing is reasonable and service has been great. Ordered a few items last Sunday evening and they were in my driveway on Wednesday.
    I do try to use the local shops if they have what I am looking for. Don't mind a slightly higher price in local shops as I know they cannot meet the warehouse pricing and I do enjoy the direct contact to salesperson.
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  4. theshnizzle

    theshnizzle Long timer

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    I have bought tires from Petes superbikes for years...killer pricing. Fortnine is close but Petes always works out a few bucks cheaper.

    Hubby ordered a pair of toe new roadsmarts or whatever they are called....the new dunnys, he is called Cliffside right now at meat cove. ( he says it's pretty cold....the road in has been graded with some pretty fair sized rock. ..)

    I believe he said he was suprised that this last Petes order shipping g was free. In the past the fee was in the 25/28 range.
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  5. theshnizzle

    theshnizzle Long timer

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    Those new roadsmarts. ...and he is camping Cliffside. ...didn't pay attention to autocorrect....
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  6. Rotten Ronnie

    Rotten Ronnie Crash

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    I was at Meat Cove last weekend and it was warm!

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    That might have been the whiskey talking...
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  7. EightTwentySix

    EightTwentySix Adventurer

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    I order all of my tires and consumables from either Fort Nine or Gnarlyparts. Only issue I have had with Fort Nine is their outrageous pricing on two stroke pipes compared to Gnarly or local shops. I've also ordered from MX1 Canada a few times without issue. I've never had to pay for shipping from any of them. I try and order OEM parts locally and only buy gear from local shops that I have had good dealings with whether it be here at home, or in places I spend a lot of time in. My absolute favorite shop that I buy most of my off-road gear at is six and a half hours away.

    I try and avoid shopping outside of Canada as much as I can but sometimes it is unavoidable (sourcing parts for either my GasGas or Buell, for example). Good to see more Canadian options becoming available!
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  8. spuh

    spuh Been here awhile

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    8 20 6 : where do you get Buell parts?

    Sorry for sidetracking this thread. Briefly, I hope.
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  9. dustin2

    dustin2 VFR800

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    I've actually found the opposite of that, once you factor in shipping to BC. I can imagine that shipping closer to their base in Montreal would put them at a price advantage but it's always advantage: FortNine in my experience.
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  10. Steve G.

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    i've had actually pretty bad luck with Pete's. Sent me wrong tire, yelled at me. Never again.
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  11. theshnizzle

    theshnizzle Long timer

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    Wow, really? I have been using petes for years with never an issue. Super fast shipping. Before they got really busy you could chat with them there. Now the volume on tires is so high and they have expanded product line I think, it's not surprising they get one wrong now and then.

    I would kinda like to support fortnine cause they make very watchable videos. How can you not enjoy Ryan's self deprecating humour?
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  12. 1bigrn

    1bigrn Been here awhile

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    Lovin their service and speed. I ordered tires offthem last Friday and has them today at 1:30.
    I try to shop locally but it is hard to justify a the 50% price difference.
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  13. Sewerat

    Sewerat Cert. bike whore

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    what kinda parts you looking for? i personally get some from local shop and oem stuff from harley dealer
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  14. Allrpm

    Allrpm Been here awhile

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    A good deal when it is delivered to your door! I just ordered a jug of Motorex from F9 and the price was spot on with free delivery. If I had to jump in the truck and drive an hour each way to the dealership I may have saved a couple bucks on the purchase but $20 in fuel , lunch at the pub.... tough to beat.
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  15. CDN Rick

    CDN Rick Canoodia Eh?

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    Another great option that is growing quickly.

    Rob Lang now offers free shipping on any orders over $100.
    And unlike F9 which has just put the entire Parts Canada catalogue on it's website Rob actually tries to keep everything on his website in stock for immediate shipping.
    Plus you can call Rob and he has personal experience with both riding and wrenching as is happy to just chat and offer advice.
    Really one of the best shops in Ontario and always a pleasure to deal with. He works hard to keep his customers riding.

    I have no affiliation with the shop other than being a satisfied customer many many times.
    Just noticed the new banner last night!

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  16. 1bigrn

    1bigrn Been here awhile

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    I really like Rob Lang's shop. I trust them, competitive prices and the guys there are topnotch.
    I will definitely try Rob Lang's first when shopping.
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  17. GP640

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    I'm looking for a chain tool/breaker the selection is huge when it comes to price.
    What say ye?
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  18. Sewerat

    Sewerat Cert. bike whore

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    I say a grinder and a hammer, but except for that I do have and use a motion pro one, just not very often as the pins will break, do a lot of chains, just use grinder and hammer with punch. Do a few possibilities of on the trail, the motion pro one is fine, priced about $80


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  19. Critt

    Critt Rambling on

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    Must be new because his site didn't have any products on it as of a month or two ago. Bravo. He's a good guy to deal with.
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  20. Steve G.

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    Some big changes to online buying in North America. Motorcycle Superstore has hit the wall, closing it's doors. J&P Cycle has bought up much of their stock, a merge of sorts.

    In Metro Vancouver, a new player on the scene locally, Cycle Gear opened it's new bricks & mortar outlet last weekend in Bellingham, WA. This mega store, Revzilla/Cycle Gear powerhouse, will affect local retail bike outlets here, mainly their schedule with 7 day a week opening, late weekday opening, will certainly come in handy whilst riding in the fantastic roads of Whatcom County along the BC border, and something of a ride destination as they often are when riding in California. previously, the closest Cycle Gear outlet has been in the traffic jam armageddon of Lynwood, close to Seattle. Their in house brands, Bilt, and Sedici offer laughably inexpensive gear options. I bought a couple oil filters for 1/2 price what I'd find in Vancouver. In house deals are to be found, for their grand opening Oct 21st, Bridgestone BT-016 2 tire package for $139.99. Saw some great prices on oil as well, but don't need any.
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