Online bmw parts in Canada

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  1. northern

    northern Been here awhile

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    Is there a good online vendor in Canada for BMW parts?

    I need to order a cylinder head cover gasket set 11128520621 and I live a long way from a dealer.
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  2. LittleMac

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    Beemer boneyard state side! If you need to do one might as well do both.:D
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  3. DaveBall

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    Simple answer, depends on what you are after.

    If you are looking for parts for an airhead, then check out the non-factory shops. i.e. the smaller independents that specialize and have been in business for years. Such as Shail's in Langley, BC.

    But in reality, you will not get any deals from the stealerships. I usually order from Motobins in England. Great service and easy to order on line.
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  5. Dirt2Oil

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    I have ordered several things online from Motorworks in the UK. In fact I have ordered the same gasket from them as you are inquiring about. It's about $100 from a BMW dealer in Canada, £34.47 from Mororworks = $68.00. Great service and very convenient for those of us who are not near a Canadian Stealer I mean dealer. :rofl

    http://www.motorworks.co.uk/vlive/Shop/Parts.php?T=6&Q=11128520621&x=8&y=11
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  6. Dirt2Oil

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    And shipping from the UK via Royal Mail to Fort Smith will be cheaper then a dealer from Canada can ship it to Fort Smith with Canada Post. Saving again.
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  7. cycleman2

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    I've used Motobins in the UK many times. Excellent service and prompt shipping.
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  8. northern

    northern Been here awhile

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    Thanks for all the information. Crazy that shipping from the UK could be cheaper than from Alberta!

    I need to do some reading in my service manual to make sure I am up for the task of changing the gasket set.
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  9. Dirt2Oil

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    It's not as intimidating as it seems once you get into it. Actually pretty straight forward. You may want to order the stick coil puller tool while you are at it though.

    Stick coil puller tool part # TOA73248
    Fits F800GS , F650GS twin 2008 on

    I did get mine out without the puller but for the few dollars it would be worth it.
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  10. jackd

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    So Motobins or Motorworks don't have a rather large shipping charge like $25 when you order from MAX BMW down in the States?
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  11. Dirt2Oil

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    Shipping for the gasket and puller is £13.33 = $24.15. So about the same as Max, and again the bigger the order the better the deal on shipping, which applies for Max BMW as well. I am sure the shipping from Edmonton to Fort Smith with Canada Post would be in the 20 to 25 $ range.
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  12. cycleman2

    cycleman2 Been here awhile

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    No they don't. I can't remember which one either Max or Bobs BMW, but I was needing ( and still am ) the swing arm spacers for a R50/5 SWB. They wanted $ 36. US for shipping to Canada. These two items are similar to washers and weight next to nothing. I can't get the right size ones from Motobins so I'm still in the hunt.
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  13. DaveBall

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    Cycleman2, If you know the exact sizes or better yet the part number, give Shane a call and Shail's. They have parts books and microfiche going back to when your bike was new, and beyond. They will probably have them in stock and will ship via mail or whatever method you want. They only charge exactly what the shipping really is. i.e. if it fits in an padded envelope, probably a couple of bucks.
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  14. fyr

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  15. jackd

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    So we have our own online source up here north of the border... I like their prices on oil filters. How are their shipping costs?
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  16. cycleman2

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    Thanks. I've sent them an email. I know some of our locals that get the odd part from them, so I'm familiar with them but have never ordered anything so we'll see how it goes.
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  17. fyr

    fyr iRoast Coffee

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    I bought 135$ worth of gaskets and what not.
    Box measures 12"/9"/2.5"
    Cost to ship was 10$

    Ive got an exhaust nut and 2xvalve cover gasket coming and shipping is again around 10. Came 3 days after they said it would.

    So i have 2 places so far in good ol Canuckland that i like this year for my moto needs


    Cheers
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  18. Country Doc

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    That's great to find out about airheadpartsonline. Looks like an excellent place - I'm always up for using a supplier on this side of the border.

    dc
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  19. fyr

    fyr iRoast Coffee

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    Yeah I fluked out I guess.. I was looking for parts for my R65 and posted to Kijiji and got a reply to check out that site.. So I did.. Started up a convo with the owner and found out he was the one who replied... I was looking at the States for parts but he is equal or if not betters the price..

    Anyhow my local BMW dealer is not a fan of carrying airhead parts.. Nice to have folks like this that can get the goodies for these old bikes...
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