Scrapping airhead parts

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by Rob Farmer, Sep 12, 2017.

  1. OLD GREEN

    OLD GREEN Long timer

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    4) Every Windjammer or Luftmeister ever mounted wasted a set. (At least every one I've run across.)
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  2. nmalozzi

    nmalozzi airheaded

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    Good point! There are a lot of them hiding under those damn things!
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  3. Darryl's bmw

    Darryl's bmw Darby

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    Over three years I parted out my 1977 R100RS, $9,300 so far & still have a lot left. What I do is watch what people are looking for & charge 40% of retail.
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  4. Rob Farmer

    Rob Farmer Long timer

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    We were going to ship a pair of wheel rims to wirespokes a few years back but the postage was way too expensive. I doubt there would be a cost effective way of doing it unless it all went in a small container but to be honest the last thing I want to be doing is driving lots of miles (fuels around $7 a gallon) and packing things up for export when I'm trying to move house
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  5. BicyclebBob

    BicyclebBob Been here awhile

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    Seems like everything I want to sell sells for cheap and everything I want to buy sells for $$$$... Can't win, so I've just started collecting parts much to my wife's dismay.
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  6. Voltaire

    Voltaire Titanium and Ceramic Hipster

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    I put a set of ADV tyres on the local auction site here for $1 just to clear out shed with COLLECTION ONLY and a guy 1000 kms away won it for $1.
    After looking at courier options he gave me $5 apolgised for winning and said it was not worth it.
    A frame with rego here would be worth about $500 to a $1000 as means you could build a bike and not have to get it inspected to get on road.
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  7. boxerboy81

    boxerboy81 Stay Horizontal

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    What else have you got Rob?
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  8. crazydrummerdude

    crazydrummerdude Wacky Bongo Boy

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    I cringe at the thought of scrapping airhead parts. Just put them in a corner, they'll find a good home eventually.
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  9. ozmoses

    ozmoses ...

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    Came here to start a thread, this seems like a good place to tack on:


    Where are all the airhead parts??!!


    Lamontsanford used to have several pages, now he's into Guzzis...

    Roland Robitaille seems limited as well...

    Airhead salvage is (long) gone...

    While it pained me to see the bikes being parted out, there were things I've needed.

    Has the supply dried up? Or is the demand so low??

    :ear
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  10. Beemerguru

    Beemerguru Beemerguru...G/S guy

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    I could use 2-4 good '85-94 short blocks but not with that shipping costs ;-) Don't know why everyone insists on take cranks and flywheels off so it's just the case. I always get complete short blocks as a start.
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  11. Pokie

    Pokie Just plain Pokie.

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    It's not that all the used parts have dried up, we all seem to need the same parts. Usually the first things to sell are the things like front fenders, valve covers, headlights, control levers and mufflers. Things like cranks, cams, engine covers and such seem to stay around until they start getting thrown away. In the '70s when we fitted a multitude of Avon and Windjammer fairings, we ended up with shelves of new and used front turn signals, some just bodies some complete. As time went on, they mostly went to the land fill. Now everyone that buys a bike, takes the fairing off and needs the turn signals.

    Greg, if you're reading this, I have a 1988 R100GS engine case that was given to me, if you want it I'll give it to you BUT you have to pay shipping. It's just the bare case. The old owner took it to the local machine shop to have the main bearings replaced ( I think it was run out of oil). Instead, he found a used motor and told the machine shop to just throw it away. The guys at the machine shop saved it for me, I've had it for several years, it just occupies space.
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  12. Darryl's bmw

    Darryl's bmw Darby

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    I have a bunch of stuff including a complete short block with cam, crank, rods, lifters, pushrods, clutch & flywheel, timing gears & newer chain.
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  13. deafanddiabetic

    deafanddiabetic What? Huh?

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    I ended up literally throwing away rear fenders, engine cases, air boxes, pegs, turn signal housings because they didn't sell for years. I had to move and downsize and they weren't going anywhere.

    Cycle commerce and economy is a weird thing.
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  14. Beemerguru

    Beemerguru Beemerguru...G/S guy

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    Thanks for the offer but really need a complete short block with crank...and from a bike that didn't spin a rod or main bearing ;-)
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  15. BubbleCar

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    Motobins in the UK started from Beatrice realising the parts were greater than the whole....the challenge today 99% of hipsters don't know one end of a wrench from another and can buy the artwork from folk like Kevil for £10K
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  16. BubbleCar

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    Now if anyone is throwing away a set of 1980 fork leg reflectors, throw em over the pond, that stuff is gold dust...
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  17. Darryl's bmw

    Darryl's bmw Darby

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    I HAVE A GOOD 1984 R100RS Short block with crank, cam, front cam chains & gears & clutch & Flywheel. $500 + shipping But in Ontario Canada.
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