What do I do with old parts?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Monsignore, Apr 18, 2013.

  1. Monsignore

    Monsignore Plunger Boy

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    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? :dunno

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

    What do y'all do with your old leftovers?
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  2. Jayrod1318

    Jayrod1318 Poster

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    uh, the flea market? Right here on your very own adventure riding website. :wink:
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  3. Monsignore

    Monsignore Plunger Boy

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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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  4. MotorradMike

    MotorradMike MIL-TFD-41

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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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  5. Ducky 149

    Ducky 149 Been here awhile

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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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  6. mike

    mike Long timer

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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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  7. scooteraug02

    scooteraug02 Dog Rancher

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    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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  8. Flashmo

    Flashmo Whatever...

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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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  9. bomber60015

    bomber60015 Anatomically Correct

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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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  10. concours

    concours WFO for 41 years

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    Pretty muckin fuch. Lol. Stick em on fleabay and say goodbye NOW!
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  11. mike

    mike Long timer

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    looking at ebay, they seem to have some decent value no matter the condition.
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  12. SilkMoneyLove

    SilkMoneyLove Long timer

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    :lol3
    yOU ARE WISE! I am well down this path too...time for eBay...
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  13. * SHAG *

    * SHAG * Unstable

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    Winner winner, chicken dinner! :deal
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  14. FixerDave

    FixerDave KLR650 - XR200R

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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...
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  15. bomber60015

    bomber60015 Anatomically Correct

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

    drhach gorillamanufacturing.com

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    You can also use the parts as a form of pseudo-currency. Basically, you convince your wife that they have some value and you will get around to selling them and that should help to recoup some of the money that you've been spending on new parts.
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  17. PrtclMn001

    PrtclMn001 Custom User Title

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    My wife has wised up to this trick. :deal

    That's what I get for marrying someone who is very attractive AND very smart. :lol3
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  18. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    Or for the inevitable rebuild in the future so you can keep riding.

    Failing that, give them away to someone doing the same. Most who toss them regret it later.

    Jim :brow
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  19. Truckin_Thumper

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    yer in Queens, just toss them out the window. :D
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  20. LuciferMutt

    LuciferMutt Rides slow bike slow

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    Add me to the club of those that:

    saves it
    forgets it's there
    needs it again for some reason
    Swears I had it, but now can't find it anywhere, and assume I trashed it
    orders/buys something else
    finds the old part(s) literally the day later

    or

    saves it
    forgets it's there, and what it is and what it is off of
    finds it seven years later and wonders WTF it is
    trashes it then

    :lol3
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