Where can I find discontinued Suzuki OEM parts?

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by Torsten, Aug 12, 2011.

  1. Torsten

    Torsten n00b

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    Hello everyone!
    I recently bought a 1981 Suzuki DR500(same engine as SP500) and this is my first post. I'm looking for a new camshaft and rocker arms for the bike since they are completly worn out. The rest of the engine seems to be in good condition so I'm focusing on finding just these parts instead of a used engine in unknown condition. The rocker arms doesn't seem to be hard to find but the camshaft is discontinued from Suzuki.
    I have e-mailed bikebandit, cycle-parts.com and a couple of others but I haven't had any luck yet. It doesn't seem to be available on ebay neither. Does anyone of you have any idea of where i can find one?

    The partnumber for the camshaft: 12711-37400
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    zookster Chupacabra

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  3. Suzuki Phil

    Suzuki Phil Been here awhile

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    I checked my Suzuki parts database and that part number covers 81 to 83 DR500 & SP500. Might be hard to find, I'd keep checking ebay one might pop up.

    SP
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  4. Suzuki Phil

    Suzuki Phil Been here awhile

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    I did a search on ebay here in the states and found several SP500 heads for sale. I would email them and ask is they have a cam laying around.

    SP
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  5. Torsten

    Torsten n00b

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    Thanks for the replies!
    I will contact Paul Miller and see if he´s got any idea where i can find one. Contacting people who are selling cylinder heads sounds like a good idea to so I will give that a try.

    Actually I have found a company here in sweden who have the camshaft in stock, they´re called MC-shopen.se and the claim to have the biggest supply of old Suzuki parts in europe. Only problem with them is that they want 3900kr or about 560 dollars for it, and thats almost as much as I payed for the whole bike.
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  6. 996DL

    996DL Buell me

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    Try Modern Motorcycling in Vancouver BC. modernmotorcycling.com Ph# 604 876 0182

    Selling Suzuki's since the 60's, certainly worth a call anyways...
    Far more than your average share, of nos and used oem Suzuki parts.

    996DL
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  7. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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    Beater The Bavarian Butcher

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  9. 3uba296

    3uba296 Thumpcurious

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    From CMSNL, based in the netherlands.

    http://www.cmsnl.com/suzuki-dr500-1981-1982-usa_model15959/partslist/89521.html

    213 Euro for the camshaft and 50 Euro each for the rockers. Not to shabby.
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  10. milkman6453

    milkman6453 Adventurer

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    babbits does not actually have them, i tried ordering through them. They hook me up with a dealer who had one new one for sale. It snapped in half at 6500 rpm.
    luckily i found another used one that has lasted for now.
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  11. wirewrkr

    wirewrkr the thread-killer

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    I happen to be in the process of parting out an 81 DR 500.
    PM me for your needs. The stuff will be sold REALLY REALLY CHEAP and I can fit a lot of small parts into a flat rate postbox to SWEDEN.
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  12. wirewrkr

    wirewrkr the thread-killer

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    just pulled the head off the DR, It looks pretty good to me, cam too!
    The rockers look fine too.

    Attached Files:

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  13. wirewrkr

    wirewrkr the thread-killer

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    here's the head.

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  14. chicky

    chicky BMW Rider

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    Hi Torsten...:norton

    You could try these people in Austalia

    suziparts.com.au


    Chicky ....:evil
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  15. milkman6453

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    do you have a vernier caliper or something you can measure that cam with in hundredths of an inch?
    The cam lobes long ways and short ways, and then the shaft aswell
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  16. wirewrkr

    wirewrkr the thread-killer

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    I assume that was directed to me, so here ya go.
    The intake lobe is at 1.414" The exhaust lobe is 1.424"
    the small shaft diameter is .7865" and the larger is .9825"
    Hope this is of some help.
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