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I have used these people in the past a few times. Always given good results


http://partfinderuk.co.uk/


http://bike-breakers.info/


Beauty is you provide the details of what you are looking for, they put it out to the dealers on their lists, dealer contacts you and you negotiate the price.


So it saves you spending hours on the phone. They come to you if they have the part you are seeking, just be prepared to have a number of incoming calls for a couple of days if it is a common part.


There is also a car equivelant for cars. I once needed a gearbox for my 2.9 Granada (when it was a current car, so shows how long ago it was) but it is still relevant. I used partfinder, calls came in thick and fast. First price was around £400. I eventually got a box for £50.


Saved me a fortune.


I needed an engine for a GSXR1100WP. I was being quoted £700 - £900 for an average mileage motor. I got a low mileage motor for £185 warranted mileage.


Anyway, I digress, hope this helps you.

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I have used these people in the past a few times. Always given good results


http://partfinderuk.co.uk/


http://bike-breakers.info/


Beauty is you provide the details of what you are looking for, they put it out to the dealers on their lists, dealer contacts you and you negotiate the price.


So it saves you spending hours on the phone. They come to you if they have the part you are seeking, just be prepared to have a number of incoming calls for a couple of days if it is a common part.


There is also a car equivelant for cars. I once needed a gearbox for my 2.9 Granada (when it was a current car, so shows how long ago it was) but it is still relevant. I used partfinder, calls came in thick and fast. First price was around £400. I eventually got a box for £50.


Saved me a fortune.


I needed an engine for a GSXR1100WP. I was being quoted £700 - £900 for an average mileage motor. I got a low mileage motor for £185 warranted mileage.


Anyway, I digress, hope this helps you.

Just out of interest,what went wrong with the original WP engine? Mine's at 34000m and I've had it from 4000m ,nothings gone wrong yet. My GSXR 1100L was going strong at about 80000m when I flogged it so here's hoping.
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The best breakers is the one that has exactly what you want at the best price so in other words start your search by using Google and just go with the flow.Nearly all of them are on EBay so you shouldn't have any hassle . I've bought a lot of stuff recently including some replica parts direct from China and I've got no complaints.

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Just out of interest,what went wrong with the original WP engine? Mine's at 34000m and I've had it from 4000m ,nothings gone wrong yet. My GSXR 1100L was going strong at about 80000m when I flogged it so here's hoping.

 

Lack of oil is not good for an engine :oops: I hasten to add it was serviced regularly and no expense was spared as one of the perks of being in the trade and having my own bike business at the time was I had full time staff to maintain it and everything was cost price but went through the business.


It was on 140,000 miles and as you know it has a sight glass for checking the engine oil level rather than a dip stick. It looked fine, but it transpired that the sight glass had become stained and looked like it had the right oil quantity.


No engine oil + a high speed run + a dodgy sight glass = blown engine.


Replacement engine went in and was good for another 25,000 miles before it got sold for the first Blackbird in 96.

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Just out of interest,what went wrong with the original WP engine? Mine's at 34000m and I've had it from 4000m ,nothings gone wrong yet. My GSXR 1100L was going strong at about 80000m when I flogged it so here's hoping.

 

Lack of oil is not good for an engine :oops: I hasten to add it was serviced regularly and no expense was spared as one of the perks of being in the trade and having my own bike business at the time was I had full time staff to maintain it and everything was cost price but went through the business.


It was on 140,000 miles and as you know it has a sight glass for checking the engine oil level rather than a dip stick. It looked fine, but it transpired that the sight glass had become stained and looked like it had the right oil quantity.


No engine oil + a high speed run + a dodgy sight glass = blown engine.


Replacement engine went in and was good for another 25,000 miles before it got sold for the first Blackbird in 96.

Wow , that's cheered me up,140,000 miles means mines' barely run in by comparison . How on earth did you find the time to clock 165,000 miles in only 3 years?
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How on earth did you find the time to clock 165,000 miles in only 3 years?

 

Professional rider for 40 + years


I used to run trips down to southern Germany, Italy, Austria, in fact all over Europe several times a year. Pluse advanced instructing and examining, lot of contract work at advanced level, I would run a 10 day advanced course and that would cover a couple of thousand miles a course and, and and. Then there were CBT and DAS courses to run. I was on the bike every day except Xmas day and Boxing day.


I used to average around 70,000 miles a year.


I used to clock up 60,000 a year on my Police bike, but then after my retirement, my own bike got hammered on mileage.


I sold my first Blackbird which I brought new at 3 years old on 130,000 miles.


I have not had a bike since around 1986 where I have not done at least 100,000 miles on. I tend to keep them too long, a mistake I tend to make with my cars as well.

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How on earth did you find the time to clock 165,000 miles in only 3 years?

 

Professional rider for 40 + years


I used to run trips down to southern Germany, Italy, Austria, in fact all over Europe several times a year. Pluse advanced instructing and examining, lot of contract work at advanced level, I would run a 10 day advanced course and that would cover a couple of thousand miles a course and, and and. Then there were CBT and DAS courses to run. I was on the bike every day except Xmas day and Boxing day.


I used to average around 70,000 miles a year.


I used to clock up 60,000 a year on my Police bike, but then after my retirement, my own bike got hammered on mileage.


I sold my first Blackbird which I brought new at 3 years old on 130,000 miles.


I have not had a bike since around 1986 where I have not done at least 100,000 miles on. I tend to keep them too long, a mistake I tend to make with my cars as well.

 

What's your bike history TC, and what was your favourite?

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What's your bike history TC, and what was your favourite?

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My first

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My first proper bike

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First bike after pssing my test

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First 4 stroke

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First newish bike but very thirsty

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My first fully faired bike and my all time favourite

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First brand new bike

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Brought the bike that was for years my favourite, and regretted it.

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Brought the first of 3 and loved every minute on them. Transformation after the GSX1100FE

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My first and really only ever sports bike

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And then 3 Blackbirds which brings me up to date

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Police Bikes wise

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Started off on one of these, the office hack 850

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This s not me, but shows what my first BMW Police bike looked like

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Then we got the R80RT

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Then the K100RT

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I then had an Interpol 2 for a while

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I then had the first ST1100 Police bike to develop

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We also had this monter on trial

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Police Bikes wise

You never had a blues and twos Fireblade then? Mate's brother rode one, I think Pompey way, when they were trialled.


The guy who took me out for a day was on a plain clothes R1, that looked pretty trick.

 

Thames Valley didn't/don't use any plain bikes for enforcement.


On surveillance we used plain K100's so same as a uniformed bike but without the markings.


I did my advanced course at Essex back in the 80's, and we did have the GPZ900R to play with for a while as it was brand new state of the art, but I don't count that.

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