sobe_death
sobe_death Dork
6/15/17 10:22 a.m.

Is there a motorcycle-equivalent website out there to car-part.com? I've been trying to search craigslist and FB marketplace, but any time I google for a salvage yard near Denver it just sends me to used motorcycle dealers.

Alternately, any place where motorcycle engines are easily attainable?

stuart in mn
stuart in mn UltimaDork
6/15/17 1:35 p.m.

Sport Wheels in Jordan, MN is one of the biggest motorcycle salvage yards around, and I believe they have a search function on their website.

However, you're probably better off trolling your local Craigslist for entire bikes where you can harvest the engine. I usually see a lot of bikes that are only good as parts donors in my area.

pinchvalve
pinchvalve MegaDork
6/15/17 3:20 p.m.

There is a huge yard here in the PGH area that has tons of classic and late-model bikes, except they are complete Richards and don't want to sell to anyone but their friends. Which would be fine if it were a personal collection, but they advertise themselves as a business! I drove an hour to visit their lot for parts for my CX500 (at the time) and they just acted like ass-hats and turned me away. Why have a sign out front and an "open" sign if you are a bunch of inbred yahoos who only sell to your wife/sister?

Other than that rant, I have no assistance.

benzbaronDaryn
benzbaronDaryn Dork
6/16/17 3:53 a.m.

What do you need? I went to cycle salvage and they didnt have nothin for my bike.

sobe_death
sobe_death Dork
6/16/17 12:30 p.m.

In reply to benzbaronDaryn:

I'm looking for an engine for a BEC project. Preferably a VFR1200, or the ol' reliable Hayabusa. None of my typical Craigslist cities have shown any promise and SearchTempest doesn't seem to be so reliable at getting matches anymore.

fasted58
fasted58 MegaDork
6/16/17 12:45 p.m.
pinchvalve wrote: There is a huge yard here in the PGH area that has tons of classic and late-model bikes, except they are complete Richards and don't want to sell to anyone but their friends. Which would be fine if it were a personal collection, but they advertise themselves as a business! I drove an hour to visit their lot for parts for my CX500 (at the time) and they just acted like ass-hats and turned me away. Why have a sign out front and an "open" sign if you are a bunch of inbred yahoos who only sell to your wife/sister? Other than that rant, I have no assistance.

Where was this yard at? just in case I need to avoid it.

I bought a wrecked FZR as an engine donor from Norm's in Homestead before, they were really OK. Adam's Cycle is closed now I believe.

Graystang
Graystang New Reader
6/24/17 8:44 p.m.

Wish there was a car part.com for bikes:( I would say the closest thing would be ebay, as much as I hate to recommend them anymore

MulletTruck
MulletTruck Reader
6/24/17 9:52 p.m.

Try the boards of the bikes you want to get engines from. Coparts is a good place to look for crashed bikes. Also add the Suzuki Bandit 1250 to your engine search. Excellent engine for cars.

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