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Old 05-15-2012, 08:42 AM   #1
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BMW R75 engine parts?

Sorry, I'm new here, but does anyone have a good BMW parts store online they recommend for engine stuff? I've tried Capital Cycles but have yet to receive the stuff I ordered over a month ago...
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Old 05-15-2012, 08:44 AM   #2
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maxbmw.com is really good
hucky's is also really good
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Old 05-15-2012, 08:53 AM   #3
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What did you order from Capital? Have you called to ask? We know that Capital can sometimes be difficult but I'd hate to see you now end up with two of something.
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Old 05-15-2012, 11:38 AM   #4
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It doesn't seem to matter who owns Capitol this week, or what incarnation they're in etc, but they always seem to S>U>C>K>.
I owe my career to them I'll say that much
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Old 05-15-2012, 12:00 PM   #5
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It doesn't seem to matter who owns Capitol this week, or what incarnation they're in etc, but they always seem to S>U>C>K>.
I owe my career to them I'll say that much

I concur. When I first started riding BMWs for some reason they were the ones I found first to order parts from. Quickly learned how horrible there parts and there customer service is. If they were the only one in this country to sell BMW parts I would quite riding and take the freaking bus everywhere. Or worse, start riding a Harley. Oh the horror. Yes, they are that bad in my opinion.

I also vote for Max BMW or Hans at Hucky’s.
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Old 05-15-2012, 12:09 PM   #6
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For some stuff you might want to check with you local dealer.

My LD is supplying parts at a 10% discount, so for some things it's as cheap as placing a small order from a mail order outfit. OTOH, Hucky has a great rep and Max always comes through.

Stay away from Capital. They might have been OK 30 years ago but not today. No way!
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Old 05-15-2012, 01:17 PM   #7
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I concur. When I first started riding BMWs for some reason they were the ones I found first to order parts from.
Great. Well, i'll wait a few more days before I call them. Lesson learned, eh? Thanks for all the replies. MaxBmw it is...
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Old 05-15-2012, 04:59 PM   #8
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Actually, my shipment from Capital Cycle came today. All there! Took about 2 1/2 weeks, so not bad.
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Actually, my shipment from Capital Cycle came today. All there! Took about 2 1/2 weeks, so not bad.
It would depend on what it is you ordered. Capital Cycle has been around a long time but they do not have a large stock any more. Almost anybody will be faster. CC is a one man operation these days with the owner helping that makes two.
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Old 05-17-2012, 09:11 AM   #10
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Yeah, I may have gotten lucky. I've had amazing service from Jeff Trapp at Northwoods BMW so far, so I'll buy from him as much as possible along with MaxBMW....
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Old 05-17-2012, 10:05 AM   #11
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If you're doing a large order motobins.co.uk is worth checking out. Some parts they carry are much, much cheaper than what can be had in the US, even including shipping. Do large orders only, though, or else shipping will eat up any savings you might have had on the part itself. Shipping time isn't really a concern. I put in an order with Motobins a couple of weeks ago on a Tuesday. Parts arrived that Saturday in California.

As others have mentioned, having a local dealer will come in extremely handy as well. I was at Recommended Service in SF and had my parts list in-hand to buy from him. As I ticked off several of the parts Dave, the shop's owner, said "Why are you replacing that?!"

"Uh...Because I read I needed to replace it."
"Unless it's completely broken, don't worry about it. It's not that important."

A web order form will never tell you that!
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Old 05-17-2012, 10:26 AM   #12
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I get my airhead parts from my local dealer here in SF. I look up the PN's on the net and call them in. They keep tons of airhead parts in stock and what they don't have in stock is usually there in a couple of days. You can't expect any dealership parts guys and gals to be way up to speed on 40 year old bikes.
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Old 05-17-2012, 05:40 PM   #13
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If you're doing a large order motobins.co.uk is worth checking out. Some parts they carry are much, much cheaper than what can be had in the US, even including shipping. Do large orders only, though, or else shipping will eat up any savings you might have had on the part itself. Shipping time isn't really a concern. I put in an order with Motobins a couple of weeks ago on a Tuesday. Parts arrived that Saturday in California.

As others have mentioned, having a local dealer will come in extremely handy as well. I was at Recommended Service in SF and had my parts list in-hand to buy from him. As I ticked off several of the parts Dave, the shop's owner, said "Why are you replacing that?!"

"Uh...Because I read I needed to replace it."
"Unless it's completely broken, don't worry about it. It's not that important."

A web order form will never tell you that!
Yeah, DAve is the man.

Great guy, great service and he knows his stuff!

You might save a little by going across town but then you don't get Dave!
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