|09-24-2011, 07:03 PM||#1|
Joined: Oct 2008
84' R80RT ignition switch
My ignition switch is going bad in my 84' R80RT. I remember, just recently,
seeing somewhere that carried various switches for several models.
Anyone have a clue where? Or any other ideas on replacing the switch?
|09-24-2011, 07:33 PM||#2|
Any bike can go anywere
Joined: Jul 2006
Location: Hobart, Tasmania
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|09-24-2011, 09:26 PM||#4|
Joined: May 2008
Location: HIGH desert
If you're in North Carolina, why would you order from overseas?
There are plenty of places right here in AMERICA that could use some economic stimulus.
Look up some local dealers, and then check Huckies in Florida, or even better yet, keep it in the family with one of our own.
KILL YOUR TELEVISION !!!!
|09-24-2011, 10:31 PM||#5|
Joined: Sep 2009
Location: Vancouver Island
wirewrkr, Normally I would agree with you. I usually will check the locals vs. the overseas suppliers. After factoring in shipping, exchange rates, etc. 9 times out of 10, I end up ordering from overseas. Sometimes I can get a good deal from an American dealer or other American source, but a lot of them refuse to ship to Canada. It is too much hassle for them to fill out a simple waybill. So they lose the sale.
As a proud Canadian, I try to support my Canadian dealers, but they are held hostage by BMW Canada, who is controlled by BMW North America. It does not make sense that I can order genuine OEM BMW parts from almost any other country for less than my Canadian dealers can get it from BMW Canada for.
|09-25-2011, 07:35 AM||#7|
Joined: Oct 2008
Actually, I order parts from US supplies, probably 99% of the time.
In fact, I am quite familiar with Hans, at Hucky's. I rebuilt a 72' R75/5 and Hans
supplied the majority of parts I needed over the five years it took to rebuilt the beast.
Sadly, Hans has stopped carrying /7 parts, of which family the ignition switch
belongs to, and he no longer accepts PayPal or credit card payments, which I
fear is going to only drive customers away.
I use Max BMW fairly regularly now. While I have found some prices better from
other sources, Max's communications is superior. In fact, last night, Saturday,
I sent an email to their parts manager inquiring about the ignition switch and
it's availability. NOT expecting it, I received an email after 10:00 pm telling me
the part was in stock and the price.
I am ALWAYS looking for new suppliers here in the US. Some prices better
than others for some things. Some have superior communications and go the
extra mile for your business..(like Max). Some have parts, or tools, or accessories,
or aftermarket items that are unique that they only provide. I want to know about
them. (and some's websites are easy to find your way around and locate the part.
which btw...I had some difficulty searching both sites provided above and still never
found the part I'm looking for.)
Yes, wirewrkr, I use US suppliers and will continue to do so. And I thank you for
making me aware of wirewerkes and eurotechmotorsports' sites. I will be checking
them out further.
Definitely support our own!!!
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