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Old 02-03-2014, 02:31 PM   #1
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Online bmw parts in Canada

Is there a good online vendor in Canada for BMW parts?

I need to order a cylinder head cover gasket set 11128520621 and I live a long way from a dealer.
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Old 02-03-2014, 02:48 PM   #2
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Old 02-03-2014, 08:40 PM   #3
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Simple answer, depends on what you are after.

If you are looking for parts for an airhead, then check out the non-factory shops. i.e. the smaller independents that specialize and have been in business for years. Such as Shail's in Langley, BC.

But in reality, you will not get any deals from the stealerships. I usually order from Motobins in England. Great service and easy to order on line.
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Old 02-03-2014, 09:14 PM   #4
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http://www.motobins.co.uk/

this site gets good reviews. I think I will try here this spring.
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Old 02-04-2014, 04:35 AM   #5
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Motorworks in the UK

I have ordered several things online from Motorworks in the UK. In fact I have ordered the same gasket from them as you are inquiring about. It's about $100 from a BMW dealer in Canada, 34.47 from Mororworks = $68.00. Great service and very convenient for those of us who are not near a Canadian Stealer I mean dealer.

http://www.motorworks.co.uk/vlive/Sh...20621&x=8&y=11
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Old 02-04-2014, 04:47 AM   #6
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And shipping from the UK via Royal Mail to Fort Smith will be cheaper then a dealer from Canada can ship it to Fort Smith with Canada Post. Saving again.
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Old 02-04-2014, 03:17 PM   #7
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I've used Motobins in the UK many times. Excellent service and prompt shipping.
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Old 02-04-2014, 05:15 PM   #8
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Thanks for all the information. Crazy that shipping from the UK could be cheaper than from Alberta!

I need to do some reading in my service manual to make sure I am up for the task of changing the gasket set.
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Old 02-04-2014, 05:44 PM   #9
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I need to do some reading in my service manual to make sure I am up for the task of changing the gasket set.
It's not as intimidating as it seems once you get into it. Actually pretty straight forward. You may want to order the stick coil puller tool while you are at it though.

Stick coil puller tool part # TOA73248
Fits F800GS , F650GS twin 2008 on

I did get mine out without the puller but for the few dollars it would be worth it.
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Old 02-04-2014, 06:43 PM   #10
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So Motobins or Motorworks don't have a rather large shipping charge like $25 when you order from MAX BMW down in the States?
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Old 02-04-2014, 08:53 PM   #11
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Shipping for the gasket and puller is 13.33 = $24.15. So about the same as Max, and again the bigger the order the better the deal on shipping, which applies for Max BMW as well. I am sure the shipping from Edmonton to Fort Smith with Canada Post would be in the 20 to 25 $ range.
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Old 02-08-2014, 06:48 AM   #12
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So Motobins or Motorworks don't have a rather large shipping charge like $25 when you order from MAX BMW down in the States?
No they don't. I can't remember which one either Max or Bobs BMW, but I was needing ( and still am ) the swing arm spacers for a R50/5 SWB. They wanted $ 36. US for shipping to Canada. These two items are similar to washers and weight next to nothing. I can't get the right size ones from Motobins so I'm still in the hunt.
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Old 02-08-2014, 10:36 AM   #13
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Cycleman2, If you know the exact sizes or better yet the part number, give Shane a call and Shail's. They have parts books and microfiche going back to when your bike was new, and beyond. They will probably have them in stock and will ship via mail or whatever method you want. They only charge exactly what the shipping really is. i.e. if it fits in an padded envelope, probably a couple of bucks.
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Old 02-13-2014, 07:54 AM   #14
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For airheads
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www.airheadpartsonline.com
Canadian, small biz and good prices
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Old 02-13-2014, 09:22 AM   #15
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For airheads
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www.airheadpartsonline.com
Canadian, small biz and good prices
So we have our own online source up here north of the border... I like their prices on oil filters. How are their shipping costs?
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