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1Back to top Go down   Where to buy K100 parts Empty Where to buy K100 parts on Tue Jun 25, 2013 7:00 am

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I am now on to refurbishing the main stand on the '91 K100 16v. On Saturday I dismantled the lot and found that I need two new bushes and two new screws. Priced them up on Motorworks and Motobins but thought that as I wanted them soonest I would price them up at the local (French) BMW dealer. This is what I found:
Price for these bits from the UK £17.40 inc tax
Price from BMW dealer €18.06 inc tax
As the £ is at about €1.17 at the moment, the bits are much cheaper from the dealer. It turns out that the dealer will have to order and I will have to wait a week for them, but the same will be said for the Motorworks/Motobins parts and I would also have to pay for postage and packing which seems to be very expensive from the UK to France (from these companies anyway).
I also ordered a pair of new handlebar grips while I was there as they were also cheaper.

    

2Back to top Go down   Where to buy K100 parts Empty Re: Where to buy K100 parts on Tue Jun 25, 2013 11:49 am

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Just wondered what the rate of VAT was on motorbike parts in France.
Does it come under Transport or "renovation and improvement work" so 7%
Or do you get shafted like us with the full 20%   (19.6)


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3Back to top Go down   Where to buy K100 parts Empty Re: Where to buy K100 parts on Tue Jun 25, 2013 12:36 pm

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Full 19.6%. But we don't get shafted like you because we have no tax disc or MOT on bikes. Why do you think that I moved here?

    

4Back to top Go down   Where to buy K100 parts Empty Re: Where to buy K100 parts on Tue Jun 25, 2013 3:13 pm

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bikerboy wrote:. Why do you think that I moved here?

Oh just for the motorcycling.. Why else... It had nothing to do with the fine wines, good weather, great countryside. etc etc need I go on

Oh and the French of course   LOL


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1985 K100 RS   104EA49840092        #0081788     SILVERish (Madison) Prod. date 05/12/84
1984 srx 600
1986 cbr1000f/h
    

5Back to top Go down   Where to buy K100 parts Empty Re: Where to buy K100 parts on Tue Jun 25, 2013 4:13 pm

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You may not believe it, but it was just for the biking. I had the chance to retire at 46 and the wife and I bought a pair of R1100S's to try out the long empty roads, great weather and car drivers who will almost drive on the pavement to let a bike pass.
The wine does help, but only when the bikes are in bed for the night.

    

6Back to top Go down   Where to buy K100 parts Empty Re: Where to buy K100 parts on Tue Jun 25, 2013 5:28 pm

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You had a chance to retire at age 46???
I hate stories like that.

    

7Back to top Go down   Where to buy K100 parts Empty Re: Where to buy K100 parts on Wed Jun 26, 2013 1:35 am

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@brickrider wrote:You had a chance to retire at age 46???
I hate stories like that.

And a wife with an R1100s


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1985 K100 RS   104EA49840092        #0081788     SILVERish (Madison) Prod. date 05/12/84
1984 srx 600
1986 cbr1000f/h
    

8Back to top Go down   Where to buy K100 parts Empty Re: Where to buy K100 parts on Wed Jun 26, 2013 6:08 am

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Not anymore, she has an F800ST now. She used to have a Honda Blackbird with loads of horsepower, but now thinks that the R1100S was a much better machine. My wife is the one who drags me to bike shops and loves to buy stuff. Now that she cannot get to the BMF at Peterbro' anymore she will have to make do with the 20+ pairs of bike gloves that she still has - and some women collect handbags!

    

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