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1Back to top Go down    POOLING SPARES. on Tue Feb 24, 2015 7:16 am

werewasi

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I see that in a 2008 thread that Bert (Crazy Frog) mentioned that he belonged to a group that pooled spares so that if someone needed a part, they were able to get it from the pool and then replace it when they managed to source the part at a reasonable cost. A pool would also enable Kers to solve problems by the "substitution" method.

This seems a great idea and despite the greater distances in AUS, could still be workable.

I have a K100 (almost complete bike) in spares boxes and would be happy to make stuff available.
I know that there are guys like TacKler and Charlie, only 200kms away, who may have a heap of spares but for bods with only one bike, this could help.

So what's the response


and while on the subject of spares - I bought some Ferodo brake pads from Motobins -cost only 10 pounds a set - packet says PLATINUM SERIES (I can't find the invoice to give you the part number but will dig it out soon) and they are great.
They were to replace some loaner EBC crap pads that my MZ mate uses and initially they weren't too good because i didn't degrease the disc properly.
Now they work great and I can lock the back wheel if i stamp on the brake.They are NOT sintered.

So good buy. If anyone is ever desperate for a pair, contact me and you can just replace later when you order from Motobins.



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2Back to top Go down    Re: POOLING SPARES. on Tue Feb 24, 2015 9:40 am

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Bill, Dave,

When you guys are travelling up to Europe any chance you might call in to Motobins and Motorworks and pick up a few suitcases full of Guinness and Bushmills bike stuff and bring it back.....

For those who wonder at mailing costs, surface mail to Australia is not so bad so a lot of bike stuff could be ordered slow mail for restocking the spares bin. Having a bike in bits in boxes is a good idea, I needed a rear disk last year and didn't have the time to get the good one off the spares bike, so a new one along with a few other items had to be bought.

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3Back to top Go down    Re: POOLING SPARES. on Tue Feb 24, 2015 10:51 am

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Sounds like a good idea. I don't have too much to offer atm except an ecu and some valve shims but I'm willing to contribute if a group of us order some basic spares/consumables to have on hand.
Also I think it would be great if when someone orders specific parts from o/s to let others know so we can combines orders. For example I'm about to order a new starter relay fromeuromotoelectricsif there are any other Aussies who would like to upgrade. Mine works but contacts are badly burnt.


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4Back to top Go down    Re: POOLING SPARES. on Wed Feb 25, 2015 3:32 am

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Okay Olaf,

I'll just talk to the pilot and see if he can divert to northern England on the way.

Oh, wait a minute. Best check if they have space out front to land an A380 first. scratch

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5Back to top Go down    Re: POOLING SPARES. on Wed Feb 25, 2015 3:44 am

92KK 84WW Olaf


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My son was flying from Manchester one day and sent me photos of an A380 ahead of him.....they can land at Dublin too and BA use Shannon for an emergency stop over if needed. Cork will take 747s but runway width rather than length may be an issue for the A380. I have watched them and where the 747 has a certain imposing elegance on the runway the A380 is just huge. It seems lower and throws up a lot of stuff from runway edges and volumes of spray in wet weather [rain: stuff you probably don't see in some parts of Australia but can be frequent here]. The airports had to be reconfigured for the A380 which they now refer to in the industry as Type F aircraft. The parking space for one is over an acre.

Your trip to Dublin is most likely an A380....seems so long since I flew from Dublin...2010. Oops. We used to have a service between Dublin and Cork [165 miles] but its now faster to drive and even faster to take the bike.


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6Back to top Go down    Re: POOLING SPARES. on Wed Feb 25, 2015 3:57 am

92KK 84WW Olaf


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Bringing parts back is not easy but I did have a thought and that was if there were some lightweight and expensive hard to get parts.....things like gaskets, engine and fork seals, rubbers, bushes, brake pipes, radiator caps, brake master cylinder repair kitsetc etc. 88KE and myself have UK postal addresses available which ship to us so they come with cheap postage and could be stored here.We have worked out that with panniers/top boxand sharing some of what you bring there will not be a problem travelling. I will probably be taking your bag on the back as my top box will be travelling more or less empty. The panniers are 950cm [37 inches in old language] in width so it will fit across neatly.

Why don't you guys put some heads together and make out a list of these bits. I have read a lot of posts about the cost of some of them but if at least they were down under getting them around Australia would not be too difficult.


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7Back to top Go down    Re: POOLING SPARES. on Tue Mar 10, 2015 6:03 pm

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I have some things, which Im happy to share. In fact Ive sent quite a few things off already.

Stocks are getting low though....and most of what I have left is totally shagged!

Unfortunately I also lost quiet a bit of stuff when the farm I was keeping my spares at had a clearance sale and sold it all!!!! without my knowledge!?!? Evil or Very Mad

Its also amazing how you dont think you'll need any of this stuff and then bamn, something unlikely breaks and you remember you had a spare but now its bloody gooooone ;(


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8Back to top Go down    Re: POOLING SPARES. on Tue Mar 10, 2015 9:16 pm

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I don't have much either, but if I have it and I'm not going to use it, then I'll pass it on.


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