Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: California Gold Country
Motorcycle salvage shops around here charge about 1/2 the list cost of NOS parts from a dealer. It's simply not worth it, although maybe in other parts of the country they are more reasonable. I know this because I went to a large m/c salvage yard (Sacramento-area folks know the one in Rancho Cordova) to find a couple of alloy wheels for an 80s-vintage bike I was restoring. Looking around in the yard I found some that would fit and asked the guy at the desk how much they would cost. To my amazement he consulted a catalog that told him the new OEM price was about $400 each, so he told me he could sell them for $200 each. That's right, $400 for two wheels off some hulk that had been sitting outside in the yard for probably a decade or two! Not being a rude person I just turned on my heel and walked out without a word even though I was mightily insulted that he thought I might be stupid enough to pay that.
Try Oneida Suzuki for OEM new parts at a decent discount. But eBay is probably your cheapest and best option.
2016 KTM 390 Duke
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