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Old 23rd May 2010
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anyone know where to get parts cheap? i just spend 175 and there must be a better way and need to do a ton of work myself. I think ebay sucks btw. too much money for stuff i can get on jp catalog or otherwise getting junk stuff
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I think there is a thread in the stickies on this. With old bikes, though, the parts are where you find them. There is no one-stop shopping.

A lot of guys here have recommended a place called Jireh Cycle, especially in regard to good prices. I have never used them, so I can't say, but here is a link:

http://www.jirehcycles.com/new-products.htm
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Give eBay a chance, man. I'm not saying the "stores" on eBay necessarily, but you can find some awesome deals there. Especially if you aren't a stickler for "new".
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Sportster Specialty, Jireh Cycles, J&P, E-Bay and many others. Most are listed on this forum. Some times it just take s some patience. Personaly I've been more successful at swapmeets than anywhere else. Of course when you need something like yesterday you can't wait for a swapmeet.
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You are assuming you will get good parts at J&P or Jireh.....
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you get what you pay for . . .cheap doesn't necessarily mean quality!! . .Ask the question to some ebay sellers if they look to be selling a lot of gear for a bike around yours era. ." you wouldn't happen to have a ...." sometimes you can strike a good deal out of ebay with them
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Give eBay a chance, man. I'm not saying the "stores" on eBay necessarily, but you can find some awesome deals there. Especially if you aren't a stickler for "new".
I agree all my buddies come to me to find them parts on ebay, they give me a few bucks to find the deals for them, almost 400 Ebay purchases 90 + % are bike parts and only ever had one sale go wrong and it was for a computer cooler the clue is to llok at their feedback, I look to see how quick people get their parts, and if they get whats described. I also read the auction very carefully and ask any questions i can possibly think of
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You are assuming you will get good parts at J&P or Jireh.....
As long as you stick with the USA brand names they sell, stuff is ok. Eg, Manley, S&S, Accel, Rowe, Andrews etc.
Their no-name cheaper Asian made stuff is a real gamble. Sometimes ok, often not.
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been getting all the good deals on the HDforums classifieds. Shhh dont tell anyone.
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