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I was wondering about a couple of ideas.

1) any thoughts on setting up a kind of agreement page so we don't bid against ourselves on ebay?

2) any thoughts on collectively buying junker 750s and parting them out at need? Sort of a vn750 parts insurance group?

I don't have any strong suggestions on how to set such things up or even know if this is practical. I do know there are a lot of us and that our bikes are no longer made. The ultimate goal of these kinds of things would to save money and keep us on the road longer. Has this sort of thing ever been tried?

I know some people have probably done this privately, i.e., they get a bike for something and part it out. It makes for something of a skewed market though, since not all the sellers are listing what they have at the same time. It'd be great if there was a vn750 parts/bikes graveyard out there which we could all dip into.

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I was wondering about a couple of ideas.

1) any thoughts on setting up a kind of agreement page so we don't bid against ourselves on ebay?

2) any thoughts on collectively buying junker 750s and parting them out at need? Sort of a vn750 parts insurance group?

I don't have any strong suggestions on how to set such things up or even know if this is practical. I do know there are a lot of us and that our bikes are no longer made. The ultimate goal of these kinds of things would to save money and keep us on the road longer. Has this sort of thing ever been tried?

I know some people have probably done this privately, i.e., they get a bike for something and part it out. It makes for something of a skewed market though, since not all the sellers are listing what they have at the same time. It'd be great if there was a vn750 parts/bikes graveyard out there which we could all dip into.
There is a VN750 Salvage Yard, it is "Crobins365 vn750 parts"! LOL


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Who has the room and the time to tear down and store parts? It's a great idea though.
As far a ebay goes, I doubt anyone will lay down on bidding if they see something they want. It's too hard to find certain things anymore. Like those chrome covers for our coolant reservoir, along with used Mustang and Corbin seats for example.

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It's a good idea and but parts for vn 750 are in high demand and people are going to bid high regardless of price due parts are hard to come by for our bike. Whats frustraring about e-bay is all the crap sellers list when you type vulcan 750, they have several pages of crap like neon glow lights and items that should be listed somewhere else.
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There is a VN750 Salvage Yard, it is "Crobins365 vn750 parts"! LOL
My thoughts exactly when I read his post!

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It's a good idea and but parts for vn 750 are in high demand and people are going to bid high regardless of price due parts are hard to come by for our bike. Whats frustraring about e-bay is all the crap sellers list when you type vulcan 750, they have several pages of crap like neon glow lights and items that should be listed somewhere else.
Type in "vn750" eliminates alot of the crap!!


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DUNLOP ELITE K591 FRONT & REAR
VOLTMETER
SYNTHETIC BRAKE FLUID
SYNTHETIC OIL & GEAR LUBE
PLEXISTAR 2 WINDSHIELD
SPLINES LUBED
ACCT'S GREASED W/TOC SPRINGS
COASTERD
LEATHER SADDLE BAGS
LEATHER TOOL AND ROLL BAG
PICKUP COILS GAPPED AT .018"
NGK CAP, WIRES, IRIDUMS
BARNETT FRICTION PLATES & SPRINGS
CUSTOM GRIPS, MIRRORS, LEVERS
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Whats frustraring about e-bay is all the crap sellers list when you type vulcan 750, they have several pages of crap like neon glow lights and items that should be listed somewhere else.
If you use the eBay link on the forum here, you don't get all the other crap.


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