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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-31-2011, 08:44 AM Thread Starter
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Bike Bandit Availability Status

Just got done chatting with Bike Bandit sales rep. I had been trying to check availability on parts and all statuses were showing Unknown. He looked into it and it seems their connection to Kawasaki database is down, but they will be getting on it and getting it fixed ASAP. So if you've been trying to research parts, don't fret yet!

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Ordered a few things last weekend showing in stock and they just shipped today. I think they just discovered the issue. Maybe you got them to send my stuff
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Was just checking prices on tires and a few other needs. Looks like I'll probably go with them and the price matching. Had good luck with them in the past.

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Just checked again tonight and looks like Availability is back up and running. Scooter..just so ya know...I usually check BikeBandit to see if parts are still available at all and price, but I've been consistently finding that CheapCycleParts is cheaper on a wide range of parts. It takes a bit longer to get parts sometimes, but the savings for me on a major restoration is adding up quick.

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Someone on here turned me on to www.indyoem.com. Their prices are even cheaper than Cheap Cycle. Just don't get in a hurry. Takes about a week before they even ship from the warehouse. If this isn't a problem...a little advanced planning...you could save some dinero. I know how a little savings here and there add up on a big project. Just an FYI.

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I had issues with bikebandit, they said the parts were in stock on 3 different orders of mine when they really werent. Months later I finally got my orders after calling them once a week for 2 months.

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Thx for the tip Johnm! I'll check out their site!

Scuba...I've only ordered a couple of things from BikeBandit so far..since they're usually higher than cheapcycleparts. I know one of my orders from cheapcycle took awhile to get here too, but not months..just several weeks. I think that's just par for the course, with old machines that have to have parts come from overseas or the depths of some warehouse somewhere. I had some of the same issues on finding parts for a restoration of my 1974 FJ-40 Landcruiser and some of those parts ultimately had to come from months of searching junkyards or fabbing my own replacements. I plan to order my parts in batches and way before I'll need them..so hopefully won't have too much parts-waiting downtime...we can hope anyway...LOL!

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