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Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Chandler, Arizona
Parting out a bike, say on eBay, is a big hassle. Some people make a living doing it full time. They are all set up for it, have a shipper and tons of cardboard boxes (or a source for them) they usually don't have another job, so they can devote full time to it.
For me personally, the money I would be likely to make parting out a $600 just wouldn't be worth it.
If you need the parts, and the parts you need are on the parts bike, then it may very well be worth it.
If I had $600 to spend on my own bike, I would spend most of it replacing things that it really needed, like oil changes, filters, moly paste, tires, battery, cables,, brake pads, wheel bearings, manual cam chain tensioners, etc.
I have a cheap GPS (Garmin eTrex), I have a cheap full face helmet (DOT approved), boots, electric gloves for when it really gets cold, that's about it for gear.
I am a motorcyclist, NOT a biker.
1997 Vulcan 750, purchased about a week ago
2006 Sportster 1200 Low
2013 Royal Enfield Bullet 500, converted to carb
2001 Yamaha XT225, heavily modified
2004 Honda Rebel 250
1979 Vespa P200E
2002 Vulcan 750 parts bike
1994 Yamaha XT225 parts bike