Having a moan

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Sun Oct 30, 2016 8:19 am

I was hoping to pick up some bits to rebuild my forks at Brid custom show but on asking the price on some bits I didn't bother. My moan is why do some not all dealers think we have shed loads of money. E.g. £12 for link bolts. £65 for springs, rods and rubbers.

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Sun Oct 30, 2016 9:15 am

Most stuff was the same price there than when you get online from them certainly the one I sometimes use.

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Sun Oct 30, 2016 10:40 am

Almost all scooter spares come from Europe or the far East. That means they're priced in Euros or Dollars. Since the EU referendum the pound value has crashed so they've all got more expensive.

My wife's business buys as lot of stuff from the states and the exchange rate is killing her.
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Sun Oct 30, 2016 1:15 pm

LI150 wrote:I was hoping to pick up some bits to rebuild my forks at Brid custom show but on asking the price on some bits I didn't bother. My moan is why do some not all dealers think we have shed loads of money. E.g. £12 for link bolts. £65 for springs, rods and rubbers.
Scootopia do complete sets of link bolts bushes washers etc for 10 quid quality is above average
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Sun Oct 30, 2016 2:29 pm

Weak pound might open up a market for British made scooter parts maybe.

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Sun Oct 30, 2016 2:45 pm

I use scootopia and scooter restorations mainly as I am happy to pay their prices. I was hoping that a bargain or two could be had at Brid but I struggled to find many. Corrado did have some good priced items a 200 casing for £280 which is good IMO. I quess being a tight Yorkshire man does not help much though. :D

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Sun Oct 30, 2016 6:15 pm

i agree about the prices but you have to remember they pay a fortune to sell there one trader upstaires was saying his takings were rubbish and he couldnt afford to be downstaires

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Sun Oct 30, 2016 6:17 pm

having said that quality chrome was really good and there products are second to none

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Sun Oct 30, 2016 7:19 pm

My clutch cable broke at IOW so i lost the trunnion. Mine was a 3.5mm one, but not one supplier had one, they were all the new 3mm type. I'll take one and a 3mm Allen key, says I. Oh, we don't have any 3mm Allen keys, only 3.5mm. What?!

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Sun Oct 30, 2016 8:14 pm

mr mugello wrote:Weak pound might open up a market for British made scooter parts maybe.
What British made parts? The GT kits? My rear brake cables? I can't see anyone in the UK getting rich on that.

The export market for U.K. made scooter parts is tiny by comparison to the UK scooter market. The extra cost of the fall in the value of the pound will be felt by British scooterist, more than any European riders. I am sure this must be a concern for the big Continental based dealers like SIP, LTH and Rimini.

Not only are all the imported parts going to go up in price, the cost of attending European rallies Will also go up too.
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