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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-10-2012, 04:09 PM Thread Starter
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Need help for repair (left handed low-side)

So my front tire washed out in the middle of a left turn and I went down...Probably going about 40 to 50 mph. Damage to the alternator cover, shifter, bar end, front turn signal, rear passenger peg, left side mirror (just the glass), and oddly enough the right side mirror mount snapped. I found a website that sells OEM triumph parts, but I have a couple of questions before I buy.

Is that a good site to buy from, or is there a better place to get parts? I dont care if they are used so long as they are undamaged.

Also, I cant seem to locate the mirror bracket that snapped on that site, or the replacement glass for the mirror either.

Lastly, I am a DIY'er through and through, and plan on doing the repairs myself. I will get a new gasket for the alternator cover, and I am mechanically inclined. Ive heard taking the cover off can be difficult though, can someone give a detailed walk through?

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-10-2012, 04:58 PM
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First time I came off my bike (rain, fuel spill, roundabout) I managed to get everything minus the bar-ends off eBay.

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you can normally find all the parts you need from ebay or even the classifieds on this site.

And I found out from my low speed low side, that many parts from aftermarket companies are much cheaper than OEM. For example, the standard handle bars were 98 euros here in Spain and Rizomas (in colors) were only 59!

Take time and look around on ebay for all that you can, save the money. If you do decide to buy OEM, Bikebandit is a good place, I have done business with them in the past. They arent the cheapest but they do have a great selection.

hope this helps!

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Seeing as you are in San Diego, why not stop by Rocket MC. They had a turn signal in stock the time I needed one and for the same price as Bikebandit. Check ebay & classifieds here & first for mirrors, bar ends, etc., though.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-11-2012, 01:48 PM
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How many of these original parts sold on eBay in the UK/US are from stolen bikes? Is there any way of checking? I guess that one must simply only buy from reputable eBay dealers??

Just asking, as we don't have this facility in South Africa. Only GumTree, which is a known haunt of felons and the like...

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