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    Senior Member Braden's Avatar
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    Scrap yard visit. What would you get?

    So I'm going to "Canada's largest motorcycle scrapyard" tomorrow to look for a few bit.

    Mainly a new tank of the xt225/350 variety. Maybe a ,watching seat Pam for a graph.

    Also hoping to grab a longer rear brake arm off a xt350 or similair.

    I've called today and he said he has quite a few Yamaha's.

    What would you pick off of a pile of old bikes?

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    as much as I could carry/afford!!!
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    Ive got some extra XT parts available if you need a few things. I might have a tank bit it will need paint.

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    I'd take a measuring tape, some calipers, some tools, a camera, an open mind and a list of everything that bugs you about your bike.

    If at all possible I'd take the most important thing, the bike itself. It's a lot easier to tell if that longer shifter or brake arm is in fact gunna work out if you have access to yours. Boneyards usually won't let you return things and once you've bought it, it's yourn.

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    I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.

    Powdercoated '87 frame, extended swingarm, YZ fork legs, ATV tire, 14/55, XT350 tank, spliced quick-release seat, disc brake conversion, beeg headlight, beeger rack, Lizrdcooler, Lizrdventz and bunch of other stuff all covered in invisible ink.

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    May consider looking for some forks, headlights, gas tanks, pegs, skidplates, etc...
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    Can you buy the whole yard?
    Forever grateful for all your help brother
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    Where is this place? I find scrap yards so hard to come by nowadays in my neck of the woods. If I were you Id try and pick up a second engine, just to rebuild and have as a spare. Dunno, kinda like the idea of doing something like.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BugSpatteredJacket View Post

    Where is this place? I find scrap yards so hard to come by nowadays in my neck of the woods.
    I actually had a conversation with a fella I met not too long ago about this very subject. He was looking for parts for his '70s enduro, but all of the old moto junkyards he used to frequent years ago have closed up shop. I told him to check out ebay, which is at once a great resource and a big driver of higher prices for old and used moto parts. With ebay and the interwebs we've got today, why would a guy let an old junker bike sit in a u-pull-it yard for 20 years when he could take it apart himself and sell it in pieces for much higher prices over the next few weeks or months online?

    A big motorcycle junkyard sounds like a pretty fun place to me, happy hunting Braden!
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