Can anyone steer me to a store or vendor that might have a front wheel for a 1997 GL1500SE??


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flyndon
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Can anyone steer me to a store or vendor that might have a front wheel for a 1997 GL1500SE??

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Hello!!

recent close encounter with a brick and my front tire at 45mph has left me with a bent rim. Can't seem to find any used parts on the West coast ( I am in Oregon)...can anyone guide me to a reliable used parts center where i may find a reasonably priced replacement?
If anyone one the board might have what i am seeking, please feel free to contact me here, or at the email address or phone listed below...

Thanks,

Don in Salem Oregon
dicetabl@gmail.com
971-239-8753


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blupupher
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Re: Can anyone steer me to a store or vendor that might have a front wheel for a 1997 GL1500SE??

Post by blupupher »

ebay has a bunch ...
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Pinwall cycle on ebay. I've used them several times
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Re: Can anyone steer me to a store or vendor that might have a front wheel for a 1997 GL1500SE??

Post by Snowmoer »

Do a Google search for "Oregon Motorcycle Salvage Yards" and 3 will come up. Two up in the Portland area, and in the Sothern part of the state.

Other than that, E Bay will be your friend.
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Re: Can anyone steer me to a store or vendor that might have a front wheel for a 1997 GL1500SE??

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If you are in Salem, OR then:
1) Cycle Country
2) Bill's Motorcycle Plus
3) Power Motorsports

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I have seen them come up on ebay, and often they are not that expensive.
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Re: Can anyone steer me to a store or vendor that might have a front wheel for a 1997 GL1500SE??

Post by FirstWingMan »

If you choose to order online, be sure to check the cost to get it mounted. What I found in the Salem area is that all of the bike shops will charge a lot more to mount your tire IF you purchase it online (or from somewhere else), so I recommend you compare prices both ways, PLUS the bike shops will NOT warranty your tire if you purchase it somewhere else.

I'm not saying I disagree with the local bike shops as they are in business to make money ... I'm just saying compare the prices and the warranties and make an 'informed decision'.

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Re: Can anyone steer me to a store or vendor that might have a front wheel for a 1997 GL1500SE??

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FirstWingMan wrote: Wed Jul 05, 2023 4:16 pm I'm not saying I disagree with the local bike shops as they are in business to make money ... I'm just saying compare the prices and the warranties and make an 'informed decision'.
Concur.

And if the overall cost is within, say, 10%, I'd go with the local guys. You may need them to be in business next year.

That said, I might buy from a big name discount place, but I wouldn't buy a tire from their "site" -- call them on the phone, talk to a person, and get them to check the DATE CODE on the tire that you're interested in. Do this at several places, and if anyone won't check for you, say "I need to know." If they still don't want to take the time, say "thanks anyhow," move them to the bottom of the stack and call the next one. I have seen tires on the SAME BULK ORDER with a year or more age difference, because the big distributors often buy a couple of hundred at a time, then don't reorder until that batch runs low. SOME salescritters will say "I can't check, but I know that they are no older than X months," and that's sufficient for comparison.

Once armed with this info, talk to your bike shop, see what they can do. If they know about the concern, a shop might check with their jobber for the freshest tires. When I was buying for a Kawasaki a few years ago, I was getting quotes of tires 3 and 4 months old (which isn't bad at all), but the local shop got me some less than a month after they came out of the machine! When you figure that most of that time was spent in shipping, my guess is that the shop talked to the jobber, who talked to the shipping dock, who said "we just got some of those in!"

If you end up ordering from the big discount place after all, call them again, get an updated (and firm) date code from the salescritter.


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