junkyards in college station area

Discussion in 'Texas Bikers' started by Julian, Jan 5, 2004.

  1. Julian

    Julian Guest

    been thinking of replacing the cracked body parts on my bandit 600 for some
    time now....just looked up the part number on the net and found the prices
    to be way out of my reach !!!

    does anyone know of any junkyards in the bryan-college station area or
    nearby where i might get stuff like this?

    Julian, Jan 5, 2004
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  2. Julian

    Paul Guest

    There was one in Bryan off of Hwy 21 and Texas Avenue. The owner's name
    was Billy Crockett. Seems he worked for the Post Office, and did this in his
    off time. He had a lot of new and old stuff, but this has been a while back.
    I don't remember the street name, but is was West of the intersection, and
    West of the RR overpass to the right. Advice: Go only during good daylight!
    Kinda rough in that area ;-)
    Paul in Hearne...
    Paul, Jan 8, 2004
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  3. Julian

    Julian Guest

    yup, he's still there.... talked to him today and will be going out there to
    check it out in a few days.

    Julian, Jan 16, 2004
  4. Julian

    Julian Guest

    one more thing...sorry if this is a dumb q but i have never bought stuff
    from a junkyard....
    how do they price the stuff they have there? do we get to bargain? or is it
    a fixed price ?

    Julian, Jan 17, 2004
  5. Julian

    Rob May Guest

    Generally, they charge half of retail for a part, which still makes them
    kind of pricely. Their willingness to bargain or give you a price break
    depends on your relationship with them. If you're buying one part don't
    expect a price break. When I was looking for parts for my Yamaha Vision a
    junkyard wanted $200 for the carbs and $200 for the exhaust or $250 for
    both. I went with ebay. Any part you need will eventually show up there.
    I bought an exhaust for $25 + $25 shipping and carbs for $30 shipped. It's
    worth it if you have the time to wait for what you need.
    Rob May, Jan 17, 2004
  6. Julian

    Paul Guest

    Billy used to be pretty reasonable. As I mentioned, this used to be his
    "hobby" as he was employed full time otherwise. Good Luck.
    Paul in Hearne.
    Paul, Jan 19, 2004
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