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Mike Farmer

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« on: 03 October, 2020, 11:38:02 »
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I purchased some bits from Burton during the week.

Ordered about 3.45 Wed, Delivered 10 am Thursday.
Parts included a kick start cotter pin, It fitted perfikly.

Opinion. Prices=average/competetive or to some degree lower. Service= excellent. Goods=Good to very good. Overall comparison=better than some of the unnamed others.

This is obviously just a personal opinion but they are certainly now top of my list.

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Re: Parts
« Reply #1 on: 03 October, 2020, 11:49:01 »
Problem with Burton is that all the prices are ex VaT and then they stick 7.95 p&p on top. Final bill is always much more than you expect. I cannot understand why a business that is fundamentally retail insists on exVaT pricing. Seems to be a trick that the whole of the motor trade use to draw people in.
I have found that the bits can sometimes be of questionable quality - a set of valve springs come to mind, and I couldn't persuade them that they would not fit an A10 - got the proper set from Draganfly but no refund on the original set from Burton. Anybody want a set of A10 valve springs that don't fit - free to good home or else they end up in the bin.



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« Reply #2 on: 03 October, 2020, 13:09:27 »
I get the same from my suppliers, you then have to work out the total prices and make sure correct as my prices are inc vat. I need to get all the parts at once to save on multiple postage, you can get a big box of parts sent for the same as a small envelope usually 6.95 or 7.95, the pay off being its next day delivery usually by courier. when you have a long resto to do postage time isnt necessarily needed.
Not the whole of the trade, as I said my prices are inc vat. many suppliers do list prices ex vat and srp.
the problem being, as discussed elsewhere, is the reluctance of the suppliers to modernise. You dont go into Sainsburys then get to have to work out final price. its a pain for us to supply parts ex vat, or inc vat then do the work and itemise the bills ex vat for the government than itemise the vat for the final bill. add to the fact some suppliers charge 6.95 postage than add vat onto that price at the bottom of the bill this gives more to the chancellor. then the suppliers wonder why the dealers dont buy from them when they can buy through ebay often with postage included and throw in cashback, its obvious...

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Re: Parts
« Reply #3 on: 08 October, 2020, 15:45:06 »
Is it just me, as someone who works more on classic Japanese bikes and is still learning which suppliers of British parts to trust, but there doesn't seem to be many suppliers who get glowing reviews on any of the BSA related forums.I mentioned the trouble i had with Draganfly and their rims on seperate thread. Knowledge of models/parts excellent, stock control poor and customer service seemed to be a concept they didn't understand at all!
Anyone supplying N.O.S parts should see how CMS in the Netherlands do it.........they are brilliant!
Sadly it's putting me off restoring more British bikes.

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Re: Parts
« Reply #4 on: 08 October, 2020, 15:56:03 »
Hi,

I think some are better than others and there may be a bit of specialising amongst them.
I usually get good service from C&D Autos.  They have been around for many years are knowledgable and carry a wide stock of parts.  They are, like other suppliers, occasionally let down by their suppliers.
They are always worth a try.  Their details are in The Star.

Dave.

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Re: Parts
« Reply #5 on: 08 October, 2020, 16:29:44 »
Colin, CMS arent that good, they have a habit of taking an order and kolding or sending a part order if something is awaiting back order. I recently put an order in and had to chase them, their online said it was all in stock but two parts were missing and I had to wait a month for them, had I known I would probably have ordered elsewhere.
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Re: Parts
« Reply #6 on: 09 October, 2020, 16:33:00 »
Colin, CMS arent that good, they have a habit of taking an order and kolding or sending a part order if something is awaiting back order. I recently put an order in and had to chase them, their online said it was all in stock but two parts were missing and I had to wait a month for them, had I known I would probably have ordered elsewhere.
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I had the same experience with CMS, but that was several years ago. I waited and waited, and all the while my bike was off the road.

Back in the 1980s local bike shops took ages to get anything in for Jap bikes; I'd go in week after week and the part still would not have come. It all got a bit much when shops started asking for the full price up front as well. What if I found the part elsewhere more quickly? Would I get my money back?

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Re: Parts
« Reply #7 on: 19 October, 2020, 17:40:13 »
to follow on, Ive got a A50 to rebuild, and a B40 to find a few other bits for,  there are a few parts Draganfly have not got in stock so I have contacted other suppliers, Burton (now British) Bike Bits dont have much, usual supplier are out, tried a couple more but interestingly, one I used to buy BSA and Triumph parts from 30 years ago have replied, they are no longer getting any more stock in for BSA's as the quality of parts they have been supplied with is poor, so they are concentrating on Triumph now.
that said, two parts I asked about are essentially tubes 1" and 3.1/8" long, nothing hard to make, Ive done them on my lathe, yet they are out of stock,  meanwhile they want 30 + the extras each for cam bushes. The plain bushes I can make but its the oil groove inside that I cant, parts that would cost 10.00 to make if I could get an order of 100

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« Reply #8 on: 21 October, 2020, 21:16:17 »
This is a frustration.  I use Burton and Draganfly for spare parts and although I go to our club-site, carefully get the correct BSA part number and order that, often when the parts arrive they're incorrect.  I had several goes at getting a pair of petrol taps.  I finally achieved this but I'm now the proud owner of at least two different sized incorrect taps with built-in petrol tank filters.   Washers are another stumbling block.  I believe some of the staff are BSAOC members so I won't knock them, and overall I think they do a good job, but I wish they would be more careful with this.  Although they're not expensive parts, it really is frustrating when the part you've been waiting for turns up wrong.  I've just received a pair of petrol tank support rubbers and looking at the BSA parts-book you can see from the diagram what shape they should be, so there's no point in putting a BSA part-number to a rubber support that's not the right shape!  I think in future I'm going to have to go to their web-site and have a close look at what they've got and what they're describing it as.
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Re: Parts
« Reply #9 on: 21 October, 2020, 22:16:14 »
Unfortunately I have had problems with Draganfly so do not use them. Wrong parts or parts not fitting.