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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-25-2019, 02:25 PM Thread Starter
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Take off parts - to sell or hold on to?

So I’ve done quite a bit of mods in the old girl and now have boxes and boxes of take off parts. No plans to sell the bike anytime soon and GENERALLY speaking I sell my bikes as they sit for a bit of a premium with a hunch of great upgrades. Any reason to keep the stock stuff other than feeling like a hoarder?
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I keep my stock parts just in case I need to revert for warranty purposes. Otherwise I’d just sell them off.
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I've done a little of everything.

I initially sold some of my parts (tank etc.) to help fund the upgrades. I was also in the middle of a move last year so sold/traded stuff to clear out space.

I sometimes hold on to piece for future projects.

But recently I started a thread (link below) in order to 'gift' some part that I was not going to need. A nice way to pass it along and help out fellow members.

https://www.triumphbobberforum.com/f...r-pal-out.html


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I'm hoping either myself, or one of my kids still has it, long enough where having the bike returned to stock is going to really mean something,, like when its as old as I am sort of thing. And there is only 25 or 30 left on the planet, a stock ones going to be worth a mint..

That and the warranty thing. Stuff like air boxes and stock exhaust can mean the difference between you paying or triumph.

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I always hold on to the stock OEM parts.
You never know when or if you’ll need them.
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I’m for holding. If I ever sell, I figure the buyer might (or mighty not) have my taste in mods. Besides, it will look like they’re getting a whole lot of extras thrown in.
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I'm hoping either myself, or one of my kids still has it, long enough where having the bike returned to stock is going to really mean something,, like when its as old as I am sort of thing. And there is only 25 or 30 left on the planet, a stock ones going to be worth a mint..

That and the warranty thing. Stuff like air boxes and stock exhaust can mean the difference between you paying or triumph.


I'm with you GBN. I've already told my grandson that he will inherit my Bobber (even though he's only 18 months old!) and I have kept all the original parts. Much as I like it with the mods I've done I think in a few decades it should be restored to original.
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That's a really lovely photo Mark.

And of course a great plan too. With no kids and no family I'm not sure who I'm leaving mine too. Perhaps I need to informally adopt a youngster.

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Cute boy, he'll love his grandpa for giving him that lovely bike.

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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-28-2019, 10:49 AM
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I keep all mine. Figure one day when I’m dead and gone Mike and Frank might swing by. Well maybe Mikes kid.
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