I've been selling off my bike collection the last few years, and really hit a big upswing this year, I've sold 18 of the 36 bikes I started the year with.
Since I no longer have any project bikes, and all my nice bikes won't be needing anything for the far forseeable future, I no longer have the need for such a large lot of spare parts. I've also stopped taking in new client work, and have about 6 months of work left to complete, then I will be out of the business as a business (and will have VERY little hobby-related needs as mentioned).
As far as Triumph, I have a pre-unit engine project, 3 pre-unit transmissions, several cases for unit big twins, and TONS of various engine, chassis & body parts, mostly for big twins. I also have a 500 rolling chassis, but it's been chopped/raked. There is a nice stash of several thousand dollars worth (retail) of bagged & tagged new bits (almost all small/tiny stuff). Bunch of AMALConcentric & Monobloc carbs, and several Smiths meters.
I have a complete Kenny Dreer / Baisley VR880 Norton Commando engine project that's worth several grand, includes VR reinforced transmission case & "big bearing" tranny cradle. Also have a complete retrofit fairing & bodywork kit for a John Player Norton worth several grand (heck, just the original JPN extended gas tank is worth several grand). Plus, a bunch of Norton engine & miscellaneous Norton parts including several swingarms (can fabricate a monoshock swingarm with 2 of them; I'll provide fabrication plans, I've done it). I have a trick pair of CV carbs with custom manifolds set up for the VR engine, also.
There is a complete BSA A65 twin "power egg" engine that was seized, needs overhaul. Other BSA stuff includes footpegs, rear fender rails, spindles, etc. There's also a matching oil tank & sidecover for a 250/441. Not too much BSA stuff. Common to the Triumph stuff, there are carbs & meters.
As far as classic Japanese bike parts, there is very little, mostly tail lights & turn signals, also some meters. There a mixed bunch of Mikuni & Kehin carbs.
Anyway, there is 45 years of memories in there, but I'm about done with it. I stopped taking new client work earlier this year, and it's my intention to phase ALL of this stuff out over the next 2 years, apart from 5 or 6 "keeper" bikes.
EVERYTHING is meticulously inventoried on a multi-tabbed spreadsheet, categorized (engine, bodywork, exhaust, etc), with some part numbers, year/application, quantities, my cost, and retail value. It's not a 100% accurate inventory, nor as meticulous as might be required to maximize retail sale part-by-part, but it's accurate enough to give a reasonably accurate value.
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED, email me firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at (956) 231-6871 and let's talk. If the price is right, I'll deliver it to you anywhere in the CONUS (or maybe even Canada). Estimated RETAIL value is almost $40K. Good, used, serviceable parts are priced at 50% of new price. So, EASILY worth over $20K, but I'll consider less.
This was all spurred by the recent passing of my late friend Nacho, who left his family with a total disaster of an RC collection and alarm & access gate business-related piles of parts. NO WAY my family is going to be stuck with my stuff to liquidate, even though it would be easier than most due to the extensive documentation with photos...
Last edited by GrandPaul; 11/03/179:43 pm.
GrandPaul (does not use emoticons) Author of the book "Old Bikes" Too many bikes to list, mostly Triumph & Norton, some BSA & European "The Iron in your blood should be Vintage"