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Old 11-26-2012, 08:43 AM   #1
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Setting up an online store

I was thinking about setting up an online parts site. Basically buying bikes and breaking them down for sale for parts. Probably nothing older than 03.
I don't have tons of extra $$$ so I want to start off with one type of bike. Maybe my focusing is on gsxr's. I have always been a gsxr fan so that would be the first choice for me. But when starting something you have to think what going make the most money.


What would you guy think is the best type of bike to start off with?

1 gsxr - I'm most familiar with these
2 cbr- hold their value better
3 zx's- haven't really delt with them.

I’d like some opinions for you guys….
Thanks,
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Old 11-26-2012, 07:19 PM   #2
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imo gsx-r's would have the highest turn over. you can get the bikes at salvage auctions (in near part ready form :P) and have a constant supply with high turn over.
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Old 11-26-2012, 07:45 PM   #3
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thanks, I'm just going try something things this year. I thought if I specialize in one thing it'll be better and easier to maintain.
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Old 11-26-2012, 07:51 PM   #4
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Lots of guys with more money have tried it.....
Sum of All Parts is the biggest example I can remember.


In the end it just doesn't pay the bills. Too many fleabay and craigslist sellers just trying to get rid of stuff. If you get it for free (stolen) you don't have to make as much to make it profitable.
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:57 PM   #5
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This. ^
I've seen used parts pricing go way down in the last few years.
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:59 PM   #6
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I'll be doing it out of my house so there will be no over head really. I think I can be resonably priced and still make some $. I'm not looking to live off of it. just kinda a hobby to get a feel for it. Thats why I don't want to carry every brand. Just keep it simple.

I've seen the price drop too. 06/07 gsxr parts are just about given away....

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