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post #1 of 7 Old 03-24-2018, 09:53 AM Thread Starter
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I called a savage yard near me about getting some parts for my '86 250 Limited. They said they actually have a whole parts bike in the yard. Unfortunately (here in Maine) we still have about 2 feet of snow. We're due for several days in the 40's so the snow should melt. Next weekend my brother and I are hauling my current bike to my uncle's house to get his help working on it (he's rebuilt about 100 motorcycles in his life.) I'm hoping by then the snow will be melted enough I can go look at the parts bike but what I want to know is what should I look for? And what years would be compatible for most parts with my '86? Any feedback would be appreciated, so would be a fair price to pay for the parts bike!

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post #2 of 7 Old 03-24-2018, 10:53 AM
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Everything off an 85-87 is compatible - most parts off 96-2016 are compatible.

What do you need for parts?

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I called a savage yard near me about getting some parts for my '86 250 Limited.
Try calling a Rebel yard, Savage yards cater to Suzuki's LS650 Savage/Boulevard S-40.


Seriously though, unless you're looking for the exclusive Limited goods like a tank & fender with graphics or the chrome & faux gold plated bits, like 11-7700 said you'll be able to find anything you need from the 80's vintage bikes and most of what you'll need from the 96+ bikes.

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I'm not sure just yet my uncle will be able to tell me better what parts I need but he did suggest I try to find a parts bike. I know there's carb issues, the exhaust pipes are a bit beat up, its missing the fuse box cover and front connection box cover. I'd just like knowing that if something happened I can just go take it off the parts bike and transfer it over. I'm very impatient when it comes to shipping. So it sounds like if it's '85-'87 it's better but even if its '96-'06 for the right price it'd be worth it? Last fall my brother bought a '99 SuperHawk parts bike from them last fall and he only paid $225.

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I have both covers that you're looking for and I'm about 65 miles away from you. Have other parts as well.

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There is also an indoor used motorcycle parts warehouse in Mechanic Falls, Maine - kind of fun for me to go in there and see all the old bikes.

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What to look for in a parts bike:
1: the parts you know you need are in good shape
2: parts you might need are in good shape
3: you can live with ordering what's not in good shape on the parts bike.
4: Bonus if you take a battery with you and it can pass the spark test, that means starter, magneto, initiator, cdi, and plug coils are usable.

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