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DanKearney

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on: April 04, 2019, 10:52:49 am
Howdy all,


Been ages since I've been on this site or needed to order Enfield parts.  I could swear that at one time the Baker Motorsport / Ft. Worth RE shop web site had an online parts ordering section where one could just find the part, order and pay for it all online.  Now there just seems to be some sort of online query form to fill out and wait for a response.


It's highly likely I'm just looking in the wrong place or something.


Where is the go-to online Enfiled parts ordering web site these days?  I want to purchase from a U.S. supplier.


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Reply #1 on: April 04, 2019, 08:39:03 pm
Their parts ordering website is "temporarily down," and has been for many months. I called Ft. Worth a couple of weeks ago, as directed by what's left of their parts site, to buy some grommet or other, and was basically blown off by the lady who answered who told me they probably didn't have it since it was an old iron barrel part, and referred me to eBay. Turns out they did have that part for sale through their eBay store. So, maybe they're just using that eBay storefront instead of their own for the time being? Hard to say for sure, but it's kind of a dumb move for the long term, since it pits them head-to-head with Indian suppliers who'll beat their prices every time, typically with free delivery, if you don't mind waiting a bit.
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So badass my Enfield's actually illegal  in India.


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Reply #2 on: April 06, 2019, 03:57:27 pm
Dan,   If you already know your part # give Tim Hirdler a call. AFAIK he's still THE guy to contact for parts. He may have to order it/them, but he'll have a straight answer for ya.   682-730-2705
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Reply #3 on: April 07, 2019, 02:34:57 pm
Thank you both.


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Reply #4 on: April 08, 2019, 06:46:17 am
BTW welcome back!My mate from Aurora and I have been through Blackhawk more than once. He can't ride anymore due to eye problems, but it's always been a good ride!
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Reply #5 on: April 08, 2019, 03:17:28 pm
Don't know what mjsales/reftw did with the parts inventory they got from CMW but it sure isn't on their ebay store!


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Reply #6 on: May 01, 2019, 01:42:17 pm
Where are we getting parts from in the US? I ordered something from Baker Motorsports/Fort Worth R.E. in November when they were closing that part of the business. They didn't have what I needed, they ordered from Milwaukee. Today I tried to order from Milwaukee and was told their parts guy is off for a week. "So, what do we do?" I asked. I was told that all parts come from a warehouse in Fort Worth. I asked for a number or email contact, I was told I would have to order through a dealership, they would order from Fort Worth.
When we need a part, we need it immediately. It should be easier than this. It was until recently.

So, any direct link to parts without ordering from overseas (Hitchcock's or India)? If India, who is recommended? I've had some ridiculously poorly crafted items ordered from India. And even unusable parts from Hitchcock's. Hitchcock's apologized and offered to refund if I sent an item back, but it wasn't worth the freight cost.


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Reply #7 on: May 02, 2019, 11:15:37 am
To perhaps answer your question about Indian vendors, I have been perfectly satisfied with the few inconsequential knick-knacks I have ordered from the eBay vendor 'Enfield County'. The items take a few weeks to arrive, but have all seemed perfectly fine, either OEM (front brake switches) or decent enough aftermarket stuff (headlamp peak, sidestand, wacky brass 'sword key and scabbard' ignition key).

I'd LIKE to order the more consequential bits from our hosts in Ft. Worth as I have in the past, if only to help support this Forum, but there's no denying that they bluntly blew me off on the phone a few weeks back. If I had had the part number handy, or had spoken with that Tim fellow folks mention, it might have been a different matter. Maybe the gal I spoke with was just having a bad day. I'm very likely to give them a second chance when I next need something important, but will ask specifically for Tim.
 
 
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So badass my Enfield's actually illegal  in India.


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Reply #8 on: May 02, 2019, 05:17:04 pm
I've not taken the time to contact the Fort Worth Folks.
Each and every order is placed through Tim. This guy is the GURU of RE parts, and I really don't think the FW folks have as great an appreciation of him as they really should.

He can be reached here: 1-(682)-730-2705, as at last report, he's working from home in Californy somewhere (poor guy  ;) ).

He's never failed me for parts for my '06 ElectraX, and he's a real straight shooter. It's possible he'll have to order a part from India, and if the OEM part is just not available, I put money on his ability to find a good third-party copy.

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Reply #9 on: May 05, 2019, 11:21:03 am
Thanks for the replies!