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May 14th 2017, 09:28 PM   #1
 Thumperpilot's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Rome

  SV650S, CRF450R, and others
NOT exactly motorcycle but you can use the parts on your motorcycle

I just found this site when I was looking for a particular washer for a motorbike project though a machinist friend. It's incredible what they carry!
It's like Hardware Sales on steroids!

https://www.mcmaster.com
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May 15th 2017, 03:58 AM   #2
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  Jan 2016
  Northeast Olalla

  07 Guzzi
Between them and Grainger you can find all sorts of stuff without having to resort to OEM or big box stores. When I was still doing the planning for the Industrial Plant Equipment maintenance shop they were my "go to" starting points.
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May 15th 2017, 07:03 AM   #3
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  Feb 2016
  Poulsbo, WA

  Aprilia RSV Mille, CBR600F, CB77, CB750K
We use McMaster all the time for hardware parts in our electronics kit business. Great for fasteners, tubing, precision ground spacers, ABEC 5 and 7 ball bearings, o-rings, x-rings. You can even find obscure stuff like 1" thick adhesive back 100% wool felt and ceramic washers. Shipping is pretty fast too.
May 15th 2017, 07:28 AM   #4
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  Jan 2016
  welches, Oregon

  2008 Kawasaki Versys (Sylvester), 1972 Suzuki RV90 (vanvan), 1981 Honda TwinStar (Bobber),yamaha 225
oh no someone else has fell victim to master carr my husband gets pissed when i order shit from them... mostly because i go on there to order one bolt and end up getting a big box of crap and a much bigger bill...
May 15th 2017, 08:06 AM   #5
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  Apr 2016
  Renton

Son of a bitch... Why didn't I think of that!? I lost a couple fairing screws and bought replacements from Hinshaw.

McMaster has a box of FIFTY Stainless M5x16 Allen screws for $8.31
Dealers charge $1.78 EACH!!
You can get windscreen kits online for about $20, but as far as I can tell that's just for four screws and the well nuts.
Lowes and Home Depot don't carry them at all.

The stupid Nylon washers? $4.31 for a box of a HUNDRED!
Dealer price? $1.35 EACH!

Edited by HalcyonSon on May 15th 2017 at 08:13 AM
May 15th 2017, 08:23 AM   #6
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  Jan 2016
  Custer WA

  Aprilia Tuono 1100
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Shipping is pretty fast too.
At work if I place an order by 11am, we get it delivered the next day.

Their catalogs are nice if you can get them, but they have such a good website that I rarely look in the catalog anymore.
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May 15th 2017, 09:42 AM   #7
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  Feb 2016
  Poulsbo, WA

  Aprilia RSV Mille, CBR600F, CB77, CB750K
Yeah, the easy to use website is a huge plus. It's super easy to pull up your order history when you need to reorder a part. They even upgraded things a while back to show the part images right in the order history, making it even easier to scroll through a lot of parts to find the one you need to reorder. The only very small beef I have is sometimes having to order a pack of 100 obscure screws or o-rings when I only need 2. But even then, the whole box is typically under $10. Price isn't an issue, but WTF do I do with those other 98 #2-56x1/8" screws? There is a growing pile of weird stuff like that on a corner of one of my workbenches.
May 15th 2017, 10:00 AM   #8
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  May 2016
  Wilsonville

  S1000RR
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At work if I place an order by 11am, we get it delivered the next day.

Their catalogs are nice if you can get them, but they have such a good website that I rarely look in the catalog anymore.
Fastenal reps use their site to locate items as they work with Fastenal part numbers as well.
For work we use Fastenal for billing, nation wide availability, service... but at higher cost. McMaster is my go to.
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