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I’m curious what many of you do when you mod your bike and remove your OEM parts or aftermarket accessories that are replaced.

I live in a small apartment with limited storage space and I’m renting a space in a garage also with limited storage. Storage Space is a premium in NYC and I do not plan to spend more money to rent out a small storage unit.

For those of you with your own homes and garages, having extra space is probably a non issue.

Do you:
1. Keep all your OEM parts as spares for backups or plan to reinstall when you want to return your bike back to stock before selling.
2. Sell your extra parts. What’s the best and easiest way to sell (eBay, Forum, CraigsList, etc)?
3. Or throw away and the garbage it goes.

I plan to get a slip on exhaust but not sure what I’ll do with the stock can and exhaust shield.

Is it worth keeping all the OEM parts?
 

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Honestly, for me?

Step 1 - Keep stock parts.

Step 2 - End up eventually selling the bike / car / whatever in question.

Step 3 - At some point, find said stock parts, and wonder why I ever bothered keeping them in the first place.
 
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Honestly, for me?

Step 1 - Keep stock parts.

Step 2 - End up eventually selling the bike / car / whatever in question.

Step 3 - At some point, find said stock parts, and wonder why I ever bothered keeping them in the first place.
Ditto.

I'm fortunate to have a private garage of my own yet I have too many stock parts hanging on the walls when I should've just tried to sell them or given them away.
 

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This is a very good question!

For me it depends on the bike. If it's a race bike that I have no intention of returning to road going trim and I know no one else will want to (after two years of no registration in NZ the plate lapses and it's a right pain to get it re-tested and certified and a new plate) then I will sell the OEM parts. E bay is best, we call it Trade me in NZ, but its the same thing.

If its a road bike I keep all the OEM bits and put them back on prior to sale. This will increase your market size as not everyone may agree with your taste in customizing! :unsure:
Also this will probably get you the best price and the bike will look good with a shiny new muffler and other bits that have hardly been used.
You also then have the opportunity to maybe fit those aftermarket parts to a similar machine or you can sell them separately and make some $$ that you wouldn't have got if you had left them on the bike.

Yes storage can be an issue. Fairings are the worst thing, so bulky and awkward shape. I have an OEM half fairing off my SV650 that I really need to sell as its in my way and the spare race fairing for the same bike I actually keep outside, but not in the sun.
Luckily I'm in a better position now after building a new motorcycle workshop recently. However this wall unit has half the boxes filled with N400 bits already:

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Thanks! Will take that all into consideration.

BTW love the shelving system and how you keep everything so clean and organized!
 
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