Does any one know where I can get a right hand exhaust or two seperate pipes for a Scott special at a sensible price that dont stick out as far as the pipes from armous. they come to close to the mudgard.somthing like the pipe on a Silk would be ideal. my local chap wants £200 for two pipes. Eric
If there was a will, the club could have a batch made at a price applicable to a batch rather than a “One off” The design would have been sorted and you could have a qualified product at a cheaper price.
We only benefit if we work together R
Nobody could deny the practicality and complete sense of Roger’s suggestion. What possible objection could there be to such an approach to the supply of exhaust pipes, or any other much needed spares as well?
Perhaps we all need to raise our voices loudly in support of something that would do more to ensure a bright future for Scott motorcycles than just about anything else.
A Scott owner in New York Rich Hixon, has a broken door strap.
He asked on this forum with no sucess
He can not buy from the Spares scheme, as they are not allowed to sell to North America
He asks me
I contact the spares scheme
They have ONLY ONE door strap which they want to keep as a pattern
I phone Ken Lack
He has some cast in alum bronze and will send me one
I will then send it on to Rich Hixon
I make the observation to the new Spares Secretary (who would like to improve the service but is restricted by the arrangement he inherited)
that if the club made some cash available, he could buy a batch from Ken and free up his cash flow.
Our Spares Scheme does not even have a door strap it can sell.
It would be laughable if it was not so sad
In truth it is SHAMEFUL and everbody who just ignores the fact is culpable.
You need an outcry at the AGM
I say YOU, because, in truth, the few with workshop facilities can make their own spares, — at a price
But where does that lead everybody else
Just read Paul Miles piece about spares again in a recent Yowl
The main reason for a club to exist is that by standing together, we can make things better for us all.
If everybody only thinks about themselves, then when you want spares, this is the situation you get.
Apathy never solved anything!
I agree with Roger, something must be done.
I had the pleasure of being present during a short council meeting at Abbotsholme, and I was allowed to suggest an increased subscription fee to finance a larger and more varied stock of spare parts under the scheme.
We must lift together to improve the situation and secure a future for Scotting. Most members and marque specialists are now in their sixties or more, and soon we will have great difficulties finding spares and service for our machines. I also suggested a continuous revision of the catalog of available spares on the club website.
Whether my suggestions made any impact, I don’t know, but for Scott Owners living abroad, a well-functioning spares scheme is a must, and we must be willing to invest.
A couple of suggestions to the members:
Let us make a kitty together, building up a small capital to finance the production of parts. I am willing to invest money in this – starting with £100. I challenge other members to make contributions. I also ask our legal expertise (Lewis Onions) and the council to design a system around this hopefully growing capital (shares? money on account?).
Let us all contribute to a list of needed parts – parts that we know will be needed – Our new spares controller has already asked for this, and I have a few suggestions for items:
Door straps (Ken Lack)
Cylinder heads (Roger has connections)
Pilgrim pump parts (available from Switzerland)
Silk type of pistons (Roger may know where they may be made)
Long stroke cranks
Short stroke cranks
I challenge other members to add to this list, and I also invite comments to my suggestions and new and better suggestions.
I will be at the Stanford Hall gathering and would like to discuss this with others.
Kind regards from Oslo,
I totally agree with Roger and others. I have never quite understood the problems of shipping to the US but that is easily overcome by sending it through another member.
But the main problem is that there should be things to send in the first place!
So I would agree on a minimum depostit from each member to go to the Spares Scheme. What amount that would be I would not know. That would also depend on the need and the outcome of the survey in the last Yowl.
Let’s compare to the Vincent spares position. I am no expert on this but as far as I know it is still possible to build a whole new bike, just from spares! And Vincent also is/was only a small marque.. So how is it this can be done for Vincent and not for Scott? One thing perhaps is the size of the riders wallet which I guess is a few sizes up for the average Vincent rider.
The spares position does really worry me. Being relatively young I intend to ride my bike for many, many years. Perhaps in times that Roger, Ken etc. will be retired (will they ever be ;o). And what then? I thing the Club should focus on a longterm vision on this to keep our Scotts yowling as they should!
EDIT: well Carl, seems you just beat me to it saying similar things…. I would totally agree on the 100 GBP deposit!
A few parts for the list:
– piston rings
– maybe some carb bodies
– plug ferrules
– specific castings like two speed brake and gear pedals etc.
– TS kickstart ratchets!
Furthermore it would be nice if the original Scott drawings were digitally available so that people can reproduce parts themselves.
PS: @Paul, maybe it would be better to change the topic title to “spares discussion” or something if Eric would agree? That would make it more clear.
May I suggest that this debate is continued in the members’ only section? I have some suggestions which are better dealt with there. I will post there in any event when I have the time to (hopefully later today!!).
Can I suggest that you start a new subject “Spares Discussion” and copy and paste recent postings together on that.
Perhaps they can be eventually collated and sent to all committee members.
I would throw in my £100, although with trying to keep stock of things that should be the remit of the club ties up a lot of my (and the banks) money
I have always offerred advice and help as regards getting spares made, but without money, you can do very little. A compilation of the postings should be printed in Yowl, although I tend to believe that it is the folks who use the internet that are looking forward. There is a tendency for some older members to give up on forward progress and just coast downhill to eventual demise. We may have little control over the deterioration of our bodies, but we sure as hell have some control over whether we let our spirit decline.
We want positive vibes and positive action
I am sorry that I will not be at Stamford Hall rally. I will be racing at Cadwell to show others that a Scott is not the step preceeding a Bath Chair and that being 67 does not stop a man from racing. R
Regarding making this a members only topic…
Mmm, do agree and don’t agree on that….
Do: of course this could be a members only topic. We are talking about investing our money, time and effort in the Spares Scheme
Don’t: of course this discussion is also very interesting to non- or prospective members. The spares scheme can be a very important, if not the only reason people would join a one make club. So maybe their opinion might be just as important… The more people join the club, even if only to get access to spares, the more money there will be in the Scheme and the more parts could be made….
Any other opinions on this?