: A heap of sportbike frames.



Hu99
03-16-2002, 09:48 AM
Next time you're crossing the Queensborough Bridge, take a lookie over the side at the ICBC write-off yard. Specifically the bike section. Not only are there rows of what look like perfectly good bikes destined for salvage, but you'll also see a huge heap of pristine sportbike frames from the really bad accidents. My guess is that they're heading to a smelter to be turned into ingots, then over to that wheel facility in Delta and end up on someone's Camry or Previa. It's a sobering sight, and worth a look see. It also helps that I drive across the bridge in a truck and get a bird's eye....you may not be able to see the frames from a car. I wonder how much they get for those frames as scrap? Anyone know what aluminum goes for by the pound?

Human
03-16-2002, 09:54 AM
um...you want BC to separate ? and want death to rain down on the language police in Quebec....I will agree with you on the latter but on the former....I think it's time we form something like the EU over here in North America....

adamantium
03-16-2002, 10:59 AM
What are you smoking Human?

Hu99, I've seen that lot before.. I'd love to go down and steal some parts. :D

Ryan R
03-16-2002, 11:25 AM
I'd love to go down and steal some parts.

You and me both man :D

Hu99
03-16-2002, 11:42 AM
They should charge $50 per person per hour. I'd be able to get a shitload of goodies in an hour.:D

TeeTee
03-18-2002, 11:10 PM
Sorry Ben but it's just a holding yard for writeoffs. Anything that required investigation would need to be held where it wouldn't be rained on. Aside from donuts the other thing cops like is to be dry and warm.......

Those frames are probably from accident or possibly warranty replacements. When you get a new frame the original VIN is stamped into the steering head. At that point the old frame with the VIN MUST be destroyed. They probably hold them down there until they get sold as scrap to a trusted foundry. For obvious reasons VIN's are VERY carefully controlled.

And aluminium scrap is worth about $1.85 a lb. I buy scrap aluminium from ABC Salvage for my shop projects and he charges $2.50.

If anyone needs metal ABC is the place to go. No 3 and Bridgeport in Richmond. Open on Saturday from 10 to 2 or something like that. Steel is $0.90 a lb and the alu is $2.50 as I said. In fact I gotta get back out there. I remember seeing some gangways about 24 inches wide from light box rails and expanded metal. Might make a great motorcycle ramp for the truck.

Digi168
03-19-2002, 09:29 AM
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If anyone needs metal ABC is the place to go. No 3 and Bridgeport in Richmond. Open on Saturday from 10 to 2 or something like that. Steel is $0.90 a lb and the alu is $2.50 as I said. In fact I gotta get back out there. I remember seeing some gangways about 24 inches wide from light box rails and expanded metal. Might make a great motorcycle ramp for the truck. [/B]

Hey Bruce if you need a ramp for the truck let me know. I have an aluminium one that I bought cheap works well if it is dry, but I am in the process of buying a trailer for the SUV, so if you want it for $2.50 a pound it will cost you about $20

Hu99
03-19-2002, 09:35 AM
$1.85 a pound? That's not much. What does a sportbike frame weigh anyway? Gotta be about 15lbs, so if I'm ever short of $$$ I can sell my frame for $27.75. That's always good to know.

TeeTee
03-19-2002, 02:16 PM
Originally posted by Digi168


Hey Bruce if you need a ramp for the truck let me know. I have an aluminium one that I bought cheap works well if it is dry, but I am in the process of buying a trailer for the SUV, so if you want it for $2.50 a pound it will cost you about $20

SOLD

Pm me with your phone number and I'll give you a call. And THANKS :)

Crazy Guy
03-19-2002, 02:46 PM
Special claims are held town town at the Cambie ICBC. All the car, trucks and bikes you see off the bridge are either for salvage or closed bidding auction. So if you know someone with a wreckers or dealers licence who will put in bids for you go ahead. You can buy pretty much anything from there (whole as is). Where do you think all the lovely rebuilders come from??? Something to think about the next time you're buying a car or truck. :D