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Thunderbird Spares was started by Ian in 2007 after many years working in the modern motorcycle trade for franchised dealers of the big names; Honda, Suzuki, Yamaha, Triumph, Ducati, Moto Guzzi etc.
He had started out as a mechanic in a small classic bike restoration business in the 1980s and has had a lifelong interest in British bikes of the classic era, repairing, riding and developing them. Later as a parts manager in the modern motorcycle trade he had specialised in mail order parts and as the internet grew the potential for a really good mail order classic bike shop was obvious.
After trying some of the auction site dealers to buy parts for his own machines it became clear that some of them were in it for a fast buck and didn't have any real technical knowledge let alone any inclination towards customer service.
He felt that there was a place for a web-shop that gave a fast international mail-order service but also be able to back it up with proper technical knowledge and real customer service so he started trading on an auction site to "test the water" . The response was overwhelmingly positive and after two years he was getting emails every week asking when the web-shop was opening.
Well, wait no longer, welcome to Thunderbird Spares!
We are based on an ex-Fleet Air Arm base near Preston in Lancashire and specialise in parts for classic Triumph and BSA motorcycles although there will be a number of parts suitable for other makes. Our range is expanding all the time but if you don't see the part you need please ask as we order weekly from our suppliers and may be able to get the part you need quickly.
We hope that you will enjoy shopping with us, please feel free to offer any suggestions for ways that we can improve our service and if you do want to compliment us then we like that too!
Triton glory days! Vintage 1980s workshop shot, Norvil Commando.
Before and after shots of our hard-working T100, parts supplied by us!
Welcome to all TOMCC members, to get your special discount please email us with your membership number and expiry date and we will give you a voucher code to use that will activate the discount in our shop.
Email for code here firstname.lastname@example.org
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Some of our recent feedback:
Good service. Good parts. Just as it should be.- Mr. H., UK.
Livraison soignée, produit conforme, bonne transaction.. - M. F., France
Very good item, super fast delivery, recommended to all. - Mr. C., UK
Gute Ware, schneller Versand, alles bestens, danke. - Mr. G.,Deutschland
Perfect! - Great Seller - Fast Shipping. - Mr. S., USA
Items received exactly as described. Many thanks for a trouble free purchase. Mr. L., UK.
Very fast delivery of good quality item. Excellent service again. Recommended- Mr. H., UK
Transaction parfaite merci- M. M., France
I have received great parts !!! This seller is greatest. Mr. N., Japan.
good item good service and good shipping AAA+++. - Mr. S., Australia
We sell a mixture of replica and genuine spare parts for Triumph and BSA motorcyles from the classic era our mission is to keep your British classic bike on the road!
TRIUMPH, BSA, CHAMPION, WIPAC, REGINA , LUCAS, L.F.HARRIS, NGK, TOMMASELLI & AMAL SOLD HERE!
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