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Hitchcock's Motorcycles, LTD

Shropdog

Getting there...
Location
Peru, IN
I'm sure 99.9% of the members either know of, or have done business with Hitchcocks out of England. Do NOT let the fact they are out of the UK and be concerned about shipping time lines. This past Saturday (03/30/24), I ordered five items from them and received all of the items today....04/03/24!!!! Shipping was via DHL and what a great company they are too re: continual shipping updates, etc. I highly recommend Hitchcocks!
 

Ike208

Well travelled
Location
Boise, ID, USA
I'm glad you had good results, my last order was on the other end of the spectrum. I ordered stuff from them the same day as I ordered some stuff from eBay/India. The stuff from India arrived via FedEx in four days, the stuff from Hitchcock's took nearly two weeks.

The tracking info made it clear it was definitely a DHL issue, IIRC the order went from the UK to Germany before heading over the Big Pond. Maybe it was something weird with customs or other crap.

I would still recommend them though, as most on this forum would.
 

ddavidv

Well travelled
Location
Pennsylvania USA
I own 3 RE's, two of which are not supported by RE dealers. So I'm a frequent shopper at Hitchcocks.
Service has been exceptional. Even emails asking questions have been answered in 24 hrs. I find their prices reasonable.
Hitchcocks service is a big part of the reason I bought my old Interceptor, as I knew parts would not be a problem.
 

Bikebit

Well travelled
Yes, shipping can get a little out of hand for larger items to US, but they are literally the fastest place to get parts from. Unless there is a shipping delay, I know that if I order from them Wed night, I'll have the parts for the weekend. In fact one time ordered on Sunday and had the parts on Tuesday!

Contrast that with my last order from Baxter (not their fault) via USPS Priority that took 17 days from shipping date...
 

Andy131

Well travelled
Location
Manchester UK
Shipping is a right pain the other way.
I have a older Weber BBQ, the warming rack and swinging rack are made from chrome plated steel and rust - they last about 2 years of heavy use. They used to be £20 -£25 each. In the UK they are now £75 - £80 each if you can get them. For some reason they are 35 Euro (£30) each in the Netherlands!
Anyway they are $30 - $35 in the USA (£27 ish), but finding someone willing to ship to the UK is always a problem, ordered them today, £129 including shipping and taxes, still cheaper than buying locally.
 

Andy131

Well travelled
Location
Manchester UK
Think BBQ 3-7 times a week spring, summer and autumn and at least twice a week during the winter. Roll it out of the garage, stand under the "up and over door" with a beer listening to music while the Mrs prepares the veg in the kitchen.
Stops me wandering around the kitchen while she was making a meal, a huge reduction in cooking smells and we don't need to clean the oven as often.
DO NOT do the Christmas turkey on the BBQ, even if you are prepared to stand next to it for hours basting it - turkey was too dry, I was too drunk, both not popular.

You might have noticed the "was", Gill passed away 3 years ago, and this weekend was the first BBQ on my own since she passed. At least once a month we would have family around (20?) so large BBQ (Genesis) for proper food, smaller 2000 series for burgers and sausages, and 1000 series for keeping stuff warm. 3 x Gazebo, 18kW fire pit, 18kW table top heater, and wood burning Chimnea with flames shooting out of the top - because it's rarely warm or dry in the North West UK. Doing my bit for "global warming" :)
 

Woodstock

Well travelled
Location
Woodstock, NY
Think BBQ 3-7 times a week spring, summer and autumn and at least twice a week during the winter. Roll it out of the garage, stand under the "up and over door" with a beer listening to music while the Mrs prepares the veg in the kitchen.
Stops me wandering around the kitchen while she was making a meal, a huge reduction in cooking smells and we don't need to clean the oven as often.
DO NOT do the Christmas turkey on the BBQ, even if you are prepared to stand next to it for hours basting it - turkey was too dry, I was too drunk, both not popular.

You might have noticed the "was", Gill passed away 3 years ago, and this weekend was the first BBQ on my own since she passed. At least once a month we would have family around (20?) so large BBQ (Genesis) for proper food, smaller 2000 series for burgers and sausages, and 1000 series for keeping stuff warm. 3 x Gazebo, 18kW fire pit, 18kW table top heater, and wood burning Chimnea with flames shooting out of the top - because it's rarely warm or dry in the North West UK. Doing my bit for "global warming" :)
The "firsts" are tough. But then they are over as you know.
 

Carl 350

Well travelled
Location
Spain / UK
the order went from the UK to Germany before heading over the Big Pond. Maybe it was something weird with customs or other crap.
I believe a lot of US / Europe mail goes through an airport hub in Germany, nearly every item of mail I've received from the US has arrived via Germany to Spain.

They used to be £20 -£25 each. In the UK they are now £75 - £80 each if you can get them. For some reason they are 35 Euro (£30) each in the Netherlands!
Welcome to Brexit.

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Stig57

Well travelled
Location
Wigan
Think BBQ 3-7 times a week spring, summer and autumn and at least twice a week during the winter. Roll it out of the garage, stand under the "up and over door" with a beer listening to music while the Mrs prepares the veg in the kitchen.
Stops me wandering around the kitchen while she was making a meal, a huge reduction in cooking smells and we don't need to clean the oven as often.
DO NOT do the Christmas turkey on the BBQ, even if you are prepared to stand next to it for hours basting it - turkey was too dry, I was too drunk, both not popular.

You might have noticed the "was", Gill passed away 3 years ago, and this weekend was the first BBQ on my own since she passed. At least once a month we would have family around (20?) so large BBQ (Genesis) for proper food, smaller 2000 series for burgers and sausages, and 1000 series for keeping stuff warm. 3 x Gazebo, 18kW fire pit, 18kW table top heater, and wood burning Chimnea with flames shooting out of the top - because it's rarely warm or dry in the North West UK. Doing my bit for "global warming" :)
Sorry to hear about your wife. I know from experience how hard that can be, especially doing stuff on your own for the first time.
That's a proper BBQ set up ! I tried one once but it was a lot of faff for half a dozen folk, even though it smells great, so I returned to my favourite food which is Indian. I'm not bothered that the house smells like a takeaway once a week. My wife (No 3) is a good cook so homely cooking smells are a part of my life.
 

grymsr

Well travelled
Location
Maine
I'm not so concerned about shipping times, but shipping costs. I paid around $30 shipping for two $2 parts from them. I am still going to do business with them for other stuff though.
 
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