About Us
Eastern Motorcycles Parts, Inc., was begun in the mid-1960's by
Gil and Carol May in their garage, where Gil repaired both their
own motorcycles and those of some of their friends.  After a few
years spent building a solid reputation, the couple decided to
open their first retail and repair shop, Gil's Cycle Shop, on Long
Island, New York. They also sold tanks, pipes, pistons, patches,
and other motorcycle parts, and did  repairs that ranged from
rebuilding generators and rods to complete motors. If a part
could not be purchased from the limited suppliers at the time, Gil
would have a local machine shop make three or four of that part
for him. Then, knowing he would eventually be able to use them,
he would have the machine shop make 25, 50, or even 100 of the
part to keep on hand. The Mays eventually decided to buy or
make these hard-to-find parts themselves and sell them wholesale
to other repair shops and in 1972, Eastern Motorcycle Parts, Inc.,
was born.  In addition to selling tanks, pistons, cylinders, fenders,
and other parts wholesale, the company manufactured some
parts, such as case bushings, sprocket shafts, pinion shafts, and
crank pins, and sent them out for heat treating and grinding. In
1987 Eastern moved to Blackville, South Carolina, where they
continue to expand in both retail sales and manufacturing, with
many items produced start to finish inhouse. Thirty-five years
after inception, Eastern Motorcycles, Inc., is still a family-owned
business and is run by Gil, his wife Carol, and son Jeff. Most
recently, the company has expanded into the manufacturing of
motor parts for the original Indian Chief and Sport Scout models
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5120 Hilda Rd
Blackville, SC 29817
Ph  803-284-3304
Fax 800-553-3401
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