Honda? Or yamaha?

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by MudcatAK, May 3, 2011.

  1. Bar None

    Bar None Candy Ass

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    Just curious about the parts situation because when I have ordered parts from the local Honda/Suzuki/Yamaha/etc dealer in the past, they always have to order the parts so why not just order them off the net and have them delivered to your home?

    No way a dealer can stock the parts for all the different bikes they sell.

    I know, support your local dealer.
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  2. fullmetalscooter

    fullmetalscooter Let me take this duck off

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    You can find parts for almost any honda or yamaha scooter made in the last 25 years easy. What local shops don't have you can get off the net. Almost all scooter engines made by ether honda or yamaha in the last 15 years have been cloned by china. So if oem can't be found then you can get china replacement parts.
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  3. LarryRickenbacker

    LarryRickenbacker Been here awhile

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    Howdy,

    Barnone: Given that I cannot even fix a salad, parts are only one part of the equation! If parts were my only concern, I'd have bought a deeply discounted SYM HD200 or lightly used Kymco; but who would perform the service, both routine and beyond? YMMV .
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  4. topless

    topless Been here awhile

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    I know the speedo is optimistic, but I GPS'd it and it's not that far off.:evil
    At 55 on the speedo it's actually doing 51.6, still enough to get a ticket if the cop is in the mood.

    I found yesterday at the dealer where I bought mine new, a 2009 Zuma 125 with 340 miles for $2895, that's $450 more than I paid for mine with no miles on it last Sept.
    As long as gas prices stay high, decent scooters are holding their values.
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