Yamaha Dealer gouging....

Discussion in 'Tejas and the Gulf States' started by Zecatfish, May 27, 2011.

  1. Zecatfish

    Zecatfish XTique Rider

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    Many of you have seen my lowly XT350.
    I bought a right hand mirror for it a few weeks ago, at the dealer.
    $23.xx its a left hand thread so getting one online was hassle and I like the OEM mirrors.
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    Well I replaced the master cylinder (new at dealer is $175 if I remember right) with a one from China, 16 days shipping ($29). But its got the wrong thread for an OEM right hand mirror.
    I thought no big deal I'll just order a new left one for the right side.
    $30 friggen dollars for a little round mirror, I asked how come, the right side with a normal thread was only $23.
    The dealer looked it up and said your right. That was that.
    I told them to F'it and I'll get one elsewhere your not going to F*** me like that.

    I swear dealers are getting more greedy and raping us.
    I can find the same parts online from other dealers for upto 50% less than Duncan Outdoors in Conway, and they have the crap in stock.
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  2. Whitey1

    Whitey1 "Whitebread"

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    It's $7? I have spent more to watch monkeys reproduce.. :deal

    *edited because I just realized this wasn't in the basement. Yet.
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  3. mouthfulloflake

    mouthfulloflake Not afraid

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    I spent $30 on a metric tap and die kit from harbor freight.

    I could make any mirror fit any master cylinder.

    ( some jbweld+steel wool might be involved though)

    I only buy from my local dealer when I need it that day, or if its cheaper ( rare)
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  4. arkansawyer

    arkansawyer Long timer

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    This would make a good mege with the 'why the internet is killing the local dealer' thread in the basement.
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  5. Zecatfish

    Zecatfish XTique Rider

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    This dealer never has anything stock.. :huh
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  6. arkansawyer

    arkansawyer Long timer

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    I feel like the OEMs and PU have us over a barrel sometimes.
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  7. Dragon43

    Dragon43 If you insist.

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    They have not burnt my house down yet..............

    But it is getting closer.... :bluduh

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    Happened about 7Am this morning..... On 154 going off the West end of PJ.
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  8. VonHelm

    VonHelm corona ring

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    And Yamaha quit producing the XT350 in the Clinton era. Of course they don't stock parts for it. Would you?
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  9. Tosh Togo

    Tosh Togo Long timer

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    :evil

    Not really...your dealer never has any parts that you want. Get over it, and either learn to exploit the other places for finding parts to keep your near-vintage ride healthy, or buy a current model.

    The dealer will probably have a better supply of parts on hand for that one. :rofl
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  10. VonHelm

    VonHelm corona ring

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    Not necessarily so. Due to constant redesigns every couple of years, it has become virtually impossible for a dealer to keep any kind of stock in "hard parts". Dead stock consumes money and space. The shops don't get those parts for free, you know. Outside of consumables like tubes, oil, and plugs, trying to keep model-specific parts on the shelf is expensive and impractical. Most good shops can get parts from their distribution warehouses in 3-5 days. The good old days of bikes using the same part number clutch and brake levers for 20 years over a product line that may include over a hundred models are long gone.
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  11. mouthfulloflake

    mouthfulloflake Not afraid

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    hmm,

    my nearest bmw dealer can get pretty much any part for my 1995 gs, and usually in 24 hours or less.

    that is of course, if I call before closing time!

    some parts are surprisingly cheap too, from the OEM.

    I have been impressed with the parts availability on the beemer more so than the honda, suzuki and yamaha bikes that I have owned.

    granted though, the beamer has 50x times the mileage any of those bikes had, so maybe it needs more oddball parts.
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  12. Wolfgang55

    Wolfgang55 Long timer

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    BMW parts cheap, you must NOT be dealing w/ the Daytona Beach or their sister whores in Orlando....just MHO.
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  13. Zecatfish

    Zecatfish XTique Rider

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    The old 350 has alot in common with the XT225, XT250 in interchangable parts.
    So they don't even keep parts for the current line much less an older one.

    Its not like I was looking for obscure carb parts. This was just typical fairly universal type parts. So don't get that started.

    BTW its Conway area not Clinton...
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  14. exoff-roadgoat

    exoff-roadgoat Will ride for food

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    When I changed from XT to DR, parts became much easier to find. Chicks dig'em too.
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  15. DrLewall

    DrLewall Master of bating

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    thats just a rumor...your buds are just funn'n ya! :rofl
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  16. OkieTom

    OkieTom Been here awhile

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    Dealers don't set the prices, they have to pay what their distributor is asking and pass it on to you.
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  17. Mister D

    Mister D Long timer Supporter

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    What he said. I wasn't too impressed with them when I lived in Faulkner County.
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  18. joenuclear

    joenuclear Still here....

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    Greedy F'ing politicians are making the Shops pay taxes on inventory. nuff said.
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  19. Ninthlord

    Ninthlord Cadmium Enriched

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    Yip - I paid $63 for a replacement mirror for the GSPD at BMWFW, and I had to wait a few days for it. This is America. He should have had a shelf FULL of 18-year-old new parts.
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