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the one closest to you.
Does it have to be a Yamaha dealer? Is it warranty work you are getting done?
You might want to let people know specifically what you need done, and suggestions will follow.
A local yamaha dealer quoted me $220 for a part, before tax and a several week wait for it to come in. I checked online in the US, ordered from a US dealer and had the part to my door a week later for $80 CDN. Sometimes prices will be close enough to get it here, but checking is easy and if it's a quarter the cost and faster then why not.
Skagit Motorsports krunt. Ovahhh the border, south of Bellingham, just above the southern exit from Chuckynutt
Last edited by heisenberg; 11-18-2009 at 02:45 PM.
Syncro for a Yamaha dealer if you are near the North Shore, North Shore Suzuki Yamaha is fine. The prices are close to "book" but it's better than some other places that charge more than MSRP.
I assume Yassim, their lead mechanic, is still there. He is very good. Lots of experience and he cares.
There are other places, independent repair shops too but you wanted Yamaha so...
for example i just made a few calls for that nut i need for the front sprocket on my r6. the guy at daytona said he was busy with another customer but give me your number and i'll call you back with the price/availability. he knew pretty much right away what i was talking about.
i called ga checkpoint in pomo after and the parts chic there didn't have a clue. i said "hi, i have an 02 r6 and i need the nut that holds the front sprocket on. can i use just any nut or is it an r6 specific part?" after some bable that i could probably use any nut of the right size but that the stock part would probably be better she asked me what year the bike was. after i told her she put me on hold and spent a couple minutes looking it up in the computer. then she came back on the phone and asked me if it was the one for the caliper. i said no, it's the front sprocket. i then went back on hold again. eventually i managed to get out of her that the lock washer was $8 and the nut was about $20 but they would have to order them in. when i asked how long you could tell she had no clue. anyway, i hate dealing wiht parts people that only know how to run a computer and don't really know anything about the part/machine i happen to be inquiring about.
basically looking for a place that knows their product fairly well and has reasonable pricing.
guy from daytona calls me back, $5 for the nut, $7 for the washer and gives me some options about how quickly i can get them. was able to answer my sprocket question pretty quick too.
Agreed...if you know exactly what part you need, the US is typically way cheaper, depending on how expensive it is in the 1st place, and how fast you need it.
I have been told in the past, that some of the prices I have easily bought from online guys, are lower than the actual Canadian costs...sad but true.
Try a site like this, and at least you can locate the exact part number, and have an idea of the US costs, before you make the next call:
I take the step to limit my frustration, and to better educate myself as to what I need and what the market price is.....even if it's US.
If I know the part# first, calling around to the local shops to get a competitive price is way faster & easier.
The very inexpensive part you were looking for would not be worth shopping stateside, but some of the pricier stuff may be.
By the time you waited on hold, you could have whittled a nut out
of bare aluminum with a pocket knife!
Sign up at www.yamaha-motor.com you can look up the parts fiche yourself
and save yourself the hassle.
You just call the dealer, say "Hi, I'm looking for price and availablity on
Yamaha Part # 12345. I'll leave my number and you can call me back."
End of story.
In the meantime, check some online stores or Ebay. If they call you back in
time before you find a better price and it's in stock, go get it. If not, find it
Last edited by bandito; 11-18-2009 at 03:35 PM.
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