Save HUGE $ on OEM parts
Posted September 19, 2000 - 12:49 PM
You can save big bucks on stuff you have to buy that is OEM. Check out these differences:
Mudflap for $16.31 (my dealer's price, $26:51)
Heat Insulator for side panel that goes against the muffler, $13.88 (my dealer's price, $27.14)
Fork Guard Guide for $7.17 (my dealer's price, $13.88)
Cable Guide for $7.12 (my dealers's price, $13.56)
The OEM plastic is still a little high, even with a huge discount, so I would still use aftermarket for that. But for things like above that you probably won't find in aftermarket parts, it is a blessing.
[This message has been edited by Dougie (edited 09-19-2000).]
Posted September 19, 2000 - 01:55 PM
That is incredible how much stuff they have listed on there.
I like just browsing through there and seeing what it would cost for some of the potential parts I may break some day...yikes!!! As a multiple Yamaha owner, that web site will come in very handy for me (and my boys).
Thanks for pointing it out.
Posted September 20, 2000 - 05:55 AM
Two thumbs up!
Posted September 20, 2000 - 07:16 AM
Didnt realize you were still lurking around here at Thumpertalk
[This message has been edited by Vincent (edited 09-20-2000).]
Posted September 20, 2000 - 08:54 AM
I’d sooner ride a ten year old XL than buy parts at my local dealer, they are morons, so I am especially appreciative of whoever it was that first posted the HLSM site here. Can I be sued for libel if I say Mr. Yamaha’s (in El Paso) parts department is staffed by idiots? The last time I went there I had to step behind the counter and locate the part myself. It was sitting in plain sight. It was a chain. The guy thought the 520 signified engine displacement, “But didn’t you say YZ426? What make is that again?” I’m not making this up. Do you feel my pain?
The best thing about the HLSM site, IMO, is I was able to download and print my own little parts book to put in a binder along with my owners manual. It is a handy reference to have lying around when you are working on your bike.