BEST OEM PRICES ?
Posted June 18, 2002 - 01:35 PM
Posted June 18, 2002 - 01:58 PM
My local dealer sucks too. Bad.
I do internet searches, ebay, and here on TT. Somebody somewhere has been looking for what you are needing, and they can usually point to a couple of reasonable choices.
I think that we need direct access to the Frickin' Yamaha warehouse, and skip the middleman (local dealers).
Posted June 18, 2002 - 02:38 PM
Posted June 19, 2002 - 02:40 AM
The internet dealers save money, if you can wait for delivery.
Posted June 19, 2002 - 03:13 AM
I think I'm very lucky to live in the Orlando area because we have quite a few bike shops to choose from. Some are better than others. Two shops in particular, Cycle Sports Center and Orlando Yamaha are great and have parts people who will actually go the extra mile to get a part for you. (e.g. cross reference a part off of a different brand bike that uses the exact same part as your bike does-just with a different part number.) Cycle Sports Center's parts prices are almost, to the penny, the same as those at Riva Yamaha and you don't have to pay shipping, plus I get 5-10% discount there. Like I said, I'm lucky to be in Orlando.
[ June 19, 2002: Message edited by: Rich in Orlando ]
Posted June 19, 2002 - 10:03 AM
Posted June 19, 2002 - 10:39 AM
and Montclair Yamaha
Prices are generally the same as the local guys or HLSM and Parts Fish (powersportspro.com I think), but in the past NCY has given me a considerable discount on large orders, so I get most of my stuff from them. If I have a difficult question I'll call Montclair, I'm sure they wouldn't want me to encourage this but I've had their technicians on the phone a few times in the past and they were knowledgeable and helpful.
But I don't think any dealer is immune to the "idiot behind the parts counter" phenomenon.
Posted June 19, 2002 - 10:43 AM
Also, a problem with on-line ordering from Riva, Parts Fish etc. is you don't know the status of the order. So I rely on phone orders, sometimes the voice mail at NCY picks up, in which case I just leave the PN or description, they always call back promptly to tell me if it is in stock or how far out the part is and are good at split-shipping or holding the order or any combination of the two according to what you tell them. They have only shipped me the wrong part once, so their quality level is running around 99.5%
Posted June 24, 2002 - 07:08 AM
Posted June 24, 2002 - 02:50 PM
Whites Motorsports. Always the best prices on bikes both street and dirt.
Accessories not much different than internet.