Gearbox output shaft (countershaft) seal


3 replies to this topic
  • GuyGraham

Posted August 02, 2010 - 04:16 AM

#1

So, my WR450F 2008 blew its gearbox output seal and dumped the oil on the chain & the side of the engine

There was only 175ml of oil left in it when I drained it :banana:
Have looked at the cam journals and they are fine so hoping no damage done


Went down to the local Yamaha dealer and they want an unbelievable £19 for an oil seal :eek: (this is on top of £14 for a genuine Yam oil filter), and £18 for the spacer!!!!

Where do Yamaha UK get these prices from?

I can buy an off the shelf double lipped oil seal with garter spring from a bearing factor for £1.85

  • William1

Posted August 02, 2010 - 05:19 AM

#2

Sadly, most prices are made up fairly arbitrarialy. In fact, identical parts are often a different price for different models.
From time to time, you get a part that is super cheap (Yamaha used to sell Ti clutch pushrods for $1.49US, the stock steel ones were $15.00).

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  • GuyGraham

Posted August 02, 2010 - 11:23 AM

#3

there's a feature in the bike mag I buy about Yamaha's R1, and what it would cost to build it from spares


Brand new out the showroom here in the UK, they are £12K, or at least that was the official price at the start of the year - dunno how many they've sold at this price seeing as they were only £10Klast year for the same bike!

To build it out of spares is reported to cost £60K - fairly astonishing really

  • panaman

Posted August 03, 2010 - 09:49 AM

#4

there's a feature in the bike mag I buy about Yamaha's R1, and what it would cost to build it from spares


Brand new out the showroom here in the UK, they are £12K, or at least that was the official price at the start of the year - dunno how many they've sold at this price seeing as they were only £10Klast year for the same bike!

To build it out of spares is reported to cost £60K - fairly astonishing really


goes to show you that they make more on parts than the machines themselves




 
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