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GuyGraham

Gearbox output shaft (countershaft) seal

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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

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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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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

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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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