Online sources for OEM parts.

iowavee

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http://www.procaliber.com/

Everything I needed (gasket, nut, basket) for a 2014 clutch basket change into my 2012; for under $280 with a free ship. They have a good back order policy (No back order notice yet...I can cancel for a refund). I have not received any of this yet so we'll see. ::022::
 

OldRider

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wfopete said:
Any brick and mortar store that doesn't have an online ordering web site is living in the past. The competition is just to tight not to have online ordering as an option. While the brick and mortar parts counter people are drinking coffee & waiting for a customer to stroll in the guys down the street are filling orders 24/7 or at least 8/5.
Not really. I own a B&M store and I did look into online selling but the market is so flooded with online sellers all selling at the very bottom dollar, you have to get lucky just to make a sell. The big guys are going to rule, there's no way around it. For example let's say I pay $100 for a tire and being a small store a big tire order for me is 40-50 tires. The big online stores will pay $75 for the same tire because they are buying 4-5 thousand tires at a time.

Google anything you want to and there will be a thousand websites come up. So no, not having a website doesn't mean you're living in the past, it may just mean you don't want to get in the rat race.
 

wfopete

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It's not just about price, it's also about convenience, choice and saving time. There is a whole new generation of buyers that does everything on a smartphone in the marketplace and unless you have a WiFi hot spot in your dealership they have no use for you. Parts ordering online today is what the telephone was to folks in the early 1900's.

My dealer only offers three flavors of parts: Chocolate, Vanilla and Strawberry.

While the world offers 31,000 flavors.


Let's summarize the buying process:

Buy at store:

Drive to store (money/time)
Wait for store to be open (time)
Wait in line (time)
Wait for some punk to look them up (time)
Order Parts (time)
Wait for parts order to arrive (time)
Drive to store (money/time)
Wait in line (time)
Wait for some punk to find parts (time)
Wait at cashier window (time)
Pay for parts
Drive home (money/time)

Order online:

Click
Click
Click
Click

USPS or Brown truck brings you parts to your door.
 

wfopete

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tomatocity said:
Dude, you need to get out more. Did you buy your Super Tenere online? Probably not. Did the dealer have Sales, Parts, and Service departments? Probably.
I bought my Tenere' locally. Strangely enough my local dealer had a good price on it. Yes he has a parts/service departments and they suck. Parts are generally 5-20% above retail and likely not in stock. Service is sketchy at best. The dealer has never approached me or made an attempt to give me a reason to patronize his dealership. All they are is a source to get warranty work done. After the bike sale there was no communication from them even though I gave them a good review to Yamaha for the CSI survey. No follow up phone call, no sales flyer not even a Christmas card. They don't go out of their way for my business so I certainly will not go out of my way for them. My next nearest dealer is over an hour away.
 

tomatocity

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evanqueen said:
Yamaha house of parts. Yamahapartshouse.com. I haven't found anyone cheaper
Clutch Basket
Yamaha House of Parts $325.96
Stadium Yamaha $256.75
 

HHH

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iowavee said:
http://www.procaliber.com/

Everything I needed (gasket, nut, basket) for a 2014 clutch basket change into my 2012; for under $280 with a free ship. They have a good back order policy (No back order notice yet...I can cancel for a refund). I have not received any of this yet so we'll see. ::022::
When I ordered mine they had a discount code which I can recall now, OEM parts, great service.

 

speedbyrd

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I have placed two orders with procaliber.com. The first for a new seat( $123.53) and the second for oil filters($10.18), gaskets($1.55) and seat pads($2.48).
After much research these were the best prices I could find. Very pleased with the service also. No affiliation. Just admiration from a satisfied customer. ::012::
 

hoak

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What a great thread! Rynn Storm should get a gold star for his forehead! But wholly mackerel model-number-o-rama! Can anyone help with a little model number disambiguation? I own a 2014 blue (non ES) Super Ténéré, but listed on these parts sites are the XTZ12EGY, XTZ12EL, XTZ12ECL, and XTZ12ECGY -- are these different models for different markets? Different colors? And speaking of colors, if you order replacement plastics (the painted parts) are the replacements painted?

:)
 

taskmaster86

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I ordered from Boats.net today. Their prices are much lower than anyone else's because they use a completely different pricing scale. I bought oil filters and a shifter drum bolt and the total came to less than $25

Hoak- I think the EGY is the model we want to use.
 
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