Will scooter dealers order parts for big bikes?

Discussion in 'Technical' started by Ricohoc, Sep 13, 2011.

  1. Ricohoc

    Ricohoc Ol'Timer

    Curious to know if anyone has had any experience with this scenario.

    I know that the local Honda, Yamaha, Kawasaki, Suzuki dealers will not service big bikes if they don't sell them; but will they order parts for big bikes?

    Thanks in advance. :happy3:
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  3. LivinLOS

    LivinLOS Ol'Timer

    You might find a proactive one.. But as a rule they have a parts supply channel, which dont have the parts for big bikes (kawa excepted).. So they will be just as baffled as where to get them.

    Basically its order online and pay the price in my experience.
  4. Ricohoc

    Ricohoc Ol'Timer

    Thanks, LLOS! I appreciate your response!

    Posts get a lot of views in this forum, but I don't see many responses, so I appreciate your 2 cents very, very much!

    Not worried about the cost as much as I am about the shipping fiasco. I have several parts sources in the US willing to accommodate me in every way, shape and form. Just checking all the avenues before I pull the trigger.

    Since I initially posted, I have found a Yamaha dealer in Korat who supposedly works on big bikes and provides parts for big bikes. I am in communication with them now. As soon as I get the skinny on their services, I will post all the information.

    Thanks again, LLOS! :clap:
  5. LivinLOS

    LivinLOS Ol'Timer

    If its one of the Yamaha models that are sold in Thailand legally parts supply should be easy.
  6. Ricohoc

    Ricohoc Ol'Timer

    The name of the Yamaha dealership in Korat is Sibsima Motor Company.


    The email address of one of the owners, Nui is BigBikeKorat@hotmail.com.

    After I get my carb joint (intake manifold) and spark plugs replaced here in UTH, I plan to ride to Korat and bring my two Yamaha lists of Periodic Checks & Adjustments and General Maintenance and Lubrication. I'll see how they do with those, point by point (I plan to watch and track their efforts), inquire about their parts on hand and how long to order and receive them, and then make a judgment as to whether or not I want them doing the trick on bigger stuff.

    The worst is that I will have a nice ride to Korat. :lol-sign:
  7. TonyBKK

    TonyBKK Ol'Timer

    Strange, this thread didn't show up when I did a search for "New Posts" and I'd have never seen it if I didn't see the link to it in another thread- (http://www.gt-rider.com/thailand-motorcycle-forum/threads/35185-Yamaha-Big-Bike-parts-shops-in-Thailand)

    I've ordered a lot of OEM parts for my Suzuki GSXR 1000 from Red Baron and their prices are surprisingly good. Red Baron can source OEM parts for pretty much any Japanese motorcycle. Parts I've ordered through Red Baron generally arrive in a week or two and usually cost a bit less than if I order from the US.

    Ride On!

  8. Ricohoc

    Ricohoc Ol'Timer

    Greatly appreciate that bit of info on Red Baron, Tony! How do you get around the Thai Customs fees? Does Red Baron ship via the postal service? That's the only way I've been able to duck the ridiculously high customs fees on FedEx, UPS and DHL.

    By the way, is that the Red Baron in New Zealand at this URL? http://www.redbaron.co.nz/
  9. cdrw

    cdrw Ol'Timer

    I believe Tony was referring to Red Baron in Bangkok, hence no problems with Custom fees:

  10. Ricohoc

    Ricohoc Ol'Timer

    I'll check there, too! Much obliged!

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