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Post  fr3tless on Fri Jan 10 2014, 10:14

Hi everyone, sorry if this would be better suited in a different section of the forum, I wasn't sure where to post it!

Anyway, my 'cat has developed the infamous '2nd gear' problem, I've bought myself a Haynes manual and am planning on changing the required parts myself but I'm not sure where to buy them? I could just go in to my local dealer, but I'm trying to keep the cost as low as possible and figure my local shop would probably more expensive than online.

If anyone knows of any suitable websites I'd greatly appreciate the help Smile

trying to avoid 2nd hand parts , purely because I don't to risk the same problem occurring 2000 miles down the road,
Thanks,
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Post  SteveCat on Fri Jan 10 2014, 10:30

Could try

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Can do a part number search on ebay, sometimes unused old stock items come up. Get a price from your local Mr Yamaha, I've found sometimes they are cheaper than the online places.

Might be cheaper looking at another engine - sure there is a risk but could be a better option.
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Post  Admin on Fri Jan 10 2014, 10:42

Hello Warren,

No problem with where you have posted, we can always shift it to where it fits later  left thumb up 

Sorry to hear you have the 2nd gear problem. It really isn't that common (well as common as it's fabled to be). You are only our 3rd confirmed owner to get it in the 12 year history of this forum.

One of them is still an active member and did exactly what you propose to undertake. His username is Stretchie. I'm sure if you drop him a PM or email through the forum system he would be only to glad to pass on any info - hints and tips he has.
There was also quite a comprehensive set of photo's to go with it. Not sure whether that's on this site or it was on our previous hosts, But I'm sure he'll still have them.

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Re: Best place for parts?

Post  fr3tless on Fri Jan 10 2014, 10:56

Thanks both, I've tried a Yamaha dealer and they've quoted in the region of £400 in parts :( and although it might be cheaper short term with the engine, I can only seem to find relatively high mileage ones, I'm hoping mine does have any more problems, it's only done 24k :S I think the old owner may have been slightly 'wheelie' happy...
That's about right for my luck!

I'll be sure to get in touch with him then, in all honesty, I understand the theory and how engines work, but when it comes to using tools... not so much.
luckily I know a couple of mechanics who have offered to help when it does go tits up!
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Post  Admin on Fri Jan 10 2014, 11:35

fr3tless wrote:
luckily I know a couple of mechanics who have offered to help when it does go tits up!
 rofl That's the spirit . . . brimming to overflowing with self confidence  hilarious 

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Post  OhJay on Mon Jan 13 2014, 06:43

Have you had a look on wemoto, they're really good for parts. Don't know what they're like on price though.
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Post  fr3tless on Mon Jan 13 2014, 07:59

I've just had a look on there, they don't have the transmission parts I need, but do have reasonably priced gaskets, thanks a lot!
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Post  Stu on Mon Jan 13 2014, 19:40

Might be worth a look at yamabits, never used them but there should be someone that can give an opinion.
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Re: Best place for parts?

Post  fr3tless on Mon Jan 13 2014, 20:55

I don't think yamabits stock parts for thundercats, Thanks anyway!  Smile 
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Post  bobh on Tue Jan 14 2014, 22:47

I got a swing arm spindle and bearings from Yambits. Don't know if they do engine parts, though.
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