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Where's the best place to buy OEM Suzuki parts?

Any suggestions will be appreciated.

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The dealer
 

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Try Partshark.com

Reasonable pricing and shipping, good customer service. I HAVE no local dealer anymore so buy via Internet.
 

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Thank you for your help...

Thank you for the help guys. My local dealer is a stealer so I went to the net.

Right side upper cowling:

Dealer: $196.00

PartsPitStop.com: $150.00

Thanks again for the help.
 

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Sorry I didn't mean to sound sarcastic. I've got a dealer (Suzuki only) across the street from work literally 50 ft. away from my desk. He's great as it's a new dealer. He'll match almost any price for gear - jackets, pants, etc.. He will order anything in their catalogs (Tucker-Rocky and others) and match legitimate internet prices. I know a lot of the dealers that have been around a long time won't do this but for me it works. For OE parts it might be different.
 

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Thank you for the help guys. My local dealer is a stealer so I went to the net.

Right side upper cowling:

Dealer: $196.00

PartsPitStop.com: $150.00
It's not fair to expect a dealer to match the lowest price on the 'net. They have overhead. If they've been good to me, I'll spend the extra bucks as long as they are not charging more than the highest price I find online -- that is a "stealer", in my humble opinion.

That said, I've had good luck with bikebandit.com.
 

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I use Ron Ayers, Oneida Suzuki, and Mr Cycles.
 
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i told my dealer that i would be buying my extras and parts for my bike dureing the time i own it and how much discount he would give me if i buy from him . he told me 20% off anything i buy from them . as i get older i find it easyer to ask for a deal . i found i doesnt work at the supermarket though
 

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My local dealer dropped the Suzuki dealership for some reason but I don't miss going there.

The final straw was when I called twice requesting a quote for a valve check and never heard back. I ended up doing the job myself.

So, I've been ordering parts from RonAyers.com but they were taking too long to get orders out the door. BikeBandit.com seems to ship within a day or two but their prices are higher (a little less than a buck more on an oil filter, about 3 bucks more on an air filter, $30 more for a Honda XR front rim).

So, if I need something cheap and in a hurry, like an oil filter, I'll go to Bikebandit.com, but if it's a higher priced item I'll definitely check at Ronayers.com


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I've used Mrcycles.com for my current V and a previous Honda. This spring I had to do a rebuild of virtually the entire right side of the V and Mrcycles helped out greatly. I ended up ordering over two pages of parts worth close to $2000 and they were all correct. When I ordered parts for my Honda there was a mix up in part numbers but it was fixed quickly and the correct part was sent out. I'll buy from them again.
 

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I think I found one of the best places on the net...

As I mentioned above I paid the following for the right side Cowl plastic from PartsPitStop.com:

Dealer: $196.00

PartsPitStop.com: $150.00

I called them yesterday and left a message that I wanted to add to my order. They called me at 6:30 this morning (I'm in California, they're in Michigan) and added to the order on the phone. No extra shipping costs. I ordered these items:

Right and left hand guards for a DL1: $14.84 each

Mount screws, washers and nute: $3.14

Right side V-Strom cowl decal: $20.98

Suzuki "S" decals: $15.95

Shipping: $19.24 UPS ground.

I'm satisfied.
 

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Xtreme Suzuki-Kawasaki in Bellaire, Ohio

Probably not news to many, but these guys seem to have pretty good prices and great service. I ordered on a Tuesday morning and my parts were sitting on my stoop when I got home Thursday. Normal shipping! (That's Ohio to MD near DC.) I even called them to add something to my order that I had placed over the Internet and they were very friendly and happy to chat about V-Stroms. I ordered the service manual with my order, it was out of stock but they shipped the rest of my order and will ship the manual when it arrives with no additional shipping cost. OEM oil filters were just over $8 and shipping wasn't obscene. Can't beat that sort of service with a stick.

http://www.187rideeasy.com/fiche_select.asp
 

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I've used MRCycles, Ron Ayers, and Cheap cycle parts all with good luck as long as you know what you need.

I had a great parts department once a long time ago and I used them all the time, they may not have been the cheapest but the parts manager knew what he was talking about and even better knew what I was talking about. Of course he didn't last long there, the owner was, and still is, way too sleazy.
 

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How Much $$$ does it take to re-road a wreck?

Ok so this is a little bit of a long question. I am still shopping for a Wee, trying to wait to buy until sometime after New years since I won't be home till March but when you spend that long looking you start to look off the beaten path. So I discovered the Salvage web sites. As it turns out you can buy a Wee with what appears to be mostly cosmetic damage and very low miles from 2005 - 2010 or so for under a grand in most cases. Thing is I'm not stupid, I know the damage is always going to be more than it looks like but I'm fairly confident in my ability to do the work, only where does the cost benefit barrier come in? I figured a good bet would be that I couldn't trust the forks and probably the front wheel on most of these. So I figured how much could that cost? Two front damper assemblies and a wheel right? I did some looking and the best price I saw on front damper assemblies was $610 and the Wheel assembly was over $400. Am I retarded or is that kind of high? Doing the math most wrecks are going to take almost $2000 to put back on the road safe just in parts, IF all the cosmetics (cowlings etc) are repairable. Can that be right:jawdrop:?

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I usually will check online at one of the dealer sites listed in the above threads and go to my local dealer with it. I know he can't match it but he does make an effort to get close.

edit: I compared the left side cowling price at Partspitsop to my dealers pricing and the dealer was just $3 more, tax included.
 

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www.ronayers.com

They always deliver. Don't order from BikeBandit. They will fcuk your order up and then take forever to refund your money.
My issue with ronayers is the amount of time they take to assemble your order is highly variable and you aren't given the best insight into how long it might take to get all your parts. In one case, I ordered some crush washers, they came in 3 days. In another case I ordered some crush washers, a bolt and a filter, and the entire order took a week and a half to ship.
 
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