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Post  2wheelsagain on Fri 23 Dec 2011, 9:43 am

This is a rant relating to 4 wheels.

My partner has a brand new Suzuki Swift. Top of the range. Fantastic little car all is well.
Yesterday someone decided they needed the plastic plugs that cover the hole in the roof where you can fit roof racks more than she did so they knocked them off. I believe in karma so they will get what they deserve.

I called the dealer this morning to get the replacements. Not in stock have to be ordered and they’re $11 each! WTF?
These hard plastic push in plugs are about 100mm long and 20mm wide and would be stamped out by the thousands for the Suzuki range.

$11 each! Not surprising they wanted $800 for a B1250 starter motor in that case. Evil or Very Mad

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Post  Hammy on Fri 23 Dec 2011, 9:50 am

Tell me about it 4WA. When I was getting all the little missing bits for my 1200 , I ordered all the bolts for the grab rail and the two little plastic plugs that go in the ends of the bolts were $5 each ! I know. I could have gone to a bolt shop.
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Post  reddog on Fri 23 Dec 2011, 10:34 am

Lucky you don;t own a Yamaha. I helped a mate rebuild his R1 after it cartwheeled down the road. I got all the parts from EBay mostly. The only things he needed to buy were 4 bolts for the subframe. The local dealer charged him $25 a bolt! Unbelievable
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Post  Re-Cycled on Fri 23 Dec 2011, 10:46 am

@Hammy wrote:Tell me about it 4WA. When I was getting all the little missing bits for my 1200 , I ordered all the bolts for the grab rail and the two little plastic plugs that go in the ends of the bolts were $5 each ! I know. I could have gone to a bolt shop.

Three small screws that go in the bottom of the B12 clutch basket, $3 each!

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Post  chips on Fri 23 Dec 2011, 11:38 am

@Re-Cycled wrote:
@Hammy wrote:Tell me about it 4WA. When I was getting all the little missing bits for my 1200 , I ordered all the bolts for the grab rail and the two little plastic plugs that go in the ends of the bolts were $5 each ! I know. I could have gone to a bolt shop.

Three small screws that go in the bottom of the B12 clutch basket, $3 each!

I win, in my Eunos 30x (Mazda) I needed the sunroof switch. Phone Mazda, new one had to come from Japan, $835 + SHIPPING????????????

WTF, phones up a local wreckers, $150 later I was sorted. es it was a 2nd hand part but gee, even $150 was a rip off in my opinion.

For the B12 I just bought a bearing? for the clutch lever, $6.00. Not too bad I guess....
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Post  gus on Sat 24 Dec 2011, 11:26 am

I didnt realise my bucket of Suzuki bolts was so valuable . Very Happy Those plastic bits that go in the end of the allen heads i just threw them away . affraid
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Post  dhula on Sat 24 Dec 2011, 11:32 am

Money is not made on the car, bike, etc anymore (maybe it never was)
The profits are made from the spares and replacement parts

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Post  madmax on Sat 24 Dec 2011, 11:56 am

Its not only the car/bike manufacturers. Don't loose one of you Ventura rack thumb bolts. They're $9 each Shocked

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Post  Reardo on Sat 24 Dec 2011, 12:00 pm

I think it was Repco VS Holden in Court many years ago now. Holden wouldn't let anyone make after market parts for there cars.

I can't think what it's called, but Holden could name there price on parts. Thank fuck for places like Repco Exclamation

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Post  2wheelsagain on Sat 24 Dec 2011, 12:23 pm

Its clear why these plugs were knocked off in the first place!

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Post  Jimcoleman on Sat 24 Dec 2011, 4:42 pm

$11 Dollars think ya self its not a subaru i damaged a wheel on my liberty RX $1100 for a new rim !!!

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Post  rolls on Sat 24 Dec 2011, 7:55 pm

Henry Ford was keen to give away his cars for nothing as long as people would only buy the spare parts of him. Couldn't be guaranteed, so he didn't give any away. Spares is where the cash is.




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Post  gus on Sun 25 Dec 2011, 8:45 am

Covered these Air Scoops (my Tuono ) .If i did did some for someone i was thinking $50 for 2.
I looked up AFI Aprilia Forum for price of solid carbon ones .$800 + postage . affraid And they are not polished.
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Post  kewwig on Mon 26 Dec 2011, 6:05 pm

Our family car is a 3 litre V6 Mazda MPV (I ride the bike to maintain some semblance of sanity). The AC got a bit musty, and I decided to replace the cabin air filter. It's a small pleated paper filter behind the glovebox. Rang Repco and they don't have one. Nothing aftermarket in NZ, so I thought I'd ring Mazda for the genuine one. Pleated paper - couldn't be that expensive, right?

The parts guy, said "I have one in stock, but I think you won't like the price". He was right. $230 bloody dollars.

I got a new one off EBay for USD$30. A taillight was $500 in NZ from Mazda and about $90 US from Ebay. Someone is giving it to us here.

Mind you, I had an 05 Holden Vectra. $800 for new rear disks that needed replacing every second set of pads. Not funny.
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Post  chips on Tue 27 Dec 2011, 9:07 am

I (my wife) has a 2001 Mazda tribute 3.0L V6

Set of plugs and leads from mazda over $700 + fitting....

My mechanic did it all including providing of parts for $200.......
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Post  kewwig on Tue 27 Dec 2011, 7:14 pm

Same motor in the MPV. V6 with the rear cylinders buried under the inlet manifold. Plugs take 3 - 4 hrs to do with extensive disassembly at a hideous price unless you can do it yourself (as I did). Give me a bike any day


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Post  chips on Tue 27 Dec 2011, 10:48 pm

thank god for iridium plugs that last for ages.......
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