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    Question Looking for parts in South Africa

    Hi, I'm new to the forum and failing to keep myself from spending a HUGE amount of time learning more about my recently purchased 1996 TW200.

    This is my first bike restoration, and with parts being very expensive at my local bike shops (KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa) I need some help/guidance where to buy parts internationally. As an example a new rear shock will cost R5000 (US$350) almost US$200 more expensive than ebay prices. No way shipping and import will be that expensive?

    Parts I need to get bike registered on my name before I start with a complete resto (apart from consumables/filters which I'll buy locally):
    Rear shock
    Left and right controls

    Any advice and/or sharing lessons learnt will be greatly appreciated.

    I'm stripping the bike this weekend to compile a 'more-complete' parts list I'll need

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    Welcome to the forum!!

    We do have a member in South Africa named Cornelis that may be able to help you. He would know better than most of us here in the U.S. He may see your post or you can Personal Message him. He's here most everyday. Good luck, keep us posted please on how it goes.

    ***You should be able to click on his name and go directly to his profile page.

    Quote Originally Posted by LagoonRekkie View Post
    Hi, I'm new to the forum and failing to keep myself from spending a HUGE amount of time learning more about my recently purchased 1996 TW200.

    This is my first bike restoration, and with parts being very expensive at my local bike shops (KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa) I need some help/guidance where to buy parts internationally. As an example a new rear shock will cost R5000 (US$350) almost US$200 more expensive than ebay prices. No way shipping and import will be that expensive?

    Parts I need to get bike registered on my name before I start with a complete resto (apart from consumables/filters which I'll buy locally):
    Rear shock
    Left and right controls

    Any advice and/or sharing lessons learnt will be greatly appreciated.

    I'm stripping the bike this weekend to compile a 'more-complete' parts list I'll need
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    Hi there from Centurion and welcome to the forum! ! !

    In the first place I just want to let you know that there is someone living close-by to you in Durban who is also a member of the forum who you can contact with regards to spares, his name is Mr. Paynter and you just have to click on the link to go to his profile page

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    My main source for parts is my local Yamaha dealer and yes it is expensive but with the original parts you always know that they're also the best possible quality.

    You can get a brand new shock from partzilla.com in the US for US$220 plus the shipping cost of US$58 = US$278 (Click Here) to have a look

    The TW is a straightforward bike to work on and I'm sure that you are going to enjoy this project!

    What do you mean with left and right controls that you want to replace, do you mean the actual flicker light units?
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    I am sure someone here has a spring sitting on a shelf somewhere that could send it to you...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornelis View Post
    Hi there from Centurion and welcome to the forum! ! !

    In the first place I just want to let you know that there is someone living close-by to you in Durban who is also a member of the forum who you can contact with regards to spares, his name is Mr. Paynter and you just have to click on the link to go to his profile page

    View Profile: Mr.Paynter - Yamaha TW200 Forum

    My main source for parts is my local Yamaha dealer and yes it is expensive but with the original parts you always know that they're also the best possible quality.

    You can get a brand new shock from partzilla.com in the US for US$220 plus the shipping cost of US$58 = US$278 (Click Here) to have a look

    The TW is a straightforward bike to work on and I'm sure that you are going to enjoy this project!

    What do you mean with left and right controls that you want to replace, do you mean the actual flicker light units?
    Thanks! I'll connect with Mr.Paynter ASAP.
    Regarding the controls: Both units are very worn and the flicker switch is not working...though I might change it as part of the resto. I mean I'll use them every time I use my bike, might as well make it a joy

    I fell in love with this bike after taking my friends' TW for a ride (my profile picture at Karkloof Falls). Really enjoying the process of restoring.

    Much appreciated!
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    I've got a rear shock off of an 87' I will send you for the cost of shipping.
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    Wow, that's awesome! Will send you private msg


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    I don't have any spare parts you are currently looking for, but if ever need anything post up here so we can all take a look in our spare parts storage stashes. Could never guarantee a used part from the U.S. with shipping would ever be cheaper than buying local in your country but you never know. Welcome to the forum and good luck with your TW & parts search!
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    Thank you!


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