Have any of you T-Dubber's ever done business with an online outfit called, BikeBandit.com? They advertise OEM parts for TW's as well as my '82 Honda XL185. I just wonder if they're the Real McCoy, and reputable.
Did you compare prices with shipping included? Texans will also have to pay sales tax.During my comparisons to all OEM Yamaha parts dealers online, that claim to have discounted prices, I've found
cyclepartswarehouse.com to be the best for price. They are also located centrally, in TX and have very friendly staff, that once knew me by the "TW guy".
Yes, they had the cheapest shipping to the Reno area, at the time of my research. They were much cheaper than Stadium Yamaha at the time.
Thanks for the heads-up. I started using Stadium Yamaha when I pulled in and the salesman and owner came out and recognized Tdub not only as a TW but as THE TW in some ride reports. He was very interested in a couple of my mods. While I was at the parts counter the salesman brought out a couple of the mechanics to discuss mods.
Much different experience than other DFW Yamaha dealers.
I rode to one while the rain was coming down in sheets and tornado sirens were blaring. The sales boys were clustered behind the front door and watched me park T-dub. When I walked in one piped up, "You can't ride in weather like this." I replied, "You can if you have a real motorcycle."
I walked up to the parts counter of one DFW Yamaha dealer and asked for a part for Tdub. The person behind the counter replied, "TW200? Is that a motorcycle?"
See why I was partial to Stadium when I lived in DFW?