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    Re: Yowzaaa! New old bike, new old problems ;) Coolant leak...

    Quote Originally Posted by Pixiesfan View Post
    Wooowa.

    Would say they are fixable though, if no cracks
    Just a little tlc

    Hehe.

    /K
    No. I bead blasted them clean and they were too pitted to reuse.

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    Re: Yowzaaa! New old bike, new old problems ;) Coolant leak...

    Quote Originally Posted by Pixiesfan View Post
    Wooowa.

    Would say they are fixable though, if no cracks
    Just a little tlc

    Hehe.

    /K
    this is one of those cases where the experience of this forum is very valuable. People have tried to reuse those elbows and they cracked upon re-installation, or shortly thereafter. Don't reuse them, buy new ones!!

    edit: they only cost a few bucks each, there's no reason not to replace them.
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    Re: Yowzaaa! New old bike, new old problems ;) Coolant leak...

    Quote Originally Posted by Mcreviver View Post
    No. I bead blasted them clean and they were too pitted to reuse.
    Nice
    Blastin stuff is like therapy for the soul.
    Sorry to hear they were to far gone.

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    Re: Yowzaaa! New old bike, new old problems ;) Coolant leak...

    Quote Originally Posted by dwalby View Post
    this is one of those cases where the experience of this forum is very valuable. People have tried to reuse those elbows and they cracked upon re-installation, or shortly thereafter. Don't reuse them, buy new ones!!

    edit: they only cost a few bucks each, there's no reason not to replace them.
    Totally agree.
    I am in awe.

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    Re: Yowzaaa! New old bike, new old problems ;) Coolant leak...

    BTW, Honda OEM parts prices are reasonable compared to just about any other Japanese brand.
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    Re: Yowzaaa! New old bike, new old problems ;) Coolant leak...

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Van View Post
    BTW, Honda OEM parts prices are reasonable compared to just about any other Japanese brand.
    Here in Sweden, well I am not too sure about that.
    It is a very small market for Honda. high taxes and Vat.
    But is is not like this will ruin me.
    It was a small order.

    And when you run a trucking company, lemme tella ya. You develop very thick skin with the years.
    This little order compared to getting a truck fixed, well, letŽs say that they differ a whole lot

    Thanks for your input.
    I am very grateful, and would hate if I sound like a douche in any way.

    Cheers!

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    Re: Yowzaaa! New old bike, new old problems ;) Coolant leak...

    Our local Honda importer likes to add in a fat margin for the privilege of not holding any stock, and indent ordering (with your deposit) from Japan in 3-4 weeks. While I'd like to support local businesses, this sucks. I now get all my parts from Partzilla, and even with freight from the US they come in about 2/3 of my local prices, and usually inside of 10 days.

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    Re: Yowzaaa! New old bike, new old problems ;) Coolant leak...

    Quote Originally Posted by TerryS View Post
    Our local Honda importer likes to add in a fat margin for the privilege of not holding any stock, and indent ordering (with your deposit) from Japan in 3-4 weeks. While I'd like to support local businesses, this sucks. I now get all my parts from Partzilla, and even with freight from the US they come in about 2/3 of my local prices, and usually inside of 10 days.
    what a scam, that's terrible. I can accept some price gouging, but 3-4 weeks delivery time, what kind of a business runs like that?? And its not really the local supplier, I'm guessing its the national importer that's screwing things up. The US parts places like Partzilla don't have all the parts in house, they usually order them from the Honda warehouse somewhere in the US, and it takes 2-3 days.

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    Re: Yowzaaa! New old bike, new old problems ;) Coolant leak...

    Quote Originally Posted by dwalby View Post
    what a scam, that's terrible. I can accept some price gouging, but 3-4 weeks delivery time, what kind of a business runs like that?? And its not really the local supplier, I'm guessing its the national importer that's screwing things up. The US parts places like Partzilla don't have all the parts in house, they usually order them from the Honda warehouse somewhere in the US, and it takes 2-3 days.
    Yes, the fault definitely lies with Blue Wing Honda, our national importer. My local dealer is staffed with helpful folk, but they don't set the OEM parts prices.

    I got really cheesed off when I badly wanted some fork bushings for my ST11, and even though the same part fits lots and lots of different models with 41mm forks, the importer did not carry any stock. I would be prepared to pay a little more for next day turnaround, but the 3-4 weeks ex Japan is hopeless.

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    Re: Yowzaaa! New old bike, new old problems ;) Coolant leak...

    Quote Originally Posted by TerryS View Post
    Yes, the fault definitely lies with Blue Wing Honda, our national importer. My local dealer is staffed with helpful folk, but they don't set the OEM parts prices.

    I got really cheesed off when I badly wanted some fork bushings for my ST11, and even though the same part fits lots and lots of different models with 41mm forks, the importer did not carry any stock. I would be prepared to pay a little more for next day turnaround, but the 3-4 weeks ex Japan is hopeless.

    Although the aparts I ordered were not in stock here in Sweden.
    It only took 4 days for delivery.
    Sadly I wonŽt get the parts til next week.
    It is Midsummers eve here this Friday.
    Which is a big thing holiday for us all in this little country.
    It used to mean raping, pillaging and the ordinary burning of churches.
    Nowadays we seem to just get really, and I mean REALLY drunk.
    For me personally, I have choosen the sober part of life.
    And will celebrate almost 4 years sober, yey for me
    No more fist fights for this guy.
    Peace and love really seems more like the way to go
    Geeez, the Hippies sure was right.

    Although the plan was to drive the bike for all of the holidays.
    I have now surrendered to not having parts in time.
    And it seems like heavy rain to, nvm.
    The old Cadillac comes out instead.

    So where were we?
    Right, part margins.

    Yeah, it is outrageous that the markup sometimes is so way out of proportions it makes dopedeals look like the norm.
    And to add on that, dealers who sometimes are a sorry excuse for being in the business.
    But that is a whole other story

    Be well yaŽll.

    And a big happy midsummers to ye
    Wherever you are

    Yahoo!

    10-4

    /K

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