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What is the status of parts availability through Yamaha? I own a 2012 Concours and in the last 6 months or so, I got 2 different parts that were the last ones remaining in the US. One was a side fairing part and the other was a windshield assembly. In both cases, there was no information about a restocking date. If I hadn’t been lucky enough to get the last ones remaining in the US, no telling how long I would have waited. Anyway, I’ve put some money into customizing this bike and I am considering doing a full suspension re-do this winter, but parts availability is a concerning. If I went to a different bike, the most likely candidate would be a FJR. How is parts availability?
 

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I've heard of a few issues getting oddball fork internals. Had a shop that broke an internal fork part and part was back ordered with no estimated date. Shop ended up buying a cheap used set off ebay and scavenging the needed part from them.
 

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Have you ever needed a fairing part? Or something for the windshield? Or some part that's not for routine maintenance?
Some parts are hard to come by lately. A few folks found that out about fork internals. Other than that I've had a few back orders filled within 2 weeks. Yes, I've ordered a few new parts but nothing like fairings. Gaskets, clutch lever bushing, etc. new. The bike's been around for quite a while now, there are also a gazillion parts available on ebay.
 

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The fork internals thing is weird they discontinued cartridges for 2013-15. Can get them for any other year it seems. What's with that? At least they could have offered alternatives.
Fairings vary, as they will with all bikes.... try finding them for my 1999 VFR... But in general, you can get almost any part for an FJR still. Rear shock dimensions haven't changed and there's always aftermarket for those.
 
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I ordered new OEM mirrors that match my one year only 2008 AE color, it took 9 weeks from Japan. I tried several companies that sell OEM Yamaha parts same thing no mirror in USA.
 

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I ordered new OEM mirrors that match my one year only 2008 AE color, it took 9 weeks from Japan. I tried several companies that sell OEM Yamaha parts same thing no mirror in USA.
I can see that. I own the black cherry, i.e., The One-off Red Headed Bass Turd Step Child. Thankfully I've not needed plastics or mirrors, just mostly routine generic stuff that fits all (at least) Gen2s.
 

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I can see that. I own the black cherry, i.e., The One-off Red Headed Bass Turd Step Child. Thankfully I've not needed plastics or mirrors, just mostly routine generic stuff that fits all (at least) Gen2s.
I like the Black Cherry it's stunning in the sun. IMHO as YMMV some like that Root Beer from up North. :wink2:

Two years ago ordered a complete ride side fairing with turn signals etc ( not wrecked ) here in a few weeks.

My front fender looks great just a few small pebble chips but enough to make my OCD kick in. ordered it with the mirrors and a week later my $110.00 was sent back.
My advise if anyone is "On The Fence" about a new OEW body part best order one now.
 

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Luckily I have no plans for any such things. My buying days for the year are over unless something pops up. I might need to get an air filter. This autumn I've already purchased new tires front and rear, new T-valves for TPMS, clutch lever bushing and, get this, a never used Gen2 ECU. I'm still asking myself WTH for but at usd$260 I simply couldn't pass it up. Brand spankin' new in the box, still sealed! I'm thinkin' I'll send it for Ivan's flash to see what all the hubbub is about and maybe recoup some of the cost selling my old one so someone else can do the same and so on. Kinda pay it forward type of thing.
 

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Luckily I have no plans for any such things. My buying days for the year are over unless something pops up. I might need to get an air filter. This autumn I've already purchased new tires front and rear, new T-valves for TPMS, clutch lever bushing and, get this, a never used Gen2 ECU. I'm still asking myself WTH for but at usd$260 I simply couldn't pass it up. Brand spankin' new in the box, still sealed! I'm thinkin' I'll send it for Ivan's flash to see what all the hubbub is about and maybe recoup some of the cost selling my old one so someone else can do the same and so on. Kinda pay it forward type of thing.
If you do, quote me a price. I might end up wanting to send mine to Ivan if yours goes so well. ;)
 

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If I had a Gen2, I'd have my ECU to Ivan in a "flash", lol. The Gen3 flash was good but the Gen3's fueling isn't all that bad to begin with. I'd definitely have an Ivan flash if I had an '06-'07. Dunno what he charges, just call him. My guess $350-ish?
 

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Regarding parts availability from Yamaha: I had a Yamaha '96 XT225 and an '02 YZF-R6 until 2017/2018. I was still able to get parts for those bikes from Yamaha. Many of the aftermarket folks had abandoned these models after about 10 years.

In 2016, a co-worker - while backing his pickup out of a parking spot - turned into my R6 and tipped it over. I was able to get all the parts (fairing, mirror & support, gear lever, etc.) from Yamaha. Some were pretty expensive: the single upper fairing plastic was $450. Fortunately, my co-worker paid for the parts.
 

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If I had a Gen2, I'd have my ECU to Ivan in a "flash", lol. The Gen3 flash was good but the Gen3's fueling isn't all that bad to begin with. I'd definitely have an Ivan flash if I had an '06-'07. Dunno what he charges, just call him. My guess $350-ish?
Just (and I mean within the last hour) sent the ECU from my '06 to Ivan. I wanted to wait until my main riding season was over. If you send it to him and he returns it by 12/24 he's taking 10% off the $350.
 

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My 2015 was backed into and knocked over in a parking lot a couple of weeks ago. It rolled past the engine and saddlebag guards and scratched the tupperware, mirror, bag and took Stay1 with it. All parts have been available with minimal wait. Almost makes me think I need to upgrade to a LEO style engine guard that would protect the mirrors too but the only quote I received led me to believe I should not leave the bike unattended. (j/k)
 

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I can see that. I own the black cherry, i.e., The One-off Red Headed Bass Turd Step Child. Thankfully I've not needed plastics or mirrors, just mostly routine generic stuff that fits all (at least) Gen2s.
I've had two 2007s, both of which had major plastic damage at some point in my ownership (I am really getting sick of people in Pittsburgh and want to move out into the woods and become a hermit.) and I had both plastic parts and mirrors shipped to me from Partzilla cheaper than direct from Yamaha in 3-4 days max
 

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I've had two 2007s, both of which had major plastic damage at some point in my ownership (I am really getting sick of people in Pittsburgh and want to move out into the woods and become a hermit.) and I had both plastic parts and mirrors shipped to me from Partzilla cheaper than direct from Yamaha in 3-4 days max
How long ago was this? Two years ago ordered a complete ride side fairing for my one year only 2008 AE it arrived in two weeks Partzilla. Three months ago ordered mirrors and front fender after a week or so I was refunded the $ for my one year only color fender is no longer in stock in Japan. My mirrors arrived 9 weeks later from Japan to Partzilla then to me. Covid 19
 
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