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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-05-2010, 12:56 PM Thread Starter
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I want 8 seat bumpbers (dampers) to simplify switching seats on the VN900. Just went to three different on-line parts sellers, each claiming 40% discount. They all wanted $2.47 to 2.97 each ( parts cost about a nickel to make). As if they weren't overcharging already, they each wanted $19 to $23 to ship UPS ground, for a small handful of parts that would fit in a padded envelope.

I refuse to do business with scalpers. Eff'em.

They are:
www.KawasakiPartsTeam.com/Motocycle
www.KawasakiPartsNation.com
www.PowersportsWarehouse.com

2007 VN900LT, red/titanium
OEM highway bars and luggage rack
OEM WS lowers
4.5 inch pull back risers
Kuryakin highway pegs
Stebel air horn
Utopia driver backrest on OEM seat
OEM gel seat for about town, and hauling grandkids
ISO grips
Jardine light bar
K&N air filter
Brakeaway cruise control
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-05-2010, 01:09 PM
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I refuse to do business with scalpers. Eff'em.

It's not just bike parts. I wanted to order a bag of candy from Hawaii. The candy cost $3.00 but shipping was $40.00.
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I'm not sure if you've already ordered, but cheapcycleparts.com is reliable and the shipping fees are reasonable.

2009 Vulcan 900 Classic LT
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Mustang Wide Touring Seat
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The USPS seems to be too much trouble so vendors put the screws to us by using the boys in brown. It will only get worse as USPS goes down the economy toilet. You can see how big the markup is on stuff when they can offer free shipping if you spend $99 or more. In my fishing club we pool our orders for boat candy and fishing tackle to reduce shipping costs since we already pay a premium price for "marine" items.

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I know I would not take the 'simplified' way if it meant I had to spend $40 bucks for only a few minutes work.

It's called capitalism. If you need it and they got it, they gotcha. You don't need it.
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THANKS to mc_dsm, cheap cycle parts had them for $1.73 each plus 5.95 shipping. Done for under $20, half the price of the other guys.

2007 VN900LT, red/titanium
OEM highway bars and luggage rack
OEM WS lowers
4.5 inch pull back risers
Kuryakin highway pegs
Stebel air horn
Utopia driver backrest on OEM seat
OEM gel seat for about town, and hauling grandkids
ISO grips
Jardine light bar
K&N air filter
Brakeaway cruise control
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