I have a yamaha 89 model TT350, these bikes were used mainly for enduro racing back in the day, they were a very similar bike in a lot of ways to the old 2 stroke IT's. I have been slowly replacing parts on it, and fixing it up for rego, as it wasnt in to bad a condition when I bought it, it just needed a few things replaced etc to get it looking and going 100% again. This particular bike was originally owned by NSW police trail bike squad. Anyway, I started off by calling the local yamaha dealer here in my town for a few prices on some parts. I then found a yamaha dealer/online parts store over in the USA, and when I compared the prices, I nealy hit the floor, I was so glad I looked online before actually buying any parts from my local dealer. Heres a few of the price differences. Genuine front rim from here= $500 Genuine front rim from USA= $201 + $25 postage. Genuine speedometer from here= $412. Genuine speedometer from USA =$ 150 + $15 postage. Genuine carby inlet joints from here = $163 each.(theres 2 of them needed) Genuine carby inlet joints from USA = $49 each + $15 postage. Genuine decompression cable from here = $70. Genuine decompression cable from USA = $22 +$10 postage. Genuine swingarm bush from here = $60 Genuine swingarm bush from USA= $17 + 10 postage. Genuine shock lower bush from here = $55. Genuine shock lower bush from USA = $19 + $10 postage. Genuine self locking nut from here = $22 Genuine self locking nut from USA = $3 + $5 postage. I dont get how these shops in the US can charge such low prices, and even get the parts shipped to australia as well, for way less than the yamaha dealers here charge to supply the exact same part. The parts are all made in japan, so I dont know why it works out cheaper to send parts from japan, half way around the world to the USA, then back around to australia, its just crazy how it works out. You would think that because we live on the same side of the world as japan, these parts would be a lot cheaper here than they are. I also rang a couple of other yamaha dealers down in the city areas, and they could do the prices a bit cheaper, but not by a real lot. Example, the front rim was $500 in town here, $201 online from USA, and a dealer down near newcastle could do a genuine front rim for $360. I also found another discrepancy with yamaha parts, I can buy genuine white hand guards from the USA for the TT for around $45 each. I saw similar handguards on TTR 250's, so I looked at the price of them in the USA, and they were $7 each. I bough a pair to see if they were indeed the same part, and suprise suprise, they are the exact same parts. The local yamaha dealer wanted around $70 each for new ones. I just wanted to hear from anyone who has an opinion on this, or knows why theres such a big price difference for the exact same genuine yamaha parts. Thankyou.