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OEM parts

Postby bohdan » Thu Oct 10, 2013 3:00 pm



Okay, I guess I am somewhat clueless about the amount of time that it takes to process an order. I would always thought that it should ship out within 24 hours. the last order was 5 days before it ships. Never understood this...Do any of you? Is there an OEM that is priced right and once he gets the card number ..KABOOM! ?



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Re: OEM parts

Postby themainviking » Thu Oct 10, 2013 8:08 pm

Welcome to our world... We are always wondering, two weeks or three weeks after ordering things, where they may have gotten to. And it isn't only the things we order from cross border in the U.S. The stuff we order in Canada for delivery to a Canadian address can sometimes take just as long. And then there are times when an order will arrive totally across the continent, within a matter of two days. We call our postal system the Canada Postal and Storage System. On the other hand, I can almost guaranty that an item shipped for free from Nung Dung China will arrive in 21 to 25 days and I can set my calendar by this forecast. I think the days of 24 hour shipping are gone forever except for the occasional accident.
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Re: OEM parts

Postby bohdan » Fri Oct 11, 2013 7:17 am

Yeah, it just seems nobody stocks anything anymore and there maybe several middle men involved. Even local Honda shops don't stock the stuff. Oh wonderful.............

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Re: OEM parts

Postby cbx4evr » Fri Oct 11, 2013 9:02 am

I don't expect the dealers to stock anything more than common consumable parts these days. It cost them too much to carry that overhead.
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Re: OEM parts

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Oct 11, 2013 2:30 pm

bohdan wrote:Okay, I guess I am somewhat clueless about the amount of time that it takes to process an order. I would always thought that it should ship out within 24 hours. the last order was 5 days before it ships. Never understood this...Do any of you? Is there an OEM that is priced right and once he gets the card number ..KABOOM! ?


Nope, unfortunately. The closest you can get to this is Cyclemax, who stock common maintenance items from Honda, and will ship out the same day - if it's on their site, it's in stock.

As for the tens of thousands of other OEM parts for all the different bikes, nobody except Honda can afford to stock all that stuff. So the retailers (who are often dealers or dealer offshoots) take your order, then place the order with Honda. Honda ships from their warehouse to the retailer, this can take 3-7 days. Then the retailer ships the item to you. It's just the way of the world, unfortunately.

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Re: OEM parts

Postby Fatwing Chris » Sun Oct 13, 2013 6:14 am

Guess I'm pretty lucky as far as OEM parts go.My SIL works at the Civic plant here in Alliston,Ont.If I give him the part # on Sunday I'll have the part in my hand in time to install it before the next weekend.And I get it pretty much for cost as well.I bought my last car through him as well.
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Re: OEM parts

Postby dragon2000 » Sun Oct 27, 2013 6:30 pm

From my experience, here in central Canada if the dealer doesn't have it they go to the part depot's in Toronto and then to Vancouver. From there the search goes to the U.S. (Ohio or Florida from what I was told) and then off to Japan. Where dealership inventory is not visible, my dealership to avoid me waiting for parts from Japan, have on occassion called dealerships in our province and bought the part on my behalf. This is often the case when I need parts for my Valkyrie which is now 13 years old.

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