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Last post 03-19-2018 05:01 PM by pja. 5 replies.
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  • 03-15-2018 09:15 PM

    Buying a seat from Yamaha

     

    Why would you offer a "Comfort" seat as an optional extra on an X-Max 300 (estimated $500) when the bike is already fitted with a seat?

    Could it be that Yamaha are making an  'in-between-the-lines' statement that ...

    "Our seat isn't very good and is uncomfortable, but we can sell you a proper one for $500 " !

    There must be a Yamaha problem here somewhere surely ?

    Or, of course - you could go to a bike wreckers and buy a seat of sorts for $20. ha

     

  • 03-17-2018 08:16 PM In reply to

    • gaz
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    Re: Buying a seat from Yamaha

    Seems a fairly well priced scooter,maybe low profit margin so flog some 'quality' optional extras.

  • 03-17-2018 09:49 PM In reply to

    Re: Buying a seat from Yamaha

    They do a comfort seat for the Tricity also. The comfort seats, as they appear, seem to focus more on solo rider comfort with less accent for a pillion. I think there is good margin in the dedicated model accessories.

  • 03-17-2018 10:04 PM In reply to

    Re: Buying a seat from Yamaha

    .. oh, Tonyr are you able to confirm the build date for your new scooter? The reason being the dealer offering a new Tricity 155, just delivered to them, raised an invoice in my favour in view of my proceeding. What was identified within the paperwork was a build and compliance date 10/16. Yes, this would be a very early production 155. I am not keen on proceeding, at this stage, with a bike that is already two calendar years old.

    This 155 is billed as a world model, so why is Australia receiving stored bikes this old? Technically I do not think there have been any changes to the scooter since they were first introduced to the European market in September 16 (9/16), but that is not my point.

    I'm so disappointed. I know this is not a scooter that traditionalists would recognize, but I can only quality this with respect to my own perceived use .... fit for purpose.

  • 03-18-2018 08:24 PM In reply to

    • gaz
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    Re: Buying a seat from Yamaha

    Maybe they sent ot overland & the truck got lost/broke down/took a few wrong turns?Confused

    aspro boy:

    .. oh, Tonyr are you able to confirm the build date for your new scooter? The reason being the dealer offering a new Tricity 155, just delivered to them, raised an invoice in my favour in view of my proceeding. What was identified within the paperwork was a build and compliance date 10/16. Yes, this would be a very early production 155. I am not keen on proceeding, at this stage, with a bike that is already two calendar years old.

    This 155 is billed as a world model, so why is Australia receiving stored bikes this old? Technically I do not think there have been any changes to the scooter since they were first introduced to the European market in September 16 (9/16), but that is not my point.

    I'm so disappointed. I know this is not a scooter that traditionalists would recognize, but I can only quality this with respect to my own perceived use .... fit for purpose.

     

     

  • 03-19-2018 05:01 PM In reply to

    • pja
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    Re: Buying a seat from Yamaha

    I have had a MJM upholstered seat on my Honda NSS300 Forza. See http://forzaseat.peter2536.fastmail.net/album/

    The MJM seat is "light years" more cumfortable than the podgy short Honda standard seat. I notice that the new 2018 version of the Forza uses a seat shape similar to mine - what's that old saying about "imitation being the most sincere form of flattery" SmileWinkCool

    Search Google for "MJM Custom Motor Bike Seats"

    Regards,

    Peter

    Peter Anderson & Co.

    "HE HAD offices in Sydney, not so many years ago,
    And his shingle bore the legend 'Peter Anderson and Co.',
    But his real name was Careless, as the fellows understood-
    And his relatives decided that he wasn't any good."
    Henry Lawson, August, 1895
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