Where to buy replacement Yamaha frame

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11/9/2018 5:51 PM

I know this sounds pretty obvious to go to the dealer for something like this but I was pricing out some oem parts for my Yz250 today. Noticed that you could buy a full replacement frame on Rocky mtn for $906. The oem parts fiche from the dealer is almost $1300. That’s a huge difference. Do they get the frames directly from Yamaha? How does something like that work where I would have to get the vin stamped on the new frame. I’m the original owner of my bike and have all the paperwork from when I bought it but would a dealer just take my old frame and a new one with a receipt from RM and just stamp the new vin? Anyone have any experience with this and not a frame that was warrantied or something. Thanks

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11/9/2018 6:21 PM

The dealer doesn't stamp the number on the frame the company does when you order one. Often you have to cut off the steering head with your number and fill out some paperwork proving ownership to buy one.

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11/9/2018 6:39 PM

I’m not sure if that’s the case with Yamaha. Dealer said they don’t come from the factory stamped and that they do it there. I’ve read some other threads regarding street bikes doing the same. This would kind of make sense being able to buy one from a parts retailer like RM as I don’t think they go through the hassle of having it stamped and accept a headstock back. I’m under the impression that the new frame needs to have the same vin that’s on the mso that I received when I bought it.

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11/9/2018 8:22 PM

Quite possible it may have changed, but when I worked parts in a dealership we had to go through a lot of BS to order a frame. If RM will sell you a frame, I would buy it and go to Harbor Freight and buy some stamps and do it yourself.

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11/9/2018 9:28 PM

CHP used to do it for free

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11/10/2018 2:54 AM

They do not come stamped! If your state requires a title your local DMV enforcement agent should be able to stamp it with the correct documentation.

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11/10/2018 3:46 AM

Cool thanks I will look into that. We don’t require or issue titles here in Mass. the dealer said they could do it so hopefully they are correct. I’d feel better buying the frame from the dealer but $900 vs $1300 is a 30% difference as long as it’s legit I may go that route.

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11/10/2018 4:17 AM

sgrimmxdad wrote:

They do not come stamped! If your state requires a title your local DMV enforcement agent should be able to stamp it with the correct documentation.

I think that depends on the company whether they come stamped. I never worked parts at a Yamaha dealer so not sure on them.

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11/11/2018 8:22 AM

RM is a Yamaha dealer, I would bet. They are for sure getting frames from Yamaha.

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