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cggorman
03-03-2016, 7:53 AM
Hey guys!

My son just picked up his first bike; a 1986 Yamaha Radian YZ600S. It needs some work and I don't have a clue where to buy parts. I'm used to Harley parts falling from the sky and this Yamaha seems to be a bit of a red headed step child.

First on the list is a rebuild of the carbs. Haven't torn them down yet, but two of them are leaking out the throttle bore and the bike runs like total crap.
He also needs an assortment of mechanical parts: clutch cable is kinked, rear brake sticks on, no gauges of any kind, gas cap is broken, exhaust gaskets, carb flanges , etc.

I'm sure we'll find much more as we dig into this bike. From the state of some of the "repairs", the previous owner(s) didn't know how, or care to, do things right.

Obviously some of the parts (gauges) are a good candidate for eBay, but we'd rather not buy used brake parts or carb gaskets, etc.


Soooo.... Hit me with a list of trusted classic Yamaha parts suppliers? Please? Thanks!

farmall
03-03-2016, 9:01 AM
I really like Ebay because of feedback and good parts photos. There are plenty of new parts vendors on Ebay as well. Most new non-factory parts will have the same origins.

Standard formula is visit brand-specific forums if you run into troubleshooting questions. I've been wrenching a whatever brand comes my way for many years and tabbed browsing is my friend.

Don't make the mistake of totally disassembling a rack of Jap carbs unless they are amazingly fucked up! Pull the float bowls, float, jets etc then soak the whole rack in straight Pine-Sol. (Not generic pine oil.)

Periodically agitate with a parts brush etc. I leave 'em in a couple of days. Plenty of articles on that method. I don't buy commercial carb dip any more and it's nice to be able to rinse off carbs in the kitchen sink.

This kit is typical, and if your brass parts are OK all you really need are the needle and soft parts. Keep in mind in case you ever have to rob the soft parts from a different kit to fix another carb.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/86-90-YAMAHA-YX600-RADIAN-NEW-KEYSTER-CARBURETOR-REPAIR-KIT-K-1414YK-/181707972921?fits=Make%3AYamaha

Webrat
03-03-2016, 9:52 AM
I really like Ebay because of feedback and good parts photos. There are plenty of new parts vendors on Ebay as well. Most new non-factory parts will have the same origins.

Standard formula is visit brand-specific forums if you run into troubleshooting questions. I've been wrenching a whatever brand comes my way for many years and tabbed browsing is my friend.

Don't make the mistake of totally disassembling a rack of Jap carbs unless they are amazingly fucked up! Pull the float bowls, float, jets etc then soak the whole rack in straight Pine-Sol. (Not generic pine oil.)

Periodically agitate with a parts brush etc. I leave 'em in a couple of days. Plenty of articles on that method. I don't buy commercial carb dip any more and it's nice to be able to rinse off carbs in the kitchen sink.

This kit is typical, and if your brass parts are OK all you really need are the needle and soft parts. Keep in mind in case you ever have to rob the soft parts from a different kit to fix another carb.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/86-90-YAMAHA-YX600-RADIAN-NEW-KEYSTER-CARBURETOR-REPAIR-KIT-K-1414YK-/181707972921?fits=Make%3AYamaha
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Gotta totally agree with Farmall on this one.
I have bought more parts for my 1979 XS650 on EBay than anywhere. The Pine-Sol works too, also Simple Green does a pretty good job.
LOTS of Yamaha parts are interchangeable between models, use your eye and measure when in doubt.
Have faith,,, and take your time researching.

Westboundbiker
03-03-2016, 12:23 PM
Did you even try Googling?

First three results:
http://www.bikebandit.com/oem-parts/1986-yamaha-fz600-fz600s/o/m146921
http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/1021259/d/1986-yamaha-fz600-parts
http://www.partsnmore.com/parts/yamaha/fz600/

I've ordered from all of them before.