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  1. #1
    Hooligan
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    eastern Ct.

    Radiator cap and thermostat $$$$

    I was just pricing a pressure cap and thermostat from RonAyers. WOW!!!

    $49.40 for the thermostat and $42.85 for the cap. Seems a little excessive.

  2. #2
    BadAss Hooligan
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    Christmas, FL

    Re: Radiator cap and thermostat $$$$

    Quote Originally Posted by grey View Post
    I was just pricing a pressure cap and thermostat from RonAyers. WOW!!!

    $49.40 for the thermostat and $42.85 for the cap. Seems a little excessive.
    There's cheaper alternatives for these parts that work well, I tried some personally
    http://www.zrxoa.org/forums/showthre...-System-Part-s

    Orig. owner, 99 ZRX, 61k+
    ZX11cams,pistons
    Stick coils, DIM Harness
    Cam degree 105 int.,107 exh.
    Fact. 1.0 w/Ti.,108 MJ
    Airbox w/ K+N
    Full Akro
    OEM ign. +5 Adv
    Dyno 131.7 HP/80.4 TQ.
    Ohlins RS, Race tech fork
    Fork brace+Steering damper




    "TO BOLDLY GO WHERE NO MAN HAS GONE BEFORE" IS EASY, RETURNING IS THE REAL CHALLENGE.

    " WHEN YOU OWN A CHINESE SCOOTER, ALL CHINESE SPARE PARTS ARE OEM QUALITY "

  3. #3
    BadAss Hooligan
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    Christmas, FL

    Re: Radiator cap and thermostat $$$$

    BTW check Partzilla prices, sometimes they are cheaper.

    Orig. owner, 99 ZRX, 61k+
    ZX11cams,pistons
    Stick coils, DIM Harness
    Cam degree 105 int.,107 exh.
    Fact. 1.0 w/Ti.,108 MJ
    Airbox w/ K+N
    Full Akro
    OEM ign. +5 Adv
    Dyno 131.7 HP/80.4 TQ.
    Ohlins RS, Race tech fork
    Fork brace+Steering damper




    "TO BOLDLY GO WHERE NO MAN HAS GONE BEFORE" IS EASY, RETURNING IS THE REAL CHALLENGE.

    " WHEN YOU OWN A CHINESE SCOOTER, ALL CHINESE SPARE PARTS ARE OEM QUALITY "

  4. #4
    TMZ of the ZRXOA
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Depends on who wants to know.........and why.

    Re: Radiator cap and thermostat $$$$

    One good thing about being old(er). I can still remember the days when buying parts for m/c's were still pretty reasonable.

    Back in the day, I had 1970 Yamaha DT-1 Enduro. Bought it brand-new for $525.00. The next summer I purchased a genuine Yamaha GYT Kit (hop up kit) for it.

    That kit consisted of a new cylinder, head, piston / single Dykes ring, carb, and an expansion chamber. The price for that parts package was $225.00.

    I installed a Webco fork upgrade kit and a pair of upgraded rear shocks. Price for all that......$130.00 or so.

    The above totally transformed my bike, from a good trail bike, to a competitive moto-crosser.

    Yup.....those days are long gone. But, at least I was around to experience them.
    Speed kills..........but only the dumb and the inexperienced!

    ZRXOA Exalted Supreme Benevolent Grand Master Member #4875

    (Same as a friggin Pope) or (Gawd as it gets)


  5. #5
    Hooligan
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Texas

    Re: Radiator cap and thermostat $$$$

    I bet you would not want to re-experience your 1970 salary.

    That hop up kit cost more than 1/2 the price of the motorcycle. Id you could pick up a new Z900 for say 10,000, a comparable hop up kit would be something like $5,800.

  6. #6
    Hooligan
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Texas

    Re: Radiator cap and thermostat $$$$

    Or put another way, a new KLX 230 lists for about $4,600. So a similarly expensive hop up kit would be close to $2,400. I bet adjusted for inflation, there is not much difference at all.

  7. #7
    Hooligan
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Texas

    Re: Radiator cap and thermostat $$$$

    Perhaps I am full of fertilizer.
    According to a couple of online currency value calculators, $1.00 in 1970 would buy the same as $6.65 today.
    Sooo, a $525 bike then would be $3,491.25 today.
    The GYT kit would be $1,496.25.
    Suspension mods, $864.50.

    I think we also have to consider the added cost of four stroke versus two stroke, the huge advances (expensive) in suspension and reliability and such. At the end of the day, I bet the real difference is not as much as we like to think.

    That being said (written?), some motorcycle parts do seem unreasonably expensive, but I am also sure that guys like Arash will remind us that this is relative.

  8. #8
    Hooligan
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Texas

    Re: Radiator cap and thermostat $$$$


  9. #9
    TMZ of the ZRXOA
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Depends on who wants to know.........and why.

    Re: Radiator cap and thermostat $$$$

    I just like to remember the good ole days and how much I enjoyed them.

    I'm not all that interested in the cold hard facts, today vs. then. BORING!!
    Speed kills..........but only the dumb and the inexperienced!

    ZRXOA Exalted Supreme Benevolent Grand Master Member #4875

    (Same as a friggin Pope) or (Gawd as it gets)


  10. #10
    Hooligan
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Texas

    Re: Radiator cap and thermostat $$$$


  11. #11
    Hooligan
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Texas

    Re: Radiator cap and thermostat $$$$

    If you are making an Amazon order anyway, I bet this price cannot be beat.

    https://www.amazon.com/Stant-10233-R.../dp/B000C808SE

  12. #12
    Hooligan
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Texas

    Re: Radiator cap and thermostat $$$$

    Quote Originally Posted by dano View Post
    I just like to remember the good ole days and how much I enjoyed them.

    I'm not all that interested in the cold hard facts, today vs. then. BORING!!

  13. #13
    Hooligan
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Haverhill, MA

    Re: Radiator cap and thermostat $$$$

    Quote Originally Posted by dano View Post
    One good thing about being old(er). I can still remember the days when buying parts for m/c's were still pretty reasonable.

    Back in the day, I had 1970 Yamaha DT-1 Enduro. Bought it brand-new for $525.00. The next summer I purchased a genuine Yamaha GYT Kit (hop up kit) for it.

    That kit consisted of a new cylinder, head, piston / single Dykes ring, carb, and an expansion chamber. The price for that parts package was $225.00.

    I installed a Webco fork upgrade kit and a pair of upgraded rear shocks. Price for all that......$130.00 or so.

    The above totally transformed my bike, from a good trail bike, to a competitive moto-crosser.

    Yup.....those days are long gone. But, at least I was around to experience them.
    I had a Kawasaki Green Steak that I put a new plug in for 99 cents.......and it finally started. 😎
    "It's a dog eat dog world and from where I sit there just ain't enough damn dogs."
    -Drayton Sawyer-

    '99 ZRX1100
    '05 DRZ400S
    '78 KZ1000LTD
    '66 CL77
    '12 F150 (Ford)

  14. #14
    TMZ of the ZRXOA
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Depends on who wants to know.........and why.

    Re: Radiator cap and thermostat $$$$

    Quote Originally Posted by ZEERX View Post
    I had a Kawasaki Green Steak that I put a new plug in for 99 cents.......and it finally started. 
    The 100cc or the 238?
    Speed kills..........but only the dumb and the inexperienced!

    ZRXOA Exalted Supreme Benevolent Grand Master Member #4875

    (Same as a friggin Pope) or (Gawd as it gets)


  15. #15
    Hooligan
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Haverhill, MA

    Re: Radiator cap and thermostat $$$$

    238. Thing was a POS.
    "It's a dog eat dog world and from where I sit there just ain't enough damn dogs."
    -Drayton Sawyer-

    '99 ZRX1100
    '05 DRZ400S
    '78 KZ1000LTD
    '66 CL77
    '12 F150 (Ford)

  16. #16
    TMZ of the ZRXOA
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Depends on who wants to know.........and why.

    Re: Radiator cap and thermostat $$$$

    Quote Originally Posted by ZEERX View Post
    238. Thing was a POS.

    There was one within my circle of friends. He was pretty fast on it.
    Speed kills..........but only the dumb and the inexperienced!

    ZRXOA Exalted Supreme Benevolent Grand Master Member #4875

    (Same as a friggin Pope) or (Gawd as it gets)



 

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