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Yesterday I rode my Stryker over to one of the Yamaha dealers in my area. This was not the dealer where I purchased my bike. I wanted to purchase an extra key to keep in my wallet. Anyway, I walked in and first checked out the new bikes. There were many sport bikes and a few cruisers including Honda Shadow, Yamaha 1300 and Honda Sabre. Maybe a Suzuki but no Strykers or Raiders. I was the only customer in the store and didn't see a salesperson the whole time I was there. I went to the parts counter where the parts guy was talking to a mechanic. When I asked if they had a key blank for a Stryker both guys said, "What is a Stryker?" I told them it is the new Yamaha 1300cc bike similiar to the Raider. They said, "Oh, Oh yeah." The mechanic then added that he didn't ride bikes, he just fixed them. He said he got his fix for speed with his Bass boat. Well, the key blank was about $13.50. Wow! $13.50 just for a darn key blank. I passed. I think I'll take my business elsewhere.
 

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The price doesn't surprise me, I don't agree with it, but doesn't surprise me. The dealership reminds me of the HD place in my area. Beautiful building, but no one even comes out to talk with you. One of the many reasons I went with Yamaha!!
 

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Mos Def..... I Would Even Call Up Managment Or Owners About That Crap.... One Time I Called The Store Up N Told Them I Took Something Expensive Cuz They Never Paid Any Attention N Saw Them Squirmin Around Tryin To Figure Out What Was Taken?? lol That Was Funny But I Ended Up Talking To The Store Manager N Said What Was Up With The Whole Thing N That Nothing Was Taken Just My Business Due To The Lac Of Customer Service!!
 

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wow. how is that dealership still afloat. if you cant even get a mechanic that rides bikes how can he test the bike to ensure its performing properly?
 

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That dealer probably will go out of business soon with people like that working for them. My dealer wanted to charge me $30 per key and wait for 2 weeks for it to deliver-lost their minds. I went to my local lock smith Liberty Lock and Key and had 2 extras made for $5 total.
 

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Everything "motorcycle" is expensive compared to cars. Boats too. I presume it's because they're not mass produced like cars. Yeah, it's an expexsive hobby but I consider it essential to my happiness on this earth.
 

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their just money grubbing bastards! no big profit on bikes so the hike up accessories and maintenance.... do them yourself..... if you dont know ask one of these NASA guys that have modded the **** outta their bikes on this forum lol... im pretty sure if the mod like **** them fix it too.... or maybe not?? :eek:
 

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so with 11stryker...
the HD dealer in our area.. you walk in, yea its a nice place with great bikes... but no one ever comes out to help you or "sale" you. to the very least.. how about this bike does what or this. but when i went in and sat on the Stryker.. the sales guy was like let me tell you about this bike and Hey let me tell you about the Raider which i appreciated. i mean at least be interested in ME.
 

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I don't know if you can do this with Yamaha keys, but when I had my Honda VTX, I just went to my local Ace hardware store and they were able to make me a working key for a few bucks.
 
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