I spoke to my mechanic for the first time this morning since putting my bike in the shop and he gave me a run down of how much the various new parts will cost to get my bike back on the road. Apparently the crankcase is cracked, so I'll need a new left side to the engine- $200, which isn't too horrible considering the damage. but it gets worse New gear lever- just the lever, nothing else- $150 :evil: rediculous- it's not a complex or expensive part. The mechanic said he was shocked when he heard it too, and said he'll try to simply bend the old lever into shape. Left side front mirror- $100 :evil: it couldn't cost more than a few dollars to put together, should be priced at more like $20. He said its unlikely there are any aftermarket mirrors that will fit, so the expensive yamaha replacement is the only option. Left front indicator- $100 :evil: He said he'd try and find a decent aftermarket one though, which should be around $60. The difference between the price of Yamaha's ripoff part, and the aftermarket price shows how much they are screwing us. He said all up, it'll probally cost around $737. Not sure if he's including labour. Promised to ring around wreckers to try and find a used crankcase to reduce the cost, which is very decent of him. I'm really quite pissed off at the rediculous prices. Japanese bikes may be cheap when new, but as a whole consumers are obviously being abused by the Japanese big four, who know they can get away with it- Who else is going to supply the parts?