As some of you know I not one to bag dealers but feel this has to be said. I been repairing a Kawasaki Balius owned by a Netrider. The service has been pretty straight forward but the bike needs a front disc. I normally get my disc from a company called Metalgear up in Queensland who import from europe. Unfortunally the guys in Q'land are out of stock and it wont be 5 weeks until there next shippment arrives. So.......the bike has a Sumoto compliance plate on it. Decied I'd give them a chance to prove all you whingers wrong about there service. Go's into Sumoto cant find anyone to serve me. After walking around for a good 5 minutes I spotted a guy sitting in the corner reading a news paper. As I walked over to him he picks the phone up and started a phone call. I wait another few minutes and get talking to him telling him I need a front brake disc for a Balius. The guy tells me that they dont sell brake discs for the bikes they import because they want to keep them for them self ?????. The point of this post is that Sumoto are prepared to import bikes to Australia and charge you good money to take one off there hands. If that model turns out to be a rare model (Balius, GSX250, FZR250.....) you have very little chance of being able to get spare parts fop these models. I urge people who are thinking of buying one of the rare model out in the market place to be very carefull. You may end up with a $7000 bike that cant go anywhere due to the fact that the peole who import the bike dont want to back up there imports with any kind of spare parts department.