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#1 Kentucky OFFLINE  

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Posted May 27, 2014 - 01:00 PM

I haven't bought a JD part in a long time. I need to get the brakes changed in my gt262. They are wet disc brakes..Two plates and a disc kit, $300 for the parts alone :wallbanging:  Holy crap, I forgot about the green=Gold equation.


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Posted May 27, 2014 - 01:03 PM

Right up there with Harley stuff, eh?



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Posted May 27, 2014 - 01:07 PM

Yea, really. three little composite discs and two small metal discs..Im shocked honestly, even for JD that seems high.


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Posted May 27, 2014 - 01:22 PM

Anything aftermarket available?


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Posted May 27, 2014 - 01:52 PM

Anything aftermarket available?

No luck yet, its the tuff-torq 6-speed. If anyones knows of a cheaper option id sure like to know :thumbs:



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Posted May 28, 2014 - 06:33 AM

Did anyone else use that transmission in their tractors. If so, you may be able to get the parts from them.  I don't know if you can source tuff torq parts directly or not. The other option would be to check with JD recyclers for used parts or even a transmission may be less than 300. The parts tend to get more expensive every year for the older tractors. For routine maintenance parts I find the JD dealer is competetive.



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Posted June 01, 2014 - 07:08 AM

Don't feel bad - it's not just John Deere! I am restoring an old 73 Kawasaki H2 motorcycle, and some of the parts (from the dealer) for that were shockers as well. They wanted $60.00+ for what amounts to 2 flat washers and a couple spring circlips. I made the washers myself from flat stock and second sourced the clips for a couple bucks!

 

Check aftermarket for your parts or see if there is a vendor for tuff torque parts - I had a similar problem with a craftsman transaxle and leaking seals. Got them mailorder from the internet for 1/3 of what sears wanted for them...



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Posted June 01, 2014 - 01:42 PM

Well at least

 

Don't feel bad - it's not just John Deere! I am restoring an old 73 Kawasaki H2 motorcycle, and some of the parts (from the dealer) for that were shockers as well. They wanted $60.00+ for what amounts to 2 flat washers and a couple spring circlips. I made the washers myself from flat stock and second sourced the clips for a couple bucks!

 

Check aftermarket for your parts or see if there is a vendor for tuff torque parts - I had a similar problem with a craftsman transaxle and leaking seals. Got them mailorder from the internet for 1/3 of what sears wanted for them...

 

 

Well at least you can still get new parts for your Kawasaki.  I am restoring a 1966 Honda Scrambler for an old customer and the carb slides were frozen in.  Both the bore and slide are completely shot.  I found a couple of online sites that say they can get the carbs for around $150 each but when I email or call them to insure they are available I am told they will check but so far no call backs..The front brake cable was the same way, I could get one for the lower style handlebars but for the optional high rise bars Nope.  Ended up going to the machine shop and he fabricated a barrel end on it.


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