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FAQ's Page
(Frequently Asked Questions)

We have organized our FAQ's into the following categories. Please click the links below to go to sub category listings:

SiteRelated   Ordering   Contacts   Technical   Stupid

 
Ordering
Why Don't you like cookies?
How do I place an order?
How do I follow up on my order?
What is a backorder?
Is it safe to use my credit card on the 'net'?

 

Part Numbers
What does "Superseded" mean?
The part I need has been "changed" to a different number?
The part I need is "Discontinued"- what do I do now?

How can I "read" a Yamaha Part Number?
 
Site related
How do I print a page in black and white?
The pictures are blurry or fuzzy. How can I fix that?
What browser is your site optimized for?

 

Contacts
Who do I contact to place an order?
What are your store hours?
I called, but all I get is an answering machine. What's up?
I left a message on your answering machine but no one called me back. What's up?

 

Technical
Who do I contact to ask a technical question?
What is the best way to get technical advice?

 

Stupid
I'm a racer. How do I get sponsorship from you?
What is Joe's Phone Number?
How much is a (insert any one of the thousand parts on our site)?
 


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Last Updated 17 January, 2017 yoc@yocracing.com
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

ORDERING

Q. Why don't you like Cookies?
A.
Did you ever wonder why you get so much spam? The reason is something called a Cookie. Some Cookies are used to identify you and your computer to websites that collect them. They give that web site all kinds of personal information including but not limited to your IP address, your email address, your name and other private information. Most Shopping Carts use cookies to allow the site that uses them to remember what you are placing in your shopping basket. Our cart remembers only the items you add to it, we will never allow our cookies to collect any personal information. Otherwise, I like Macadamia nut, white chocolate chip cookies best.....

 

Q. How do I place an Order?
A.
We have lot's of options for you, whatever you are most comfortable with.
Please see our order policies page HERE.

 


Q. How do I follow up on my Order?
A.
The best way to do this is to login to your account HERE Our online ordering system is updated daily and always has the most current information. You can also contact our order desk via regular e-mail. Be sure to insert the word 'ORDER' into the subject line of your e-mail or call us toll free (in the US) at (800)523-2414. We would love to hear from you!

 

Q. What is a 'Backorder'?
A.
  A 'backorder' occurs when the part you wanted is not available. This usually occurs because the demand for a part exceeds the ability of a company to manufacture that part. When compiling a backorder list, we add you to the list in the order we receive your order and when the manufacturers send us the parts, we send them out to you when your name comes up.

 

 

Q. Is it safe to use my credit card on the 'net'?
A.
Let's put it this way. There are at least a half dozen ways I could get your credit card information WITHOUT using a computer- most of which you don't ever even think about. If I were a criminal and wanted to steal your credit card information, I would. The fact is that credit card fraud has existed since the invention of credit cards and that's a long time before the invention of e-commerce. Use COMMON SENSE when using your credit card on the net, but don't be PARANOID. 

 

Q. What does "Superseded" Mean?
A. A "Superseded" Part Number simply means the part has been updated. This can be an engineering change, or a change in the vendor supplying the part. It means the part is different than the original part in some way, but not in function.

 

Q. What does it mean when "the part has been changed"?
A. It means that there was a change in the engineering of the part, usually this means that the part has been made better. (see superseded above)

 

Q. The part I need says it is "Discontinued", what do I do now?
A. OEM replacement Parts are supplied for a minimum of 7 years, but after that only based on demand. This is particularily true of painted or non essential items. you can try entering a partial part number to see if the part may be available in a different finish (black instead of blue) NOTE: see the description of the layout of Yamaha part numbers. You will also have to try to locate the part used from a dismantler (salvage yard)

 

Q. How can I "Read" a Yamaha Part Number?
A. There are two different formats for Yamaha part numbers, but all Yamaha part numbers are 12 digits long. Sometimes they are listed with hyphens (-) and sometimes not, but the numbers mean the same thing, so for ease of clarity, we will use the numbers with hyphens.
The first type of number is what we call a mid-five number. It has a format like this:
357-24500-11-00
The middle five numbers tell us the type of part this is- 24500 in this case, indicate this is a fuel valve.
The first 3 numbers tell us the model that this part was originally designed for: 357 is a 1970 HT1-90
The -11 means that this part has been modified or updated, and the last numbers usually indicate a color code.  Easy huh?
The next type of number is what we call a "9" number. It has a format like this:
97313-08016-00
These "9" numbers are reserved for hardware and seals and orings. The first 5 numbers in this part number indicate the type of part it is- in this case 97313 indicates a hex bolt. The next 5 numbers indicate the dimension of the part- in this case 08016 indicate the bolt is 8mm in diameter and 16mm long. the end digits 00 indicate the finish or special materials used.

 

Q. How do I print a page in black and white?
A.
If you're using Internet Explorer 4.0 or higher it's easy!
Go to: tools/internet options/advanced and turn off (un-check) "print background colors and  images".
Screens should print with black text on a white background. (Yes, I have verified this works!)
 If you're not using Internet Explorer----why not?!? Look, I'm not a "dyed in the wool" Microsoft fanatic, but let's see....
1) It's Free and  2) It works better than the others.
Duh......

 

Q. The pictures are blurry or fuzzy. How can I fix that?
A.
Picture resolutions are a compromise between clarity and load times, but your video setup is also important. Our pictures are optimized for viewing at "high color (16 bit)" resolution. If your video card/monitor is viewing them at 256 colors or less, you'll loose a lot of clarity.

 

 

Q. What browser is your site optimized for?
A. Our site is built around the features supported in Internet Explorer 5.0  or newer. It may look weird in other browsers. If you use another browser and it looks weird, give us an e-mail to let us know!

 

Q. Who do I contact to place an order?
A.
Our 'YOC order policies' page has all the details. Still don't get it?  Give us a call at (909)987-2411 or toll free in the US at (800)523-2414.
We would love to hear from you!

 

Q. What are your store hours?
Our store hours are:
Tuesday - Friday 9:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm
We are closed on Sundays and Mondays.
Now this is important: this is PST (Pacific Standard Time)!

 

Q. I called, but all I get is an answering machine. What's up?
Our store hours are:
Tuesday - Friday 9:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm
We are closed on Sundays and Mondays.
Now this is important: this is PST (Pacific Standard Time)!
If you call when we are closed, there is no one here to answer the phone!

 

 

Q. I left a message on your answering machine but no one called me back. What's up?
A.
You thought you left a message. In reality, the answering machine is for announcement only. It does not ask you to leave a message because we don't listen to the 140-160 messages we were getting every night.


 

Q. Who do I contact to ask a technical question?
A. 
Call the shop at (909) 987- 2411 or toll free in the US at (800)523-2414 and ask for Dr. Jay or send us an e-mail to us with the words "tech question" in the subject line. We will answer the e-mail as quickly as possible.

 

 

Q. What is the best way to get technical advice?
A. The best way (fastest) is to call us at (909) 987-2411 or toll free in the US at (800)523-2414.
Ask for Dr. Jay

 

 

 

Q. I'm a racer. How do I get sponsorship from you?
A. Listen, we are a shop that specializes in racing and racers. Our CUSTOMERS are racers. Honestly, we make money off of our CUSTOMERS. CUSTOMERS pay the bills.  Our CUSTOMERS keep us in business. If we gave our CUSTOMERS product, we wouldn't have anyone to make money off of. We would then be out of  business. Our suggestion is to get a sponsorship from someone OUTSIDE the Racing business. Joe's Hardware store is a perfect example. Joe doesn't stay in business because he sells to racers and only racers, but if people see Joe's name on your stuff, they might become Joe's customers too.

 

Q. What is Joe's Phone number?
A. I'm not even going to answer this one.....

 

 

Q. How much is a (insert part on our site)
A. These questions usually come from our information forms from people too lazy to even look at our site for the information! Look, we spend lot's of hours every day trying to maintain our website with accurate information, both product and pricing only to have some people not even try to find what they are looking for. Please, before writing us to ask a price on a part, take the time to look to see if the info is already on our site! This will surely prevent your e-mail from being lost in the hundreds we receive every day..........