Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: The Deep South (North Okaloosa County)
Googled Yamaha Dealer in my area, got a guy who when asked "are you a Yamaha dealer?" responded with "We can get you parts!" Then tried to sell me a new lock cylinder...
Tried all the local locksmiths, everyone said it was PITA and or couldn't be done, except for one fellow.
He was here till 9:30 or later working in tandem with some fellow he is partners with over the phone. Using the gas tank lid as his reference for the lock.
Finally tell him, "Hey man, get you some rest and a meal ( he wouldn't take the tacos my family offered him, he was trying to make something happen with that lock; working hard) and come back when you get to it in the morning."
Quoted me on the far side at the same price as buying a new cylinder and keys from amazon.
So this fellow has sank some time and effort in this, although no resolution, and in the process of cleaning up the job to call it at night, lost a bearing from the gas tank lid. He said "i'll find it or I'll replace it".
My "problem" now, is that my wife found the key under the washing machine this morning...
I feel like I cant let this guy get outta here without putting some money in his hand for his effort, even if he didn't or couldn't get it done, he's the only guy who would take the job.
And there is still the issue with the tank-lid bearing to rectify.
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