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XS650 Rubber Parts - Sumo Rubber

Discussion in 'Shops' started by Jackie O, Nov 16, 2020.

  1. Jackie O

    Jackie O XS650 Member

    Hi guys,

    I just wanted to let you know about our small online shop Sumorubber.com that specialises in rubber parts for Japanese motorcycles. Though we have been trading for few years now, not many people know about our existence.
    Few facts about us:
    - We founded our business in 2017 and operate from Glasgow in Scotland
    - We keep large variety of perishable parts (dampers, grommets, footrests, gaskets, seals) in stock for various classic Yamaha bikes including XS650
    - We ship orders next working day to destinations worldwide (unfortunately excluding UK - more info at FAQ)
    - We aim to provide excellent customer service, making sure all products are checked for quality before dispatch and making your project easier by labelling them all individually
    - We automatically collect reviews from all our customers and have fantastic feedback on Trustpilot
    - We add new part ranges on regular basis - if you can't find the part you need, let us know!

    We don't aim to supply all XS650 parts, but if you want your bike to feel less like a bag of spanners, replacing rubber parts is a great start! Hope we can help you with that.

  2. gggGary

    gggGary I'm listening, change my mind XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Will you ship to the USA?
    Note in your XS650 model blurb you incorrectly state the "standards 75-79 (this should read 74 -79, the 1974 TX650A was the first of the new series) have a disk rear brake, they are drum rear brake.

    "The 1975 XS650B was the first of the “Standard” series produced by Yamaha until 1979. This model had disc brakes on both wheels and new - more solid - frame to tackle the handling issues. New front forks were introduced on the 1977 XS650D model, going from 34mm to 35mm in diameter. The XS650E & XS650F were the last standard "café racer" models introduced by Yamaha, the hunger for cruiser style custom motorcycles just took over and production had to adapt."

    A few errors in the special description as well.
    All XS650 from 1972 on were equipped with both electric and kick starters.
  3. Jackie O

    Jackie O XS650 Member

    Hello Gary, Thank you for your comment and feedback! I'll amend the information on the page shortly.

    Regarding your question... Yes we ship to USA, the cost depends on the weight of your order and your preferred method. Once you know what you would like to buy, just go to checkout or shopping cart and select USA, all delivery options will show up. At this moment in time, there is no VAT on our products (we do not require to pay it yet), however you might have to pay customs charge in US.

    If you have any other questions, please let me know.
  4. MaxPete

    MaxPete Lucille, Betty & Demi - I suggest but THEY decide. XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Hi Jackie:

    This is certainly welcome news because the current supply of rubber parts is actually one of the glaring weak spots in the XS650 restoration supply chain. The existing parts seem to lack durability and crack within a few hours of use.

    In my experience, one of the worst parts is the rubber seal on the fuel tank lid. I just checked the usual places and cannot find the Yamaha P/N - but the aftermarket one is illustrated below. It seems to fit properly, but invariably cracks within a very short time (I have gone through a fair number myself).
    Gas Cap Rubber Seal
    Product Id: 20-0036
    Gas Cap Rubber Seal Fits: All 1976-84 XS650 gas caps.
    $5.03 USD

    If you were to make some of these, I'd happily buy a few - to be shipped to Canada.

    Kind regards,

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  5. Jackie O

    Jackie O XS650 Member

    Hello Pete,
    Thank you for your welcoming words! Yes, we hope to fill some gaps in the market with good quality reproduction parts and we take any feedback from customers seriously so should there be an issue with durability of our parts, we encourage our customers to let us know as soon as possible.
    Regarding the fuel tank cap seal, we have it in stock. Check this link: https://sumorubber.com/2m0-24641-00-rd400-rd250-xs-fuel-tank-cap-seal
    We ship all over the world, the options will display once you go to shopping cart and enter Canada into the country field.
    Let me know if I can help with anything else.
    Kind regards,
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2020
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  6. MaxPete

    MaxPete Lucille, Betty & Demi - I suggest but THEY decide. XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    OK - so I just ordered some fuel tank lid seals and some headlight bucket grommets.

    I will keep everyone posted.

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  7. MaxPete

    MaxPete Lucille, Betty & Demi - I suggest but THEY decide. XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    PS - Glasgow is the setting for the BBC comedy called Still Game which is on NetFlix and is one of the funniest shows on TV IMO.
    ...but only if you turn the subtitles on....
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  8. Jackie O

    Jackie O XS650 Member

    Hi Pete,
    Thank you for the order, it will get processed and dispatched tomorrow and we will send you an update once dispatched.
    I'll certainly check out the show you mentioned, though I might need the subtitles too. I'm not Scottish by origin, despite living here for over a decade, I still struggle at times with the typical weegie accent :)
    Kind regards
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  9. MaxPete

    MaxPete Lucille, Betty & Demi - I suggest but THEY decide. XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    It really is a great show Jackie - but be sure to start at the very first episode. The opening scenes are an absolute hoot!
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2020
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  10. SomervilleXS650

    SomervilleXS650 XS650 Addict XS650.com Supporter

    I ordered quite a few parts from Sumo Rubber for my rebuild. I was very happy with the selection and quality. If memory serves, they have some pretty exotic parts, including all 3 of the rubber pieces I needed to rebuild my gas cap. Also bought a whole slew of dampers etc. Great resource :thumbsup:
  11. 650Skull

    650Skull SSSSSSSSSlither Top Contributor

    The first four stroke model on which the whole series is based, was the legendary Yamaha XS1 650cc with its parallel air cooled twin engine and horizontally split crankcase. After initial hiccup by Yamaha with name changing from XS to TX and back in early 1970’s, the 1975 Yamaha XS 650 was born.

    Yamaha XS1/XS1B/XS2 which could be considered the XS650A
    I think this statement will confuse customers more

    Putting aside the 1974 TX650A (first of the XS models confusingly marketer under TX), the XS650B was the first of the “Standard” series produced by Yamaha until 1979.

    This section contains Yamaha XS 650 parts for models:

    1975 Yamaha XS650 B
    1976 Yamaha XS650 C
    1977 Yamaha XS650 D
    1978 Yamaha XS650 E & Yamaha XS650 SE
    1979 Yamaha XS650 F & Yamaha XS650 SF
    1980 Yamaha XS650 SG
    1981 Yamaha XS650 SH
    1982-85 Yamaha XS650 SI /SJ /SK /SL

    A lot of people get confused between the 73TX and TX74A..........Not including the TX models and mentioning why they were called TX and mentioning the succession line into your XS parts lists will confuse people more.

    74 is the Major change model..........take a look here

    TX Models 1973-74 .......Only part no's and some parts reference XS1/XS2
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  12. Jackie O

    Jackie O XS650 Member

    Thank you guys for all the input regarding the XS650 history. We are no experts, but spent hours researching the information so for the complete novices, there might be some background details to read. I know very well I can't compete with your knowledge of these bikes, so once again, thank you!
  13. MaxPete

    MaxPete Lucille, Betty & Demi - I suggest but THEY decide. XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Not to worry Jackie - many of the folks on this forum probably know more about the XS650 than the Yamaha people who designed and built the danged things....

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  14. Greyandridin

    Greyandridin Got nothing to do and all day to do it XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Have your site saved to favorites for future ordering
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  15. Jackie O

    Jackie O XS650 Member

    We have a wish list and also a loyalty program, all you need to do is register an account. The loyalty points are allocated once your order is confirmed and you can use them towards your next order. There is no expiration date on them.
    Our delivery priced are based on weight of each order, you need to put the destination country to the checkout page to reveal the options. We try to charge only what it costs us. If you spend more than 80 euro (or equivalent in another currency), then your delivery is FREE.
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