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Downside for aftermarket OPE starters like this? #4442974
06/27/17 03:28 PM
06/27/17 03:28 PM
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mrsilv04 Offline OP
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Instead of paying John Deere $512.46 for one, are there any downsides of buying a starter such as this one?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/100-PREMIUM-STARTER-KAWASAKI-SMALL-ENGINE-FD501D-FD620D-FD661D-/361129073558

The starter that John Deere sells me won't even be a John Deere part. It will be someone else's part, that comes in a John Deere box. And apparently, that John Deere cardboard box will cost over $450.00.

I bought an aftermarket eBay regulator for the other Deere last year, at a fraction of what Deere wanted. Bolted up correctly and works just fine.


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Re: Downside for aftermarket OPE starters like this? [Re: mrsilv04] #4442983
06/27/17 03:42 PM
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John deere is proud of their name on other peoples parts..


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Re: Downside for aftermarket OPE starters like this? [Re: mrsilv04] #4442993
06/27/17 04:02 PM
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If it fits and works for a year, you are $450 ahead smile

What's the question again ...


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Re: Downside for aftermarket OPE starters like this? [Re: mrsilv04] #4443024
06/27/17 04:55 PM
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I would use that in a heartbeat at that price difference, just make sure the tooth mesh is okay. If its quiet and crank normally its probably fine.


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Re: Downside for aftermarket OPE starters like this? [Re: mrsilv04] #4443026
06/27/17 04:56 PM
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Make sure to get one built in Taiwan if you can, they are much better quality than chinese.


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Re: Downside for aftermarket OPE starters like this? [Re: mrsilv04] #4443156
06/27/17 07:21 PM
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There will be nothing wrong with the starter from ebay. It may have even come off the same assembly line as the one John Deere will sell you.

As for the price markup on genuine John Deere parts, somebody has got to pay for the executive salaries.
True story: My co-worker has a brother working as a salesman at a nearby John Deere tractor/combine/ag equipment dealership. My co-worker and his brother farm together and they had a shaft and bearing assembly from their combine harvester fail during the current wheat harvest that is just wrapping up in this area. The MSRP for this part is $2100 at the local John Deere dealership. In other words, if you or I went into the dealership and wanted this part, we would pay $2100. Since my co-worker's brother works at the dealership, they got it at cost for $1100. So that's ALMOST a 100% markup. I guess green paint is very expensive. Unfortunately, the other colors of farm paint are just as high.

Re: Downside for aftermarket OPE starters like this? [Re: mrsilv04] #4443420
06/28/17 04:33 AM
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Provided that starter is easy to R/R, I wouldn't hesitate to use one that is not $512.46. Wow.


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