If you own a motorcycle then it’s important to realise that there will be times when things go wrong and parts need to be replaced. Of course, you can take your bike to be repaired, and ask the garage to source the parts for you, but this can be a more expensive option. You can also choose to purchase the parts yourself and either complete the repairs or take your bike and parts to a professional.
We are going to take a look at your options, when it comes to buy motorcycle parts, and what you should consider before making your purchase.
Buying manufacturer produced parts
You have the option of buying parts direct from the manufacturer of the bike you own, or an authorised dealer. The major advantage of choosing to do this is that the part you buy is guaranteed to fit. Manufacturer produced parts are also usually of a high quality and are built to last. The main disadvantage of choosing this option is that these parts can be expensive to purchase. It can also be difficult to get hold of these parts as the number of sources is limited.
Buying parts produced by a different manufacturer
Of course, bike parts are produced by many different manufacturers so you do not have to buy from the manufacturer of the bike itself. There are many reputable providers of bike parts online, such as Procycles. Reputation is important if you choose this option as you need to make sure that the part you are buying is going to be safe and is not going to need replacing within a short space of time.
You should take time to read independent reviews of both the provider of the parts and of the brand of the parts you are buying. Generally these parts are more affordable than those you purchase from the bike’s original manufacturer. If you do your research you can get reliable parts at a reasonable price.
Buying second hand parts
Some people are reluctant to buy second hand parts but if you buy from a reputable dealer this can actually be a good option. Many second hand parts are manufacturer originals so you can get the best possible fit for your bike without having to pay the highest prices. It’s also worth remembering that just because second hand parts have been taken off another machine does not mean that there is any problem with the parts themselves.
Buying second hand can be an excellent way of repairing your bike at a reduced cost but you do need to be aware of what you are buying. Often you do not have the security of any guarantee with second hand parts which is also something you need to take into consideration.
As you can see, there are several different options when it comes to buying motorcycles parts. There are pros and cons to all of these options so you need to take time to consider which is the best choice for you before you make your purchase.