What To Consider When Buying Motorcycle Parts Online08.01.13 (1:07 am) 
Although you don't hear a motorcycle owner complain about having to pay for a costly repairs of his motorcycle as often as a car owner, motorcycles break down and need new parts, too. When this happens, you can go to a mechanic and pay for the repairs - he will ask you for a big sum of money, a part of which will go for new parts. However, you can also try to find and buy the motorcycles parts you need online, which will be far cheaper and you will know what your money has gone for.
There are a lot of places over the Internet where you can buy parts online - websites like eBay and Amazon, specialized websites for motors, websites of manufacturers and others. While most of them offer similar conditions and price, what is more important is what types of motorcycle parts you can come across and which of them are worth buying. Before you buy them online, there are three things you should know.
Firstly, when looking for motorcycle parts online, you will come across different kind of parts, for example, they may be new or old and used, or they may be refurbished. You can choose the most suitable one according to your real needs. Surely, the best thing you can do is buy new ones - you will be sure that the part will have a good impact on the movement of the motorcycle and will last longer.
However, sometimes motorcycle parts bought online may be rather expensive, that's why a lot of people are relying on refurbished motorcycle parts. They are used parts, but have been repaired and tuned and now they are just like new. However, they still have been used, which is not such a good option.
The third group of parts - the used ones, does not hide the used history and their owners don't pretend they are new and in a perfect condition. They are the cheaper parts, but also in the worst condition. The best thing you can do is to buy new motorcycle parts online. However, if you does not have the means, refurbished and used parts will also do, at least for some period of time.
Secondly, you should also know something about the manufactures of motorcycle parts. According to their manufacturers, some of the parts are OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) and they are made by the manufacturer which has created your motorcycles. These are the best parts you could find and get, as they will fit perfectly - they are just the same as the old parts you are replacing and won't cause any problems.
There are also other parts just like this you need, but they are not made by the manufacturer of your motorcycle, so there is a chance they do not fit. The good thing about buying motorcycle parts online is that you have the right to return the parts in a certain period of time after the purchase, if they are not the same parts or you have problems with them. So you can always try cheap parts and return them if they do not match your motor.
What's more, buying motorcycle parts online has certain advantages. First of all, you are saving money at the very beginning by not going to a mechanic, who will take a big commission. Then you can sit comfortable at home and consider different parts from different websites, making your own small research on price, warranty and quality. When you decide whether you want new or used, OEM or not motorcycle parts, you can pay them, get them and try them. And, one of the best thing - you can return them if they are not what you need.
Reprinted from http://motorcycle.ezinemark.com/what-to-consider-when-buying-motorcycle-parts-online-7d3919e2063f.html