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post #1 of 12 Old 11-05-2013, 06:54 AM Thread Starter
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Where do you shop for accessories and OEM parts?

I am curious where most of you spend your money for farkles, accessories and even OEM parts like air/oil filters?
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post #2 of 12 Old 11-05-2013, 08:17 AM
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I believe is spending local

first stop is always local dealer after that, I have several local vendors that are primarily internet sales but have local bricks & mortar storefront

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For maintenance items I use the local dealer ( except oil ) as I use a different brand than they carry.

For the rest I'll check with the local dealer and if his prices are competitive and they can get the item I'm after then I will buy from them.
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I like bikebandit.com, because they usually have the microfiche parts card displays on their site, which makes it easy to identify if you need an additional part or assembly. Most of the time you have to order a part from the dealer, so this is much more convenient for me (parts shopping wearing only underwear, a hat, and drinking a beer)

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Bike bandit, twisted throttle, sport tour. No local dealer near me.
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post #6 of 12 Old 11-05-2013, 11:27 AM
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All the previously mentioned. I also use motorcycle-stupidstore for my tires since their prices are good & they ship for free. I put my tired on in my garage for most cost effectiveness.

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Im all for locals and typically try to see if theyll even come close to matching online prices, but sometimes its tough to give the extra coin for the same parts. That being said, ive found that for my klr and strom, you have to shop the crap out of it. I use an excel spreadsheet to keep track of vendors for upcoming purchases. Here are a few of the vendors that i have purchased from in the past due to price (just in case there are some that others dont mention):
solomotoparts, chrome addiction, powersportsplus, twistedthrottle, ebay, rockymountainatv, americanmototire, and powersportsuperstore.
Dont forget to check local vendors to see if theyll match online prices. I got a local honda shop to match online prices for my PR3s, plus gave me a great discount to mount them (i swapped tires on the klr, but didnt want to risk scratching the stroms painted rims).
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I buy my oil filters, air filters and oil and other smaller stuff at Cyclegear because they are close enough for me to re-route myself after work without going out of my way. Luggage items I shop at Twisted Throttle. I've shopped at Motorcycle Superstore and Competition Accessories for clothing, gear and tires.
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I try and keep it local when I can. However, most of them charge such rediculous prices for items that I have to go online. Would not be able to afford to buy accesories and other items if I kept it local all the time. Lately, I have been able to find fantastic pricing on oil, filters and other easy stuff on Amazon.
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I do all my farkle shopping on ebay and here on the "for sale" forum. I have found if I am patient, I can almost always find what I want at 50% savings or more. I just got into the hobby this spring and the verdict is still out as to whether or not I'm going to stick with it, so at this point, used stuff is working out quite well.
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