Unfortunately, in every motorcyclists life there comes a time when something on their beloved bike goes wrong or breaks. It can be an absolute nightmare, either pay an extortionate amount to have it fixed by a professional, or invest time and effort in buying new parts and fixing it yourself. Although time consuming, if it?s possible fixing the bike yourself is definitely the better option and the more practise you get, the easier it will become. However, when buying new parts there are some key considerations to take into account.
Getting a good deal – Everyone is always trying their best to find the cheapest bike parts available and getting a good deal. However getting a good deal doesn?t always mean buying the cheapest product. A good deal is a high quality product, readily available at the best price so it is essential that you shop around to get the right deal. Opting for a second hand part just because it is cheaper may not necessarily be the best option and you should aim to buy new Honda motorcycle spares if they are available. These will guarantee quality and durability, definitely worth the extra few pennies.
Know exactly what you?re looking for ? It may sound silly however bikes differ enormously between models and this may mean the replacement part for a 2010 Honda CBR 1000RR is different to the part for a 2010 Honda CBR 1000RR C-ABS. Unfortunately not all retailers will understand this so you could end up purchasing and fitting the wrong part therefore not solving your problems.
Get to know the seller ? There is nothing worse than buying new Honda motorcycle parts from the internet, having your money taken and it not arriving. Unfortunately this does happen so it is something to take a key interest in. Look at the comments for other customers. Things to be wary of would be ?No refunds?, ?Cash only? or someone who doesn?t for example use Paypal. Good signs are comments like ?Arrived quickly?, ?Brilliant service? and ?Would recommend? as this shows you others have been satisfied with the product.
Understand your repair capabilities ? It is all well and good being able to find the part and purchasing it but now comes the tricky bit of fixing it to your bike. For novice motorcyclist small repairs can be easy to carry out and investing in a repair manual makes this even easier with diagrams and explanations to help you. However, when it comes to more substantial jobs, you should consider whether you expertise and extensive enough or should you leave it to an expert. Honda motorcycles can be easily repaired at home although if you struggling, in the long run it may be worth paying a Honda specialist to fix the problem for you.
Obviously there are many more factors to consider when purchasing a spare part however if you have covered these basics, you should find buying and fixing a product much less daunting than it first appears.
About Honda of Bournemouth: Located on the outskirts of Poole, Honda of Bournemouth offers everything you?d expect from a modern Honda dealership. As well as Honda motorcycles and Honda motorcycle parts, we also sell top quality motorcycle clothing and provide servicing and MOT cover.