OEM_or_Aftermarket__Detailed_Version_ by marcusjames


OEM or Aftermarket (Detailed Version)

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What is best for your bike may vary from one bike to another. The best
motorcycle part may depend on several factors - your needs, your bike’s
needs, your budget and more.

aftermarket motorcycle parts, motorcycle parts

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You may be needing of an OEM motorcycle part or may be not. Read on to
know more.

OEM part is short for Original Equipment Manufacturer part. At first
sight, it may be understood as originally manufactured per se. However,
many motorcycle manufacturers do not really manufacture every motorcycle
part of their bikes. They have some parts designed and manufactured by
outside companies. After manufacturing, they will now install it to their
bikes and will be labeled as OEM.

Purchasing OEM motorcycle parts means buying the exact or same original
part your bike manufacturer used to assemble their bikes.

In purchasing, be   sure that you will get same performance than that
installed in your   bike. No less. When it comes to price, OEM parts are
usually expensive   than aftermarket motorcycle parts. However, there are
instances when it   is on the contrary.

Sellers, most of the time, say that OEM parts are of higher quality
compared to aftermarket parts. This is a common scenario in a motorcycle
parts store but the statement may not be always right.

Another circumstance about motorcycle parts is the transformation. Say an
OEM part can eventually become an aftermarket OEM part. What a

The circumstances presented advice you to be extra careful. Caveat
emptor, that is. In this regard, it will be best to use OEM parts only
within your bike’s guarantee period. Also, have these parts installed by
authorized mechanics. This is to make sure that your guarantee will
remain valid and subsisting.

Aftermarket motorcycle parts, on the other hand, should perform well as
OEM. These parts are made by companies other than the original bike
manufacturer. You can use these parts when your guarantee period lapses.
Some riders have this misconception that aftermarket is always of lower
quality. But this is not always true. In fact, aftermarket parts can also
be of the same or even higher quality than OEM parts.

Carbon fiber, gizmos, titanium and aerospace aluminum parts are some of
the materials that make up high performance aftermarket parts.

When purchasing motorcycle parts, be sure to get at least the same
quality if not better as the OEM part. You can do this by searching and
asking. Search the Net and ask your fellow riders and skilled mechanics.

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