July 16, 2010 at 3:48 am #7863
Have you ever bought something for your bike online? Gear? Mods? Radios?
If so, what sites do you buy from? Any specific ones you swear by? I have bought tonnes of things off eBay, but only LED's for the bike so far.July 16, 2010 at 4:35 am #7862
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I bought my jacket, chaps, and a set of gloves from Foxcreek Leather. Their stuff is very high quality (nice thick, supple leather). When I wear my gear into a store and compare, the grade of leather and quality of craftsmanship of my stuff really is noticeably better.
I’ve bought a helmet, boots, socks, and face shields from Revzilla.com. They are a great company to deal with – excellent customer service and prices. I tried my helmet and boots on in Edmonton and then bought online.
I also purchased a kevlar shirt from the USA Draggin Jeans site. I got the armor kit and it’s okay – I don’t think I’ll buy another one. I bought it for hot days if I wanted to dress down a bit and still be protected if I went into a slide. However, I just don’t feel right/safe riding in just a shirt. To be honest, I laugh whenever I see someone out riding in shorts/t-shirt/sandals. I prefer to dress for the crash, not the ride. From what I’ve read, the product coming from the original Australian Draggin’ Jeans company is better quality. Next season I plan on ordering a pair of their jeans.
As an aside, whenever possible I do try to buy local. I think it’s important to support local businesses. That being said, I’ve saved over $350 on the items I’ve ordered from Revzilla (even with shipping and exchange rate – dollar was near par at the time). Plus, the customer service at any of the sites I’ve used has been top notch. I can’t always say that of some of the local dealers.July 16, 2010 at 10:22 pm #7865
I know what you mean about the Customer Service not being great at some stores, When I was looking at getting gear for the course, the guy working had never ridden a bike in his life, he seemed clueless and didnt really care, all he wanted was the sale. . .July 23, 2010 at 6:04 pm #7922
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If I am buying a lot of oem parts, I use hondapartsnation.com Based out of Kalamazoo Michigan. They carry the big 4 Japanese oem parts. You have to order enough to justify the freight. You can save quite a few buck with the dollar being so close or on par with the US buck. Since I have an older bike, I do tend to buy more parts.
However, I also buy parts from the local dealer if it is a cheap part or need it in a hurry. Orders out of the US take about 3 weeks, and if customs decides to be a bunch of dorks, well, you’re waiting longer.
It is also a good idea to get friendly with the local dealer. This can garner you a favor now and then when you need a piece to get you going. Most good parts guys will help you find an alternative or other source when you are a regular customer.
When I was a Yamaha parts guy, I helped everyone equally, but I would go a little further for my regulars and they always came back for more.July 25, 2010 at 7:24 am #7938
I bought New hand grips, and new bar ends from the D2Moto shop on ebay, Prices seemed right, but today was at Triple M and they had the exact same set of hand grips for 3 dollars more, not that im worried or anything, but I really should have looked around the city first, I have 3 main shops I hit usually when I need something, if I cant find it there(Or justify on the price) I’ll check ebayJuly 27, 2010 at 6:40 pm #7944
July 28, 2010 at 2:04 pm #7948
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Another great place to buy from is newenough.com for clothing/gear. I do my best to support the local dealers when possible, having run a MC shop myself. But, when you can get 2 mesh jackets and a pair of pants from the US for $349.00 delivered to your door ( freight, tax and the $5.00 border fee incl) compared to $634.00 here( thats with 15% off)……. I can wait for 7 days.July 28, 2010 at 3:43 pm #7949
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Another great place to buy from is newenough.com for clothing/gear. I do my best to support the local dealers when possible, having run a MC shop myself. But, when you can get 2 mesh jackets and a pair of pants from the US for $349.00 delivered to your door ( freight, tax and the $5.00 border fee incl) compared to $634.00 here( thats with 15% off)……. I can wait for 7 days.
+1 newenough.com. I bought a bunch of stuff from them years ago without any issues when I first got into riding.
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