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Why Buy Used Dirt Bike Parts

Buying a dirt bike is not something to do on a whim.  There are a lot of safety issues and other factors to consider, including the maintenance of the bike and associated costs.  Unfortunately for dirt bike enthusiasts, the cost of maintaining a dirt bike can get pretty high.  Most bikers are passionate about the sport and about their bikes, so they want to buy the best possible parts.  However, the cost of repairs must be considered.  Nothing robs you of the joy of the sport like getting ripped off on repairs.  The good news is, whether it’s an original bike component or an added accessory, it’s possible to get great quality at a reduced price when you buy used bike parts.

Of course buying OEM (or original equipment manufacturer) parts has its advantages.  For example, you can always rest assured that the part you’re getting is an exact match to the bike’s original.  However, this doesn’t necessarily guarantee they will last longer or perform better than non-OEM parts, and the price can be extremely high.  Third-party manufacturer parts are another option, and they are meant to function just like OEM parts.  Sometimes these cost less than OEM, but they can actually cost more, depending on the brand and the part.  The biggest risk in buying third-party parts is getting the wrong brand, ending up with poor quality, and having to replace it again a short time later.

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For these reasons and others, many cost-conscious dirt bikers opt for used parts.  But that doesn’t necessarily mean they are compromising quality.  Used dirt bike parts usually refer to good, working parts that have been extracted from an otherwise non-working bike for re-sale.  Used parts may have been made by the original manufacturer, or they might be third-party.  In either case, a quality used part from a reputable seller can still provide riders with long-term performance, at a drastically lower price. While there is likely no warranty (unless stated by the seller), used parts are so cost-effective that it’s usually a risk worth taking.  As long as you do your homework, used dirt bike parts can be a fairly safe bet for your sport and your budget.

To save even more money, a lot of bikers buy used parts online.  EBay and online specialty outlets are great places to check.  When you’re looking for dirt bike parts online, be sure to check out the seller’s reviews and ratings, and look up their grade with the Better Business Bureau.  When buying online, be sure to ask any questions of the seller to be absolutely certain you are getting the correct part.  Also, you’ll want to consider the size and weight of the part, because that will affect the shipping cost.  If there is anything you are unsure about, be sure to get clarification before hitting that order button.

Both new and experienced dirt bikers love the thrill of the sport, and relish the opportunity to get out and ride.  When you’re ready to go, it’s very discouraging to find a problem that effects performance, or even keeps your bike from starting.  Perhaps the only thing worse than that is having to pay an arm and a leg to get it fixed.  If you’re willing to do a little bit of research and take the time to find a quality used part, you can be back on your bike soon.  Fortunately, buying used parts for your dirt bike can provide you with the excitement you love at a price you can live with.

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