Aftermarket vs. OEM motorcycle parts

Written by Granny's Mettle

Shopping for motorcycle parts can be taxing most ofrepparttar time especially when you are on a tight budget. When to buy an OEM or aftermarket motorcycle parts can be very difficult to determine.

But what are OEM parts, you ask. And what about aftermarket?

Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) parts These arerepparttar 102704 genuine parts found at an authorized distributor of your brand of motorcycle. They are usually considered as originals because they haverepparttar 102705 exact same specifications that came withrepparttar 102706 original part. They are generally more expensive and almost always recommended by dealers because ofrepparttar 102707 higher income they'll get selling OEM parts. Hence, they will always tell you that OEM parts are ofrepparttar 102708 higher quality.

But this may not be true due torepparttar 102709 fact thatrepparttar 102710 parts are not necessarily produced byrepparttar 102711 original manufacturers themselves. Many motorcycle and automobile manufacturers nowadays often haverepparttar 102712 parts designed and made outside by independent companies. Afterwhichrepparttar 102713 motorcycle manufacturers install them in their machines or put them in their own boxes to be sold as OEM parts.

Aftermarket motorcycle parts Aftermarket motorcycle parts, onrepparttar 102714 hand, are those that are produced by companies other thanrepparttar 102715 original manufacturers. These are generally cheaper thanrepparttar 102716 OEM parts but haverepparttar 102717 same performance.

Install a rev counter on your motorcycle

Written by Granny's Mettle

The tachometer orrepparttar rev counter tells how muchrepparttar 102703 speed ofrepparttar 102704 engine ofrepparttar 102705 motorcycle revolutions per minute (RPM). Common nowadays are electronic rev counters that can be installed byrepparttar 102706 dealers you get them from. But for used motorcycle parts, rev counters usually come in just any wrapping without instructions or diagrams. In cases like these, you may install your rev counter withrepparttar 102707 following instructions to help you.

The very first step is to moverepparttar 102708 headlight away. This is a great help later on in avoiding some mistakes and will definitely help you finish faster. If you feel a little hesitant in removing your headlight, you might prefer to just let it dangle byrepparttar 102709 wire. Just make sure that wire can handle your headlight's weight.

Then takerepparttar 102710 side pin out ofrepparttar 102711 speedometer. Removerepparttar 102712 two allen screws fromrepparttar 102713 back ofrepparttar 102714 speedometer and keep allrepparttar 102715 parts. I kept mine in a coffee mug and was able to account for all of them when I was putting everything back. Sliderepparttar 102716 speedo canister downrepparttar 102717 speedo cable with a good pair of pliers to loosenrepparttar 102718 cable.

Noticerepparttar 102719 two wires onrepparttar 102720 back ofrepparttar 102721 speedo. Removerepparttar 102722 speedo. To easily remove, lubricaterepparttar 102723 speedo then twist it out ofrepparttar 102724 rubber grommet that holds it inrepparttar 102725 mounting plate.

Atrepparttar 102726 front ofrepparttar 102727 mounting plate you will see three allens. Removerepparttar 102728 allens and holdrepparttar 102729 horizontal black plastic light pod on. Then removerepparttar 102730 two allens that holdrepparttar 102731 mounting plate onrepparttar 102732 chassis.

Atrepparttar 102733 back ofrepparttar 102734 speedo, there are two screws that will allow you to twistrepparttar 102735 fitting whererepparttar 102736 cable screws are on. Loosen them just enough to allow you to twistrepparttar 102737 fitting as little as possible and with some resistance.

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