Need a Harley Davidson Part for your ride?
Where do you get a good quality Harley Davidson Part? Can I use an aftermarket part?
These questions are not easy to answer. It depends a lot on your situation, part you're looking for, and money you want to spend.
The bottom line......... you have to decide.
I have a little information here that may be useful to you, so keep reading!
An OEM part versus an aftermarket part.
An OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) part are of course genuine Harley Davidson Part you would find at an authorized Harley dealer.
These parts are original in that they have exact same specifications that came with original part.
These parts however many not have been manufactured by Harley Davidson themselves (at their physical location). Harley may get another company to manufacture these parts to Harley specs, and then they will sell them in Harley box as OEM.
OEM parts are generally more expensive, and almost always recommended by dealer. (They make their money by selling parts not bikes)
The dealer will most likely tell you that OEM parts are of a higher quality. This may or may not be true.