Buying a motorcycle is already expensive. Although it is cheaper as compared to buying car, still it will cost you.
So you are probably thinking now on how to stretch your budget for the motorcycle accessories. Here are some tips on how you can save money on buying accessories and gears.
Buying Best Quality
If you have the budget, try to buy the best product the first time to avoid purchasing the same accessory over and over again. You will definitely save big bucks if you will invest in good quality gears. In effect, you will waste more dollars if you buy cheaper gear but it will not last long.
This could be the best option for you. There are tons of online vendors that offer a wide range of quality equipment at a lower price because of a couple of reasons.
First, they do not have high overhead expenses that come with maintaining a brick and mortar store. In addition, some online retailers also don’t have to maintain an intensive inventory which is another saving on the part of the vendor. All of these mean they can pass the savings to you.
Buying Used Accessories
There are dealers or salvage yards who offer used but still in good condition gears/accessories. Look for reliable dealers. You can check the reviews (if the dealer has a website) or join motorcycle forums.
There were also accessories’ sellers who are not dealers per se but selling their motorcycle gears for some reasons. For examples, the seller found out that he bought the wrong gear and wanted to sell it. In a case such as this, you can even haggle.
Just a reminder, there is accessories/gear that is better to buy brand new than used such as a helmet. Remember your life will depend on this, so don’t think twice on buying a brand new.
Local B&M dealers or hardware store are the most expensive options. However, they can be the best place to buy what you needed.
The advantage of visiting your local dealer is you know you are getting new motorcycle gear and the right one for your bike. Moreover, you can negotiate with the price face-to-face. If you are buying several parts on your dealer, they can offer you discounts. Still a saving, right?
Ask a Friend
There is nothing best in saving on your motorcycle expenses than to ask your trusted friend, family member, or a neighbor who also love bikes.
If you have anyone in your circle that is motorcycle enthusiast like you, talk to them. They are the most reliable source of info on where to buy cheap but quality accessories. Most often than not, they already scouted several motorcycle parts and accessories shops in town. Hence, considering them as the motorcycle authority will not hurt you at all.