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What should I consider when ordering Harley parts online?

Ordering Harley Parts

Ordering Harley parts online does not have to be a difficult process. Most consumers find the process to be even simpler than purchasing parts directly from a dealer. This is because dealer purchases often involve visiting or calling the dealer, ordering the part, waiting for the dealer to order and receive the part and then visiting the dealer again to pick up the part when it arrives. Since most dealers routinely have to order Harley parts many consumers find it easier to simply order the parts online themselves.

However, there are some factors to consider when making an online purchase. Consumers should ensure they are purchasing the parts from a reputable source, verify the correct part is being ordered, search for the best price including shipping and inquire about the lead time on the item including time for acquiring the part and shipping it to the customer. This can be lengthy for items which are not in stock and fees for express shipping can be expensive. For this reason consumers who need a part by a specific date should pay particular attention to lead times.

Can I order Harley Davidson parts online?

Online Suppliers of Harley Davidson Parts

It is possible to purchase Harley Davidson parts online but as with all online purchases, care should be taken to verify the reputation of the retailer and the quality of the products before a purchase is made. This can be done by checking with the Better Business Bureau and searching for independent reviews of the company.

In most cases the purchase of a Harley Davidson parts catalog will be necessary as many retailers require consumers to order their parts by part number. This helps to prevent mistakes in ordering or shipping.

How do I replace a Harley Davidson exhaust?

The Distinctive Sound of a Harley Davidson Exhaust

The roar of a Harley Davidson exhaust system is distinctly recognizable to motorcycle enthusiasts around the world but not all of them know Harley Davidson once attempted to obtain a trademark on the unique sound to prevent competitors from duplicating the sound. The sound of a Harley exhaust, which is described as sounding like potato-potato-potato, is a result of the common crankpin V-twin engine design and the original trademark application did not seek to prevent other manufacturers from using this design. Other motorcycle manufacturers argued against the patent and filed motions in opposition claiming their bikes with similar engine designs sound identical to a Harley. Although many Harley enthusiasts still claim they can recognize the motorcycles by sound alone, Harley Davidson does not hold a trademark on the sound.

Where can I find a Harley Davidson parts distributor?

How to Find Your Local Harley Davidson Parts Distributor

Contacting Harley Davidson directly is the best way to find a Harley Davidson parts distributor. In many cases they will be able to supply you with the part directly but even when they cannot or you prefer to purchase the item from a parts distributor, they will likely be able to point you in the direction of a licensed parts distributor.

The local yellow pages as well as online Internet searches can also help individuals to find a Harley parts dealer. When using these resources care should be taken to verify the parts are authentic before making a purchase.

What types of Harley Davidson auto accessories are available?

Types of Harley Davidson Auto Accessories

There are a wide variety of Harley Davidson auto accessories available to serve a number of different purposes. While accessories such as bags and racks help to alter the functionality of the bike, accessories such as fuel tank covers and custom painted horns can give your motorcycle a unique appearance. There are also security accessories available including locks and alarms to keep your bike safe.

What are the health risks associated with getting a Harley Davidson tattoo?

Health Concerns Associated with a Harley Davidson Tattoo

Individuals who are considering demonstrating their love of the Harley lifestyle by getting a Harley Davidson tattoo should consider the health risks associated with getting a tattoo before they make their final decision. Some of the risks associated with tattooing include blood borne diseases, skin infections and allergic reactions. Equipment which has not been properly sterilized can help to transmit diseases such as HIV, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, tetanus and tuberculosis. Contaminated equipment as well as not properly cleaning the tattoo can result in skin infections. These skin infections may be resistant to antibiotics and may cause serious complications. Allergic reactions may also occur. These reactions may be to the dye itself or the gloves used by the tattoo technician.

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