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Offline S1KR187

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Chinese aftermarket parts
« on: December 09, 2018, 10:09:11 AM »
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Hey all. Quick question, has anyone had any experience regarding buying Chinese aftermarket part for their S1KR? Im looking to buy an Ohlins damper for my bike and the Chinese ( I think ) parts on Alibaba express or Ebay is like a 6th or more cheaper. The parts looks identical ie. Ohlins & HyperPro.
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Re: Chinese aftermarket parts
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2018, 01:35:22 PM »
For stuff like rearsets and levers, I'd say the difference in quality doesn't really make up the difference in price.

For stuff like suspension and steering dampers, I wouldn't expect a chinese copy to even be as good quality as the OEM gear.

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Re: Chinese aftermarket parts
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2018, 04:06:42 PM »
The quality of the parts you choose for your motorcycle can influence the state of your safety and well-being.

I dont trust Chinese parts.

Harleys extensive use of Chinese parts is one of the big reasons they lost me as a life long customer.




« Last Edit: December 09, 2018, 04:08:16 PM by Zig Zag »
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Re: Chinese aftermarket parts
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2018, 04:16:01 PM »
Thanks all so far for the feedback. Im just very curious and want to make an educated decision. My 2018 S1KR has a wobble under hard acceleration and I ve been told that an adjustable Ohli s damper would help with it.

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Re: Chinese aftermarket parts
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2018, 04:25:47 PM »
not related to the Ohlins, but I have a set of Lightec chain adjusters and a Chinese knockoff set. There is a huge quality and feel difference between the 2 sets, but I don't really mind this on the chain adjusters as once you torque the axle nut to 100Nm the adjuster does not really matter(obviously I have made sure alignment is good!).

Personally I am not sure I would be happy with the quality difference on my steering damper, though I am sure many would be.

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Re: Chinese aftermarket parts
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2018, 04:32:29 PM »
Thanks @SimonUk

Im from South Africa. Have been checking sites for prices. Found one for my bike at RevZilla for $400. Any other sites that you guys would recommend, or is that +- the going rate?

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Re: Chinese aftermarket parts
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2018, 04:50:40 PM »
Ive seen new TRUE Ohlins on eBay for as low as $370, so your price is pretty good.
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Re: Chinese aftermarket parts
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2018, 05:06:56 PM »
The ohlins damper for our bikes does sell out quite frequently. Always comes back in stock, but something to consider if you are concerned/want a solution in the near term.

I also whole heartedly give  :028: :028: for revzilla as a source for gear.
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Re: Chinese aftermarket parts
« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2018, 05:12:02 PM »
Surely the country of manufacture is irrelevant, I don't use Apple products but millions do and are very happy with them despite the fact that the bulk of the parts that go into them are made in Asia, what actually matters for the end users satisfaction is that the quality control is kept to a high standard. I used to be involved in the distribution of hand tools for automotive use, Snap on was the No 1 brand, but now there is a massive amount of Asian made product all with life-time warranty, excellent quality at a fraction of the price.

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Re: Chinese aftermarket parts
« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2018, 05:13:23 PM »
Thanks @windyrun

I spoke to some of the guys at RevZilla, and the positive reaction from them already sets my anticipation at ease, seeing that I have to import to South Africa.

 


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