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Old 09-20-2011, 04:28 AM
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OEM is not always best .. Suspension, Brakes, Seat, Windshield, Lighting, Sound System can all be improved.. Thats just naming the Obvious ..
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Old 09-20-2011, 05:45 AM
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Been buying aftermarket well over 35 yrs,R&R,S&S, STD,Progressive,Lyndall,just to name a few.
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"Genuine Made in China" accessories can be overpriced and of questionable quality.

I go with what I think is the best value for my money.
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I've used all sorts, but the HD parts are usually better quality - heavier, better finish, better fit. I stick to them, when they have what I need, and use others for things Harley doesn't make. The main part where aftermarket is higher quality than HD is seats - I wouldn't pay much for a HD seat.
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The local HD dealer will tell you when non-HD parts are superior./ They will order and install them too.
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HD stuff = waste of money.
Isn't a Harley just built with a lot of HD stuff?
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Old 09-20-2011, 08:38 AM
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The non-HD parts on my bike are: Progressive Suspension (shocks and fork springs), V & H exhaust system, C&C seat, Lyndall brake pads, S&S gear drive cams, ISO grips, and after-market running lights. These are quality parts and the fitment was perfect.
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Non HD parts will void your waranty.
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The local HD dealer will tell you when non-HD parts are superior./ They will order and install them too.
Wait, you have a local dealer that's not out to make money for HD? :\

If everyone bought HD all the time, there would be a lot of bikes out there looking the exact same.
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I have so many non-HD parts on my bike, I'm not sure it's even a HD anymore.Click the image to open in full size. In my opinion many non-HD parts offer superior performance and quality compared to what HD offers.
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