Honda produce reliable motorcycles and are the largest producer of internal combustion engines engineering 14 millions engines a year.
They are also the 6th Largest automobile manufacturer in the world and the 4th in the United States overtaking Chrysler in 2008. They didn’t enter the American market in motorcycles until 1960 so there is over 50 years worth of Honda history in the USA now and that’s a lot of Honda motorcycle parts to go with it.
The first place for the cheapest Honda motorcycle parts you can check is a junkyard, however these (especially motorcycle specific ones) can be hard to find.
Next try motor parts buildings. These are where the garages go to purchase parts for your Honda Motorcycle and although public prices are slightly higher than trade prices you will be getting them at one of the main sources and therefore can make a saving.
You can also try your local garages if you can not find motor factors. Although the garages will order from local motor factors or their preferred online source.
Next you can try specialist Honda Motorcycle companies online. There are many companies which advertise and keep their specialty to one brand of motorcycle. These are usually the best ones to go for as they are more efficient in finding what you need and more likely to have it in stock as opposed to providing you with a generic solution.
Finally you can try the manufacturer (Honda) themselves. However this is usually the most expensive way. They can usually get the parts for their older models, although they may not want too due to hassle so be sure to wave some money their way if you are struggling to find the part you need elsewhere.
If you still can not find the Honda motorcycle parts you require new then there are second hand options. Whilst rubber parts tend to fade over the years and are not a recommended 2nd hand buy, metal parts do last providing they haven’t been over stressed and used as designed.
eBay is one source but it can be unreliable and you may be waiting months for the right part and even then may get outbid at the last moment.
A better idea is to search on owners forums. The chances are there is a lot of enthusiasts for your model and someone around the world somewhere will have the part spare and happily send it on for the right price. This method has never failed me when I own rare models, again you might have to wait a bit, but something always turns up, put out wanted ad’s and you might get lucky quickly. To do this go to Google.com and type in your Honda Motorcycle model and try adding words like ‘club’, ‘owners’ or ‘society’ on the end to find the owners forum for your specific model.