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What is wrong with motorcycle parts websites? They all seem to have a set style of navigation that just sucks. First you pick the type of part (i.e. Exhaust) and the manufacture(Vance & Hines), THEN you pick the bike its for. Do they really think people fish through their menu, realize that Leo Vince dose not make one for the EX500, and go "Hurr, maybe I'll just get the one for the RSV Mille!" NO! I just want to see a list of all the parts that fit my bike!

Just try and find all of the parts for our bikes on these sites (this is not an endorsement, it's a serious wag of my finger).

http://www.parts-unlimited.com/
http://www.bikebandit.com/
http://www.onlineparts.com



And because rants suck, heres a joke:

A hip young man goes out and buys a Ferrari. It is the best convertible sports car, costing about $250,000. He takes it out for a spin and while stopping for a red light, an old man on a moped, wearing an open face crash helmet (looking about 70 years old) pulls up next to him.

The old man looks over the sleek, shiny red surface of the car and asks, "What kind of car ya' got there, sonny?" The young man replies, "A Ferrari. They cost about a quarter of a million dollars!"

"That's a lot of money," says the old man, shocked. "Why does it cost so much?" "Because this car can do over 200 miles an hour!" states the cool dude proudly. The moped driver asks, "Can I take a look inside?" "Sure," replies the owner.

So the old man pokes his head in the window and looks around. Leaning back on his moped, the old man says, "That's a pretty nice car, all right!"

Just then the light changes so the guy decides to show the old man what his car can do. He floors it, and within 30 seconds the speedometer reads 200 mph. Suddenly, he notices a dot in his rear view mirror. It seems to be getting closer!

He slows down to see what it could be and suddenly, whhhoooossshhh! Something whips by him, going much faster! "What on earth could be going faster than my Ferrari?!" the young man asks himself.

Then, ahead of him, he sees a dot coming toward him. Whoooooosh! It goes by again, heading the opposite direction! And it almost looked like the old man on the moped!

"Couldn't be," thinks the guy. "How could a moped outrun a Ferrari?!" Again, he sees a dot in his rear view mirror! Whooooosh Ka-BbblaMMM! The moped plows into the back of his car, demolishing the rear end. The young man jumps out, and it IS the old man!!! Of course, the moped and the old man are hurting for certain. He runs up to the old man and says,

"You gotta tell me how you got that thing to be faster than my Ferrari !" The old man looks up and replies, "OK..., but first, unhook my suspenders from your side-view mirror, will ya?"
 

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What is wrong with motorcycle parts websites? They all seem to have a set style of navigation that just sucks. First you pick the type of part (i.e. Exhaust) and the manufacture(Vance & Hines), THEN you pick the bike its for. Do they really think people fish through their menu, realize that Leo Vince dose not make one for the EX500, and go "Hurr, maybe I'll just get the one for the RSV Mille!" NO! I just want to see a list of all the parts that fit my bike!

Just try and find all of the parts for our bikes on these sites (this is not an endorsement, it's a serious wag of my finger).
Check this out... http://www.servicehonda.com/test/index.htm

If only every manufacturer had this :)
 
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This is another good reason to do business locally. We have all the parts magazines and will gladly let you browse through them to find what you want, or you just tell us what you want, and we'll find it for you. If you don't want to buy from a local dealer, you can get the part number from them, then order it online.
 

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denniskirk.com has a thing where you can enter your make and model and it will list every part available for that bike.
 

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I agree with denniskirk I like that one alot. However buying locally is a wonderful idea. Not only is it good for your local economy you can always get what you want. Ive got two shops close by for me and between the two I can get anything you can imagine for my bike.
 

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foxdeman said:
What is wrong with motorcycle parts websites? They all seem to have a set style of navigation that just sucks. First you pick the type of part (i.e. Exhaust) and the manufacture(Vance & Hines), THEN you pick the bike its for. Do they really think people fish through their menu, realize that Leo Vince dose not make one for the EX500, and go "Hurr, maybe I'll just get the one for the RSV Mille!" NO! I just want to see a list of all the parts that fit my bike!

Just try and find all of the parts for our bikes on these sites (this is not an endorsement, it's a serious wag of my finger).

http://www.parts-unlimited.com/
http://www.bikebandit.com/
http://www.onlineparts.com


Try

ronayers.com

FOG



And because rants suck, heres a joke:

A hip young man goes out and buys a Ferrari. It is the best convertible sports car, costing about $250,000. He takes it out for a spin and while stopping for a red light, an old man on a moped, wearing an open face crash helmet (looking about 70 years old) pulls up next to him.

The old man looks over the sleek, shiny red surface of the car and asks, "What kind of car ya' got there, sonny?" The young man replies, "A Ferrari. They cost about a quarter of a million dollars!"

"That's a lot of money," says the old man, shocked. "Why does it cost so much?" "Because this car can do over 200 miles an hour!" states the cool dude proudly. The moped driver asks, "Can I take a look inside?" "Sure," replies the owner.

So the old man pokes his head in the window and looks around. Leaning back on his moped, the old man says, "That's a pretty nice car, all right!"

Just then the light changes so the guy decides to show the old man what his car can do. He floors it, and within 30 seconds the speedometer reads 200 mph. Suddenly, he notices a dot in his rear view mirror. It seems to be getting closer!

He slows down to see what it could be and suddenly, whhhoooossshhh! Something whips by him, going much faster! "What on earth could be going faster than my Ferrari?!" the young man asks himself.

Then, ahead of him, he sees a dot coming toward him. Whoooooosh! It goes by again, heading the opposite direction! And it almost looked like the old man on the moped!

"Couldn't be," thinks the guy. "How could a moped outrun a Ferrari?!" Again, he sees a dot in his rear view mirror! Whooooosh Ka-BbblaMMM! The moped plows into the back of his car, demolishing the rear end. The young man jumps out, and it IS the old man!!! Of course, the moped and the old man are hurting for certain. He runs up to the old man and says,

"You gotta tell me how you got that thing to be faster than my Ferrari !" The old man looks up and replies, "OK..., but first, unhook my suspenders from your side-view mirror, will ya?"
 
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