A big notice on a recent eBay bid read as follows, “Its Rusty But At Least Its Not Bent!”. This was how this dealer decided to sell his Kawasaki ATV parts on eBay. The picture looked like exactly how it sounds. This stuff was junky looking. It was also very dirty and rusty. But that’s not the best part. You couldn’t just buy this guys junk online you had to get in line. I am a very impatient person by nature and could not place myself into this buying situation. There was a good chance that I would be outbid by someone else for these Kawasaki atv parts. One of the arms had a bolt rusted into the socket and his only positive selling point was that the part was not bent. I laughed. He could keep it for all I cared.
The next listing was almost as disappointing as my first. I found a Kawasaki Magneto cover for a 185 Bayou 4 wheeler. This product did not have any visible cracks in it. But it was covered in filth. It was a deal though. This guy only wanted 45 bucks for it but there wasn’t much information to go with this part. He was unclear about what models this part would be compatible with. I had no idea either by looking at it. I would have no clue how to hook this up to any of my current vehicles.
I cannot believe how many magazines have folded in the last few months. Newspapers are also collapsing including the Ann Arbor News, (a newspaper who’s Sunday Edition was actually thicker than the New York Times!) in these turbulent rocky economic conditions. There are too many to list here in this article but you know what I am saying. People are running to the web for just about everything. As a medium there really is no rival. It is growing at a skyrocketing rate. A lot of your traditional media outlets are failing including the Yellow Pages. Along with that growing list of defunct advertising methods I will include newspaper advertisements as part of that list.
So when someone goes to look into Yamaha atv parts where can they go for information. They used to to go to a catalog and get the parts information that they need – this used to be good enough. A lot of companies that deliver OEM and ATV parts right to your front door. They also products and hard to find items are simply. The web site is becoming the new catalog as many traditional companies change the way they do business. This is something short of a revolution. As more businesses adapt to this style of business it is going to create a tipping point and reach a mass effect.
Last week I wanted to do something productive on the web. I signed up for a Google Alert to notify me about special sales, special offers, and great deals Kawasaki ATV parts online. This turned out to be a lesson in futility. Google Alerts is a great tool for the most part. It allows all of the news concerning any topic I choose to get sent to my inbox on a daily basis. This was a great idea to do conceptually but overall it was a big pain in the neck.
The first day I got a lot of low level content that related to Kawasaki in my inbox. These were in the form of spam blogs and link farms. I guess Google bots will pick up anything with my desired keyword in it. I wanted to learn more about Kawasaki ATV parts but what I got was a lot of junk. Most of the content I got was wimpy web pages or blog pages that were splattered with advertisements about motorsports. Sometimes I would get something that pertained to my interests. But most of the time I was majorly disappointed in the level of garbage web content that had very little content on it that had anything to do with Kawasaki.
In the past, when you mention about Chinese ATVs, you will most likely get this blank and horrified looks on the faces of ATV enthusiasts, but if you ask around these days, you would be pleasantly surprised to know that Chinese ATVs are no longer what they used to term “junk ATVs” anymore. It is a well-known fact that Chinese ATVs are a lot cheaper compared to some of those top-of-the line ATVs like Yamaha, Polaris or Bombardier, but the misconception about Chinese ATVs being just something that you pick out of the junkyard is changing. There are more and more people out there who agree that the quality of Chinese ATVs are improving, but to be brutally honest, not all Chinese ATV dealers may have the parts available whenever you need them though.
Let’s just say you own a Chinese ATV and you are in need of some parts for your ATV and you have tried asking your dealer but he’s out of stocks – what do you do? Do you wait for the parts to arrive or are you the type that’s really anxious to get your machine going? If you are anything like me at all – and that would be being an impatient person, you would go all out to search for the parts that you’d need for your Chinese ATV. Hence, I’m glad to say that one of the most reliable Chinese ATV parts suppliers that you can find available in the ATV market is Kazuma ATV Parts.
I was surprised the other day how many cheap Chinese Yamaha knock off parts were on the web. Luckily for the online searcher these sites don’t pop up on the top pages of Google, Yahoo and Bing. But if you dig around on the web you will come across them. There is a big problem with this because it’s all over the Internet. When you type in Yamaha ATV parts into Google you see a lot of warnings against Chinese knock off parts from real fans who have gotten ripped off in the past. There are also warnings about this on eBay and the problem is obvious. There is a lot of junk on the Internet.
So when you really want to get some great ATV parts you want to make sure you are getting quality OEM parts from the manufacturer. Its getting to be apparent that its not always the case. It pays to be knowledgeable about the products you buy on the web. Japan based Yamaha is popular of course for creating all sorts of motorsports equipment, motorcycles, musical instruments and has a strong consumer culture. If you are buying products online your name and email can be passed along to third party parts manufacturers who want to sell you knock off parts. When you get your email listed with third party companies you will get a lot of junky email alerts. You will notice that you will get a lot of really strange emails from no name companies who will ask you to become a distributor for them. These no name groups are looking for someone who is U.S. stateside to push their products on an unassuming American public.