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.
This is a terrible way to experience Yamaha because you are not dealing with OEM parts. You are not getting genuine Yamaha ATV parts when you order from these unscrupulous companies. By the way, this is not only limited to ATV and motorsports parts but this problem is also running rampant in other industries. I have seen this with beauty supply furniture, baby furniture and even salon safety mats. Fans and Yamaha enthusiasts are being very vocal about this problem on the web. At recent count there are roughly 47,000 pages on the Internet that deal with this issue. The one line that you will want to pay close attention to is the Rhino line for Yamaha Chinese knock off parts. In the end, as a consumer, you will have to make up your very own mind.