When you decide to buy motorcycle parts online its important to keep a few things in mind. Most of these are really the same as when you buy anything online.
Shopping online from a security standpoint has become quite safe. The danger is whoever might be on the other end handling your data. Much like doing business in a local shop you have to trust your info will be kept confidential. Now when it comes to buying online make sure that the site has a secure area for you to do your transactions in. This is usually the shopping cart area where you put in your payment details. Look for the little lock in the url bar and make sure its secure!
Just like anything else this goes for when you buy motorcycle parts online as well. One big thing to keep in mind is the to good to be true factor. If something is so much cheaper then what retail should be, you should be leery. Just remember the old saying if it looks to good to be true its probably not any good at all.
Also when interacting with the online motorcycle shop you choose to deal with make sure that emails are coming from a trusted domain. Meaning generally their own store url. If emails are coming from Yahoo or Gmail or any type of free email service question it. Why would a reputable company not use their own email addresses tied to their site instead of a free service that allows you to be quite anonymous.
Another option when you buy parts online would be to use PayPal as a form of payment. PayPal will protect you from fraudulent transactions as long as you follow their guidelines for purchases.
Also see if the business you are doing with has any accreditation with the BBB or you see any logo’s of any other known business certification services.