Motorcycle spare parts are very important ones for the motorbike users. They have to look for genuine products by their motorcycle manufacturer, when buying any of them. All over Sri Lanka you can find spare parts shops for Japanese and Indian made motorcycles and scooters. Many motorcycle and scooter spare part seller shops are located in the Panchikawatte area in Colombo. Normally they are closed on public holidays and Poya days. But most of the spare parts shops are kept opened on Saturdays and Sundays as the motorcycle owners used to send their motorbikes for repair on these days due to their office work hours.
Other than motorbike spare parts Engine oil, Hydraulic Brake oil, Spoke oil and Engine coolant are available in these shops. Always insist on genuine recommended oils, grease and spare parts for trouble free use. You can buy cheap duplicate parts and used parts in the Maradana area. Specially along the Jayantha Weerasekare Mawatta located next to the Maradana railway station. It starts from the Base Line Road next to Jazeema Cinema Hall and the petrol Shed.
There are special motorbike spares are too available for racing motorcycle riders including the Motorcycle Racing suit. Body Armour, racing boots, Special helmets, hand gloves and other items that used for the safety of the riders. From Sri Lanka you can use the online websites to purchase motorcycle's spare parts and racing rider accessories. Most of the youngsters use Sampath Bank web-card to be safe against the internet fraud when buying motorbike and scooter spares online.
Always insists on genuine parts. They may be expensive but durable and will support trouble free operation. Specially clutch plate sets, Spark plugs, brake lining and chain links and related products used to wear very easily, if they are not original. Always insist on buying complete clutch plate set with the packing for the housing. Don't try to settle with half set. Spark plug should be in correct length and should be a recommended one by the motorcycle manufacturer for your particular model.
All new motorcycle batteries are coming with maintenance free batteries. Means if it is dead, you should go for a new one. You can't take it to the battery service station to add acid and battery water to get a new life by charging it. Even it is little expensive, maintenance free Motorbike batteries (Also called as Gel battery Rs 4,500 - 5,000/-) are far better than the acid filling batteries. If you are using acid battery always check the over flow tube is fitted securely, otherwise the flowing out acid can damage your motorbike body and rear brake electrical system. Don't try to re-charge motorcycle batteries at home, as they can burst, if anything goes wrong.
If you are looking for a spare part, get a photo of your motorcycle and the spare part you are looking for. And if there is any serial number of the particular part is available; provide a photo of it too. Show them to the Agent or Shop Owner, as they can find that spare part very easily.
Some motorcycle models are discontinued from the assembly line. (Hero Hunk, Hero Impulse, Hero Xtreme, Maestro scooter, TVS Phoenix 125 , Pulsar AS200 with AS150, Pulsar 135 LS, Pulsar 150 NS, Bajaj Avenger 150, Yamaha FZ-16 is now with FI.). So if you are looking for any spare part for a particular discontinued motorbike model, you have to settle for a part that comes from the original producer. Take a photo of the motorcycle and the spare parts to the dealer or motorcycle spare parts selling shop. Or you have to contact a machine shop to make one of it as you may not find the product anywhere.
If any of your spare part is worn-out quickly, then try to find the real cause for it. For example if your spark plug is burning too quickly, then your choke may had stuck, carburetor misadjusted, leaking injector nozzle or carburetor needle valve, low coil output or high resistance through the spark plug wire can be the cause.
Janaka Motors, Maligawatte, Colombo - 10, Sri Lanka.
New Nikko Motors (Pvt) Ltd, Rajagiriya, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Three Star Motors, Galle Road, Mount Lavania.
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