Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Jacksonville, NC 28540
On something like a brake caliper or master cylinder I would prefer the OEM parts unless I could determine where they obtained them. Those parts when properly serviced and cared for should last a long, trouble free time. I build a lot of forks each year (as high as 50 sets) and have used inexpensive seals before, and gotten burned for WAY more than I saved when I factored in labor and return shipping.
1991 FZR 1000 - built 1040 with race cams, Akrapovic full exhaust, and mild suspension work
2004 YZF R1 - Graves full exhaust, velocity stacks, BMC race filter, and Power Commander. Rear Ohlins. Forks rblt with Race Tech springs and Gold Valves.
2005 20th Anniversary V-Max (0098/2000) - T boost,
2005 YZF R6 track bike - Graves full exhaust, Race Tech suspension