If you pay with a credit card you should be ok either way. Usually a mail order place will have an 800 order number, call and see if the vibe is better...if not, move on until you find someone who is savvy.
I have bought direct from the following companies with excellent results:
Try calling the company direct...you never know. Good luck.
Personally, anything I can get local I do, unless I am sponsored for something non local. but even before that if I could find what I wanted and needed I got local. It really helps the shops out and keeps them around as well as the more that buy from them keeps the prices more reasonable.
Is the guy that bought $10,000 worth of PCIII's directly from china going to be around to help you map it?
I buy online to avoid sales tax. Taxes are too high and I hate giving the man my money.. plain and simple. I live in one of the most over taxed states in the USA, and I disagree with how my money is spent. This year they have a $1 billion surplus and won't refund my money. Eff them! Anything I can do to prevent funding them is good. Less money to the politicians, cops, and courts! More of my money I keep, the better! Too bad my local shops suffer... cuz there are a couple I really like. Oh well?
1.2 billion in the black actually, yet we have the highest, bankruptcy rate, highest divorce rate, worst credit scores, worst highway structure (IMHO on the highway)
Dude sales tax here is not bad at all, income tax is the killer.
CB900 - A member e-mailed me to see if I can help.. We don't carry Coerce, but if there is a sprocket cover I can get for you I'll be glad to.. what bike is it for? Shoot us an e-mail if you want us to see what we can do...