Upgrading Your Ride and Staying Safe
Any true motor sport enthusiast will agree that after owning and enjoying your motorcycle for a few years, making some changes and customizing the bike with a few new accessories can bring you a whole new experience. Consider a few ideas that will upgrade your old ride and keep you safe and visible when you take your bike on the open road.
Driving Light Bar
One way to enhance the look of your bike is to upgrade the stock turn signal light bar. A sleek, chrome plated, die cast light bar can change the way the front of your bike looks and works for you. You can easily find one for a smaller motorcycle that can put out as much light as a big bike’s light bar. With one purchase, you can make a significant change to the look and feel of your bike and help make you more visible out on the road.
If you have a passenger that likes to take to the open road with you, or you have items you need to transport with your motorcycle, then a side car is the perfect way to get a new use out of an old bike. Along with increasing the functionality of your motorcycle, a bonus of the sidecar is that it will make your bike much easier to spot by other vehicles on the road.
Sidecars can be a bit on the pricey side, depending on the make and model; if you aren’t quite ready to make that kind of investment, you can opt for saddlebags. Saddlebags are a lot less expensive than a sidecar, but they still help you transport items to get more use out of your motorcycle. These useful accessories add to your bike’s overall bulk and aid fellow motorists who may have missed you in their mirrors without these bags attached to your bike.
Turn Signal Mirrors
Installing a new set of turn signal mirrors on an old bike can give your motorcycle a sleek, custom look. Find signal lights with a bright glow to make your intentions on the road unmistakable. This is yet another double duty purchase that will change your old bike’s look and help make you safer as you cruise down the road.
Finding new accessories for your motorcycle is a fun way to modernize and upgrade an old bike and it sure beats shelling out a lot of money for a new one. Focus on customization that will enhance the look of your bike, improve your ride, and keep you visible to cars. When it comes to your motorcycle, never compromise on style, safety, and the quality of your experience.
Herbert Walker is a motorcycle enthusiast and freelance blogger. Herbert sometimes writes for www.carinsurance.org.uk, where you can find competitive insurance quotes for motorcycles and cars.