Have you been running the same motorcycle for several years, and now you want to upgrade it with the latest technology and get more comfort and safety features in it? Here are 5 tips from expect mechanics on how to upgrade your motorcycling experience without breaking the bank. Let's get started.
Have you been running the same motorcycle for several years, and now you want to upgrade it with the latest technology and get more comfort and safety features in it? While everything might not be possible, there are certainly a few things that you can do to enhance the comfort and safety of your motorcycle and bring it up to date with what's available currently in the market. Here are 5 tips from expect mechanics on how to upgrade your motorcycling experience without breaking the bank. Let's get started.
Start with the tires
Have you ever wondered how important the tyres on your motorcycle are? If you see carefully, enter motorcycle is balanced onto tiny patches of rubber connected to the road for traction and balance. So those tiny patches become extremely essential not just for your overall experience but also for the fundamental aspect of safety. Therefore, if the tires have started to become bald and attraction is becoming doubtful and best- it might be time to upgrade the tiles with a pair of new shoes for the bike. As a general rule of thumb, the tires on a motorcycle should be replaced after every 30-40,000 kilometres depending on your usage pattern. You can easily replace the motorcycle tyres at home if you have to proper equipment. Order the motorcycle tires applicable to your vehicle along with a motorcycle stand to proper motorcycle while removing the wheels and voila you are done!
Upgrade your riding gears
Once you have taken care of the tires, the second thing that you need to upgrade in order to enhance your overall motorcycling experience is to go for a new set of safest best quality motorcycle riding gears. The most basic of those is definitely a high quality premium branded motorcycle helmets, ideally a full-face helmet if you prefer going on long distance trips more often, or an open face helmet if intracity commuting is your thing, or a modular helmet if you want the best of both worlds! In addition to a premium helmet made by the best helmet manufacturers in India, you are also going to need a pair of motorcycle riding clubs, boots and jacket just to be safe. While purchasing motorcycle riding safety gears always check water safety certification and latest in safety technology such as quick-release strap mechanism, hypoallergenic liners and padding, removable inner lining and padding, and scratch resistant visor at least. For a better experience get a dual visor helmet ideally with Pinlock® anti-fogging technology so that you can see clearly one of those cold foggy days.
Are the lights adequate?
Modern motorcycles come with LED lights, but that was not the case a few years ago. So, if your motorcycle does not have LED lights and you are still making do with halogen bulbs, it might be a good idea to upgrade the lighting situation completely. An overhaul will cost you a little above Rs5000 including fog lights and additional bar lights that will help you go on long distance road trips even to places with no street lighting infrastructure in place. While you are updating the lighting situation, take care of doing it for the rear lights as well. Just keep it practical and don't go for a garish display of disco lights!
Enhance creature comfort
If you do not feel comfortable on the motorcycle, you are not going to ride it as much as you would want to. In order to make that possible, all you have to do is enhance the creature comfort! Thankfully, all that is quite simple and easy and with the abundance of aftermarket supplies that are available almost everywhere across the country today, you can easily give your motorcycle a complete makeover with handlebar risers, gel seats, broad floorboards, an electronically heated handlebar grip! For this one though, you will have to take the motorcycle to an expert mechanic because there are lot of mechanical things to take care of when you don't want to mess up anything that might have a direct impact on the structural integrity of the motorcycle.
Checkout others for inspiration
We sure hope that all of these different ideas will help you give your motorcycle a complete overhaul and help you upgrade to the latest standards in the market today! But if you need more experience and inspirations- always make sure to keep your eyes open and look for inspirations in others.