5 of the Best Motorcycle Modifications

Written by Randy Hayes on March 21st, 2013. Posted in News

No matter if you purchase a brand new motorcycle or one that has been around the block a few times, there is a chance that you will want to make a few modifications here and there. While some changes cost more money than others, every one is sure to bring your bike a little bit closer to perfection (in your eyes, at least).

Like many, you may struggle with which modifications make the most sense. Along with this, you have to consider your budget for upgrades.

Below are five of the best motorcycle modifications I’ve spotted on MotorcycleNews:

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1. Change Your Seat

While there is nothing wrong with keeping the “stock” seat in place, it may not be what you are looking for in terms of comfort and performance. This is the first modification that many people make, as the seat is one of the most important parts of the bike.

2. Brake Lines

Do people really spend money on this modification? Most definitely. In many cases, manufacturers don’t use the highest quality brake lines. Sure, you have what you need to stop your bike, but don’t you want more than that? Many enthusiasts soon convert to braided style lines, ensuring better stopping power and durability.

3. Tires

Are you one of those people who believe that you have to rely on manufacturer recommended tires? While there is nothing wrong with this, it is a myth. There is nothing wrong with shopping around, buying compatible tires that you feel will be best on your bike.

4. Windscreen

Obviously, this is a modification that some people make but others never think about. If your bike doesn’t have a windscreen forget about it. If it does, drive on the highway and local roads for a few hundred miles to get a feel for what it offers. Do you like your current windscreen? Is it quiet and effective? If so, leave well enough alone. On the other hand, if you think something better is out there, make the change sooner rather than later. This can really improve your experience.

5. Get a Paint Job

There is no better way to customise your bike than a new paint job. You can do whatever you want with the paint, including cool graphics and colours that suit your personality. This is a visible modification that will help make the motorcycle your own. What do you think about these five motorcycle modifications? Are you going to consider one of more of these for your bike?