What to Keep in Mind When You’re Shopping for Motorcycle Parts

Written by Recreation Magazine on March 25, 2018. Posted in Harley accessories, Motorcycle gasket, Motorcycle tire sets

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Whether you buy a motorcycle brand new or are building one from parts, you will be faced with the times when finding some new motorcycle parts is going to be important. Sometimes you might choose to replace parts to make the bike more interesting or effective, other times you might have to get replacement parts when something breaks or gets dinged up.

Buying aftermarket parts means that while the parts might not have been made for your bike, they will have the exact same specifications and sizes that you need to fit them on your bike. It’s important to get the perfect dimensions when you’re working with different parts since if they don’t fit properly it’s unsafe or they might not work at all. Always go to a trusted motorcycle supply shop when you are buying aftermarket parts to ensure that you’re getting the best deal possible.

When it comes to choosing a new motorcycle fender there will always be a variety of options to choose from. Some fender options are more expensive than others. You can find fenders that are made out of a variety of materials such as steel and aluminum, and they also come in all different sizes. The job of a fender is to keep rocks, mud, and other debris from getting all over your bike. However, some people prefer to shorten their motorcycle fender and create what’s called a bobber because they prefer the style. A motorcycle fender is used on both the front and the back tires.

In addition to selling aftermarket parts, a motorcycle shop is going to be able to offer all of the gear related items you need as well. You always want to wear motorcycle gear that is going to protect you in case of a fall, so never sacrifice safety for fashion choices.

Motorcycle apparel comes in a variety of styles but the key consideration for any of it is the strength. When you’re looking for a helmet you’ll want to get your head measured by a professional to make sure that it fits correctly. Beyond the size of the helmet, there are a few other things to consider. If you plan on riding in groups you might want to consider a helmet that has some built-in communication options like a blue tooth system. If you are using your bike to commute to work the comfort level of a helmet might not be quite as important if you’re planning to go on a cross-country trip.

There are also a variety of helmet materials, similar to how you’ll find different materials for your fender and other parts. Helmets come in polycarbonate, fiberglass composite flexes, carbon fiber, and EPS. Generally, the helmets get more expensive the more protective they become based on the material of choice.

Always keep in mind safety when making your choices, and if you have any questions or concerns always check with the sales associates at your local or favorite motorcycle store.

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