There are many ways to improve your motorcycle’s performance, and they do not have to be complicated or expensive. Once you know the options available to you, you can dive in with a little customization and really make the most of your bike.
Install aftermarket brake pads and liner. Aftermarket pads are available in different types: sintered brake pads, organic brake pads, and composite brake pads. While brake lines are mostly sold in braided stainless steel and Kevlar-sheathed Teflon lines. They offer less fading, stopping distances and an improved brake feel.
Replace tires and put in light rims. If you want more speed on your bike, the best type of tires to buy is sport tires. It features a tread that offers an improved durability and road grip on both wet and dry roads. It is best paired with lightweight aftermarket wheels.
Install adjustable suspensions. Improve your bike’s handling by having adjustable suspensions installed by a professional. This upgrade provides the ability to have the compression and damping settings adjusted to the rider’s weight and riding style.
Install aftermarket exhausts. Installing aftermarket exhaust kits not only gives your bike an improved airflow and aggressive sound, it also improves its horsepower, throttle response and torque.
Improving your bikes function
Re-gear your motorcycle. Shortening your bike’s gearing is a simple yet and inexpensive way to boost its acceleration.
Have the bike regularly checked. Make sure to have a professional check out your bike. Replace worn out bike parts and have broken parts repaired.
Adjust throttle cable. Always make sure that the bike has a proper throttle cable length for it to have a good response.
Change oil and air filter regularly. Make sure to high quality air filter and motorcycle-specific motorcycle oil. Using clean oil makes the bike’s engine to run cleaner and cooler.
Adjust and lubricate the motorcycle chain. Improve the bike’s handling and horsepower by making sure that the chain is dirty or rusty. Replace loose chains.
Replace cables and lubricate control pivots and cables. Improve the motorcycle’s response by replacing worn out cables and lubricating the controls.
Ensure proper tire condition. Make sure that your tires are in good condition. Worn out tire treads can lead you to an accident.
Apply proper tire pressure. Always make sure that the tires are inflated to the recommended air pressure. Having over inflated tires are harder to handle. They are typically indicated in the owner’s manual.