For those who are new to motorcycling, the onset of winter might seem like a horrible time of the year. During the winter months, roads become slick, temperatures drop, and snow starts to fall, making riding a motorcycle nearly impossible. However, for many more seasoned riders, this time of the year can be their most favorite. Why would such a dreary time of the year be so excited? It depends on what you plan to do with your bike while you can’t ride it.
Are Upgrades in Your Motorcycle’s Future?
When the snow starts falling, seasoned riders vacate the roads and enter the garage. Dreams of souped-up motorcycles dance in their heads like sugar plumb fairies, and why shouldn’t they? You shouldn’t be riding in dangerous winter weather, so it only makes since to prepare for springtime and warmer days. Here are some of the upgrades many riders take on during the winter:
- Paint– Nothing can liven up a motorcycle faster than a new paint job. Into skulls? Into the stars and stripes? Maybe dragons are more your cup of tea. Your imagination, and skills, are your only limit when it comes to a paint job.
- Electronics– So, spring rolls around and you’re ready to ride, but it’s still just a little too cold. No worries, over the winter you installed some handy grip warmers for that unusually cold day in early spring. Think your ride could use a kick, maybe an electronic control module, like a Power Commander, could spice things up a bit.
- Performance Mods– That brake level feeling squishy? Has your clutch become lifeless? High performance master cylinders from Brembo can improve your stopping and shifting. Perhaps new suspension from the likes of Öhlins can make your ride perform better in the turns. Better cams, fuel injectors, and carbon fiber parts can also give your bike a new lease on performance.
- Maintenance– That carb have your V-twin sputtering like Steve Urkel? Sit down, clean it out. Maybe you need to jet some ports, adjust your idle or do an engine rebuild. The winter is definitely the time to do it.
What else can you think to do to your bike over the winter? Share your thoughts with the attorneys who ride at Metier Law Firm on Facebook, and keep checking in to find out the latest in motorcycling.