Arizona Bike Week is right around the corner and bikers from all over the country will be here to show-off their bikes. One thing about bikers is they are fiercely proud individuals. They portray their individualism in many ways but often you can see it through the bikes they ride. During Arizona Bike Week you will see many custom bikes tailored to the owner’s unique characteristics. There are many ways to personalize one’s bike, which appears to be only constrained by one’s imagination but far too often by one’s budget. Unfortunately for most of us, our budget can’t compete with our imagination. So, here are five low costs ways to visibly personalize your bike without breaking the bank. Of course, this is not a complete list and for many items listed below you can spend well above the price range listed. However, within the range you can confidently personalize your bike to reflect your unique personality.
- Grips ($25 – $100) – There is an abundance of grips, in a variety of style, materials and colors in this price range. From great brands like Avon, Biltwell and Kuryakyn you can find a grip that suits your personality. New grips not only look good and are eye catching, some will add comfort when riding by minimizing hand fatigue.
- Mirrors ($25 – $100) – Like grips, there is an abundance of mirrors to choose from in this range. Mirrors come in a variety of styles, shapes, sizes and mounting methods. Great brands like Arlen Ness, Biltwell, Drag Specialties, and Kuryakyn give you plenty of great options to choose from.
- Shifter Peg and Brake Pedal ($25 – $100) – Replacing your stock or scuffed up shifter peg(s) and/or your brake pedal is a fantastic way to enhance the look of your bike. Ciro, Drag Specialties, Kuryakyn and Joker Machine are but a few brands that make cool pegs and brake pedals.
- Lens Covers, LED Bulbs and Turn Signals ($25 – 100) – Another great enhancement is to replace your stock turn signal or tail-light lens covers with smoke ones. Also adding LED Bulbs to your turn signals or replacing the turn signal housing al together can give your bike some distinct character. Suppliers like Custom Dynamics, Chris Products and Headwinds carry a variety of great options for you.
- Accessories ($25 – $100) – Accessories not only enhance your look but also provide added functionality to the riding experience. For example, drink holders or cell phone cradles provide a convenient place to store and access water bottles or your cell phone while riding. Add a subtle chrome or black handlebar USB port and you have the means to keep your phone charged over the road. Chrome bolt covers are a nice way to hide bolt heads and add a polished finished look to your bike. Ciro, Kuryakyn and Drag Specialties have lots of Accessories, covers, trim and accent items for you to choose from.
The beauty about the above list is for most of the items you do not need to be a motorcycle tech to install them. However, at KickAZ Cycles we have great techs that are always willing to help. Also, come by the shop and let us know what you are thinking. Let us help you pick out the right item(s) for your bike.