The Most Important Accessory for Your Sports Bike

The Most Important Accessory for Your Sports BikeThe Most ImportantAccessory for Your Sports BikeBy Ma. Carla BallatanWhen it comes to accessorizing, riders and owners ofmotorcycles,particularly those that are new in this field, often spend theirmoney in increasing engine performance. Oftentimes, they puttheir entire budget on performance motorcycle parts accessorieslike exhausts, fuel injection, mapping systems, and othercomponents to help boost the motorcycle’s engine.But once they experience track riding, the illusion of power asthe most important component to gain speed fades fast. In fact,too much of it without taking into consideration the otherfactors may just make your motorcycle more than you can handle.Many have experienced that it could actually make one slower thanthe others with less powerful bikes.So what performance motorcycle parts accessories should youinvest in? Here are some suggestions of expert riders ofmotorcycles:• Suspension Lance Keigwin of Star Motorcycle School and HareRacing, suggests that riders should take full note of thesuspension. This is one component that can increase speed inmotorcycles, according to Keigwin. Unfortunately, most ridersoften overlook this factor. He further explained that some of thestock bikes today may perform under regular conditions; however,when pushed beyond the average riding situations, theirperformance becomes questionable. “I do not suggest, however,that you spend a fortune in full suspension components; instead,I suggest you work with your stock suspension and use componentsthat may improve the stock equipment like the gold valveemulators,” Keigwin added.• Tires According to Keigwin, tires are another importantcomponent when it comes to handling motorcycles. “Simpleknowledge of how the different types of tires helpmaneuverability may also help you be a faster and smootherrider,” he suggests.Keigwin further suggests reducing weight from unsprung parts suchas wheels, rotors, sprockets and engine parts. He said that thistechnique helps in handling the motorcycle better. His opinion isthat some of the weight of the components may create the effectthat makes the motorcycle go straight. However, by installinglighter components, according to Keigwin, helps in improvingconsiderably the handling of the motorcycle. For him, “Power isalmost at the end of my list of priorities; right beforecosmetics.”• Handling factorThe handling factor also comes as a priority above power andcosmetics. This is according to Alex Florea of AFMotorsports.Florea said that to an average rider, several things may not beso visible. This includes installing taller tires withoutadjusting the geometry. This may cause riders to loose stabilityand may need to adjust the triple clamps on the forks to make upfor the difference. With regards to slicks, he suggests that DOTtires are better investments.Granny’s Mettle is a 30-something, professional web contentwriter. She has created various web content on a diverse range oftopics, which includes digital printing topics, medical news, aswell as legal issues. Her articles are composed of reviews,suggestions, tips and more for the printing and designingindustry.Her thoughts on writing: “Writing gives me pleasure… pleasure andexcitement that you have created something to share with others.And with the wide world of the Internet, it gives me great satisfaction that my articles reach more people in the quickesttime you could imagine.”On her spare time, she loves to stay at home, reading books onjust about any topic she fancies, cooking a great meal, andtaking care of her husband and kids.For comments and inquiries about the article visithttp://www.motorcyclepartsbin.comIf you liked what Steel Horse News has to say pass it on Clickhere to email this to a WidgetsCopyright© Steel Horse MotorcycleNews.  May 15, 2012.

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