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As any lover of motorcycling will tell, nothing beats the thrill of getting out and about on a big bike. But you can tweak things a little and improve your experience even more by adding a few accessories. We’re going to reveal some of the best ideas out there on the market right now. So, take a look and let us know what you think.





Tire and tube repair kit


OK, so let’s get started with something that all bike owner should have – a tire and tube flat repair kit. No one likes the thought of getting a flat while in the middle of nowhere. And, if you want peace of mind before heading out off-road or across vast distances, a good kit will help. Make sure you get a kit that works with your tires and keep those little CO2 canisters filled before every trip.



Motorcycle GPS


GPS has been a great hit with cars, but less so with bikes. However, the latest models seem a lot better than we have seen in the past. The likes of Garmin make motorcycle specific systems that are easier for cyclists to use. Make sure that your GPS is glove friendly and has big, chunky touchscreen functions on its interface.





Gopro


A helmet camera can help you do a lot of things – not least prove someone has been driving dangerously, But it’s a lot more than that. You can record every single ride you take and store them for prosperity. You will also have instant access to your memories as the GoPro pretty much records exactly what you see. They are easy to attach to your helmet, and your riding experience will never be the same again.




Intercom system


Traveling with friends? If so, communication between bikers has never been easier than it is today. Intercom systems like sena 20s allow you to chat to your compadres as you are riding along. It’s ideal for safety, as well as the good times. You can warn your friends if you spot a potential problem ahead, and they can do the same for you. It’s taken many years for motorcyclists to have this ability – try it out and see how awesome it is.




Charging supplies


You won’t be able to make use of all this amazing gear if you don’t have a charging system. There are plenty about on the market. But, make sure you go for one that has a broad range of adaptors. With so many devices using different sockets, a single solution that does everything will be a lot more sensible.





High-quality security


Bikes are easy to steal, unfortunately. However, when you are on a pit stop and taking a break, secure your bike by getting something from the top of the range of security devices. So, our last tip is to take a look at the Xena XX15 Alarm Disc Lock. It’s made from stainless steel and includes a built-in alarm that will sound off at 120 dB. That’s enough racket to put anyone off.

Motorcycle enthusiasts know there is nothing more satisfying than giving your bike that something special that no one else has yet. Being the first on the street to display a new accessory, whether functional or decorative gives one status and the rep as a trend setter. Here are a few great ideas for giving your bike that extra something special:

MC-Tunes Windshield Mount Radio
A motorcycle radio has to be powerful enough to hear, yet can’t overpower the looks of your bike. The Windshield Mount Radio comes in a high gloss black urethane finish with unbelievable sound quality. It has a port for your iPod or MP3 as well as a Pioneer Super Tuner AM/FM/CD receiver and a pair of 4″ 2 way KS Kicker Speakers. The sturdy unit is mounted in a durable ABS housing with a retractable signal-amplified antenna. Since it comes with a standard cigarette lighter socket, you can also plug in your cell phone. A great combination of good looks with functional on-board entertainment.

XENA Disc-Lock Alarm
As bike theft around the country increases, more thought has to go into how you are going to protect your transportation resources. A motorcycle sitting on the street appears as an easy target. There are no windows to break to get to the ignition. The XENA Disc-Lock Alarm may be your answer to potential bike thieves. It comes with a 120dB alarm and can protect your motorcycle, scooter, ATV or other disc-braked vehicle from theft. The alarm can also help remind you to remove your disc-lock before you take off.

HID Conversion Kits
Particularly for night drivers, motorcycle HID lights are a safety feature that you shouldn’t leave home without. Xenon HID Conversion kits easily transforms your vehicle into a style that sets them apart from factory headlights. Xenon Lights produce lights at least 3 times brighter light than what you got from the factory and can last 10 times longer than halogen lights. Motorcycle HID lights gives drivers greater visibility, increased comfort and safer night time driving conditions. If saving money is your concern, HID lights consume 35% less power during operation.

Sissy Bar Bag/Saddlebags/Tour Bags
Whether heading out on a long trip, or just a daily commute, one disadvantage of a bike is a lack of trunk space. You can make that up as much as possible with a variety of transport bag options for your bike from well-known manufactures such as Leatherworks, U.S. Saddlebags, Eagle Leather, Pac-Kit, Carroll Leather, and River Road. Options include tool bags, windshield bags, saddlebags, sissy bar bags, map pouches and tank bags. Depending on your needs, motorcycle storage options include soft bags that are taken on and off or hard bags that are permanently attached and locked to the bike.