Are Your Motorcycle Accessories Weighing You Down?

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Are Your Motorcycle Accessories Weighing You Down?

My name is Molly, and I love motor sports. Sometimes we get so wrapped up in getting amazing accessories for our bikes that we forget what we are doing to their performances! I will go over popular accessories, describe the benefits of each and let you know how those purchases could weigh down your bike. This is especially a problem if you use your bike for racing or go off road. You can accessorize your bike with useful products while maintaining a fabulous look, but it takes some planning. I'll help you decide what you need and help show you where to get it.

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What You Need To Know Before You Buy Your First Motorcross Dirtbike

Buying a motocross dirtbike can be a exhilarating experience. You will be on your way to riding off road, hitting the trails, and flying over bumps and jumping logs. However, you can't head off and buy just any bike. You need to be aware of what type of bike you need to get, as well as what you need to get along with that bike. It's not enough to simply head into a motorcycle store and ride off with the first one that strikes your fancy. That would be a mistake. So, here's what you should do.

Consider What Kind Of Riding You'll Be Doing

If you're looking to ride off road, you need a dirtbike that handles off road terrain. While the big cruisers might look attractive, and sport bikes are flashy, neither are what you want. You are going to want a motocross bike from dirtbike brands like Kawasaki. These bikes are geared towards off road terrain where the ground is not level. They have higher clearance, more shock support, and are also deigned to handle an array of issues that you would never encounter on the highway or other paved roads. It's actually negligent to try and motocross with a cruiser or sport bike as you are putting yourself at risk.

You also want to make sure that you pick a dirtbike that has a tall enough seat. If you're exceptionally tall, it's a major consideration. With cruisers you can add forward controls, but this is not something that you would want to use with a motocross bike. It's better to just make sure you choose a bike that is tall enough and has enough clearance so that your knees are not bunched up around you while driving.

Make Sure You Get Body Armour

The other major thing you will want to get alongside your dirtbike is a set of body armor. You never want to go out and ride without proper protection. Many people might be under the impression that you only need to wear a helmet, but that's not the case when you are riding on trails and doing dirtbike runs. You will have to wear a chest plate, as well as elbow pads and knee pads. These are essential for the times when you hit a rut in the trail or make a jump and don't land properly and fall. The armor can save you from ending up in the hospital.