Have the years started to wear on your motorcycle? A quick exercise you can do is to look up a stock photo of your bike when it was brand new and compare it to your bike's current condition. If doing that exercise resulted in a frown on your face from looking at your bike's current state, it may be time to freshen it up. There are a multitude of reasons to care about the way your bike looks. This can range from pure aesthetics to the longevity of your bike. For those who want to spruce up their bikes for the summer, this is the perfect article for you! 

 

Wash your bike!

Probably the quickest and least expensive way to improve the look of your bike is to give it a good cleaning. While it is not recommended, some riders will go months without washing their bikes. You'd be surprised at what a simple washing can do. Waxing and other cleaning methods will have your bike looking brand new. 

 

 

All in the details 

Another way to give your bike a revived look is to add detailing. It's a low-cost job that can either be done by the owner or a professional. Detailing your bike lets you customize and give off your own unique look for your ride, while bringing it some newfound life. 

 

Wax on, wax off 

There's no question that your motorcycle takes a beating from the debris you encounter while out on the road. Similar to washing your bike, common products can remove tar, dirt and other gunk that has accumulated over the years on your bike's shiny parts. Consider waxing and re-chroming jobs to bring the shine and luster back to your bike. 

 

 

Tidy up the cockpit

A broken mirror or worn-out grips can easily detract from the riding experience. All items eventually wear out over time with consistent use, and your cockpit is no different. Taking the time to replace and repair any necessary parts will give your bike new life and give you a new level of excitement to take it out on the road again.

 

 

Upgrade your motorcycle seat 

Seats wear out over time, and nobody likes a torn-up seat that makes it uncomfortable to ride. Riders usually will result to replacing their seat entirely via a professional service. However, if you want to save a bit of money, there is always the option of getting seat covers as well. 

 

 

Replace your rims & wheels 

If you want to add a little more flair to your bike, replacing the rims and wheels will do just that. There are a plethora of rim customizations at a rider's disposal, and it is usually what riders customize the most on their bikes. With a mountain of options available, you'll be able to pick and choose different combinations to your heart's content. 

 

 

Vinyl wrap your bike

Last, but not least, is vinyl wrapping. Perhaps you've wanted a new color on your bike, or you're interested in a matt finish. Vinyl wrapping or a new paint job on your bike will surely bring it new life. 

 

 

If your bike has seen better days, these tips above may be just the right things to breathe new life into it. For more resources and articles, CLICK HERE.

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