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3 Ways to Customize Your Cruiser Bike

Motorcycle enthusiasts love riding the roads for hours, enjoying the beautiful scenery and the wind in their faces, not forgetting the miles both ahead and behind. Sitting in the saddle of your motorcycle can be the best place in the world for you. Whether you’re a weekend warrior or an experienced commuter, chances are you want more out of your motorcycle than simply stellar performance on the road. You want it to stand out and show off your baby. You can do that by pimping up your bike with the best aftermarket parts.

Some motorcycles are totally tricked out: low-riders with handlebars so high they look impossible to steer (also called “ape hangers”); sport bikes with super-low windscreens to create a streamlined moving bullet; and huge trikes with extra-fat tires. Each of these unique rides are often one of a kind and fit their riders to a tee.

What can you do to customize your cruiser bike?  The answer is pretty much anything you like, depending on your budget. Motorcycle manufacturers and aftermarket suppliers sell a wide variety of parts, from cube light cages and extra-long footplates to gold trims, motorcycle wheels and carefully crafted sprockets. But before buying anything, look at other bikes or go online to get some ideas.

 

Here are 3 ways to customize your cruiser bike on a budget:

 

1  Tinted Windscreen

Customizing your motorcycle by tinting your windscreen is an excellent way to complement the body color of your motorcycle as well as being a practical way of reducing glare from the sun.

 

2 Customize the seat
Check out different types of seats available online and offline. Use your imagination!

 

3 Vinyl Wraps

While a custom paint job can make your bike look stunning, it is still quite expensive. A much more affordable alternative to paying an arm and leg for a custom paint job is to apply a vinyl wrap to your bike. Vinyl wraps are often available in a huge variety of matte and glossy colors and finishes.

When you customize your motorcycle, you change its value due to added parts. Make sure to keep all the receipts for insurance purposes and consider aftermarket coverage that can be tailored to your needs.

 

 

Christian Melanie Lee is a freelance social media manager and web developer. She also devoted her time managing her food blog, and music/concert blog. One of the Hootsuite Ambassador for the Philippines since 2014 and former social media manager for the local band, The Itchyworms. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram.