Let’s face it, your bike didn’t come cheap. With all that effort you put into earning money to buy the bike and then care for it, it only makes sense that you would want to safeguard it as much as possible. It can only take a moment for an accident to occur and at that moment of impact, you can envisage all the things that could go wrong. Hindsight may be a great thing, but it doesn’t help you after the incident has already happened. To minimise the scrapes and dents during a slide or accident, we recommend that you prepare for the worst by looking out for your bike’s protective accessories. It’s a small price to pay for peace of mind and protection of your pride and joy.
Engine Case Covers
If you are yet to look into engine case covers, then it is definitely worth investigating. It only takes a small impact to damage the engine case which, as we all know, could lead to more significant engine-related problems. An engine case cover offers added protection and durability to your engine during an impact, slide or spill. And having to deal with debris removal, oil leaks, a new casing, or even engine parts repair or replacement, can cause massive headaches, not to mention, empty out your wallet. Engine case covers are built specifically to provide an extra layer of security to your engine without adding unnecessary weight or bulk to slow you down. These can be just bolted over the original casing or fixed with a heat resistant silicone depending on the design and manufacturer. And you are good to go!
It only takes one spill or fall to damage your frame or scuff your paintwork. Thankfully frame guards can come to the rescue by helping to reduce the amount of damage to your motorbike, or even prevent expensive and extremely frustrating paint jobs from occurring altogether. Frame guards are generally made from extra-strength alloy and come complete with mounting hardware where needed. They are very simple to install and don’t detract from the beauty of your bike in any way. Reduce the time you spend in the paint shop and spend more time actually riding your bike and enjoying the view. While spills and tips happen, bike protection accessories such as frame guards can go a long way in protecting the frame of your sports, dirt and adventure bike from damage through impact and ultimately safeguard it from wear and tear. Also note that scuffs and scratches can occur from the contact of your riding boots rubbing on the frame while reading. Not only do they protect the frame, they also provide a flat surface on the motorcycle frame for better foot grip and bike control.
Chain guards work to shield your sports bike from being sprayed with chain grease. They also protect the chains from the natural elements and require less lubrication than unprotected chains. But more than this, chain guards can go a long way in protecting the safety and well-being of the rider. Everyone has heard those stories of the person who lost a leg or sliced their calf because of a lack of a chain guard. It can, and does happen from time to time. While events like these may be rare, you can bet that those riders wished they would have had the forethought to mount a chain guard on their bike. It’s cheap to purchase and easy to install, and, in the event of an accident, will protect your hands, fingers, toes and legs from injury or even in more severe cases, amputation. No one likes to think about the damage that can occur during an accident, whether to their bike or themselves as a rider, but the truth of the matter is that chain guards can reduce the risk of a serious injury occurring during a fall.
Another vital way to look after your motorcycle body is to invest in a bash plate. In the unfortunate event of an accident, it can effectively help to safeguard the internal side of the bike frame. When there is a contact with the ground, it gives essential protection to the internal parts of the bike that can get potentially damaged as a result of a crash. They even work to defend the engine and other parts of your bike from being ground and crushed on the road. It is important to understand that it can save your bike from undergoing major costly repairs from the outset. They are quite revolutionary in the way they can cushion your sports bike.
Oil Cooler Guards
Oil coolers on sports bikes need to be protected from stray debris, annoying bugs and even pebbles and stones. Thanks to well-constructed oil cooler guards, you can do all of this, and more, without affecting the quality of the airflow or even the weight of your bike. Oil cooler guards tend to be very durable and take up very little installation time. They are built to handle all kinds of impact and will help avoid unnecessary punctures to your all-important cooling system. Prevention is always way better than the cure, especially when it comes to your most prized possession. While motorcyclists like to maintain the aesthetics of their bike and focus on a smooth ride, oil cooler guards are an unobtrusive addition that will only serve to enhance the look as well as the functionality of your sports bike in the long-term.
With no crystal ball or fortune telling ability, there is just no way of knowing when an accident is going to occur, what damage your sports bike will sustain, or even how much it is going to cost you in repairs. But, by adding a few precautionary measures to your bike, you can protect your motorbike from minor cosmetic damage and much more serious performance issues besides. There is no right or wrong way to care for your bike, as ultimately, your mind will be concentrated on performance, power and pleasure. Just remember to focus on the protective aspects of your ride and consider the consequences of what could happen in the event of an accident.