After years of thinking about it, you have finally done it: you bought a motorcycle. You have been riding it non-stop. Every chance that you get, you’re hitting the road. But the more miles you make, the more you wear down the parts in your motorcycle. No need to worry, it is just part of owning a motorcycle. But you should be prepared to spend money on getting your motorcycle parts replaced. Another, and cheaper, option is just to replace the parts yourself. These tips will help you out.
1. Know which part you need
This first one seems rather obvious, but you would be surprised how often this goes wrong. There are many different motorcycle brands and models, and parts are not interchangeable. Many people end up buying the wrong parts. Make sure to do your research, it will save you a lot of money.
2. Where to buy your motorcycle parts
When it comes to buying parts, you have many options. You can go to a motorbike wholesaler, but you can also start your search. There is of course the option of online wholesalers, but that is not all. You can also go to eBay or Facebook Marketplace. Here, you can find a lot of good deals. Be careful though, make sure that the parts are in a good condition before you buy them.
3. Learn how to repair
Just like many things, learning how to repair your bike is a process of trial and error. It is however very important that you get it right, because you want your motorcycle to be safe when you ride it. So how to get started? Luckily, you can find tons of tutorials on YouTube.
Just watch a couple to see how it’s done before you start tinkering yourself. You can even keep a video on while you’re working on your bike, so you can follow the tutorial step by step. You will notice that you will learn more with every step, and soon you will no longer need the tutorials.
4. Don’t be afraid to ask for help
If you have any friends that are more experienced with working on their bikes, ask them to join! Two pair of eyes see more than one, and it is always good to have your work checked out. Seduce them with a couple of beers and a pizza, and you’ll be back on the road in no time.