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Owning a motorcycle is both a lifestyle and hobby -- and many motorcyclists delight in adding aftermarket parts to their bikes.
However, some of the aftermarket products that are out there for sale can actually increase your odds of getting injured. Here are some of the products that you should avoid if you want to stay safe on your motorcycle:
It's perfectly understandable that you're ready to replace your old, worn-out windshields after a few years of use. However, before you do that, make certain that you aren't settling for a replacement that's low-quality. There are a lot of cheap windshields for sale -- but the cheap and inexpertly-crafted glass can leave you with a distorted view of the road. You can also suffer from glare when you're looking through a cheap shield. Both of those issues can make you more prone to accidents. Use an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) windshield instead. The extra cost is worth it.
2. LED Lights
Most bikers prefer LED lights over any other kind but LED turn-signal lights on a motorcycle can be very thin. Their slim profile actually makes them harder for other drivers to see -- which makes you less visible.
Those bulky lights on your bike were actually designed like that on purpose. High-visibility is the key to keeping yourself safe when you're out there on the road with passenger cars and trucks.
3. Handlebar Weights
Handlebars are part of a bike's style, so a lot of riders are eager to make a statement with some new bars. However, your original weights were actually designed for your bike's specific weight and engine. If you buy the wrong weights, you'll actually throw your bike off its balance and increase the chances of an accident. Plus, those new weights may not provide the extra cushion for your fall once that happens the way that the old ones would have!
4. Handlebar Grips
You have to replace these from time to time, right? While that's true, you have to make sure that you're getting OEM parts here, too. While OEM parts are more expensive, the cheap ones can be too soft to give you a reliable grip on bad roads, in tricky weather or in heavy traffic.
If you're injured in a motorcycle accident due to defective, after-market parts that don't operate as you expected, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries. Contact a motorcycle accident attorney to learn more.