Let’s face it, we’re not all Jesse James with a garage-full of metal working tools that can fabricate a motorcycle out of recycled beer cans. I’ll admit, and my wife will admit it louder, that I’m not the most mechanically inclined biker in the group and if anyone of us brakes down on a ride, I’m usually not the first one to be asked to assist. That doesn’t mean however, that I can’t customize my own bike with some cool aftermarket parts that don’t require you to be an expert bike builder to install.
Let’s start with something super easy to install but look totally tricked out when added to your bike… motorcycle gauges, specifically clocks, thermometers and even compasses. Not only do they look great but the gauges provide you with time, temperature and even direction. You can purchase a number of different mounting options for installation including handlebars, stem-nut, fork-lock and even gauges that can be stuck-on with 3M adhesive tape (what could be easier to install than that). You can purchase gauges from 3 of the top manufacturers of aftermarket motorcycle clocks and thermometers from The Bikers’ Den. These brands include the popular Riders’ Passion Clocks and Thermometers, affordable gauges by Clocks4Bikes and Formotion – who also manufacturer an old-school, non-digital motorcycle compass, as well as fantastic looking clocks and thermometers.