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Christmas Gifts For The Motorcycle Riders


Motorcyclists are a funny bunch. Even during the Christmas season, in the middle of winter, we daydream about our bikes. Cold, snowy days are spent shivering in the garage, making sure the bike is ready for the long rides we … Continue reading

Motorcyclists are a funny bunch. Even during the Christmas season, in the middle of winter, we daydream about our bikes. Cold, snowy days are spent shivering in the garage, making sure the bike is ready for the long rides we promise we will take next year. Chances are, we promised to take these epic rides for years, but haven’t yet got around to it for some reason. Maybe the bike needs some new saddlebags, or new tires. Maybe the bike is complete, but the riding gear leaves a lot to be desired. This, dear friend, is where you come in.

Chances are you have heard the motorcyclist in your life muttering about how he could use a new helmet, or a carburetor jet kit to get that old engine running like new. These not so subtle hints make perfect gift ideas. Every motorcyclist has a long “wish list” whether they express it or not. As a gift giver, you basically have to make a choice between buying for the motorcyclist or the motorcycle. Either one will bring smiles and long-term enjoyment.

Buying parts for the actual motorcycle is perhaps the more difficult choice. The problem is that accessories are usually specific to a certain model and engine type, rather than being universal. This means you have to do a bit of research and find out exactly what year, make and model the motorcycle is, and what modifications (if any) are present to ensure that any parts you buy will actually fit the bike. Motorcyclists are a bit different from normal folks in that they usually don’t leave things the way they find them. Bikes are commonly modified to become a statement about the rider, or to better suit a particular mission. Knowing which direction your biker buddy is looking to go with his bike (anything from long distance riding to racetrack use) will help you pick an appropriate gift. When in doubt, look at some of the catalogs that come to the house, and buy a giftcard. You can even get giftcards from dealerships.

Finding riding apparel is a bit easier. First, take a look at what the biker already has. If he has a bunch of old scratched helmets, take a look at the size and brand, and buy him a new one. Or, if he only has cold-weather leather jackets, consider a warm weather jacket for protection during the summer. Sizes usually run close to normal clothes, but always keep the receipt to be sure!

You don’t have to spend a lot of money to please a motorcyclist. A great gift idea is simply finding (or taking) a picture of the person riding their bike, and have it framed! This offers the rider a unique gift that is very personal and a great conversation piece for their home or office.Buying a motorcycle related gift for the rider in your life is the perfect way to let them know you support his favorite hobby. Every rider is different, and you can put your own special twist into the mix to find the perfect gift. Best of all, these gifts are something he can enjoy for many years to come.




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