What Can You Do To Customize Your Harley?

By: Christine Harrell

Buying a Harley-Davidson motorcycle says a lot about you already. You want more from a bike than two wheels to get you from A to B. The raw power, the brutal beauty, the animal howl of the engine are things no other machine out there has.

Harley owners are individualists. You value your membership in the Harley brotherhood but you still are your own person and want to ride your machine, not someone else's.

What can you do to carve your individual message into your bike?

Make it dazzling

Harley-Davidson motorcycles are already breathtaking sculptures of metal, examples of industrial art of the highest order. With custom Harley parts you can add your own creativity to make this a personal artistic masterpiece.

Custom chrome turns your machine into a gleaming silver streak, a stunning collection of light and shadow. Chrome motorcycle parts can adorn your bike from wheel to wheel, whether you want a few chrome accents or an entire collection of highlights that dazzles onlookers.

There are other decorative custom Harley parts as well. From bayonet wheels to upswept exhaust pipes, from motorcycle fenders to saddle seats, you can find a variety of subtle details for your bike to make the visual statement you are after.

Make it powerful

Of course many Harley owners are less concerned with how it looks than how it moves.

You can improve the performance of your bike by installing any number of custom chopper parts such as Harley transmissions or new motorcycle tanks. You can improve the engine's torque or horsepower or both. Turn your street bike into a mean machine that can blow past anything else on the road.

Other custom Harley parts that can improve your machine's performance include new tires or suspensions. It all depends on what you want from your machine: power, speed, maneuverability, or something else.

Make it yours

In the end, this machine is an extension of your personality. It is part of the image you present to the world and only you are the best judge of how to customize it right.

With the wide range of custom Harley parts out there, there is practically no limit to the kind of changes you can make. Whether you are after looks, performance, or both customizing your Harley is one of the most satisfying hobbies you can have.

Do you think you don't have the knowhow? You might be surprised. You don't have to start by rebuilding the engine. Choose something small like replacing a few pieces with chrome. Move on to larger ventures. As each project is complete, you will take greater pride in your bike. You will find yourself wanting to do more challenging projects, making this machine truly your own.

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