A Quick Buyer’s Guide To Customizing Your Dirt Bike
When I was a kid, about eight years old, I put stickers on everything. In fact, there was a sticker factory about a mile from my house. My buddies and I would ravage through the company’s dumpster for any and every kind of sticker, to put on any and every thing we had. Doing so made that item our very own.
Sticker kits can do the same today for any dirt bike owner. But why stop there?
You can customize your MX or off-road bike – almost any brand – with far more than just stickers. We’ve listed a dozen parts – and one extra, like your favorite baker does – that serve beneficial functions along with adding to your bike’s style. Even better? Most of them will cost you less than $50.
12 Low Cost Upgrades For Your Custom Dirt Bike
This seat is pleated on top for superior traction, helping keep you on the seat in all riding conditions. This cover comes in OEM-branded colors to match most motorcycles.
Warp 9 Racing Rims and Complete Wheels ($95 to $350 and up)
Very little looks cooler than colored rims. Warp 9 Racing makes front (36 hole) and rear (32 and 36 hole) rims in all the factory OEM colors, as well as black, silver and titanium for less than a hundred bucks. Or you can buy a complete wheel package in the same colors with stainless steel spokes and nipples, a stainless steel brake rotor and aluminum sprocket.
Carburetor lovers, here’s a handy tool to make simple adjustments to the fuel screw. This aluminum part comes in red or silver, and makes it easy to manipulate the fuel screw on your bike’s Keihin FCR carb.
Precision machined with measurement marks, these Billet Axle Blocks are longer than stock so the adjustment bolts don’t stick out so far. The blocks are etched with marks helping you accurately align the axle.
Made specifically to fit a wide variety of dirt bikes, this kit includes all the hardware your bike needs, including noise-dampening chain slider, plus roller and chain guide.
This kit Includes front and rear reservoir covers, in blue, red and magnesium. The covers are CNC machined for a precise fit, and they’re laser-engraved with the FX logo.
We put similar levers on a sportbike recently. ASV makes dirt-specific levers, too. These cast-aluminum alloy levers feature a bending pivot assembly; they’re unbreakable. They may last longer than your bike, but that’s okay; you can take them to your next bike. They’re also easily adjustable, and come in red, blue, and black.
You can match the Brake Reservoir Kit with these Rotating Bar Clamps, available in the same blue, red, or magnesium colors. The clamps allow your bike’s lever perches to rotate when you crash, protecting the levers from breaking.
This kit includes two billet valve stem caps with rubber O-rings, two rim lock spacers and the hex flange nuts to keep them secure. Except for the hex flange nuts, all pieces are in colored billet aluminum, either red, blue, green or black. Factory Effex also makes a red, blue, and magnesium color rim lock.
Lightspeed Engine Case Guard Set (about $80)
This pair of carbon fiber guards covers both sides of an engine case – built specifically for most MX and off-road bikes.
This “standard” hose kit is anything but standard when it comes to looks. Plus, it’s more durable, can take higher temperatures, and has an HDPE inner lining for improved water flow. For custom appeal, the kit is made to match any OEM color and sized specifically to fit any bike.
This oil-filler plug mounts flush with the engine, eliminating risk of oil loss from a punctured or protruding plug. The precision machined threads engage easily. And the slotted caps means you can remove this plug with a quarter.