Motorbikes are one of the fastest-growing sports in the world. The reason for this is that they’re a lot of fun, and they’re lots of fun to race! To get started with racing, it’s important to make sure your bike is fit for purpose before you jump into the fray. Here are eight components that we recommend adding to your motorbike before racing:
1. The Right Tires
Tires are the only part of your bike that touches the ground, which means that they are critically important for safety and performance. Get them right, or you won’t be able to go very far—or very fast!
The first thing to do is check all of your tires for cuts or tears, as these can cause a blowout when you’re riding at top speed. If you find any cracks in your rubber, replace it with a new tread as soon as possible. It’s also important to make sure that each tire is inflated correctly; if one tire is underinflated while another is overinflated, this could throw off how well your vehicle handles on the road (or race track). The last thing you want is for one side of your vehicle to slide out from under you when going around a bend!
2. Siemens Injection
Siemens Injection is a fuel system that works well in racing. It is more expensive than other systems, but it’s also more reliable and easy to install. Some Siemens injectors work exceptionally well with any of the engine types and are capable of utilizing more engine power.
3. Brake Pads
Choosing good brake pads is one of the most important parts of a motorbike. Brake pads are made from a variety of materials, including steel, ceramics, and carbon. For those who are new to motorbikes and racing or just want a little extra stopping power, choosing steel brake pads is usually the best option.
4. Racing Seat
The racing seat is the most important part of your bike. It’s where you spend all your time during the race and it is here that you need to be comfortable, but not too soft.
The seat should also be adjustable so that you can change its position according to how long your races are or what kind of terrain they take place on. You will also want good back support to help keep your posture right while riding and prevent any injuries from occurring in case of an accident. Like these Sim racing seats, the material should be strong enough to withstand all kinds of weather conditions while still having a good grip so it doesn’t slide around when you’re racing at high speeds!
5. A New Pipe
If you’re racing, the exhaust pipe is very important. You can choose between stainless steel, carbon fiber, or titanium. The best option is to have a professional mechanic fit it for you because they know what kind of performance you need and will be able to do the job right.
The exhaust pipe should also come with a silencer so that it doesn’t disturb anyone else when you’re riding around town—or in this case on a racetrack!
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6. Tubeless Tyres
Tubeless tires are fitted to racing bikes and they’re lighter than traditional tubed tires. They’re more puncture resistant too, and you won’t have to worry about changing a flat tire in the middle of nowhere if one does go pop! The only downside of motorbike tubeless tyres is that they’re more expensive than tubed ones.
7. The Suspension
One of the most important parts of your bike is the suspension. Not only do shocks and forks keep your body in position while riding, but they also absorb the bumps and vibrations that are unavoidable on a rough track. Before racing, make sure that all parts are in good working order. Check for worn-out shocks or worn-out fork seals, which can cause leaks that could destroy other components like tires or brake pads. If any part is damaged or broken, replace it before racing!
If you have any doubts about whether or not your bike’s suspension is ready for racing, bring it to an expert who can test its function properly and ensure that everything is set up correctly before heading out onto the track.
8. Spark Plugs
There are several things you can do to ensure your spark plugs are working as efficiently as possible. First, make sure you’re plugging them incorrectly—they go in the cylinder head, not the engine block. And if your bike has a computer system, it may be worth investing in one of those fancy diagnostics systems so you can find out exactly when it’s time for a replacement.
You should also replace them every two years or so; that way, you’ll never have an issue with your motorcycle when it’s time to race.
We hope this article has helped you understand how to choose the right parts for your motorbike. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, there are always things that can be improved upon to make your ride more comfortable and faster. If you want to learn more about racing check out our previous post on how to start racing.
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