Making changes or adding accessories incorrectly can make a motorcycle or moped dangerous to drive. Before adding accessories or modifying your motorcycle or moped, make certain that the alteration will not affect the safety and performance of your vehicle and that the alteration complies with the requirements of the Highway Traffic Act. If you are not sure, check with the manufacturer of your motorcycle or moped.
- Extended forks
Some drivers install longer than standard forks for styling. However, they reduce steering precision and increase stress on the motorcycle or moped frame and steering components.
- Road race handlebars
Extra low clamp-on handlebars make it harder to do proper shoulder checks and may cause discomfort and fatigue.
- Touring modifications
Improperly designed or installed fairings, luggage attachments and containers may overload the motorcycle, change its handling characteristics or cause a tire blowout.