With motor cycles there are many accessories you can get ranging from entertainment to parts that make your vehicle as safe as possible and these aren’t just for the bike there are accessories you can get for you to wear whilst riding your motorcycle. Some of the products available and how to install some are:
Animal avoidance systems – The risk of hitting an animal along country roads is ever increase by the winter as the light quality is even worse, however, these systems are designed to prevent this from happening. It works by sending out high frequency sonic waves that are high enough for the likes of a deer to hear and will scare them out of your way before you get that close you can’t avoid them.
Installing an alarm - Before installing the alarm, be sure to disconnect the (–) negative terminal of the motorcycle’s battery, this eliminates the possibility of accidental electrical shorts and unnecessary battery drain. Once you identify which features you wish to install, eliminate the unused wires, if there are any, to prevent clutter. It is common practice to twist the wires of a same plug together then secure them to each other with electrical tape. Do not wrap the whole bundle, as different wires go to different parts. Once you finish wrapping all the harnesses, tape them to each other to create one group containing all of the used wires. This keeps the wires together, secure and free from frays and obstruction. You will now want to identify the locations of the wires which you will connect to on your bike.
The majority of your wires will run from the ignition of your motorcycle back toward the centre of the motorcycle where the fuse box is normally located. The easiest way to locate these wires is to open the ignition key switch, and test the wires at this point to verify you have the correct wire. You won’t want to tap into the wire right next to the ignition. Trace the wire back toward the fuse box of the bike where it is closer to the place your alarm will sit. This way you won’t have to run wires as far and the further you run wires the greater chance for something to go wrong. Once the panels are removed, you will want to locate a good spot to mount the main alarm module, the harder to see, the better as this will make it much more difficult for a thief to locate. You will generally tie strap or glue (if a glue pad is provided) the module to a flat surface. Be sure to mount the unit in a location that is not too close to the engine, it’s suggested at least 12 inches from the engine. Also, if an adhesive strip is provided with your alarm system, be sure to prep the surface with rubbing alcohol or degreaser before mounting. One of the best locations to mount the alarm system is beneath the seat of the motorcycle.
Next, run the LED display light, siren, and external antenna, if equipped, be sure to mount your siren in a hidden location also. At this time, everything which will be plugged into the unit should be. Begin by wiring any necessary relays first, if any. If you don’t have a remote start feature chances are you won’t need any relays. Getting these relays out of the way now will save you from a jumble of wires. After the relays are wired, begin connecting your wires to their proper locations. You should always test wires before making a connection. Connecting the wires can be done in a number of ways. You can splice the wires and tape them using electrical tape, you could solder then tape or heat shrink or you can use t-tap connectors, although not recommended them for long-term use. T-tap connectors work well for preliminary tests of wires, but once you know the alarm system is working correctly, go back and solder the connections. Then just be sure the connection is solid and free of any tension.
Because motorcycles may not have as many safety features as a car when factory produced it is important that you apply additional security especially if you don’t have a garage in which to keep your vehicle as it is more at risk.