7 Rad and Random Motorcycle Accessories You Didn't Know You Needed

Accessories to make your daily ride and daily life a little easier

As motorcyclists, we fit into several consumer categories—or at least I do. Tech gear, tools, outdoor equipment, it really seems like most cool trinketry can find some excuse to make its way into my life. Here are a few of the random items, some specific to motorcycling and some not, that I have been using and loving lately. Some are cheap and easy, some are a little pricier, but they are all guaranteed to be very useful.

Hero Clip

Hero Clip

This is a perfect example of an item you didn’t know you needed until you started using it.

Lulabop

Able to clip onto anything and hook onto everything else, the Hero Clip can free up your hands in a huge variety of situations. From hanging my water bottle on the side of my desk, to my backpack off of a handlebar, this thing gets used a lot!

Beartooth

Beartooth

As motorcyclists we are constantly exploring remote locations, looking for scenic routes and alternate ways that may include just a couple more twisties, and that often means we don’t have cellphone service when we need it.

Beartooth

Beartooth creates its own network among other Beartooth devices to operate independently of cellular and Wi-Fi. It offers offline location sharing, voice, and text through your phone connected to the device.

Ram Mount XL Cupholder

Ram Mount XL Cupholder

Self-leveling and able to hold my big old 30-ounce Yeti cup, this has quickly become one of my favorite self-proclaimed “dorky dad,” accessories.

Ram Mounts

Paired with my modular helmet or wedging the straw up a full-face, I can drink some ice water on those longer rides, which goes a long way toward lengthening the distance between stops in the summer months.

Vibes Earplugs

Vibes Earplugs

I tried several pairs of earplugs before trying the Vibes, and this is where my search ended.

Vibes LLC

They are quiet enough to cut out most wind and engine noise, but I can still hear the music of my Bluetooth communicator clearly. They are comfortable enough to leave in for several hours of riding, and are nice and affordable, especially considering that I have been using the same pair for more than six months now.

CruzTools H-D Kit

CruzTools H-D Kit

CruzTools takes the guesswork out of putting together a simple tool kit for your Harley-Davidson.

CruzTools

This little kit is easy to keep with you, and ensures you can do a lot with a little. Throw in some electrical tape and safety wire and there’s not much you can’t accomplish with this compact, but mighty versatile set.

Cigarette-Lighter Flashlight

Cigarette-Lighter Flashlight

This is a great little tool to forget you have in your saddlebag until you need it.

Kingzer

I rarely use the cigarette lighter in the hard bags of my H-D, so keeping this in there just ensures it is charged and ready to go when you need it. Bright enough to light up a section of the bike and small enough to hold in your mouth if you need to keep your hands free, this thing has come in handy many times already.

Grid-it

Grid-it

The Grid-it cocoon is a very handy little organizing system for your backpack or saddlebag to make sure things stay where you put them and don’t get shaken up or mixed around.

Cocoon

I will put all my charging cables, a couple of pens, a battery pack, and wall adaptor all on the Grid-it, which eliminates the need for multiple pockets. It stores nice and flat whether you’re using it or not, and for less than $20, it’s hard to argue with.