10 Motorcycle Accessories for the New Rider

It can be incredibly  intimidating to "get into motorcycling". There is so much to learn about motorcycles. And there are definitely some secrets to making sure you are comfortable and confident when you ride. Many new riders will pick out the right motorcycle and work with a Customization Specialist to get the bike to fit them great by adjusting the seat or handlebars. What many new riders miss is that there are other accessories that can drastically improve the comfort or function of our your ride. Here are 10 examples of those types of accessories that might not be top of mind but should definitely be towards the top of the list for any new rider. While these exact part numbers reference an accessory that fits a particular year and model of motorcycle, you can work with one of our Customization Specialists to find the equivalent for your motorcycle. 

4-Point Docking Hardware Kit - Gloss Black

Part Number 52300354


The ideal choice for maximum versatility, this complete kit contains the docking hardware necessary to install all H-D® Detachables™ accessory options. Even if you only install a passenger backrest today, this kit allows you to add additional accessories as your touring demands change. Provides docking points to allow installation of H-D® Detachables™ Sissy Bar, Solo Luggage Rack, 2-Up Luggage Rack, Solo Tour-Pak® or 2-Up Tour-Pak® Rack. 

Gloss black finish 

Kit allows you to add additional accessories as your touring demands change 

Provides docking points to allow installation of H-D® Detachables™ Sissy Bar, Solo Luggage Rack, 2-Up Luggage Rack, Solo Tour-Pak® Rack or 2-Up Tour-Pak® Rack 

Engine Guard Kit 

Part Number 49000138 

Protect your bike without sacrificing ground clearance or style. Engine guards may provide limited leg and cosmetic vehicle protection under unique circumstances (fall over while stopped, very low speed slide). They are not made nor intended to provide protection from bodily injury in a collision with another vehicle or any other object. 

Chrome finish 

One-piece engine guard 

Complements the lines of the motorcycle 

One-piece engine guard and all required mounting hardware 


Wind Splitter Quick-Release Compact 18 in. Windshield 

Part Number: 57400327 

Engineered to provide the riding comfort of a larger windshield, this Wind Splitter Windshield features a contemporary contour that sets it apart from the crowd. The compact shape is designed to keep the windshield below your line of sight so you don’t need to look through bugs and road grime, while the flipped upper edge manages airflow and turbulence across the top of the shield. The flip adds additional wind shear lift to provide the protection of a taller wind screen. You get a fatigue-free highway ride with reduced pressure on your chest and arms, and the detachable design means you can ride without the shield when the mood strikes. 


18" Clear Windshield with Polished Braces and Clamps 

Windshield mounts to the fork tubes with elegant die-cast lever-release clamps 

Get quick on-and-off convenience and a clean, custom look - No tools required 

Windshield does not require any “leave-behind” docking hardware 

Fatigue-free highway riding with reduced pressure on your chest and arms 


HoldFast Sissy Bar Upright - Short - Gloss Black 

Part Number 52300456 

A sissy bar and passenger backrest pad is the starting point for building a complete touring machine. The backrest adds long-range comfort and support and provides a feeling of confidence and control for the passenger. HoldFast™ One-Piece Uprights feature an exclusive latch system that permits the backrest to be installed or removed in seconds to add versatility to your ride. The HoldFast™ sissy bar upright simply slips into position on the docking points, and the fingertip latches are clicked into position for a positive lock. 

Gloss black finish 

Available in short and standard height for optimized passenger back support 

Wide variety of Backrest Pads are available to match your comfort or customizing requirements


800 mA Weatherproof Dual Mode Battery Charger 

Part Number 66000181 

This fully-automatic Harley-Davidson® Weatherproof Dual-Mode Battery Charger is perfect for short- or long-term motorcycle battery charging needs. 

Selectable charge options provide optimal charging for your Harley-Davidson® Lithium LiFe or AGM Lead-Acid Batteries 

Waterproof housing ensures there won't be a problem even if water gets into your storage area 

Vibration- and shock-resistant Battery Charger is reverse polarity protected and spark-proof, even when the leads touch 

Features an LED front panel to indicate the battery's state of charge 

Maximum charge rate of 800mA 

Typical Recharge Time for Lithium battery: 5-9 hours 

Typical Recharge Time for AGM battery: 8-12 hours 

For use in the United States 


Tool Kit 

Part Number 94819-02 

 This is the ideal carry-along tool kit for your Harley-Davidson®. 

Kit Includes: 

Cable Ties 

Spark Plug Gap Tool 

Multi-bit Screwdriver 

5" Round Nore Locking Plier 

(5) Hex Keys - 3/8", 5/16", 7/32", 3/16", 1/8" 

5/8" Spark Plug Socket (Short) 

Combo Wrench - 10mm, 1/4", 1/2", 9/16" 

5/8" x 3/4" Double Open End Wrench 

Black Nylon Pouch 

Developed to perform most service functions and weighs as little as possible to keep your load light. 


Bike Wash Kit 

Part Number 93600056 

Bike Wash Kit includes the essentials required to clean your bike. Sunwash® Concentrated Cleaner that is formulated to promote sheeting action that prevents hard water spots, and rinses clean even on hot sunny days. 

Bug Remover spray - melts away bugs without damaging metal, plastic or painted surfaces 

Wash Mitt - features premium quality wool-blended material with extra-dense pile for scrubbing power and durability - machine washable 

Soft Detailing Pad - removes debris without scratching surface finishes 

Soft Drying Towel - safe for use on all surface finishes - synthetic material is extra absorbent and dries without streaking 

Microfiber Detailing Cloth - can be used for washing, cleaning or buffing - safe on all surfaces and finishes: use wet or dry 


Compact Tire Gauge and Tread Depth Indicator 

Part Number 75137-98B 

Combination dial air pressure and tread depth gauge with a 90 degree air chuck attached to the flexible stainless steel air line to provide easy access to the valve stem. 

Durable internal diaphragm provides accurate air pressure readings with a dual range indicator for 0-60 psi and 0-400 kPa readings 

Pressure relief valve is activated by a push button to eliminate inner pressure after use 

Integrated tire tread depth gauge features a dual-range color-coded indicator, calibrated in 1/32" (0-14/32") and millimeters (0-11mm), for monitoring tread wear 

Protective rubber boot covers the housing to protect the gauge from impact and abrasion 


Universal Handlebar Mount Phone Carrier 

Part Number 76000549 

Put your smartphone within easy reach. This standard cradle places your phone or music device close to the hand controls of the motorcycle for easy access. 

When combined with the control lever perch Phone Carrier Mount (sold separately), the swivel head allows the phone to be rotated into the ideal viewing position 

Dual thumb screw clamps quickly adjust to grip the phone 

Non-slip pads hold the device in place – in vertical or horizontal orientation 

Device can be removed in seconds when you reach your destination 

Holds devices measuring 1.75” to 3.5” wide 

Requires separate purchase of Phone Carrier Mount P/N 76000537 


Harley-Davidson Helmet Lock 

Part Number 52200003 

This carabineer-style universal helmet lock protects your helmet, jacket or bag from casual grab-and go theft. 

Small enough to fit into your pocket, but big enough to fit around most any handlebar or engine guard (1.5"/38mm max) 

No keys are required 

Simply set your own 4-digit code, slip the carabineer through your helmet D-ring, and close the outward-opening lock 

Aluminum and zinc alloy carabineer is covered with a tough rubber coating to protect the surrounding finishes 


Picking a Motorcycle that's right for you can be challenging and is extremely important. Fitting it to you is equally important. As important as signing up for one of the motorcycle training courses. These accessories take you one step further towards experienced motorcyclist. Using some of these will help you take care of your new purchase and make it work for you. Schedule an appointment with our Customization Specialist to help you dial in your new motorcycle.