The aftermarket is full of tools to make motorcycles better. Get enough creative minds in enough saddles for enough hours with nothing to do but think about the ride, and you’re sure to find a fertile ground for some great riding accessories. However good these ideas may be, sometimes you just don’t have the scratch to lay out on one of these professionally crafted tools. Then again, maybe the need is so simple that nobody has been able to produce the idea in a way that is cheap enough to be marketable.

Here we’ve gathered some of our favorite motorcycle hacks that we’ve picked up while out on the road. You may think some of these are old news, but if it’s the first time you’ve read one, it’s new to you. So, take a look at our list and let us know in the comments section what we might’ve overlooked.