We can’t believe it’s already mid July, but thankfully there is a whole lot of Summer left to enjoy! As we have mentioned previously, one of our most loyal customers are our biker customers. During this sun filled season we can only imagine how many motorcycle road trips will be embarked on. With wind in your face and a sense of calm in the air, it’s important that you remember safety! We would like to share with you 10 motorcycle tips to ensure a safe ride.
Tip #1: Take your motorcycle to a mechanic before your trip. It is very important to get your oil, brakes, fluids and tires checked. There is nothing worse than your motorcycle breaking down on you in the middle of your trip.
Tip #2: Always wear a helmet. Wearing a helmet will protect your head and could potentially save your life if you were to be in an accident.
Tip #3: Stay Hydrated. Do I have to remind you it’s summer time? It’s hot out there! Drinking water will help keep your sanity.
Tip #4: Plan your trip ahead of time. Decide what routes you will be taking and where you will be staying to take breaks from riding.
Tip #5: Take your time, don’t be in a rush! Speeding and weaving in and out of lanes increases your chance of an accident. Remember slow and steady wins the race and that goes for motorcycle riding as well!
Tip #6: Riding in the hot sun can be physically and mentally exhausting, purchase a cooling vest. It will keep you cool during your ride.
Tip #7: Rest! If you feel tired, it’s time to find yourself a safe place to sleep. Never operate your motorcycle when you are too tired, it’s just as bad as driving under the influence.
Tip #8: Riding on the highway can become noisy. Investing in earplugs can save your hearing.
Tip #9: Don’t ride in blind spots. Make sure you are visible to other vehicles. This can prevent accidents.
Tip #10: Let other motorist know what you are going to do. Use your signals 100 feet before reaching a right or left turn.
BONUS TIP: By all means have fun!