Getting ready for riding season is one of the most thrilling moments of a motorcyclists year. As you prepare for your favorite season of the year, it is important that you prepare both yourself and your motorcycle. Keep these helpful tips in mind for a swift transition into riding season:
Getting Ready For The Open Roads:
- Since your bike was likely neglected during the downtime, it is important that you give it a little attention before revving up the engine.
- Start by testing the lights, turn signals, and brakes.
- You will also want to examine all cables to ensure that they are not frayed or worn out to the point where replacement is necessary.
- The oil and fuel levels must also be checked, especially if you left over some fluids from last year’s riding season.
- When was the last time you were able to take a cruise? If it has been a while, it may be worth it to take a defensive driving course to refresh your memory.
Safety Tips For The Open Roads:
- ALWAYS wear DOT label gear to ensure safety. This includes a helmet, leathers, protective eye wear, gloves, and boots.
- If you have recently purchased a new motorcycle, take it on shorter and less advanced test runs so that you can learn your new bike’s limits.
- Unfortunately, the most dangerous part of riding a motorcycle is the other motorists on the road. Therefore, you must always keep your eye out for motorists who are drifting lanes, tailgating, and partaking in other dangerous driving habits.
- Most importantly, respect others on the road. Aggressively maneuvering through traffic may not be the best way to accomplish this goal.