Motorcycle Safety Tips

 

Safety is always the number one priority. Some of these tipsmay seem obvious, others may seem very helpful. Whether you are a completelynew rider or if you have been riding for years, here are some safety tips thatwill help you:

Don’t Buy ABike You Can’t Handle

A big mistake new riders make is that they buy or use motorbikesthat they can’t physically handle. If you are short or small, recognise thefact that you need a bike that will accommodate that. Too much power and speed willbe making the riding experience uncomfortable and unmanageable. Just like youneed the right size bowling ball to get a strike, you need the right bike to successfullyhandle it.

Hone YourSkills

When honing your skills location is everything. Always trypractice in daylight and in empty streets where you know there won’t be a busystream of vehicles around you. Big residential roads that include a cul de sac whereyou can turn around will help you practice without worrying too much about yourenvironment. This will allow you to practice your turning and getting use toyour bike while honing your skills.

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Use TheRight Gear

Getting a helmetshould always be one of the first things you should do before ever getting on abike. You must protect your head always and it’s crucial that this area of yourbody is always protected. Even if you are wearing a helmet, when was this lasttime you checked to see of it needs to be replaced?

In addition to a quality helmet, always make sure you arewearing a reliable jacket, gloves, pants and boots. Wearing appropriate gearwill protect you from a world of problems that you never want to face, soinvest in some gear before your start riding anywhere.

RideDefensively

The unfortunate truth is that, as riders on the road peopledon’t see you and some don’t even care if you are there. As riders we must ridedefensively to protect ourselves and always ensure that we have a clearunderstanding of our surroundings.

For example, when approaching an intersection always lookboth ways. In a car, even if you get hit at least you are surrounded by theframe and air bags, on a bike there is no protection which is why your ridingstyle has to always be sharp and defensive.

Try AvoidRiding in Bad Weather

Always try avoiding riding in rain, snow or any bad weatherthat’s going to increases the chances of an accident. If you ever get stuck inthe rain the best thing to do is find an overpass and just stick it out untilthere is a break in the weather. It’s always better to wait in a safe spot thanto try and rush home to get out the weather.

Its best to wait out bad weather especially in the beginningwhen the roads are getting wet from the rain because that’s when the oils fromthe roads rise. Here, you want to wait until the oils wash to the sides of theroad where it is out of the way.

Check YourBike Before You Ride

Always make sure you have thoroughly checked your motorbikebefore you start riding. Something that you should always be aware of is yourtyre pressure and make sure it is appropriate because if it’s to low its goingto be harder to turn, accelerate and harder to stop.  

Your fuel level should also always be checked because thelast thing you want is to be stranded on an empty fuel tank. A great tip hereis to always fill up and the end of a ride, this way every time you ump on abike you will know you have enough fuel to get to your destination (dependingwhere you are going). Make sure that your bike has no leaks for example if yourmotorbike is leaking oil always address that issue before going for a ride.

These are obvious tips tell help you out the next time you onthe roads and you are encountering challenges. For more tips, please visit our blog

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