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10/29/2015
It's no secret that riding a motorcycle is more risky than driving a car: you're less visible, your balance is different, and your tires have less of a grip on the road. However, few things compare to the freedom and thrill that you get from riding your motorcycle down the highway. So, in order to help you stay safe while you're on your wheels, this post will share a few simple tips that you can follow.

How to Ride Your Motorcycle Safely

  1. Check your motorcycle regularly, fix any problems it may have, and use the best products on it (such as the best synthetic oil in Eva), so it can take you for a smooth, safe ride.
  2. Wearing the right gear is crucial if you'll be riding. For starters, wearing a helmet can save your life if an accident happens. Don't forget to wear a helmet, even if it's a short ride to the shops, or just up and down the street. There's a reason they're called accidents - because they aren't planned, so don't get caught off guard without basic protection that could save your skull.
  3. In addition to the helmet, the rest of your riding gear is also important. If you are just wearing jeans, T-shirt, and sandals, you are begging for trouble. The right gear will not just protect you from road rash in a crash, but from cold, bugs, debris, and other hazards as well. Leather pants and jacket, preferably in bright colors so that car drivers can see you, and eye protection will keep you safest.
  4. Before you step out onto the highway, practice enough and make sure that you'll know how to react correctly in a stressful situation. Don't let your pride get in the way. If you're new to riding a motorcycle, or if you are experienced and trying out a new motorcycle, take some time and practice riding in an empty car park or an unused area where you can get a feel for your bike and how it handles and performs.
  5. If you want to be certain that your motorcycle is good to go, do a quick inspection of the tires, the chain, spark plug, and more before hopping on it. If you are planning on riding to a new location, consider the condition of your tires and whether they are up to the task. Don't get stuck with damaged tires and no way to get out.
  6. Now more than ever, it's essential that you obey traffic rules. For example, be a defensive driver, always be fully aware and in your senses, and don't speed. Be extra wary of other drivers. When riding, consider each vehicle to be a potential threat and always maintain safe distances and speeds when navigating traffic and other vehicles. Road safety is a two way street, so do your part and stay alert.
  7. If possible, only ride when there are good conditions. For instance, a dirty/unkempt road, or a rainy day, can make your ride much more dangerous. It is harder to see in the rain, especially at night, and the slippery road reduces your ability to react to dangers. If you have to ride in the rain, be aware that the most dangerous time is right after it starts raining, and that your motorcycle will be more sensitive to movements than normal. Breaking into a slide is much easier in these conditions, so be extra careful with the brakes, throttle, and steering.

For the Best Synthetic Oil in Morgan County, AL

Keep your motorcycle, and your vehicles, in mint condition with AMSOIL products. Its synthetic oil, for instance, will ensure that your motorcycle performs at its best, giving you a smoother ride. Call (256) 221-4481 to contact Michael Bradford at Bradford Synthetics in Morgan County, AL for more information.
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