Motorcycle Safety Tips

 

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

Don’t Buy A Bike You Can’t Handle

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

Hone Your Skills

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

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Use The Right Gear

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

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

Ride Defensively

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

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

Try Avoid Riding in Bad Weather

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

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

Check Your Bike Before You Ride

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

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

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

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