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10 Things To Do Before
Riding A Motorcycle
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Motorcycles are cool. There is nothing as freeing as riding down highways
with the wind in your hair. Passing people in their cars, which from a
rider's perspective are isolating, artificial boring metal shells interacting
with the world frame by frame like watching a slow moving TV reel. A lot
of motorcycle riders and enthusiasts talk it as if were a religion. Something
that gets you in touch with those deep parts of you that no one can get to.
For that moment when you are on the bike, all of life's issues fade away
and the only thing you can do is focus on the present, the ride itself. It's
like therapy. This all sounds great but there is a lot that goes into owning a
motorcycle and a couple of things you should do before you take that first
Here are ten things to do before riding a motorcycle that novices and
experienced riders need to know:
#1. Get Protective gear
Safety should be your number one
priority. But a motorcyclist's gear does
more than keep him or her safe; it also
protects them from the elements.
#2. Get Insurance
Motorcycle insurance is cheaper than
conventional car insurance. It is important
to be insured in case you have an
#3. Know all the important parts on your motorcycle
It is important to learn all you can about
the different parts that keep your bike
going smoothly. Do a check to see that
everything is there and in perfect
condition. Many motorcycle accidents
happen because of a minor part missing.
You'd be surprised by how something as
simple as a missing screw can get you
careening off the road and cause serious
harm to your body and your motorcycle.
#4. Check your oil and fuel levels
Always make sure that your bike is
topped up with the right oils and that
you have enough fuel to get from one
point to another and avid running out of
petrol in the middle of nowhere. Check
for oil leaks.
#5. Check the Filter
Ensure that the air filter in your motorcycle
is clean A dirt encrusted filter will affect
the engine performance.
#6. Check the battery
If you have a sealed type battery then
make sure everything is tight, if not make
sure the cells are filled with fluid and
check for leaks.
#7. Inspect the chain
The chain or shaft is an important part of
your bike. Without it, you wouldn't be
able to go forward. It needs to fit
properly. So before you get on the
motorcycle, check how tight the chain is.
If it's too tight it will make throttle
input difficult. Make sure that is it is
#8. Check your braking system
Check for leaks in the brake lines. You
should also check your brake pads and
avoid running with worn out pads. These
can end up damaging your rotors.
#9. Check your tires
Before you get on your bike to ride check
your tire pressure as well as the depth of
#10. Test your lights and turn signals
Make sure that your lights and turn signals
work as they should, this includes tail light,
hi-lo- beams light and even your license
When it comes to mechanical parts and the things that
make a motorcycle run smoothly, you need to be vigilant
and check that things are as they should be even after the
ride. If you do this you will be able to spot problems
whilst they are still insignificantly small. Leaving problems
unfixed could cause deeper, complex issues.
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