10 Things To Do Before Riding A Motorcycle SCTV SHOP SL www.sctvshop.com SCTV SHOP SL : Calle Oleandre 17, Torroella de fluvia, Girona, Spain
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 ride. 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 accident.
#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 sufficiently lubricated.
#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 the tread.
#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 plate light.
CONCLUSION 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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