While cruising on your bike offers a sense of freedom like no other, it also comes with responsibility. Riding a motorcycle leaves you more vulnerable to road hazards, and, because motorcycles are smaller, drivers in larger vehicles may not see them. These seven motorcycle safety tips can help ensure every ride ends with a safe arrival home!
- Always wear a helmet. The wind in your hair and the feel of the sun on your face can certainly enhance any motorcycle ride, but they aren’t worth your life. Protect your head from severe injuries in case the worst happens.
- Safety gear doesn’t end at your helmet. Experienced riders know the value of a good set of riding gear. Sturdy pants, such as leather or at least heavy denim, a protective jacket, gloves, and eye protection are all vital for your safety.
- Conduct a thorough check. Before you start your journey you should always check the following equipment on your bike:
- Tires - check for signs of wear, cracks, or bulges, and check pressure or for anything that could cause a blowout
- Headlight, taillight, and signals - make sure they’re all working, including high and low beams
- Fluid levels - hydraulic and coolant fluid levels should be checked weekly, as well as the area beneath the motorcycle for signs of oil or gas leaks
- Mirrors - make sure they’re clean and adjusted to optimize view
- Horn - test the horn so you can signal someone in case of an emergency
- Brakes, clutch, and throttle - always test to make sure they’re working properly
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