You might think that just by reading this article you have everything you need to learn how to ride a motorcycle for the first time. I didn’t think so either when I first started.
I was wearing a good grip on my motorcycle and it was all I could do to keep it on the road. I wasn’t even aware that I was breaking any laws, until one of the other bikers in my group pulled a funny looking stunt, and turned me into an instant felon.
Not to worry though, because I’m still able to ride my bike today because I now know all about the strict law enforcement police officer who handed me the ticket. Here’s what I’ve learned from his example.
First, you need to remove all loose material from your hands and fingers before you even get on the bike. I’m sure you’ve seen accidents where the rider has been covered in grease and motor oil, and the motorcycle has overheated.
If you’re using the rear wheel well, keep in mind that any loose material in the tires can heat up very quickly and even catch fire if they’re allowed to get wet. The key is to always avoid wet places, as much as possible.
Secondly, take off your protective eye visor. It’s just a stupid idea.
The problem with a protective visor is that it blocks the sunshine and keeps most dirt from reaching the motorcycle engine, and stopping the bike cold. So, take off your helmet, and get some sun!
Third, look through your motorcycle safety gear list and remove any items that are useless to you. As a rider, you must have all the gears that you’ll need to stay safe on the road. This includes a helmet, leather jacket, helmet, motorcycle boots, leather pants, and leather jacket.
What’s the purpose of the passenger seat? It’s to be a good backrest for the back and keep your seat from getting uncomfortably hot.
If you wear the leather motorcycle jacket, it’s important that it covers your entire body and not just your head. You should also get motorcycle boots for maximum safety.
These tips from this article should give you a good idea of what goes on in your motorcycle safety gear list. As a beginner, you’ll find that there are many things that are important to you.