Motorcycle safety is an important topic for all riders and potential riders, and we know that you want to do everything possible to ensure your safety. That's why we're providing this article about how you can keep yourself safe on the road. From information on motorcycle maintenance, servicing and equipment, our goal is to provide you with a one-stop destination where you can find all of your motorbike needs in one place!
In this blog post, you will learn 5 safety tips for motorbike riders.
1. Always wear protective gears
Wear protective gears like helmet, gloves, and eye protection to avoid injury in the event of an accident or collision. This will protect your head, hands and eyes from injury.
- Wear goggles or a helmet to keep dirt out of your eyes in the event that you fall off the motorcycle. Dirt can enter through any gaps around the edges of your helmet or goggles
- Don't wear leather gloves as they will make it harder for you to grip on tight during an emergency stop if something goes wrong while riding
- Make sure that helmets are fastened securely before starting out on a ride, even if only going down the block
A loose strap could come undone when accelerating quickly or braking hard which would be very dangerous since there is no telling what might happen next. You want to have control over all aspects of driving at all times so use safety straps and fasten them securely.
2. Make sure your bike is regularly serviced
Having your bike regularly serviced keeps you, your bike and the public safe. It also helps to extend the life of your engine, clutch and gearbox which can save you money in the long run.
Also, by having your bike serviced at a motorcycle specialist, they will be able to identify any issues that may have developed unnoticed.
This includes anything from general wear and tear to developing problems.
Professional servicing will help prevent your bike’s performance being degraded by any maintenance issues, which could result in a sudden breakdown or even worse - an accident.
Be sure to visit Singleton Bike Shop for all of your motorcycle needs including regular servicing!
3. Never ride under the influence of alcohol
It is dangerous and illegal, with penalties ranging from fines to imprisonment for repeat offenders. The penalties may vary depending on local laws as well as how much you were over the limit.
It could also lead to severe accident and injury.
Wet roads in heavy rain and icy conditions can cause problems for motorcyclists, especially if they have consumed alcohol or drugs that impair their judgment. Remember to always wear a helmet as well!
Riding at higher speeds on an unfamiliar road with hazards such as broken glass is also dangerous under the influence of alcohol or drugs because it increases your risk of crashing into other vehicles.
4. Keep both hands firmly gripping either handle while driving at all times
It is important to keep both hands firmly gripping the handle while driving at all times. This will make steering easier and give you more control over your bike. It also provides a much better braking system than using just one hand, which can often leave that hand vulnerable if an emergency brake situation arises.
The best way to grip the handles in this manner would be with your palms facing each other - not quite interlocked but close enough for easy manoeuvring of the throttle or clutch lever with either thumb without having to reposition your fingers too far apart from their natural position on top of the bars and throttles.
If one hand needs to be used for something else, use your non-dominant hand. This will ensure that if there's ever any kind of emergency brake situation, you'll still have full use of your hands.
5. Check if your motorcycle is safe before riding it
Before you ride, make sure to test out the bike by starting it up and checking for any strange sounds.
This is a good time to make sure that all the lights work and you’ve got enough gas in your tank; it's also wise to pay close attention to how well your brakes are working. If they're not responsive, then this might be something small like faulty wiring or brake fluid that needs changing out--if the problem persists, bring it into our service center where we can have a mechanic take a look at things up close and give you an estimate on repair costs before proceeding with any repairs.
- Check that there aren’t any abnormal noises coming from under the machine (this can be due to loose connections).
- Inspect carefully for leaks in crucial fluids like brake fluid or oil, which could lead to engine failure and lack of control on the road.
As always, please feel free to contact us at Singleton Bike Shop if there's anything else we can do for you! We know safety first rides best (and when it comes down to it, saving money second), and our friendly technicians are here for you to help with any questions or concerns.