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Tips For Motorbike Safety

Posted by Jude Price on Wednesday, October 14, 2020, In : Motorcycle Safety 
Make motorcycle riding safety your top priority!

Operating a motorcycle takes different skills than driving a car; however, the laws of the road apply to every driver just the same. A combination of consistent education, regard for traffic laws and basic common sense can go a long way in helping reduce the amount of fatalities involved in motorcycle accidents on a yearly basis. It's important to understand some basic motorcycle safety tips to make sure your next ride is a safe one.



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Motorbike riding in winter: 5 tips for staying safe on the roads

Posted by Mark Barclay on Wednesday, December 4, 2019, In : Motorcycle Safety 


Winter can lead to all sorts of problems for motorists, but even more so for bike riders. In this article, Mark Barclay from GSF Car Parts shares his advice for protecting yourself and your motorbike during a cold snap.
Bad news for motorcyclists: freezing temperatures are predicted all throughout this winter, with some experts even anticipating the return of the Beast from the East.That could bring -14°C temperatures to the UK, not to mention wet, windy, and even icy conditions to Britain’...

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Motorcycle safety in bad weather

Posted by Douglas Marsh on Friday, August 23, 2019, In : Motorcycle Safety 
Being a protected, savvy bike rider means being set up to ride in under perfect conditions. Regardless of whether you checked the climate before bouncing on your bicycle, The unstoppable force of life may send you some startling shocks. To help remain safe out and about, pursue these tips for riding your bike in awful climate. 



Riding in Wet Climate 

Wet streets are just not as useful for footing as dry streets. The streets can be extra dangerous when it begins to rain and oil buildup buoys to ...

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Pre-Ride Motorcycle Checks

Posted by Mary Allen on Monday, July 29, 2019, In : Motorcycle Safety 
When it comes to getting ready for the motorcycle riding season, you want to make sure that you are as prepared as you possibly can be for each and every trip that you take. The process getting ready for a motorcycle trip involves a number of important steps including making sure your motorcycle is in perfect riding condition, and making sure that you are also prepared for the ride by having the right gear.



After a long winter season with long periods of no riding occurring, you'll want to mak...

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Maintaining motorcycle safety

Posted by Howard Trott on Friday, March 8, 2019, In : Motorcycle Safety 
Riding a motorcycle rides skill and an overall awareness of what needs to be done in order to stay safe in every situation. There are a number of things that can be done to maintain a high level of motorcycle safety on each and every ride that one takes.



Motorcycle Safety Course

If you're a beginner in the world of riding motorcycles, or need a refresher course on safety and driving techniques, then a motorcycle safety course can benefit you. Safety courses provide you with the skills and knowl...

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Motorcycle riding in the rain

Posted by David Morris on Friday, March 8, 2019, In : Motorcycle Safety 
Dull grey skies today, a steady heavy rain, poor visibility. An opportunity to impress the crowd with a textbook demonstration of wet weather riding skills.



Starting with hardware. Motorcycle in good condition, especially tyres, the grooves good and deep to channel away water, no letting them wear flat with constant upright motorway riding, no messing about trying to extend their life because they look okayish. A helmet that won't mist up. Clothes waterproof and breathable, they're four years ...

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Safe motorcycle riding

Posted by Harry Smith on Friday, March 8, 2019, In : Motorcycle Safety 
For people all across the country, the enjoyment and excitement of motorcycle riding far outweighs the dangers it presents. Because these individuals seek the thrill of riding in the open air, safety is not always their priority. However, with almost 13% of all fatal vehicle accidents involving motorcycles, it is important that motorcycle riders learn to enjoy themselves while being safe.



Even motorcycle accidents that occur at 30 mph can be paralyzing or deadly. The majority of these severe i...

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Preparing for winter riding

Posted by James Morris on Friday, March 8, 2019, In : Motorcycle Safety 
If you have the alternator to power the stuff, and dealing with all the wires and thermostats doesn't get in your way... or the price tag... you can cut the layers... and invest in heated clothing... but the fact is... not that many bikes have the alternator power to run 'em... and you end up pulling the needed juice out of your battery...



I've found, here in Colorado, I ran ride just fine, with a grin on my face... wrapped up in totally 'energy free' winter motorcycle riding gear!

Once your bi...

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Safety tips for motorcycle riding

Posted by Jenny Carson on Tuesday, January 29, 2019, In : Motorcycle Safety 
Although many find motorcycles appealing, there are also those who fear it. This is because of the danger associated with riding the machine. Just like riding a bike, learning how to control it can be very tough. Although it becomes easier as you find your balance, it can still cause scratches and minor injuries.



Danger is not only exclusive for new riders. There are several accidents involving experienced riders. Accidents on the road happen because of various reasons. One is the lack of visi...

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Motorcycle Safety

Posted by Dave Morris on Saturday, October 27, 2018, In : Motorcycle Safety 
Motorcycles have always been a thrilling and efficient way to get around. Since its invention in 1867, the two-wheeled machine has memorized thousands upon thousands of people. It has been used by some for daily transportation and others as a weekend hobby.



Motorcycle Development

In 1867, Sylvester Howard Roper's invention called the motorcycle featured a two-cylinder steam-engine that was powered by coal. By 1885 Gottlieb Daimler used a wooden bike frame to produced the first ever gas powered ...

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Motorcycle Safety

Posted by Chris Foster on Thursday, September 20, 2018, In : Motorcycle Safety 
Motorcycles have always been a thrilling and efficient way to get around. Since its invention in 1867, the two-wheeled machine has memorized thousands upon thousands of people. It has been used by some for daily transportation and others as a weekend hobby.



Motorcycle Development

In 1867, Sylvester Howard Roper's invention called the motorcycle featured a two-cylinder steam-engine that was powered by coal. By 1885 Gottlieb Daimler used a wooden bike frame to produced the first ever gas powered ...

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Protecting yourself as a motorcycle rider

Posted by Nicolas Morris on Sunday, September 9, 2018, In : Motorcycle Safety 
In the last ten years, the fatality rate of motorcycle riders has nearly doubled. In 1999, there were 22.75 fatalities per 100,000,000 miles traveled by motorcycles in the United States. In a recent study in 2009 the numbers are around 40 per 1 million miles traveled by riders!



Not only have the number of deaths gone up in the US, the number of motorcycles on the road has gone up too, which makes sense. The increase in motorcycle sales has alarmed some people as the more motorcycles on the roa...

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Motorcycle safety checks

Posted by Howard Trott on Saturday, September 23, 2017, In : Motorcycle Safety 
MOTORCYCLE ESSENTIAL TIPS FOR A SAFE RIDE



Brakes 

Make sure you test your brakes before heading out. Get on the bike and test both front and rear brakes. It is important to check the break pads in case you have of a disc break (hydraulic breal), or adjust the break in case you have a drum break. Also, drum brakes might simply require a new set of shoes. Finally , if you have disk breaks, it is also important to check the brake fluids or the actual disk.

Engine Oil

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How to transport your motorcycle

Posted by Howard Trott on Saturday, August 26, 2017, In : Motorcycle Safety 
Whether you’re loading onto the back of a pick-up or into a van, going up ramps and into small enclosed spaces isn’t easy and can result in dumped bikes and damage. And if you damage your bike, you might have to claim on your motorbike insurance, so it’s best to be avoided.



Why transport a motorbike?

Track-day riders will often transport their bike in a van or trailer because a full day at a circuit can be tiring and the prospect of a long ride home is not appealing. Others transport thei...

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Motorcycle Safety Tips (Part Four)

Posted by Howard Trott on Thursday, March 23, 2017, In : Motorcycle Safety 
Avoid Distraction



We all know distracted driving is a bad idea, but it's worse when you're riding a motorbike. One of the keys to staying safe on a motorcycle is staying hyper-aware of everything that's going on around you. Remember, motorcycles are tough for drivers to see –especially drivers in large cars or vans. You need to see and avoid them, rather than bet on them seeing you. If you're fiddling with your phone or iPod, you're reaction time is cut by several precious seconds, putting y...
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Motorcycle Safety Tips (Part Three)

Posted by Howard Trott on Thursday, March 23, 2017, In : Motorcycle Safety 
Educate Your Passengers

Part of the fun of having a motorbike is having someone on the back. Having a passenger with their arms around you as you cruise the open road can be quite romantic. But your passenger has a part to play in keeping both of you safe.



Make sure anyone you carry on your motorbike has the right gear. Like you, they should wear sturdy shoes and protective clothes. You should also practice having a passenger, especially if they're bigger than you, in a safe place, like a car p...
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Motorcycle Safety Tips (Part Two)

Posted by Howard Trott on Sunday, March 19, 2017, In : Motorcycle Safety 
Look Twice

This tip is more for drivers than bikers, but it's so important that it's worth mentioning here: Look for motorcycles. Motorcycles are small and tough to see. That means many drivers miss them, causing collisions that are often fatal to the motorcycle rider.



Keep your eyes and ears open for motorcycles. Lots of bikes have loud exhaust systems specifically to draw drivers' attention. Use that to your advantage. But you still need to look out for quiet bikes. Look twice before changing...
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Motorcycle Safety Tips (Part One)

Posted by Howard Trott on Sunday, March 19, 2017, In : Motorcycle Safety 
Wear a Helmet



The most important thing you can do to stay safe on a motorcycle is wear a helmet. Helmets protect your head, and head injuries are the leading cause of death for motorcycle riders. Your brain just wasn't meant to be exposed.

Of course, wearing a helmet isn't enough. You need to wear the right helmet. Lots of places sell novelty helmets that look good but don't protect you. Look for a Department of Transportation-approved helmet. Those helmets have been tested and provide a minimu...
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