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Safe Motorcycle Riding

October 27, 2018
Never drive if you are not a licensed motorcycle driver. This is first, and foremost in my list of safe motorcycle riding practices. You see, when you are a licensed driver, one way or the other, you must have gone through the necessary trainings and tests to ensure that you are qualified to drive a motorcycle.



Here's a rundown of my motorcycle-riding safety tips:

1. No license, no driving.

2. Wear a motorcycle helmet every time you ride a motorcycle, either as the driver or as the passenger.

3. Wear appropriate clothing. Motorcycle jacket, motorcycle gloves, and motorcycle googles are highly recommended.

4. Don't drink and drive.

NO LICENSE, NO DRIVING

Beginners, those who are still learning to drive, and especially those who have just learned to drive, are the most aggressive drivers. However, it must be noted that motorcycle driving could be a complex process of coordinating your balance, processing what you see, being able to decide what to do, and act accordingly.

Professional drivers or seasoned drivers do all these things at the same time. They can react based on reflex action. The newbies' expected reaction to some impending crash or accident would simply to freeze, jerk, or squeeze the throttle instead of releasing it and gripping and stepping on the brakes.

It would be for safety measures then that those who are still trying to learn or have just learned, and still doesn't posses a valid driver's license must secure one, and must always be accompanied by a licensed adult. Refrain from practicing in populated streets or where there are a lot of other vehicles. The parking lot would also be a bad idea. There are just a lot of other cars there that you could crash into.

MOTORCYCLE HELMET

Statistics show that one out of five motorcycle crashes result to head or neck injuries. This same statistics also show that properly worn DOT approved helmets have greatly reduced injuries in the head and neck among motorcycle riders.

Never be so complacent that since you're just going to buy some six-pack from a nearby neighborhood convenience store, you won't wear a helmet anymore. Let's refer to statistics again: they show that most motorcycle crashes on short trips (about 5 miles or less from point of origin) and most of these crashes registered slow driving (less than 30mph) when the accident happened.

APPROPRIATE CLOTHING AND MOTORCYCLE ACCESSORIES

A motorcycle is a good excuse for a different fashion statement. However, it is for your own safety if your main consideration in your attire when driving one, is safety instead of fashion. Invest in a good motorcycle jacket. The leather ones are a classic and never go out of fashion and save you from ultraviolet exposure from the sun, too. While at it, a good pair of motorcycle goggles would not only make you look cooler, it would also protect your eyes from dust, insects, and wind.

DON'T DRINK AND DRIVE

Your responses become slower, your judgment becomes questionable, you become bolder, and most of all, DUI or driving under the influence is illegal. No amount of motorcycle gloves, motorcycle helmets, motorcycle jackets, and other motorcycle accessories could save you from severe injuries that could happen when you drink and drive.
 

Motorcycle stunt riding

October 27, 2018
Motorcycle Stunt Riding is banned on the open roads in United States and you can be put behind the bars for trying one. Still the activity is gaining popularity day by day in both United States and Great Britain.



When you are planning to buy a used motorcycle, make sure to find out whether the motorcycle was used for stunt purposes. Stunting can inflict heavy blows to the transmission, the engine, the shocks and suspension. Therefore, you have to be careful and check for signs of stunt activit...

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Using motorcycle jacks

October 27, 2018
If you are one of many motorcycle enthusiasts who enjoy working on bikes, then consider buying a motorcycle jack. It's one of the most important tools to have the garage in order to safely work on motorcycles.



A motorcycle jack is a smaller version of a regular jack used for fixing cars or trucks, but motorcycle enthusiasts are always warned not to use regular jacks on their bikes. These jacks are made up of crisscrossing metal which can be rolled under the center of a motorcycle. The upper pa...

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Vintage Motorcycles

October 27, 2018
Motorcycles were first introduced in the later half of 19th century. Since the invention, motorcycles have become one of the most popular and common means of transportation. Vintage motorcycles are the earlier models of motorcycles which were manufactured after the First World War.



Vintage motorcycles are all time passion of bike riders and speed lovers. Apart from being a passion, some ardent rider also collects and preserves vintage motorcycles as treasures. The Japanese, British, Europeans,...

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Electric Motorcycles

October 27, 2018
The motorcycle was introduced in the latter half of the 19th century. Since then this has been the most common and popular means of transport. An electric motorcycle is a two-wheeled vehicle powered by battery and is the latest innovation in the motorcycle industry.



Basically, electric motorcycles can be classified into two; power-on-demand motorcycles and power-assist motorcycles. Earlier, electric motorcycles were used only for races. With the introduction of electric motorcycles for general...

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Protect your motorcycle with GAP insurance

October 27, 2018
Imagine you just purchased a brand new Suzuki GSX-R1000 motorcycle two months ago, and it was stolen right before your eyes as you were eating in your favorite restaurant. Not to worry, you are fully protected by the full coverage motorcycle insurance policy your motorcycle lender required you to get. Right?



In most cases, not exactly, if you look into the details of the motorcycle insurance policy you purchased. The reason is that most full coverage motorcycle insurance policies will cover fo...

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How to pack your parcel

October 25, 2018
Whether you're selling your unwanted items on online auctions sites, or sending documents around the world, your parcels still need to be well packaged.



Here's how to do it properly.

  • It's essential that you use the right size of box for your parcel. Underfilled boxes are likely to collapse and, and overfilled boxes can burst. Whilst you might be anxious about increasing the weight and so the cost of your parcel, you won't want your parcel to get damaged.

  • You'll need to use suitable and high qual...

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I have been riding motorcycles for over 30 years and still get a buzz every time I get on one. Enjoy the blog and ride safe.

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