So, you are thinking of getting into motorcycling. That’s fantastic news. You will never find a more committed, interesting or welcoming group of people, no matter where you look. They are open and ready to help, so if you have any questions, don’t be afraid to ask a motorcyclist. However, sometimes we riders can get a little too excited by the news that you are joining our ranks, and that can lead to us leaving some details out when we try to explain the ins and outs. Not to worry though, the motorcycling attorneys at Metier Law Firm have you covered.
What New Riders Need to Know That Nobody Tells Them
- Get Earplugs– This is a detail that is easy to miss/forget, but you should really look into getting ear protection. When you add together the sound from your motorcycle and the absolute roar of the wind in your face, you’re looking at some serious hearing loss. Put in some hearing protection, you’ll appreciate it in the long run.
- Frame Sliders– Everyone will tell you that you will drop your bike at some point, and they are right. Whether it is through clumsiness in the garage, or an oil puddle, expect for this to happen. However, sometimes experienced riders forget to mention that there are ways to protect your bike from falls. Frame sliders will protect your plastics or chrome from an accidental low/no speed spill.
- Front Brakes Aren’t for Slow Speed– The front brake is often the one that will get you stopped the fastest, using both front and rear brakes will stop you even faster, but using just your front brake when putting around a parking lot could cause you to tip over. Try to use both brakes or your rear brakes when at slow speeds, it’ll keep you from toppling.
- Watch How You Dress– When riding, it can typically get 20 degrees cooler than the ambient temperature. That means if it is 50 degrees out, it feels like 30. Bundle up more!
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