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12/13/2017
While riding your bike can be liberating and thrilling, it can also be expensive. To make sure that you're using your bike's fuel wisely, read the tips in this post.  

How to Improve Your Bike's Fuel Economy

Owning a bike can be awesome: you get to go on thrilling rides, feel the wind on your face, and be free while you're on it. However, it can also be kind of expensive, especially when you consider the gas prices these days. That's why, if you want to go on fun bike rides without feeling like you're throwing your money away on fuel, you should follow the tips in this post to increase your bike's fuel economy.

Call Maints Tech Sales and Service at (843) 224-1454 if you require top performing products for your bike.

Employ Only High-Quality Products

If you own a bike, you have spend money on a few products to ensure it runs and to maintain it properly. One such product is fuel, which you constantly need to purchase to ride your motorcycle. However, this doesn't mean you should buy cheap fuel for your bike to save a few bucks. On the contrary, buying low-quality fuel may damage your bike's components, which may end up costing you more. Fill your bike with only high-quality gasoline to keep its fuel efficiency up. While we're on the subject, you can also use a top performing fuel additive, such as AMSOIL's Motorcycle Octane Boost, to make the most out of the fuel you pour into your bike.

Maintain It in Perfect Shape

Riding a motorcycle that hasn't been looked after properly can be very troubling, since doing so may put your safety at risk. Moreover, it doesn't make any financial sense, since an unkempt bike wastes a lot more fuel and can cost much more to repair. To increase your bike's fuel economy, take it to a reliable mechanic who can inspect its components professionally (such as its tires, its braking system, and, of course, its fuel system) and verify that they're working at an optimum level. This will give you smoother rides and, as a result, a smarter use of your fuel.

Treat the Engine Right

We already established that your bike should be maintained in perfect shape for it to consume fuel as efficiently as possible. Still, it is especially important that you care for the engine right. This is because, as you can imagine, the engine works hard to get you moving; and the harder it works, the more fuel it consumes. That's why you should make sure that it functions as a well-oiled machine if you want to get the most out of your fuel. Speaking of which, one of the best things you can do for your engine is replace its synthetic oil regularly, as it is the one responsible for lubricating it, protecting its components, and prolonging its lifespan.

Treat your engine right with AMSOIL 20W-50 Synthetic V-Twin Motorcycle Oil, the most effective bike synthetic oil in Charleston, SC.

Travel Lightly

As mentioned before, a stressed engine is a more wasteful engine. That's why you should make it a point to keep your bike light when you're riding on it. Carrying unnecessary items on it will make it heavier, and as such, harder to move, which could lead to inefficient fuel usage. To travel lightly, consider the following:
  • only bring with you items you will need (this means that you shouldn't carry many bike accessories)
  • try to minimize wind resistance when riding. To that end, wear aerodynamic gear and avoid riding against the wind when possible.

Be a Gentler Rider

Another thing that can be contributing to your bike's poor fuel consumption is how you ride it. This is because, if you ride recklessly on it, you'll be, once again, stressing the engine out and throwing your money away (not to mention, putting yourself in danger). Be a gentler rider to avoid injuring yourself, damaging your bike, and wasting a ton of gas.

Have a Game Plan

Last of all, if you want to save fuel and money, don't just ride around without a purpose or direction. Instead, have a game plan: know where you're going and plan the best routes to get there before you even hop on your bike. Aside from saving you fuel, doing so has the added benefit of lowering your contribution to air pollution.

Visit AMSOIL's online store or call Maints Tech Sales and Service at (843) 224-1454 to purchase products that'll keep your bike in perfect working condition, such as the best synthetic oil in Charleston, SC.

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