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10/17/2017
If you're someone who loves to ride their bike, you should read this post. In it, you'll find tips on how you can be a responsible motorcycle rider during the fall season. 

How to Be a Responsible Bike Rider This Fall Season

While the fall season is one of the prettiest of the year, it can also represent a few extra dangers for motorcycle riders. That's why, if you have a bike but don't want to put it away during these colder months, you should read and follow the tips below. Doing so will ensure you'll have enjoyable and safe autumnal bike rides.

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Inspect the Tires

Believe it or not, the weather has a lot to do with your bike's tires' condition. After all, they do come into contact with the road, which can cause them to expand or contract depending on whether it is hot or cold. This change in the weather and in their shape can cause some damage and deflation, which is why you should inspect the tires to ensure they're in the right condition to keep rolling you around these fall and winter months.

Don't Forget About the Battery

The hot summer days create the perfect environment to ride your bike in. Unfortunately, however, as fall starts coming in, your rides can become more sporadic due to the cooler and harsher weather. And during those idle periods, the battery in your vehicle can discharge. For that reason, if you haven't driven your motorcycle in awhile, you should check the battery before taking off, lest you want to be left stranded on the side of the road.

Lubricate the Chain Properly

Your motorcycle depends on a slew of different components in order to function as desired. An important one is the chain, as it aids in the transferring of power from the engine to the rear wheel. Still, for it to do its job effectively, it needs to be properly lubricated. The cold temperatures can interfere with its lubrication, which is why you must check and lubricate the chain around twice a month so that it can work without much problem.

Have a Professional Look at It

Now that the weather is changing, it is a good idea to have a professional mechanic look at your bike thoroughly. They'll be able to assess its condition and guarantee that it is well-equipped to withstand the new challenges it will face during the fall season. For instance, it's recommended that you get a synthetic oil change to ensure the engine in your motorcycle will remain strong and in perfect working shape during the different conditions.

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Opt for Thicker Riding Gear

Needless to say, the fall weather brings with it colder days. Lest you want to catch a cold each time you ride your bike, you will need to opt for new riding gear. You will need to change out the light summery fabrics you were using, and go for thick clothing (such as long pants, a jacket, and appropriate footwear). Just be sure that the pieces you wear are impact-resistant as well as warm enough to protect you from accidents and the weather.

Pay Extra Attention to Your Surroundings

As a bike rider, you should always be very aware of what is going on around you to be certain that you'll be as safe as possible. Well, now that the conditions are changing, you will need to pay extra attention. For example, you may have to avoid dead leaves, dirt, and other slippery elements on the road. Likewise, as the big fall holidays get closer (Halloween, Thanksgiving, etc.), you will see an increase in traffic, so be careful.

Get Ready to Winterize It

If the fall and winter seasons are too harsh for you to enjoy riding your bike, you may want to start getting ready to store it away. To that end, acquire the necessary items in a timely manner to avoid being rushed later on. Bike Bandit suggests investing in a good motorcycle cover to keep your vehicle protected and in shape to get back on the road once the temperatures increase again.

Call Maints Tech Sales and Service at (843) 224-1454 to purchase the best bike synthetic oil in Charleston, SC.

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