So, the riding season has arrived! Are you ready to dust off your leathers and hit the wide open road again? Well, so are the attorneys that ride at the Metier Law Firm. However, before you start running wild and carving up the back roads, there are a few details that need to be taken care of.
How to Get Ready for Riding Season
- Maintenance– You’re not going anywhere if that motorcycle won’t start, and if it suddenly stops in the middle of your ride, that can be downright dangerous. Check your battery, check your oil, check your brakes, check your fluid. Your bike has been sitting for a long time, so you need to make sure it will run properly before you ride out. Also, take a good look at your tires, they can cup if the bike has been sitting long enough.
- Gear– Depending on the gear, it can last for quite a while, but no gear lasts forever. The beginning of the riding season can be the perfect time to make sure your gear is in good working order. Watch out for frayed threads, padding or armor. Holes and cracks in some gear could actually make it more dangerous to wear than to not wear.
- Training– Motorcycling takes skill. You have to shift, brake, lean and resist the wind all while navigating and avoid cagers. It can be overwhelming even for the most experienced rider. That’s why signing up for an MSF RiderCourse or just going out to a parking lot and practicing could wonders for your safety. Remember, you haven’t ridden in a while and it might be a good idea to knock the dust off.
For more tips on how to get the most out of your ride, check out our other blog, and remember to keep the shiny side up.