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Summer is still in full gear, so remember to prepare yourself and your bike for any and all travel. Before anything, inspect your bike. Check tires and wheels, controls, lights, oil, chassis (the base frame), and the kickstand (think of the acronym T.-C.L.O.C.K.S. – Courtesy of the Motorcycle Safety Foundation). If you’re packing any form of luggage on your bike, be sure that it’s secure and doesn’t obstruct any bike controls or mechanisms, especially your lights. There’s nothing worse than leaving for a long ride only to find out that your bike wasn’t prepared to make the trip.
Likewise, prepare yourself. When preparing for a ride, think to yourself, “Are you R.E.A.D.Y.?” (Courtesy of Stayin’ Safe – Advanced Rider Training)
Also consider the helmet laws of other states you may travel through. Remember, while we have specific exemptions allowing freedom of choice here in Pennsylvania, a properly fit DOT helmet is still our number one recommended piece of riding gear!
Finally, allow extra time to reach your destination. Leave yourself extra time to deal with any “unknowns.” If you’re tired, pull off the road and reconsider your plans. Driving “zoned out” is no way to enjoy your ride, let alone ride safely.
Above all, enjoy your time in “the saddle” by considering these basic tips. That way we can all Ride Alongside this summer travel season!
Honda Goldwings (model years 2006-2010) are now a part of the massive Takata airbag recall. These airbags can rupture and propel shrapnel at the rider. See if your motorcycle is affected by checking your VIN or by calling your motorcycle dealership/service location.
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