It’s been a while since you’ve been for a ride on your motorcycle, but the summer has you eager to take a trip. Nevada provides an ideal place to take a two-wheeled tour with your friends.
Are you sure that your motorcycle is in prime condition after sitting for several months? Should you inspect your motorcycle before setting off?
You notice a dark spot on the floor of your garage when you move your bike. This could be a sign that you have an oil leak. If you set off with low oil levels, then your bike could malfunction and break down. Not only could this be costly in terms of repairs, but it might also place you in danger.
Checking fluid levels is something that you can do yourself. You want to focus on making sure that the brake fluid, engine oil, coolants and transmission fluids are all on par. Not to mention, you need to ensure that you have enough fuel for your trip. The last thing you want is to end up stranded on the highway.
Checking your lights
Visibility is one of the most important aspects of motorcycle safety. Not only do you need to be able to see where you are going, but others must be able to see you. Your headlights and signal lights play a vital role in this process.
While your bike is stationary at home, check that all of your lights are working. If you need a hand with this, ask a family member to help you out by letting you know lights are visible as you pull the brake levers and turn on your signals.
Unfortunately, no matter how cautious you are, you could still end up in a collision. As a motorcyclist, your injuries could be severe as you simply do not have the same levels of physical protection as larger vehicles. If someone else has caused you to suffer serious injuries, make sure you assess your options in terms of pursuing legal compensation.