Common Mistakes New Bikers Made

Posted by on Oct 25, 2015 in Motorcycle Tips | Comments Off on Common Mistakes New Bikers Made

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The initial couple of hundred miles any new rider puts down are bound with fear and foresight as they find a different universe of encounters and adventure. Likewise with any diversion, there’s an expectation to absorb information. So, the staff of Clutch and Chrome has gathered the most common mistakes made by most new bikers. There truly are no different exercises that contrast with riding. Nothing catches that sentiment being in complete control of a two-wheeled beast as you race down a thruway or back route with nothing between the rider and the street or the twist. Any mistakes can be humiliating. However, these mistakes can be generally avoidable. Here are some of the common mistakes new bikers made.


Riding Beyond Limits

This new biker screw up is normally established in riding too quick to securely control their cruiser. The rush of velocity can rapidly outpace learning ability sets required in unforeseen circumstances or crises. Whether done by decision or energized through companion’s weight, this mistake can be maintained a strategic distance from within a steady gut-check and legitimate appraisal of current aptitude levels. Reliably, doing both of these can help the new biker around sufficiently long to turn into a prepared one.


Peer Pressure

We know it’s an oversimplified approach to encourage new bikers to just make the best decision or in any event what appears to be agreeable for them. Whether it’s as critical as caps and defensive apparatus or as trifling as what sort of garments to wear, new bikers can rapidly lose the flexibility and singularity of what riding should be about. Riding is an exceptionally singular interest and strangely, more charming in substantial groups. It’s likewise a distraction that develops certainty the more it’s appreciated, giving riders the chance to locate their own particular road in the long run.


Lack of Reading Road Signs

Nobody has ever said riding is simple. There’s unquestionably a lot more to it than basically knowing how to work a bike. No other vehicle is more influenced by its encompassing surroundings than our two-wheeled companion. Rock makes the bicycle lose balance and greatly required footing on corners. Steel plates (ordinarily utilized as a part of road repair) can have a craving for riding on ice. Albeit every circumstance has its own particular answer, general standards should be applied. Keep away from the hazards if at all conceivable. Maintain an unfaltering and controlled throttle while the motorbike is negotiating the issue on the surface.


Misjudging Corners

Most likely, this is the main reason behind most riding mishaps. This would incorporate riding into the bend too rapidly or too high. Out of all the bike casualty statistics, single vehicle mishaps are increasing the fastest. For those who can’t exactly comprehend a ‘detail talk’ single vehicle terminology means there were no different vehicles included, implying the rider drove off the road or hit a stationary object. This is brought about by an absence of riding background, as well as the obvious mistakes.


Running out of Gas

Possibly, it’s the freshly discovered thrill of riding or essentially not having the gas gage on display which cause the riding mishap. Whichever way being stuck in favour of the street with a dead cruiser is by all accounts a humiliating story shared among the more up to date riders. It’s reasonable that bikes get awesome mileage, however a normal tank just holds four to six gallons of gas. For reasons unknown, it appears that last quarter of a tank strangely goes much speedier, leaving the ignorant biker riding on exhaust. Some accomplished bikers allude to the gas gage as a ‘nitwit gage’, “On the grounds that you must be a simpleton to depend on it!” The ideal arrangement is to never let your tank fall beneath the quarter tank mark.

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The Importance of Motorcycle Protective Gear

Posted by on Oct 9, 2015 in Safe Ride | Comments Off on The Importance of Motorcycle Protective Gear

Nothing beats the feel of the wind whipping past you as you cruise down the road on your motorcycle. There is a different freedom that comes with being out in the open air that can’t be matched by any other mode of transportation. However, that freedom comes at a price. There is nothing between your body and the road, which can make for an extremely dangerous situation if you are involved in an accident.

Even a minor accident can result in potentially fatal wounds if you are not wearing the proper motorcycle protective gear. Serious head injuries are extremely common. Even if your head manages to make it out of an accident unscathed, your body can suffer significant damage from being scraped along the pavement.

Because the danger is so high, it is essential that you invest in the right gear to protect your body. One of the first essential motorcycle gear  you should buy is a helmet. Some people scoff at the idea of wearing a helmet, saying that it takes away from the freedom of the open road. However, that freedom won’t mean much if you end up in a hospital room laying in a coma or worse, dead on the spot on the side of the road.

Whichever helmet you buy, make sure that it is rated for motorcycle use and that it fits your head properly. You may need to enlist the help of a knowledgeable salesperson to find a helmet that is a perfect fit for you.

Another important piece of protective motorcycle gear is a leather jacket. These jackets do far more than making a cool fashion statement. They also help protect your skin if you are involved in an accident. The leather takes the brunt of the scraping from the pavement, helping to keep your skin intact. On your lower body, you also need to consider investing in a pair of leather chaps or pants. Again, the leather can provide protection against the rough surface of the road.

Don’t forget about your footwear, either. Motorcycle riding boots are designed to not only grip the bike tightly while you’re riding, but also to protect your feet and ankles in the event of an accident. Therefore, look for a pair that fits perfectly and is comfortable to your feet.

You may also have to consider investing in a high quality pair of riding gloves. These can keep your hands warm during cool days. They can also help reduce sweating on hot days, as well as improving your grip on your handlebars. This can help you become a safer rider by allowing you to maintain control regardless of how hot or cold the weather is.

Finally, don’t forget about the right sunglasses. Not only can they protect your eyes from bugs or other flying objects, but they can also help make it easier for you to see on sunny days. Investing in protective motorcycle gear is essential for anyone who own and rides a motorcycle. The right gear can help keep you safe on the road, dramatically reducing the risk of serious injury or death.

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How to stay under the radar?

Posted by on Jul 19, 2015 in Avoiding The Cops, Motorcycle Tips, Radar Detector, Safe Ride | Comments Off on How to stay under the radar?

Here are a few tips on how to ride your motorcycle without attracting attention to yourself, and avoiding the cops.



1) Find a Pace Car

This is an excellent tactic to avoid being caught on radar. You should find a car that is going the same speed or slightly faster than you wish to be, and drive behind it. That way, the car will attract the police’s attention, and you are free to go on riding.

2) Stay Within A Pack

A better way to stay clear off the radar is to travel with a pack of vehicles, not just one. Get yourself nested into a group of vehicles travelling the same pace you’d like to ride, and thus avoid drawing attention. But make sure you are in the middle of the pack, because in the front you are the target, and in the back, you’re the first to be pulled up from behind.

3) Watch for Brake Lights

Every now and then pay attention to the car that is far in front. If that car suddenly hits the breaks, there has to be a reason. Sometimes it’s something unexpected on the road, or he missed a turn, but often times he spotted a traffic cop or a radar. You should also see what other cars closest to him are doing, and act accordingly. Since you are so far behind, you shouldn’t have any problems.


4) Ride Safe & Sane

If you are keen on driving faster than normal, do it low key. Don’t pass from the right, or make sudden lane changes. Even if you aren’t attracting the cop’s attention, some of the drivers might be ticked off and feel the need to call the Highway Patrol and give them your description.

5) Keep Right

Even though it isn’t necessarily obvious, patrol officers interpret lanes a bit differently. If there is no one in the right lane, and you are on the left, chances are you are speeding in order to avoid anything that may come your way, and thus they’ll probably pull you over. So driver on the right where you can.

6) Watch for Lurkers

Pay attention on places that are near rest areas, and adjust your speed in those areas. Cops need breaks for bathroom and coffee as well, so they might often hide near those places and lurk about.

7) Small Town limit

If you are driving through a small town, and you are just passing through, or staying a while, stick to the speed limit. The officers here probably won’t look to kindly to your driving or let you off with just a warning.

8) Weekend Warrior

On the weekend the patrols are heavier. Avoid speeding on Friday and Saturday nights, because cops will probably pull you over, even for a routine check. So you should do well not to give them a reason to stop you in the first place. Also, the chances are there are going to be drunk drivers, so you should be extra careful not to end your ride in an accident.


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