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Living on the edge is part of what makes riding a motorcycle so gratifying.  But when your safety is on the line, do you know everything you should about when it’s important to play by the rules?  You can learn a lot about motorcycle safety from a safety course, and we certainly suggest every rider take one. However, there’s a lot to be learned from experienced riders that you might not pick up in a safety course.  That’s why we’ve compiled this list for you that includes 10 motorcycle safety tips from some of the industry’s top professionals.  Keep reading…they may just change the way you ride!
10 Motorcycle Safety Tips all Riders Should Know
1. Take a motorcycle safety course Some states including Missouri and Arkansas require a skills test before getting a motorcycle license, and some also need a motorcycle safety course.  Even if your state doesn't require you to take a motorcycle safety class, you should seriously consider it. The course will teach you about the traffic laws that apply to motorcycles in your state, how to react to emergency situations on a motorcycle and will give you the opportunity to try out your new experiences in a controlled environment. 2. Get ready to roll Before each ride, do a swift walk-around to make sure your horn, light and directional signals are working correctly.  Check the belt, chain or shaft and the brakes.  Check the tires for wear and make sure they are set at the proper pressure. 3. Always wear a helmet Pick a helmet that is approved by DOT (Federal Government's Department of Transportation) for the best protection.  Modern models are comfortable and lightweight without sacrificing on safety.  Be prepared to spend quite a bit on your helmet.  You cannot put a price on your life, so it is worth the high cost. 4. Wear the right riding gear Those sandals and shorts may be comfortable, but they're a recipe for disaster when riding a motorcycle.  If you slide out, your feet are going to be in for a world of pain.  And those shorts won't provide your legs with much protection either. 5. Ride defensively When you leave the house for a ride, ALWAYS assume that everyone is out to get you!  That may sound a little like paranoia, but think of it this way… That car you meet at an intersection or the one that is approaching you on a lonely two lane back road, or any other interaction with traffic, just assume they don't see you.  Always be prepared in your mind to take defensive measures.  With time this will become second nature and you’ll stay safe. 6. Never ride tired Never ride tired.  And we mean NEVER!  Stop every 75-125 miles.  Every rider knows their tolerance.  And we all seem to like to push it.  Set your rule. Stop.  Stretch.  Refresh yourself and your brain. 7. Always look where you want to go If you are looking at a curb, you're most likely going to hit the curb.  If your looking off the cliff you don't want to ride off of, you’re bound to freak out and hit the brakes or go over the edge.  If traffic suddenly stops and you're staring at the cars in front of you, you may become their new rear bumper. Instead, look for a clear spot, look through the turn, look where you want to go... it never fails and will keep you confident and up on two wheels. 8. Leave room for an escape route When you come to a signal and stop, stay in gear and watch the traffic coming up behind you.  Always leave room for an escape route. 9. Maintain a good speed Speed limits exist for a reason, and all roads and routes have different ones.  Make sure to remain within that limit to dodge dangers.  Use basic sense while addressing a report on your speed.  If the path is empty and wide without traffic, it is okay to ride at top speed as per the limit set for that road. 10. Respect all traffic laws on the road Most of the accidents that occur on roads are the result of reckless driving and disregard of traffic rules.  The latter represent the guidelines on how we should operate on the road and ignoring them puts you at a risk of being involved in an accident. Final notes Remember: when you are on a motorcycle, you're the only one on the road watching out for you.  If your mind and emotions are anyplace other than the road ahead, you're susceptible to executing rookie errors that can end in a crash, injuries or worse.  when the above tips are considered and implemented by motorcycle riders, accidents are less likely to happen. There is a good number of riders out there with years of riding experience that have never been involved in a motorbike accident thanks to their discipline and ethics.  Have a safe journey.  Always.
10 Tips Safety Course
Added: 5-7-2018
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Living on the edge is part of what makes riding a motorcycle so gratifying.  But when your safety is on the line, do you know everything you should about when it’s important to play by the rules?  You can learn a lot about motorcycle safety from a safety course, and we certainly suggest every rider take one.  However, there’s a lot to be learned from experienced riders that you might not pick up in a safety course.  That’s why we’ve compiled this list for you that includes 10 motorcycle safety tips from some of the industry’s top professionals.  Keep reading…they may just change the way you ride!
10 Motorcycle Safety Tips all Riders Should Know
1. Take a motorcycle safety course Some states including Missouri and Arkansas require a skills test before getting a motorcycle license, and some also need a motorcycle safety course.  Even if your state doesn't require you to take a motorcycle safety class, you should seriously consider it. The course will teach you about the traffic laws that apply to motorcycles in your state, how to react to emergency situations on a motorcycle and will give you the opportunity to try out your new experiences in a controlled environment. 2. Get ready to roll Before each ride, do a swift walk-around to make sure your horn, light and directional signals are working correctly.  Check the belt, chain or shaft and the brakes.  Check the tires for wear and make sure they are set at the proper pressure. 3. Always wear a helmet Pick a helmet that is approved by DOT (Federal Government's Department of Transportation) for the best protection.  Modern models are comfortable and lightweight without sacrificing on safety.  Be prepared to spend quite a bit on your helmet.  You cannot put a price on your life, so it is worth the high cost. 4. Wear the right riding gear Those sandals and shorts may be comfortable, but they're a recipe for disaster when riding a motorcycle.  If you slide out, your feet are going to be in for a world of pain.  And those shorts won't provide your legs with much protection either. 5. Ride defensively When you leave the house for a ride, ALWAYS assume that everyone is out to get you!  That may sound a little like paranoia, but think of it this way… That car you meet at an intersection or the one that is approaching you on a lonely two lane back road, or any other interaction with traffic, just assume they don't see you.  Always be prepared in your mind to take defensive measures.  With time this will become second nature and you’ll stay safe. 6. Never ride tired Never ride tired.  And we mean NEVER!  Stop every 75-125 miles. Every rider knows their tolerance.  And we all seem to like to push it.  Set your rule. Stop.  Stretch.  Refresh yourself and your brain. 7. Always look where you want to go If you are looking at a curb, you're most likely going to hit the curb.  If your looking off the cliff you don't want to ride off of, you’re bound to freak out and hit the brakes or go over the edge. If traffic suddenly stops and you're staring at the cars in front of you, you may become their new rear bumper. Instead, look for a clear spot, look through the turn, look where you want to go... it never fails and will keep you confident and up on two wheels. 8. Leave room for an escape route When you come to a signal and stop, stay in gear and watch the traffic coming up behind you.  Always leave room for an escape route. 9. Maintain a good speed Speed limits exist for a reason, and all roads and routes have different ones.  Make sure to remain within that limit to dodge dangers.  Use basic sense while addressing a report on your speed.  If the path is empty and wide without traffic, it is okay to ride at top speed as per the limit set for that road. 10. Respect all traffic laws on the road Most of the accidents that occur on roads are the result of reckless driving and disregard of traffic rules.  The latter represent the guidelines on how we should operate on the road and ignoring them puts you at a risk of being involved in an accident. Final notes Remember: when you are on a motorcycle, you're the only one on the road watching out for you.  If your mind and emotions are anyplace other than the road ahead, you're susceptible to executing rookie errors that can end in a crash, injuries or worse. when the above tips are considered and implemented by motorcycle riders, accidents are less likely to happen. There is a good number of riders out there with years of riding experience that have never been involved in a motorbike accident thanks to their discipline and ethics.  Have a safe journey.  Always.
10 Tips Safety Course
Added: 5-7-2018
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