Something that you will find common amongst almost all motorcycle enthusiasts is their love for travelling; because travelling to new destinations is just very different when you are on a motorcycle. You feel like you’re one with nature as you are actually so close to it. You can feel the wind on your face, smell the trees around you and hear all kinds of natural things such as the birds, waterfalls, the rustling of the leaves; the experience is absolutely magical without a doubt!
However you really do need to be safe and take certain precautions when travelling on a motorcycle such as:
Be aware of the weather forecast:
It is absolutely necessary to always check the weather forecast before leaving for any trip. This is because being aware of what the weather is or how it could change on the way is very helpful when it comes to packing and also when it comes to ensuring that you have a safe and secure journey.
Wear proper gear:
When you are well aware of the kind of weather you might meet or expect it to be during your motorcycle ride, then according to that you should be fully prepared when it comes to your gear and your clothes.
If you’re going to be experiencing a lot of snow or cold then there are many options available for you. For example, layer up as much as you can, and invest in good quality heating gloves and also heating jackets. You won’t believe it but now you can actually also buy self-heating helmets!
If you are going to be travelling during the night and during the fog, then wear clothes that have some sort of a neon color in them so you can be easily spotted even from far away. This will be a huge security boost especially if it’s pouring rain and very foggy.
Carry essential equipment:
You never know when your tire might burst or get punctured, or when you might need to fix a chain; for all these purposes and many such more, always carry essential equipment. Our list includes definitely carrying, master links, deflated tire, a mini hand pump and a small tool kit.
Install a secure saddlebag:
It is no wonder that carrying luggage and belongings on a motorcycle is very difficult. For this purpose we recommend that you invest in a good quality saddlebag. There are essentially two types:
excellent for electronics and expensive things as it is waterproof and usually comes with a lock system.
Soft cover saddlebag:
extremely flexible and spacious so you can easily fit a lot of things in them.
You will definitely need to do your research before buying a good quality and durable saddlebag.
Maintain your motorcycle:
always maintain your motorcycle and ensure that the oil is clean, the engine is working fine, and the chains are lubricated properly and that your tires are strong and don’t need to be replaced.
For all such needs and many more, we have the perfect set of hacks that every motorcycle enthusiast should follow!
How to Pack smartly:
Packing for a motorcycle trip can be quite tricky; our number one advice on packing smartly is to roll your clothes together in sets. When you roll your clothes rather than folding then your clothes will take very few space and you easily take out one set without having to take all your clothes out at once.
Keep your money and expensive things inside your boots because this way they will be close to you at all times!
Always pack extra socks because your feet are the closest to the ground so they will be the first to get soaking wet in case there is heavy rain and you drive over muddy puddles.
Protect your clothes:
The best way of protecting your clothes is to wear a biker jacket and biker pants over your regular clothes. Biker clothes are made out of leather that is waterproof and can easily be cleaned off.
Carry a mini tool kit:
We know it’s difficult to carry a proper tool kit and sometimes it’s also difficult to carry separate tools because they can take too much space. So our advice is to carry a Swiss army knife! It has all kinds of tools in it and it is very small so you can carry it around very easily!
Customize your motorcycle:
It can be quite easy to get lost in a crowded place where there are too many motorcycles parked. So you need a strategy that will allow you to find your motorcycle without any problem at all! Our suggestion is to get it customized! We bet it will be extremely easy to find your motorcycle when you can clearly see the neon colors highlighting from over it!