Since as a small boy, you have wished to own and ride a bike just like your uncle. That desire was birthed in your heart after he had taken you on his bike a few times. Now that you are holding a steady job and have got yourself a nice decent motorcycle, you are looking forward to ride your motorcycle to and from work. Besides using the motorcycle as a mode of transportation, you are going to ride it as a hobby during your free time just like your uncle.
Looking back, you have seen how your uncle has enjoyed his motorcycle riding hobby and how this hobby had helped him relaxed from his busy job and enjoyed his freedom as a bachelor. Now that you have started working, you find that working life can be stressful and motorcycle riding hobby is a great way to escape to de-stress. You are looking forward to the adventure and exciting time you are going to enjoy with your motorcycling friends. For the time being, you will have to get your motorcycle ready for the road.
One of the top listed things to do is to pay a visit to the motorcycle tire shop. A motorcycle has only two wheels and they are the ones that will move on the road as your ride your bike. To be able to ride smoothly and safely, your bike will need good quality tires that are well inflated. Today’s tires are usually made of synthetic rubber, fabric and wire, natural rubber, along with carbon and other chemical compounds.
Good quality tires are not cheap. Proper care and regular routine checks can help extend the life of the tires. Routine checks should include air pressure, tire maintenance such as alignment, rotation, and inspections. These checks can be done after every long ride or once a week on your own or the checks can be done at the motorcycle tire shop.
Besides preparing the motorcycle for the road, the driver also needs to be ready and equipped for the ride. Pay a visit to the motorcycle apparel and accessories store near you or you can even go online to shop for your riding apparel. The first thing to look for is a safety helmet. Every motorcyclist is responsible for their own safety and precaution is needed to protect their head in case there is a fall or an accident.
The next item to look for is a good quality riding apparel. If you are limited by a tight budget, then at least you should get a safety helmet and an armored motorcycle jacket. The jacket should be comfortable with a good fit, without being too tight to restrict easy movement of the rider. Neither should it be too loose. The stitching should be strong enough to avoid tearing along the joints. The jacket should be water resistant and suitable for all weather riding.
These days, there are many brands of motorcycle riding jackets available on the market e.g. Honda, Klim, Alpinestar riding jacket and many others for both the men and women motorcycle riders. The jacket is to protect your skin, flesh, muscles, bones, etc. in case you have a fall, crash or an accident. It is also to keep the rider warm and comfortable in the cold, rainy weather or from the blazing hot sun.