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08/09/2017
The blazing sun, the intense heat, and the high temperatures can make riding your motorcycle during the summertime more dangerous. To learn how you can stay safe, click on this post.

How to Ride Your Motorcycle Safely During the Summer

Summer can seem like the ideal time to ride your motorcycle. However, if you're not careful, you may find that the blazing sun and high temperatures can take a toll on you. For that reason, before you hop on your motorcycle to go on your summer rides, you should learn ways to stay safe while you're out and about. For more information on what these are, continue reading.

Contact Marland Enterprises at (315) 727-4645 to find a synthetic oil in Syracuse that will keep your engine powerful this summer. 

Drink a Lot of Water

When it's summer, it is hot; and when it is hot, you sweat. The thing is that while sweating can help you cool your body down, not doing a good job at replenishing your body's liquids can lead to dehydration. That's why, if you'll be spending a lot of time on your motorcycle under the hot summer sun, you will need to drink at least 8 glasses of water each day.

Be Wary Dehydration and Heat Stroke

Riding your motorcycle can be dangerous enough as it is, without adding to it the risk of falling victim to dehydration or heat stroke. However, both of these are a possibility when the temperatures outside are especially high. For that reason, you should learn to detect their symptoms (dizziness, fatigue, high body temperature, nausea, and more), so you can go to your doctor the moment you notice them.

Keep Your Body Protected

When you think about a motorcycle rider, you probably picture someone with a leather jacket, gloves, and boots. While this image may seem cool, it can be anything but that when the summer sun is beaming down on you. To avoid getting overheated, wear light, impact resistant fabrics that will keep you fresh as they protect you. You should note, however, that no matter what, you should always wear a helmet to protect your head, and sunscreen to protect your skin.

Shield Your Eyes

Finding a way to protect your eyes from the sun while you ride your motorcycle is important, especially now that the sun is at is brightest. If you neglect to do so, you may be blinded by the rays, which could put your safety, and that of those around you, in peril. If your helmet doesn't come with a tinted face shield, make sure to wear sunglasses with UV protection, so you can keep your eyes safe as you ride.

Ensure Your Motorcycle Works Perfectly

Summer can take a toll on your motorcycle. For example, it is more likely that your engine will overheat due to the high temperatures. It is also more probable that your tires will wear down, since they have to put up with the scorching hot roads. That's why, if your goal is to remain safe while riding this summer, you should take your motorcycle to a professional mechanic who can keep it working perfectly, despite the extreme conditions.

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Steer Clear of Road Rage

Being hot can make people feel angry and less patient. That's why it's not uncommon to see cases of road rage during this time of year. Still, you shouldn't participate in it (don't give into it, and beware of drivers who show it), since it will only increase your chances of getting into a car wreck. To that end, you should read and follow the tips in this post by Allstate, so you can ride along peacefully, even under the blazing sun.

Check the Weather Forecast

Last but not least, be sure to check the weather forecast before each time you head out for your summer motorcycle rides. When you do, you'll be more informed of what the weather conditions will be like, which can help you make better and safer decisions about your rides. Keep in mind, however, that if the forecast predicts bad weather conditions for the day (such as rain or a heat wave), you will be better off waiting to ride another day.

Call Marland Enterprises at (315) 727-4645 or browse through AMSOIL's online store to find products that can save you time and money on your motorcycle's maintenance (like the best synthetic oil in Syracuse). 

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