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Ride Safe USA Safety Tip

Preparing To Ride

Making sure that your motorcycle is fit for the road is just as important as practicing safe riding. To make sure that your motorcycle is in good working order, check the following:

Tires: Check for any cracks, bulges, or signs of wear. (low tire pressure or any defects could cause a blowout) Look for signs of oil or gas leaks .Check high and low beams (make sure that all lights are functioning). Fluid levels should be checked weekly

After mounting the motorcycle, complete the following checks:

Clutch and throttle: Make sure they are working smoothly (throttle should snap back when released)Mirrors: Clean and adjust all mirrors to ensure sharpest viewing. Brakes: Test front and rear brakes (each brake should feel firm and hold the motorcycle still when fully applied) Horn: Test the horn.