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08/14/2018
The weather is perfect for lounging on the beach or by the pool, but it may not be perfect for motorcycle riding. Use these tips to stay safe on your motorcycle this summer.



Tips for Riding Your Motorcycle This Summer

Avid motorcycle riders have a hard time letting go of their motorcycle, even in the most extreme of weather. While the summer  weather may not present the worst of riding conditions, it can still make motorcycle riding quite uncomfortable. To help you enjoy the open road this summer, Synthetic Oil Direct has some summer motorcycle riding tips you may benefit from.

Hydration Is Key

It may seem like an obvious thing to mention, but many people need to be reminded to hydrate while riding in the summer sun. Since the weather is a lot hotter during the summer, it makes sense that your body gets dehydrated much faster in these conditions. Since you're sweating more and losing more water, you will need to drink more water to stay alert and focused. If you're planning to go on ride or if you're making a stop during a ride, stick to drinking water and avoid other fluids that can dehydrate you, like alcohol and coffee.

Stops Are Necessary

If you're going on a long ride or are taking a road trip on your motorcycle, keep in mind that stopping to rest and recharge is a must. It's understandable that you want to get to your destination as soon as possible, but making stops will ensure that you get there safely. Making stops along the way will help you stay hydrated, alert, and focused so that you don't put yourself in danger. If the sun is super intense, stops will also help you get out of the heat and cool down before continuing on. Pack some water and some healthy snacks that can help you recharge and get ready for another stretch of road.

Keep an Eye on Your Fluids

If you're making a great effort to keep yourself hydrated, don't forget to also ensure that your motorcycle is good on fluids. There's nothing quite as frustrating as having to deal with motorcycle issues in the middle of a trip. Before going anywhere, take a look at your bike's fluids in order to ensure they're still in good condition and that they are at their proper levels. Maintenance is key if you want your ride to make it through the summer with no issues. While you're at it, don't forget to also check on your air filter, brakes, and tires. One fluid that should always be in the best of shape is your motor oil. Getting a synthetic oil change in Warminster can ensure your oil stays in great shape for longer this summer. To find the perfect oil for your motorcycle, contact the oil pros at Synthetic Oil Direct. They can recommend products like AMSOIL's 20W-50 Synthetic V-Twin Motorcycle OilContact them at (215) 834-8720 to learn more.

Wear the Right Gear

It's hot outside, but this doesn't mean you should leave your riding gear at home. While you may not want to wear a heavy leather jacket in this heat, you still need wear proper clothing that will keep you safe on the road. As always, wear a jacket, helmet, gloves, pants, and boots that will keep your body protected from the elements. Keep in mind that keeping your body covered will keep you from suffering sunburns and can help you stay cooler than if you were completely exposed to the sun. Look for riding gear that is specially made to be worn in warm weather since it's protective but also breathable.

Be Aware of Road Dangers

Road dangers are around no matter what season it is, but there are some dangers that are more common during the summer. To start, keep an eye out for tar snakes that can creep up seemingly out of nowhere. Traffic flows can also change during the summer thanks to the number of people traveling or taking road trips. With the increased amount of traffic on the road, you will also have to ride defensively. Drivers may be too distracted by the traffic to look out for motorcyclists, so always be aware of the traffic around you. Finally, look out for construction zones that cause more traffic as well as dangerous road conditions.

Get a Synthetic Oil Change in Warminster 

With a synthetic oil change in Warminster, you can be sure your motorcycle will be at its best this summer. To find the best AMSOIL Oil for your ride, contact Synthetic Oil Direct at (215) 834-8720. Don't forge that you can also shop their full range of products in their online shop.
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