TOP 5 THINGS TO CHECK BEFORE YOU GET ON YOUR MOTORCYCLE
There’s always the adrenaline rush every time you want to get on your bike and go for a ride. In times like this, it’s always quite easy to get lost in the moment, just hop on and zoom off without any care in the world. Taking the time to check your bike before each ride can get routine and boring overtime, but trust us when we tell you, it’s one routine practice that can save you a lot of hassles. Here at Chic Riot, we have made a list of 5 things we consider essential or crucial to be checked by every rider before every ride. Let’s dive right in!
YOUR STATE OF MIND
This for us is the most important thing to be checked before any ride. Don’t get on your bike just because you want to let off steam after a fight or you feel a ride would help clear the fuzziness in your head after you’ve had one drink too many. One thing we know for sure is that, drunk riders and motorcycles don’t mix. You need to be in the right frame of mind with all of your senses intact to ride a motorcycle properly. It’s worthy of note that, a motorcycle in the best of conditions and a rider not in the right frame of mind are still a recipe for disaster.
Brakes should be checked every single time you decide to take your bike for a spin. Do a test ride of a couple meters and squeeze your brake’s lever tightly. This helps you know how firm your brakes are, how tightly you are able to squeeze the lever and how far it goes after you release it. These are all essential in the grand scheme of things when you finally hit the road.