The Fall season is here, and that means cooler weather!
If you are coming back from summer break, consider checking out these 5 must-know Fall motorcycle riding tips.
1. Keep Your Motorcycle Clean
Fall motorcycle riding will bring colder temperatures, so you will need to keep your bike clean to prevent rust.
2. Motorcycle Riding Gear
Fall is a great time to wear full motorcycle gear. It is important to invest in proper motorcycle riding gear, including weather-resistant boots, coats, jackets, and waterproof pants. A helmet liner and neck warmer will keep your head and neck warm while providing protection from the elements. Fall motorcycle gear also includes rain suits to keep out the cold and stay dry. Make sure whatever you wear is weather-resistant and comfortable enough to provide protection and warmth.
Tip: Use waterproofing sprays on boots, gloves, jackets, and pants.
3. Road Conditions
Rain, ice, and leaves are just some of what Fall road conditions may bring to your fall motorcycle rides. Fall is also a good time to learn or review safe riding techniques like swerving, braking, and keeping an eye out for potholes. Be prepared for anything by making sure your tires are in good condition with proper tread depth to prevent hydroplaning. This time of the year is the ideal time for an accident. Be smart! Don't ride if it's not safe.
Use caution when riding in traffic, especially in low visibility conditions like fog, rain, and glare. Fall weather brings breezy conditions that can cause road debris to become airborne.
5. Roadside Emergencies
You're less likely to need roadside assistance in the fall than at other times of the year, but motorcycle breakdowns do happen and it's best to be prepared for them before they happen. Now is a good time to check your motorcycle's mechanical health, take it in for maintenance, and re-torque all the bolts.
If you do find yourself in the unfortunate situation of being stranded on your motorcycle, make sure your cell phone has plenty of juice.
Fall is a beautiful time to ride. You can enjoy the crisp air and leaves on the ground as you cruise through your favorite trail route. Make sure that you're prepared for this season by wearing proper gear, including some new moto-inspired Wind Angels riding apparel! Sign up for our special discount today and receive 15% off of any purchase over $99!