5 things you need for a motorcycle ride
Are you a motorhead? Do the like the sense of freedom you achieve when the wind blows in your face while riding your bike? If yes then, here is a list of things that you need to tick off your checklist before you go on a motorcycle holiday.
1. Oil check and general maintenance
Before you start your journey, certain things should be checked. Oil level, air and oil filters, brake pads, grease and lube, spark plug, chain wear, chain tension, tire wear, tire pressure, bolts, and nuts, etc. should checked and made sure it’s in good working condition. You don’t want your aftermarket Honda motorcycle parts to wear out while you are on your way to your destination.
2. Safety kit
Right from padded jackets, arm pads, pairs of gloves, riders' boot, knee pad, helmet, face mask, and goggles to a first aid kit should be carried along when you ride. If you are a bike enthusiast and looking for overhauling your vehicle, motorcycle accessories provide you with a wide variety of alternative options to make your ride exciting.
When it comes to first aid, it doesn’t matter how careful you or the people around you think you are, some accidents are inevitable; at some point, people are likely to get hurt. Be it a minor or a major injury, it is always better to keep a first aid kit along with you.
3. A Map and cash
A GPS map is used by everyman nowadays. But what if your phone’s range goes out? What if your battery runs out? You can never fully rely on your phone while you go on a long road trip. To carry a physical map along will help you a great deal for navigation. Ever heard of butler maps? Well, butler maps are designed by motorcyclists for motorcyclists. They can turn out to be the best resource for the best roads for any kind of riding including the best places to stop along the way.
Cash in hand will help you in whatever sticky situation you may encounter. If you get stuck in a remote place where they won’t accept credit cards and if you need to fuel up your motorcycle or if you feel hungry, you can always use your cash.
4. Keep yourself hydrated
If you are in for a long road-trip on your motorcycle, you are certain to get dehydrated pretty quickly with all the sweat evaporating at speed. Carry at least two bottles of water to keep you awake, energized, and hydrated.
5. Anti-bacterial wipes/ sunblock
You might find it strange but trust me nothing can be as useful as carrying anti-bacterial wipes or toilet paper. Rider’s needs refreshment- with a limited amount of water that you have with you; it may not be enough to wash yourself when needed. When you become tired and weary during the ride and you feel like you need a pit stop in a deserted place, use the wipes for refreshment.
The sun can wear you out more than you can ever imagine. Sunburn can damage your skin to an extent that you may not be able to recover from it. So use sunblock to protect yourself!