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This post can help you prepare to hit the road on your motorcycle this summer. From riding tips to maintenance tasks, this post has it all, including help choosing the right AMSOIL synthetic motorcycle oil.

Motorcycle Riding Tips for the Summer Roads

Before taking your motorcycle out on the road this summer, be sure you and your bike are properly prepared. Use these tips to ensure you stay safe on the road while also having a fun time.

Pay Attention to Your Body

Summer weather can reach extreme highs that are uncomfortable no matter what situation you're in. For motorcycle riders, this can be even more troubling because they are more exposed to the elements and can't rely on air conditioning to cool down. If you're expecting extreme summer highs, be sure to take care of yourself by paying attention to what your body is telling you. Look out for signs of heat exhaustion which may include nausea, dizziness, headaches, cramps, and extreme fatigue. If you start to feel any of these signs or simply aren't feeling great, pull over and take care of yourself. Hydrate and rest before jumping back on your motorcycle and heading on your way. A great tip is to carry extra water with you so that you don't have to look around for a shop or store.

Dress for the Season

Because of the lack of protection motorcycle riders have on the road, it's important that they always dress properly. Motorcycle gear may be more uncomfortable to wear during the summer because of the heat, but keeping yourself covered will help you stay cool better than if you're uncovered. Exposed skin will get hotter and will allow your sweat to evaporate quicker, leading to dehydration much faster than if you keep yourself covered. As always, wear gear that is abrasion and impact resistant. Light colors as well as light and breathable materials that are also sturdy are your best bet this season.

Keep up with Motorcycle Maintenance

To keep yourself safe you will need to perform regular maintenance on your motorcycle. A motorcycle in great condition that is functioning properly will help keep you upright and in control, so be sure to stay on top of maintenance tasks. Perform quick visual checks before every ride on the most important components of your motorcycle. Check on the brakes, hoses, and fluids to be sure there are no serious issues. More in depth checks should be performed at least weekly. During these weekly inspections, wash your motorcycle to get a clear view of everything. Check your tire tread and air pressure as well as the condition and level of fluids. If it's time for an oil change, be sure to use the right synthetic motorcycle oil. Check out AMOSIL's full range of synthetic motorcycle oils to find the perfect fit for your motorcycle.

Take a Refresher Course

If you haven't been on your motorcycle in a long time, taking it out on the road can be a bit intimidating. It's best to start slow and go on short distance trips so that you can get comfortable on your motorcycle. It's also a great idea to sign up for a refresher course so that you can be confident on your motorcycle and get ready to take on the road. To prepare your motorcycle for the season, start by giving it a synthetic oil change in Chesapeake, VAFor help finding the perfect oil for your motorcycle, contact Factory Direct Oil Inc at (757) 377-5823. They can recommend great oils like AMSOIL's 20W-50 Synthetic V-Twin Motorcycle Oil. You can also check out their full range by visiting their online shop.

Keep Yourself Visible

By staying visible on the road, you can be sure other drivers will be more aware of your presence. Maintain a safe distance from other vehicles and avoid riding in people's blind spots. To stay visible during the day and at night, wear bright colors and clothing with reflective pieces. Be sure your lights are working properly so that you can see and be seen.

Use Common Sense on the Road

As we focus on more technical aspects, common sense can often be forgotten. Don't let this be the case while riding your motorcycle. Stick to the posted speed limits or take it slower if conditions aren't ideal. Avoid alcoholic drinks and be sure that you are in a healthy state before jumping on your motorcycle. Finally, be sure you know your bike's limits and your body's limits. Don't force anything and you'll be much better off.

Synthetic Motorcycle Oil in Chesapeake, VA

Now that you're a bit more prepared for summer, it's time to put your knowledge to action. Start by giving your motorcycle a synthetic oil change to start summer off on the right foot. Contact Factory Direct Oil Inc at (757) 377-5823 for help finding the right products for your oil change. To browse their full range of products, stop by their online shop.

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