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09/08/2016

How to Stay Safe When Riding Your Dirt Bike

Riding outdoors, and going through rough terrains can be a truly incredible sensation full of adrenaline and excitement. Yet, no matter how intense your passion for dirt bike riding is, you should always keep in mind your safety. With this in mind, its time we discussed a few important things you can do to stay safe when riding your dirt bike.

Make Sure Your Ride Fits You Right

Accidents can happen at any time but  when you are starting out or riding a new bike you may encounter difficulties if your bike isn´t the correct size or you haven´t adapted completely to it.  The first thing you need to do is make sure that you are using a bike that fits your size. If you ride a bike that is too large or small it will be difficult to keep control and maneuver it correctly. You should be able to reach the pedals and grab the controls comfortably and without overreaching or crouching. For more information on choosing the right bike and making sure it is the adequate fit, read Honda´s recommendations, here.

Get to Know Your Bike Very Well

Even if you have been using your bike for a while and are well adjusted to it, it is still important that you stay alert to any glitches that may present themselves. Once you have more practice and have become adapted to your bike you should get a feel of what is normal and what is not. For example, any weird noise or sudden yanking sensation that you notice can indicate a bigger problem. The best thing to do in these cases is to stop and take a look to see if you can find what is causing those abnormal reactions in your bike. If you cannot spot the problem, carefully head back and have your bike checked out before riding it again.

Keep Your Dirt Bike Well Maintained

Having a safer ride starts with a well-maintained bike. Lack of maintenance and proper care can cause your bike to be at risk of a malfunction. Clean your bike regularly and avoid letting dirt accumulate because it can make its way inside more delicate parts and lead to problems. Check that the chain, tires and brakes are all working well before heading out.

Inspect Your Bike Regularly and Especially Before Heading Out

It is important that inspect your bike ahead of time and as routine, not only before heading out. Any problems in the engine or other areas of your bike can definitely place you in danger, especially when driving in more difficult terrains. Check the oil often and make sure there is enough quality lubrication running through the engine. Change the oil as necessary and use AMSOIL synthetic oil for the best results. AMSOIL offers constant wear protection and prolonged performance, even in the most intense conditions. For help selecting the right AMSOIL products for your bike, contact Hartmans Inc today.

Always Wear the Right Gear

No matter how simple or short your ride, always wear a helmet and use the right gear. Using a helmet at all times can prevent severe damage in case of an accident. Use a helmet that has a face shield and fits comfortably, not too loose or too tight. Choose a helmet that follows the U.S. Department of Transportation´s qualifications. These type of helmets usually have a ¨DOT¨ mark. Your clothing should also fit adequately. Tight fitting garments may cause discomfort and trouble when trying to maneuver the bike, and loose clothing can easily get caught in the wrong places. Using knee, shoulder, and chest pads can also save you from more prominent injuries if you should fall or have any mishaps.

Use Your Dirt Bike for What It Is Intended

Another thing you should keep in mind is that your dirt bike is especially intedend for just that. Trails, dirt and nature paths that aren´t exactly pavement or regular streets. Use it for what it is intended for and avoid riding it on these type of common roads or highways because it doesn´t necessarily have all the safety measures necessary for these type of pavement. If you must cross a street or highway to get to another trail make sure you do it with precaution.

The Best Synthetic Oil Change Products for Your Dirt Bike

Take good care of your dirt bike and it will take care of you. Use only the best products for the maintenace and upkeep of your bike and watch it perform better for longer. Call Hartmans Inc (316) 686-1069 for the highest quality products.
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