March 27, 2023
Spring is Here - Episode 25
“Happiness held is the seed. happiness shared is the flower." For riders that travel in states that lay down sand or gravel on the roads during inclement weather, this sand/gravel piles up in exactly the worst places it could for...
“Happiness held is the seed. happiness shared is the flower." For riders that travel in states that lay down sand or gravel on the roads during inclement weather, this sand/gravel piles up in exactly the worst places it could for riders – in the corners. So ride with particular caution during the spring riding season. Riders also need to keep in mind that just because it’s been above freezing for a few days, doesn’t mean the roads are ice or snow free. Differences in elevation, shadows on the road, & regional weather differences can result in slippery road conditions when you are not expecting them. And even if the road conditions are perfect, never forget that the most common cause of motorcycle accidents, is automobile drivers failing to see a motorcyclist resulting in collisions! So, as a motorcycle rider you need to be aware and expect this every time you encounter another vehicle on the road! Tips for the Spring Check up. Battery – check charge level, check connections, look for corrosion Tires – check tire pressure, tread & sidewall condition, look for flat spots! Brakes – check brake fluid level, signs of fluid leakage, & proper operation Fluids – check for stale fuel, oil change as necessary, brake fluid & coolant Cables and Controls – check brake, clutch, throttle cables & levers/grips Safety – clean helmet shields or goggles, check turn/brake/headlights Places to ride: I share my list, do you have favorite places? Support this (your show) check on me: