Ready to ride this summer? It’s been a long winter and it’s finally almost time to beat that New London, Connecticut cold and hit the open road on your bike. But, before you hop back in the seat, take a moment to follow these preparation tips to make sure your motorcycle is well-maintained and safe for the road. Taking the time to maintain your bike will not only keep you safe on the road, it will help you keep it in optimal condition and prevent major repairs later on.
Tires. Examine your tires carefully. Any cracks in the rubber, flat spots or nails and screws that may have punctured holes means it’s time to get new ones. If your tires are in good condition, make sure to check your tire pressure and make sure they are properly inflated.
Lights. Double check that your signal lights, brake lights and headlines work. Your lights communicate your moves on the road and are critical for your safety.
Brakes. Besides obviously checking them for functionality, taking a moment to look at your brakes can save you a lot of money down the road. Letting your brakes wear down to the metal part of the pad can destroy the drums or disk, which can cost a pretty penny to replace.
Riding gear. Check all your riding gear to make sure it’s in good shape. Worn boots, scratches on your helmet visor, and holes in your gloves may not protect you as well on the road.
Show it some love. Before you bring your motorcycle back out, take a moment to give it a thorough cleaning and wax-job. Not only will it help your bike achieve the shiny brand new look, it will protect your motorcycles paint job from the elements, ensuring it will last longer.
As an independent insurance agency, the Byrnes Agency works with a number of leading carriers in the country, enabling us to provide Connecticut customers with competitive rates for New London, Connecticut motorcycle insurance. We also realize that one size doesn’t fit all and can tailor the policy to you personally. We provide coverage for sport bikes, cruisers, standards, touring bikes, custom rides — and even scooters. Contact us today for more information.
*Looking to start riding? Check out our latest blog post, Norwich Motorcycle Insurance: Great Beginner Motorcycles