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OUR BLOG

10/17/2017
Although outdoor temperatures may drop a bit in the fall, this doesn't mean it's time to store your motorcycle yet. Make the most of the fall and enjoy a few more rides with these tips.

How to Stay Safe on Your Motorcycle This Fall

As we get closer to winter, your motorcycle gets closer to its hibernation period. However, fall weather and conditions are still good enough for you to continue riding through the season. Since there are changes in the weather and outdoor conditions, you may have to take some additional precautions. To stay safe on your motorcycle this season, follow these tips.

Look out for Leaves

One of the best parts of fall is watching the leaves change colors. While the leaves are beautiful, they can also pose a serious threat for motorcycle riders. You see, as the leaves change colors and fall off the trees they tend to pile up everywhere including on the road. These piles of leaves can cover up road dangers like potholes and other road inconsistencies. To prevent falling into these, avoid driving over piles of leaves and stick to roads you're familiar with. Another issue with these leaves is that they can also become quite slick. Combined with rain or even just morning dew, leaves can create slick and slippery conditions on the road. This can cause your motorcycle to slip and slide, putting you in danger. If the road you're riding on has leaves everywhere, slow down in order to stay safe.

Wildlife Is Roaming

If you live in an area where wildlife is common, fall is probably when you catch sight of these animals most often. The reason for this is that many types of animals are more active and on the move during the fall. If this is the case in your area, stay extra alert on roads where wildlife sightings are common. This is especially important during dawn and dusk hours when conditions make it a bit harder to see. By staying extra alert, you can avoid potential collisions that are no good for you, your bike, and wildlife.

Wear the Proper Gear

If you're a fan of wearing a leather jacket while on your motorcycle, we've got great news! It'll finally be crisp enough for you to comfortably wear yours this season! In fact, wearing the proper gear during your rides will feel a lot more comfortable this season. As always, be sure to wear long sleeves, long pants, boots, a helmet with eye protection, and gloves. You may still want to work with layers because fall temperatures can be quite warm on some days. Another thing to consider this season is rain gear. If you're expecting rain, carry waterproof gear with you just in case. Staying safe on the road requires more than just staying alert, your motorcycle also needs to be prepared. To start, give your motorcycle a synthetic oil change in Williston. For help finding the perfect AMSOIL synthetic oil for your motorcycle, contact Advanced Filtration Technologies, Inc. at (701) 572- 3780. Don't forget that you can also find a full range of their quality AMSOIL Oil products in their online shop.

Keep Tabs on Your Fluids

As temperatures continually drop, keeping an eye on your fluids and ensuring you're using the right fluids for the season will be key. Always be prepared with enough fuel to make it to your destination and back, especially if you're taking isolated back roads. Check on your antifreeze and top it off if necessary. Don't forget to also give your motorcycle a synthetic oil change for the best engine protection. Remember that a synthetic oil will continue working at its best no matter how cold temperatures get.

Know What the Weather Will Be Like

Now more than ever, it's imperative that you check the weather before heading out the door. This will help you avoid getting stuck riding through a storm. Not only is this uncomfortable, it can also be dangerous if you're not prepared. If you notice that the weather isn't going to be ideal for riding, consider leaving your motorcycle at home. You'll have plenty more opportunities to ride it during the remainder of the season.

Enjoy the Fall

Finally, enjoy the season! Take the scenic route and enjoy the beauty of the season. This is, after all, the last riding you may get to do this year.

Give Your Motorcycle a Synthetic Oil Change in Williston

To ensure your motorcycle has the best fall season, be sure to prepare it with a synthetic oil change in Williston. To find the perfect products for your motorcycle, contact the experts at Advanced Filtration Technologies, Inc. Reach them at (701) 572- 3780 for more tips to keep your motorcycle in top shape.
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