Now that the warm spring weather has arrived, you are probably looking forward to getting your motorcycle out of storage to start enjoying it on the open roads. While you are checking your battery and filling up with gas, it is important to make sure that you are aware of any new dangers on the road, such as potholes.
Winter weather can cause more potholes to pop up on the roads. With freezing temperatures and wet downpours, the road can easily wash away. Hitting a pothole while on your motorcycle can be much more dangerous than if you hit it with your car, since there is little guarding you from the ground. Luckily, the collision coverage that is provided by your motorcycle insurance policy will provide protection in case your bike is damaged by a pothole.
When you are out on the road this spring, make sure to pay extra attention to what ...
Fall is a great time for a motorcycle road trip. When you head north, you get a chance to see the bright colors of changing leaves and to sample favorite fall foods. And, as a bonus, the cooler weather makes safety gear more comfortable. To have the ultimate motorcycle road trip:
Use review sites like Yelp to find the best places to eat and see along your route.
Make friends online in places before you go by making connections in motorcycling forums.
Find out about seasonal festivals along the way.
Bring a low temperature sleeping bag with liner so that you are ready for unexpectedly cold nights.
Bring a jet stove or other lightweight camping stove. There's nothing like hot coffee at your camp site on a brisk morning.
Update friends and family on Facebook or Foursquare so that they can virtually accompany you on your ultimate road trip.
Part of staying safe on the road ...