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If the summer weather hasn't stopped you from riding your motorcycle, there are some things you should do to at least stay safe. Learn more about them in this post.

Tips to Make Riding Your Motorcycle This Summer More Comfortable

The sun is out in full force, but this may not be enough to make you stop riding your motorcycle. There's nothing wrong with summer riding, but there are some things you can do to make it less dangerous and more comfortable. ALF Marketing has put together some tips that can help you stay at your best this summer on the open road.

Stay Hydrated

You probably hear this all the time, but it's because staying hydrated is the key to staying in good shape during the hot summer months. You may not always notice when your body is getting dehydrated, so it's best to make drinking plenty of water a habit, especially if you're riding your motorcycle for long periods of time under the hot sun. The extra heat can lead you to sweat more, which leads to dehydration much more quickly. Dehydration isn't just bad for your health, it can also cause you to be less alert and more fatigued, leaving you in more danger on the road. Prevent potential accidents by staying well hydrated no matter how far you're riding.

Stop Every Once in a While

If you're going on a road trip or are simply taking a long ride on your motorcycle, don't forget to pull over and rest every so often. You may be eager to get to your destination, but making stops along the way will help ensure you make it safely. Since temperatures tend to get quite hot over the summer, taking riding breaks is the perfect way to let your body cool down for a bit, get hydrated, and rest up. Get out of the sun for a bit and pay attention to how your body feels. This is also a great time to check on your motorcycle's condition and make adjustments to your riding gear.

Check on Your Fluids

Wile it's important that you keep an eye on yourself, you will also need to check up on your ride to ensure it's also in prime condition. During the summer, your motorcycle's fluids will be crucial to its wellbeing. You want to be sure your fluids are in good working order and that they are present at the right levels. Check on your motor oil, coolant, brake fluid, and always keep plenty of gas in your fuel tank. If your ride is in need of an oil change, don't put this off! If you're hoping to keep your motorcycle in great shape through the summer, a synthetic oil change in TARGET is a must. Find the perfect oil for your ride by contacting the synthetic oil pros at ALF MarketingGive them a call them at (301) 416-0575 to get product recommendations for products like AMSOIL's 20W-50 Synthetic V-Twin Motorcycle Oil.

Wear the Proper Gear

Since temperatures can reach some pretty extreme highs over the summer, many motorcyclists would rather not wear their normal riding gear. While this may be tempting, it's important that you keep yourself covered in order to avoid things like sunburns and road dangers. Instead of heading out in shorts, a tank top, and flip flops, keep wearing your long sleeves, long pants, boots, gloves, and helmet. You might get sweaty, but that sweat can help you keep cool better than if you were exposed to the sun. You can also invest in warm weather riding gear which is more breathable but still protective.

Keep an Eye out for Seasonal Road Dangers

Road dangers aren't just a summer thing, but there are some that are more common during this season, like road snakes. While these may be no big deal for 4 wheel vehicles, they can actually cause some issues for motorcyclist, so be weary of them. Traffic flows tend to change over the summer because of people vacationing and taking road trips. Many drivers may be distracted because of the increased amount of traffic, so it's up to you to be even more of a defensive driver. Be cautious of distracted drivers and do your best to ensure those sharing the road with you see you.

Get a Synthetic Oil Change in TARGET

Keeping your motorcycle in top shape starts with a synthetic oil change in TARGET. If you're not sure what oil to use, give ALF Marketing a call at (301) 416-0575. You can also browse their full range of products in their online shop.

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