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11/29/2018
When new riders take their bike for a long haul ride for the first time, things don’t always go as planned. This is often because they use the same tips (or lack thereof) as they would driving a car.

Each time that you want to take your bike out on the open road, it’s important to remember that there are differences and limitations between a car-based adventure and one using your motorcycle. Remembering these differences can often mean an enjoyable adventure, as opposed to one full of stress and boredom.

Tips for an Enjoyable Long Haul Ride on Your Motorbike

To help get you started on the road (pardon the pun) towards a fun motorcycle road trip, below are some tips from USA Synthetics.

You Don’t Have to Do It Alone

When it comes time for a car based road trip, the best adventures include a car full of friends or family members. While you can’t exactly get a lot of people onto one bike, this doesn’t mean that a motorcycle road trip needs to be a solitary affair. Instead, look for family members or friends with motorcycles to join you on your adventure. Sure, you won’t be able to chat and laugh along the way as you would in a car, but each time that you all stop to take breaks and refresh provides a great social opportunity for you to speak about the roads you have just ridden and any interesting sights which you have seen along the way.

Be Break-Aware

Speaking about taking social breaks, remember that driving a car is generally a comfortable event. Riding a motorcycle for hours on end, well, isn’t what you would call comfortable. In addition, enjoying a refreshing drink isn’t as easy as reaching into the back seat to take out drinks and snacks you have brought along for the drive. With this in mind, consider just how far you and your friends can realistically ride and also plan for more breaks along the way. Online maps can help you to find interesting places to stop and take a break where you can snap some pictures or even enjoy some fresh food. Click here to buy 20W-40 Synthetic V-Twin Motorcycle Oil and keep your motorcycle’s engine in good health. How well your bike performs on a long haul ride not only depends on how often you perform maintenance but the quality of the products you put inside it. To learn more about the benefits of a synthetic oil change for your bike, speak with USA Synthetics at (405) 388-6170. If you prefer, check out the online store for more information about the range of high-quality AMSOIL products available for your bike.

No Radio - No Problem

When you are in a car, changing the music is as easy as pushing a few buttons on the steering wheel or even the on-screen display. On a bike, however, changing the radio means stopping, which can become annoying after a while. Instead of listening to the radio along the ride, spend some time before you leave to create playlists using your preferred music streaming app on your phone. You can even download these playlists offline so that you can enjoy them on the road where you won’t have cell reception. As an example, you can create a playlist for general riding, one for when you expect to need a bit of a pick-me-up, along with one with smoother music for when you are riding through nice scenery. To match this, look through your local electronics store for a high-quality Bluetooth headset which is compatible with your phone’s inbuilt assistant. These devices can allow you to change playlists, listen to and respond to messages, and even make phone calls, all without using your hands and relying solely on your voice commands.

Don’t Try to Battle the Weather

As much as you have planned, remember that the weather has the last say. Unlike a car which has a roof, doors, and windows, when you’re on your bike it’s just you and the environment. Of course, this doesn’t mean that bad weather means that you have to cancel your trip, it just means you should consider a new destination or even just adjusting your route so that you can either avoid the bad weather entirely or have the option to take breaks where you can wait out any bad weather.

Your Bike Deserves a Synthetic Oil Change in Oklahoma City, OK

To give your bike what it needs to keep you going on a smooth and enjoyable road trip, speak with USA Synthetics about giving your bike a synthetic oil change. To find out more about the benefits of a synthetic oil change or for help finding the right products for the job, give USA Synthetics a call at (405) 388-6170.
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