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06/08/2017
If you were ready to take your bike out wearing a fashionable pair of jeans and a James Dean-inspired leather jacket, this article was written for you with tips on what to wear and what to look for.

What Type of Safety Gear a Motorbike Rider Needs to Wear

You've seen it on all the classic movies, and even some recent ones; where the lead star is cruising on their motorbike wearing nothing but a pair of jeans and a leather jacket. A pretty cool look...for an actor safely sitting on a prop motorbike being towed by a slow moving car. If you are looking to get on an actual motorbike and ride it, this outfit just isn't going to cut it. To get you on the right path (road), USA Synthetics has the following post to share.

Boots

Let's start at the bottom with the item many riders believe can be substituted with sneakers or work shoes - Motorcycle Boots. Motorcycle boots are unlike any other boots you have work, simply because their primary design focus is geared towards keeping your foot together in an accident. Motorcycle boots do this through a number of safety inclusions using technology and material. A motorcycle boots biggest claim to fame is its ability to prevent your foot from twisting and turning in every which direction during an accident. The easiest way to gauge whether any boots you are looking at on the shelf will do a good job at this is to pick them up and give them a thorough stretch and twist. The more they move, the more your foot will move in an accident. The less movement, the better. In addition to this design style, motorcycle boots can also include numerous reinforcement zones, such as over your toes, around your ankle and even your shin.

Pants

Moving up your body, it's time to put on some pants! And you guessed it, those designer jeans that you just bought are going to be staying in the closet. This is simply because they won't do anything to protect you if you come off your bike. Motorcycle pants include a number of safety features, the primary one being the material they are made from. Leather is going to be your best and most common bet. However, blended synthetic materials can also offer their own level of protection. In addition to the material, motorcycle pants will include reinforcements throughout the pants in places likely to be affected most during an accident. Staying safe on your bike also means riding a motorcycle that is well maintained and isn't going to cause you any problems. Click here to buy AMSOIL's 20W-50 Synthetic V-Twin Motorcycle Oil. Purpose designed to address the unique needs or a motorcycle engine, products like this from AMSOIL can also work to extend the lifespan of your engine. Speak with an expert at USA Synthetics by calling (405) 388-6170 to learn more about AMSOIL's range of high-quality motorcycle fluids and oils.

Motorcycle Jacket

We're sorry to say it, but just like your trendy new jeans, that brand name denim jacket you have been waiting to take out and show off will have to wait for another time. Unlike denim jackets, motorcycle jackets are made from high-quality protective materials that have been purpose designed and put together in a way that offers you as much protection as realistically possible should you hit the road. Of course, similar to motorcycle pants, motorcycle jackets include a number of reinforcements throughout to help protect your body if you do some into contact with the ground. While not all jackets will offer the same type of reinforcements, it's important that you choose a jacket that offers the most protection for the price you can afford.

Gloves

If you thought that you could get away with not wearing gloves while you ride then you need to look on the internet at what happens to riders who don't wear gloves. If you don't want to look, we can give you the spoiler - IT ISN'T GOOD! They don't have to be expensive and they don't have to have a motorcycle brand name printed on them, but they do have to fit comfortably, allow you to safely and easily reach any and all controls, and be able to protect your hands if they come into contact with the road. After all, your natural reflex will be to put your hands out; so make sure they're protected.

Helmet

Saving the best for last, it's the helmet. Your helmet is responsible for protecting the most important part of your body, so make sure that you get the right one. Instead of buying one online, head to a store and get yourself fitted for one. While you are there, look for a helmet that includes:
  • Features to keep your head cool
  • A comfortable and firm fit
  • Bluetooth technology such as speakers or a microphone to prevent you from distractions
  • Offers a visor that is designed for your riding style

The Right Fluid for Your Next Synthetic Oil Change in Oklahoma City, OK

Just like all of the vehicles in your garage; if you don't give your motorcycle's engine the right maintenance and the right fluids then it isn't going to get you very far or last very long. Speak with an expert at USA Synthetics by calling (405) 388-6170 to learn about what AMSOIL engine fluid is best suited to your ride, and how using the right oil for your motorcycle can help increase its performance and extend its lifespan. If you prefer, the online store has more information available for all of the high-quality AMSOIL products available.
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