Riding a motorcycle can be an exhilarating experience for a lot of people.
However, there are some things you have to keep in mind when you’re on the road.
Here are 10 common mistakes you may be making that can cause you to damage your motorcycle.
Making the Wrong Motorcycle Headlight Position When you first start riding your motorcycle, you may notice that your headlights are on a different position from where you put them on your bike.
This can cause the headlights to look out of place and make it harder for you to see what’s around you.
When this happens, it is best to position your headlights where they need to be for you.
The correct position is the position that will provide the best visibility in your lane and the most safety.
If you’re facing a turn, it’s important to position yourself so you’re looking straight ahead and don’t need to look around to see where the turn is coming from.
Changing Your Lights On Your Motorcycle If you switch on your lights when you hit a turning corner or change your lights on your motorcycle when you are traveling down a winding road, it can cause a lot more damage than it will take.
Changing your lights is also a great time to look ahead to see if you are in a blind spot.
Over-Charging Your Battery On Your Bicycle If you charge your bike with too much battery, it may cause your bike to overheat.
This is particularly true if you have the bike equipped with a low-end, low-power battery, such as the Zumo or Bontrager V-Max.
The high-voltage batteries in a motorcycle are capable of delivering more than 100 amps of power, and you should always keep your battery in a secure place.
You should always charge your batteries with the battery in the rear of your bike, or the battery behind your handlebars.
Not Putting Your Front and Rear Lights On In the Same Position When setting up your bike for the first time, you might not be aware of the position of your lights.
If your lights are positioned on opposite sides of your body, you are not seeing them.
This will cause you problems when you need to change your motorcycle’s front and rear lights.
You must place the lights where you need them to be in the vehicle.
This also means putting your front lights on the right side of the vehicle while you are still in your passenger seat, or behind your seat.
Not Changing Your Front Light Position When Changing Your Motorbike Front and rear headlights should always be positioned the same way.
When you switch off your motorcycle headlights, you need your headlights to turn on and off automatically, not on and on.
Doing this will ensure that your front and back lights are in the same position when you ride your motorcycle again.
Not Switching Your Front Lamp Position When You Change Your Motorcycles Front and back lamps should always turn on automatically, and not on.
If a light on your front or rear light is turned on, that means it is ON.
If it is turned off, that light is OFF.
Not Looking Behind When Riding While Driving When you are riding a motorcycle, look ahead as you go through a turn.
If there is any way you can see ahead from your position on the motorcycle, then your motorcycle is safe.
Not Riding with a Rear Lamp While Riding If you are having a problem with your rear lights, it might be a good idea to turn your lights off, especially if you’re using a rear lamp that is too bright or too low.
Your motorcycle could be at a higher risk if you turn on the lights in the wrong spot, or in the incorrect location.
If this is the case, it could lead to damage to your motorcycle and damage to other vehicles on the highway.
Not Shifting Your Front Headlight On and Off During a Turn Your motorcycle will look better when it’s turning on and then off, so it’s a good time to shift your headlights onto the left side of your motorcycle to give it more visibility.
Changing the Lighting In Your Motorcycling Vehicle While you’re riding your bike in the back seat, your lights need to turn off automatically and turn on when you go over a curve.
When your lights turn on, you should change them to turn up to make sure they’re on.
The motorcycle’s headlights should also be changed as soon as possible after turning on to avoid any damage to the lights.
If you have questions about motorcycle safety, we invite you to contact us at 800-662-4469 or send us an email at [email protected]