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Part 3: Tips for Safe Motorcycle Riding from J&S Motorcycle Jacks

Tips to make motorcycling safer from J&S Motorcycle Jacks


Let’s face it, riding a motorcycle is risky, of course, that is part of the mystique. There are ways to eliminate or manage the risk. Motorcycling is not a passive sport; you must always be aware of your surroundings and have full control and familiarity with the motorcycle under you. Here are this weeks tips to make motorcycling safer and more enjoyable.


Tip 5, Bright lights!

It is a known fact that bright lights can save your life, (loud pipes help too) J&S Motorcycle Jacks always recommends HID (high intensity discharge) lighting. The initial investment is high but there are no brighter/whiter lights. They help you see better but even more important than that, you are more VISIBLE to oncoming traffic. Installation of the light kit is a simple task when using your motorcycle lift as most kits are plug and play. It is also important to properly aim your headlight, another task made easy when using your motorcycle jack. Simply lift the bike into an upright position, make sure your front end is pointing straight and aim your light at a wall or garage door and follow the instructions in your manual or your instructions that came with your light kit. While you have your bike up on your motorcycle lift you might as well aim all your driving lights including fog lights if so equipped. When riding, turn on all your driving lights, and leave them on. It is all about being more visible to the cage drivers doing their best to try to ruin your day!


Tip 6, Emergency stops!

We talked about using your J&S Motorcycle Jack to maintain and replace your brake pads so we know the brakes are mechanically sound. Now it is time to go out and practice emergency stops. In a deserted parking lot or country road practice some hard stops from 35mph then from 45mph. You need to know what it feels like to make an emergency stop. You need to know how much distance you have to work with in an emergency. Sometimes, swerving is a better course of action than braking. Practice, practice, practice.


More tips from J&S Motorcycle Jacks next week.

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