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10/11/2016
When it comes time to get a license, it's an almost ubiquitous choice to drive a car. Whether you're a teen or an adult, cars are the popular choice. However, for a small number of people, cars don't offer the same excitement as a motorbike.

If this sounds like you and you are more interested in riding a motorbike than driving a car, Synthetic Solutions has a post with starter information for beginners and would-be riders.

Stay Safe

A car provides numerous safety features which minimize the impact of road accidents. A motorbike, on the other hand, has none. Instead of just getting a pair of regular jeans and a fashionable leather jacket, head to a biking store and get equipment made for the job. A riding jacket, for example, has reinforcements in the elbow to help protect the wearer. A starters list would look like this:
  • Helmet
  • Riding Jacket
  • Riding Pants
  • Riding Boots
  • Gloves
Safety isn't all about the ride, however. When personalizing your bike, try to use bright and reflective decals and stickers to increase driver visibility.

Learn to Ride

Riders don't get the same opportunities as drivers do when it comes to learning how to drive. With no passenger seat, it's difficult to get feedback on your riding. Look at enrolling in a local riding course; you're likely to find one online. Not only will they teach you how to ride well and safely, but they likely have a selection of beginners bikes which you can try to get an idea into what kind of ride you might like and can handle.

Ongoing Costs and Maintenance

Online forums are also going to be your best place to find information on how much each bike is likely to cost you ongoing. From fuel economy to at home maintenance, right through to scheduled mechanic visits. Of course, all costs aren't mechanical. Speak with your insurance agency to find out about monthly payments. Ask about their thresholds for items like engine power and bike size to help understand the maximum specs you can get before your rates increase. When it comes to motorcycle maintenance, synthetic oil products are your best bet. Speak with Synthetic Solutions at (919) 600-2749 about the range of engine oil and motorcycle fluid products available. For more written information, check out the online store.

Get the Best for You

Look at your needs and focus on buying a bike which fits them. Just like any purchase, you want to make sure you get the best you can for the money you have. However, this doesn't translate to buying the most expensive bike you can afford. With money left over you can personalize the bike or spend it on safety gear.

Study, Study, Study

This tip applies to any vehicle you buy - study! Compare specifications, prices, availability etc, until you have narrowed down your choices. Your budget is going to be the first point when you begin your research. Once you have a few to choose from, look at online forums where members are actual riders and can help provide links to relevant sites and information. A particular point to pay attention to when researching is how often you notice comments about 'known issues' with a bike. Some bikes are known for certain mechanical requirements or breakdowns at points in their lifecycle, so pay attention as this can help you avoid a bad purchase.

Get a Feel for the Bike

A mistake made by new riders is to choose their bike on specs and reviews, and ignore that it may not be as comfortable as they like when they are on it. When searching for a bike, pay attention to how it feels when you ride it. Key items are going to be how the weight is distributed, what it needs from you to turn, how well you can reach the levers, and the seat height. Avoid comments like 'you'll get used to it', as you may not. If you find an alternative option with lower specs but a more comfortable feel, that's the one for you.

Get the Most out of Your Bike With a Synthetic Oil Change in Zebulon

One of the benefits of owning a motorbike is that much of the maintenance can be done at home. The key, however, is to use the right products for the job. Speak with Synthetic Solutions at (919) 600-2749 and find out which engine lubricant is right for the bike you have decided on. Remember that a bike also needs other fluids, so be sure to ask about the range available.
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