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07/10/2017
You don’t have to explain the benefits of a motorcycle to a true rider! However, it is important for all riders to understand the differences between a car when planning a road trip. If you are a rider then you know all about the benefits of a motorbike over a car. However, when it comes to a road trip, a car has the upper hand. For this reason, it’s important to acknowledge the differences between the two and plan accordingly so that your first motorbike based road trip isn’t your last.

Don't Arrive in a Bad Mood!

If you are preparing for your first motorbike road trip or you are interested in buying a bike and want information about what you can expect, Synthetic Solutions has the following article to help.

Be Realistic About Your Distance

Give some thought to how long you think you could drive a car on a freeway. Imagine that you’re resting in a comfortable chair with cruise control doing much of the driving, music playing at a comfortable volume, cup holders with drinks at your disposal, stretching out as you drive. With this type of scenario, it’s likely that you can drive a good distance before you need to rest. Now give the same thought to riding a motorcycle. You are in the same position the entire time, you don’t have any type of automatic riding technology, you can’t adjust the volume of any music you manage to get playing, you definitely don’t have any cup holders or the ability to drink, and stretching your arms and legs while you ride is referred to as a bike accident. With this in your mind, give some more critical thought to the simple blue line on your computer screen that makes it look like the distance will be a walk in the park. Well, a ride in the park. Instead, plan to stop more frequently than you would when driving a car. In particular, look for scenic places where you can take a good walk around, stretch your limbs, and realign your sight. Click here to buy AMSOIL’s 20W-50 Synthetic V-Twin Motorcycle Oil to keep your ride running in top shape. If you prefer, visit the online store to browse the full range of products available. If you aren’t sure which is the right product for your engine needs, don’t hesitate to call Synthetic Solutions at (919) 600-2749.

How Does the Weather Look?

This is usually only a question that you ask about the destination. After all, you’re in a well protected and comfortable car, so the weather conditions on the road aren’t too much of a concern. Worst case is that your car moves to the left or right by about an inch. When you’re riding a motorcycle, you don’t have any types of vehicular protection. You know, items like a roof or doors. For this reason, it’s important that you plan your stops accordingly For example, instead of getting stuck huddled underneath a bridge with a group of other unlucky souls, plan to be in a town when a storm is predicted to hit. A nice town where you can wait out the storm in comfort with a coffee and some lunch.

Keep Yourself Entertained

Whether you are driving a car or riding a motorcycle, you need to stay focused on the road. For a cyclist without any form of in-car entertainment, however, this can become difficult. While you can’t mount a TV on your bike, you can pick up a good quality Bluetooth earpiece. Instead of a cheap option, however, look for one that can integrate with your phone’s personal assistant. This will give you voice activated access to features such as listening to and dictating your messages, putting grocery items on your shopping list, changing the music and its volume, and even receiving turn by turn navigation. A small object such as this can be a great way to keep your brain awake and active as you concentrate on where you’re going and staying safe along the way.

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Three simple tips are all it takes to help you prepare for a great road trip and one that sees you arrive at your destination in good spirits! Of course, you can only arrive safe and sound if you are on a well-maintained ride. Click here to buy AMSOIL’s 20W-50 Synthetic V-Twin Motorcycle Oil which has been purpose designed to give motorcycle engines the support they need. If you aren’t sure if this product is suited to your bike, check out the wide range of available products at the online store. Alternatively, don’t hesitate to speak with an expert at Synthetic Solutions by calling (919) 600-2749.
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