Check your tire pressure and the condition of your tires often. Proper air pressure on a motorcycle can dramatically change its handling characteristics. Look for cracking sidewalls and the wear bar indicators (for tread life). A tire with worn out tread poses two issues. 1) Lack of tread significantly reduces the tires ability to pump out water from under the tire in wet weather leading to a dangerous situation and 2) a tire with low tread (loss of center tread) has a squared off profile and can significantly change the handling characteristics of your motorcycle.
For questions, comments, or suggestions on safety tips please contact Rob 'Throttle' Capozzi.
|Gloves||Eye Protection||What did you say?|
|Be seen||Counter Steering||Braking|
|Rear End Slides||Stopping and weight||Curves and braking|
|Railroad Crossings||Lane positioning||Watch your mirrors|
|The line of death||Where’s the sun?||Blind spots|
|Slick spots||Intersections||Green means (pause, pause) go|
|Check that attitude||Celullar Phones||Inspect your scoot before you ride|
|Check those tires||Cold||Heat|
|Gravel||Rain||Tight right turns from a stop|
|Target Fixation||I had to lay it down||Emergency gear to wear|
|Emergency stop situation on a highway||Avoid steel||Looks like new|
|Don’t be so quick to pass||Use your horn proactively||What’s your exposure?|