3 Quick tips on How to ride a Motorcycle in Rain

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Riding your motorcycle/scooter in the rain is shown as a mesmerizing experience, especially in TV, Movies, and other forms of media. Rain droplets falling on your bomber jacket, everything feels fresh and alive. While all this is fantasy, in real life, when rain starts to pour, we recommend you take a precautionary steps to protect yourself as a two wheeler rider.

However, enthralling it may be, riding any vehicle especially Two Wheeled ones is not a cakewalk in the rain courtesy of broken slippery roads, massive potholes and open sewer lines. All these on road anomalies create a risky scenario for a rider. 

Let us highlight some issues which might occur, if you decide ride in the rain;

Issues:

1.  - Excessive water can seep in exhaust pipe, this might block passage of exhaust fumes

2.  - Water can damage electronics and wires once it seeps inside main console.

3.  - Excessive water damage leads to rust formation in Motorcycles.

4.  - Water can seep inside your protective gear making it soaked and heavy.

5.  - Chain damage and wear

6.  - Slippery and damaged tyres

      to Name a Few.

     As a company, We recommend if you could, you should avoid riding in the rain. In case you have no other option, or you’ve already left home, and it pours, the question is, how can you be prepared when it starts to rains?

Simple answer is:  We give you 3 useful tips you must follow before you ride in the rain:

 

1.   Tip No 1: Check for Leaks & Cracks: Your Motorcycle is your prized possession, and rain is your enemy.                                    

Water being a liquid has a tendency to seep into cracks or broken joints in your ride, the seepage can lead to rust, electronics failure and wire malfunctions.

Before you decide to take your ride for spin in the rain, make sure you find broken areas and cracks, make sure you repair or cover them to control the water seepage. 

Exhaust pipe is another part which can be damaged due to excessive exposure to water, keep it safe by avoiding a large puddle of water.

Tip No 2. Tyre check: Tyre safety is necessary to maintain control over your two-wheeler in slippery conditions.

To avoid skidding on the roads tyre pressure must be checked regularly. A tyre must be replaced at once if you find any flat spots, bloats or cracks in the outer shell of the radial. 

The Air pressure needs to be checked regularly, any disbalance in the air pressure can lead to tyre bloating or sagging issues on the road, keep the tyre pressure at optimum level defined as per company standards.

Check the Tread level for a stronger grip control, any sign of tyre wear must be rectified immediately, ignorance of tyre wear often leads to lot of accidents on the road. An Additional advice; keep a puncture kit with you just to be safe. Ride at an optimum speed. As we Say, Stay Safe, Stay Prepared, Check you Tyre Tread.

3. Chain Lubrication and Waterproofing Solution:

Chain suffers the maximum damage during rainy season. Regular splashing of water, mud and dirt often results in rust deposits in the chain. The best way to protect the chain is to use variety of lubricants available in market. Chain lubricants have water-repelling characteristics which protect your chain from rust and excessive wear & tear.

Waterproofing your motorbike, especially electrical components is necessary, an electrical leak near the battery could result in short circuit or fire. You can carry a waterproof cover along with you to keep your motorcycle covered during excessive rain.

We don't want water seeping into any component, it will create rust and damage the equipment, invest in a good quality cover.

Our final recommendation, stay put during rainy days, avoid riding, if you really need to ride, follow these quick tips, they will certainly make your riding experience, joyous and safe.  

Since you have been a fantastic Audience for us, let’s give you some bonus tips;

-   -Wear raiwear, a good quality helmet with a clear glass screen to ensures clear visibility

    -- Rub a Potato over the Helmet Visor, the starch in the potato allows the water slip out of the Helmet screen, gives you better visibilty during        rain.

    -- Braking needs to be gentle in a wet environment, braking distances can be long. It is difficult to control the wheel once it starts slipping,            Patches on the wet roads can be extremely dangerous and slippery, brake gently to avoid a slip.

--  -- Keep some accessories, with you at all times, carry waterproof bags and pouches to keep your docs and gear.

 

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