Adventurous motorcycle riding does not necessarily need to be foolishly dangerous. The first thing is to make sure you are dressed in the most innovative protective gear that you can find. Dressing this way is maybe not for a beauty show but for the safest and most protective garb you can find with all the safety features built right into the clothing.
Whatever clothing you are choosing, for whatever riding you are planning to do, you should do your due diligence; be sure to talk to people that have the riding experience, people that are wearing the clothing you are interested in and will give you their honest opinion. Your riding clothing is a big investment not only for your protection and safety but also in dollar value.
Your most important gear is your helmet, you want your helmet to be DOT approved. The DOT approval will guarantee that your helmet meets the highest standards in safety and along with this, a good motorcycle leather jacket with built in protectors for elbows, shoulders and forearms along with gloves and a good pair of motorcycle boots to protect your feet and ankles.
Depending on what kind of riding you are going to be doing is important as that would be a guide to what type of tires you should be installing on your bike. No matter what you are sitting on as a bike, it’s the tires that are between you and the road and your choices are Bridgestone, Michelin, Metzler, Dunlop and lots more, So, you have your homework in front of you! It’s important to know when to change the tires and a good example is when you feel the back end of your bike starting to feel a little loose on the curve after taking the same curve many times before. Now, would be the time to check your tread, so if your tires are showing a shave cut it is quite possible that these tires will also pick up nails or screws quite quickly.
When checking your tires, it’s a good idea to have a look at the rims as a bent ri