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11/09/2016
Motorcyclists get a thrill and feeling of freedom when they ride which their car driving counterparts just can't understand. What motorcyclists don't get, however, are the safety features which are surrounding the driver of the car.

Get the Right Gear to Stay Safe on Your Bike

When it comes to motorcycle safety, the features that are going to a rider depend on the gear they wear on the bike. To get you started on the right (and safe) track, TenEyck Distributing has some information to share below.

Strong Motorcycle Boots

There is one thing that your fancy dress shoes and fashionable sneakers have in common; neither of them will protect your foot during a motorcycle accident.
  • For proper foot protection, look for a boot which offers strong bend and twist resistance. The easiest way to find out is to take a boot in your hand and try to twist it. How far it moves gives you an indication of how protected your foot will be.
  • In addition to a strong build, look for boots which include reinforcements all the way up your ankle for additional protection.

Purpose Designed Motorcycle Pants

Do you know what would go great with those shoes mentioned earlier? A nice pair of designer denim jeans. Do you also know where isn't a good place to wear them? A motorcycle!
  • If you're getting on a bike, you should be getting on it with purpose designed motorcycle pants made from high-quality leather.
  • Be sure that they are fit well for safety but are also comfortable to ride in.
  • Ensure they have sufficient pockets and storage options
  • Remember that you will be wearing them in the heat, so cooling technology is going to be a big help.
Serious riders know that the performance of their bike depends on the quality of the products they put in it. Speak with TenEyck Distributing at (208) 589-4660 and ask about the range of motorcycle focused engine lubricants.

A Good Quality Motorcycle Jacket

While you don't need to buy the most expensive gear you can find, motorcycle safety gear isn't the place to save money. This is mentioned because motorcycle jackets come in a wide range of offerings, including numerous safety features and personal comfort technology.
  • Safety features will likely include, but not be limited to, reinforcements around the elbow joint, shoulder, and back. Depending on the jacket, this reinforcement can be made from thickened material or a strengthened plastic.
  • While safety is the key component when choosing a motorcycle jacket, remember that you won't have any air-conditioning on your bike. Consider spending a few extra dollars for a jacket which includes breathable or cooling technology.

Protect Your Instinct

When you are about to fall over, your first natural instinct is to put your hands out to break your fall. This rings true in the event of a motorcycle accident, where riders put their hands out to control their fall.
  • For this reason, high-quality gloves are essential for any serious rider.
  • Similar to other items on this list, motorcycle gloves include reinforcements in areas such as the palm and heel of your hand to prevent against breakages as you reach out.
  • Be sure you can comfortably grip your handles and levers for safe operation.
  • High-quality leather is going to be your best bet once again

Last, but Certainly Not Least

Your motorcycle helmet is the most important item of motorcycle safety gear and can make a huge difference in both large and minor accidents. If you are considering going riding without a helmet, then motorcycle riding isn't for you.
  • When searching for a helmet, look for one made from high quality prodicts and which offers a secure and comfortable fit.
  • Consider the type of riding you will be doing and choose a visor accordingly. Different colors and tints offer various levels of protection as you ride, suited to individual conditions.
  • Remembering helmets are long-term products, consider one with small luxuries such as Bluetooth connectivity. Listening to and dictating responses to messages without taking your eyes off the road is a much safer alternative to texting while you ride.

Keep Your Bike in Good Shape with a Synthetic Oil Change in Ammon

Safety gear is just the first step in motorcycle safety. The next step is riding safely. Each time that you get on your bike, take a moment to consider your safety and ride accordingly. When it comes to giving your bike regular maintenance, speak with the experts at TenEyck Distributing at (208) 589-4660 and find out which AMSOIL synthetic engine lubricant is best suited to your ride.
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