Mike TenEyck, P.E.
Saint George, UT
(208) 589-4660


Taking a motorbike on a road trip is the same as a regular car. Right? Wrong! This article has some great tips to help you plan for an enjoyable motorbike based road trip.

What to Consider When Taking Your Motorbike on a Long Haul Journey

When it comes time for motorbike riders to take their vehicle out for a long haul drive like a road trip, it often doesn't end well. While it doesn't end in an accident, it does result in a very unhappy rider dismounting their bike in frustration at the end of their journey. If you are about to get on your bike for a first-time road trip and would like to avoid such a scenario, TenEyck Distributing has a post that can help.

How Far Can You Realistically Ride?

When you are looking at the map, a five-hour drive can seem like an easy task. However, when you think about it, you are used to five hours sitting on a comfortable chair, in a protected climate controlled space, with luxury and mod-cons like drink holders all around you. When you are on the bike, however, it's a different story. You are sitting in the one position with a bike constantly vibrating underneath you, with no easy access to a drink or even to change the radio station. While this isn't to say that you can't do long distances, it's a good idea to plan your route well and incorporate more stops than you would if you were planning a car based road trip.

Speaking of Comfort

Just because your bike came with a seat designed for small instances of riding doesn't mean that you can't swap it out. Consider swapping your seat for an aftermarket option that is geared towards long haul riding and gives you a greater level of comfortability. It doesn't matter if your bike is designed to ride long haul or short journeys, how well it performs is determined by the quality of products you put into it and the care you take. To prevent your bike from breaking down, speak with TenEyck Distributing at (208) 589-4660 and ask about products like AMSOIL's 20W-50 Synthetic V-Twin Motorcycle Oil that have been purpose designed to get the best performance out of a motorcycle engine.

The Weather Matters

The first thought that comes into your mind when you find out about bad weather along your journey is that it doesn't bother you. After all, you have the car to protect you...right? Afraid not. When you're on your bike, it's just you and the elements. As you check the weather forecast for your journey, be realistic about the type of conditions that you feel comfortable riding through. It doesn't mean that you have to cancel your entire trip, but it may mean calculating the best places to stop for shelter along the way.

Stay Entertained

In case you haven't guessed from the theme of this article, staying entertained on a bike is a lot harder than staying entertained in your car. For one main reason; you can't reach out to change the radio station or the song. However, this is where technology can help. Use your music player's function to download music offline so that it is accessible even as you are driving through roads without network coverage. On top of this, consider items like a Bluetooth earpiece that can play you music as you ride. Many options now provide the ability for you to control the service with your voice, allowing you to easily change tracks and adjust the volume. Of course, these can also be used to make and take calls along the journey, as well as listen and dictate responses to incoming messages. Technologies such as this work great for keeping riders entertained on the road without the need to risk safety and fumble in pockets for the next track button.

Every Motorbike Can Benefit From a Synthetic Oil Change in Idaho Falls, ID

As you can imagine, you aren't going to get far on a motorcycle that doesn't receive regular maintenance and the right engine support products. Click here to buy AMSOIL's 20W-50 Synthetic V-Twin Motorcycle Oil which has been purpose designed to keep motorcycle engines clean and performing at their peak. If you aren't sure which is the product for you, visit the online store for more information. Alternatively, speak with a synthetic oil change expert at TenEyck Distributing by calling (208) 589-4660 to learn more about what AMSOIL product is best suited to your engine and your riding needs.

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