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Dressing To Ride A Motorcycle

Aug 29, 2008
When it comes to motorcycle gear, safety is more important than fashion. Thousands each year are injured or even killed in motorcycle accidents each year. The sad truth about these injuries and deaths is that some individuals could have prevented the seriousness of their accident if they had worn the appropriate protective motorcycle gear. The high speed thrill of the ride can be an an enjoyable and safe one, as long as you know how to dress to ride your motorcycle.

It is much easier to be injured in a motorcycle accident than it is in a car accident. This is because the impact can strike directly on the individual as opposed to the vehicle. Here are the basic pieces of motorcycle safety apparel that every motorcycle rider should be familiar with, and use.

Helmets are the most important thing to wear when riding a motorcycle. Even if you plan to drive at relatively lower speeds, it is important to protect your head. Even at a lower speed, a motorcycle accident can be fatal if your head is not protected. A serious blow to the head can crack your skull, give you a concussion, or snap your neck causing paralyzation or death. Wear your helmet. The full face variety if preferred over the kind that simply covers the top of your head.

Wearing gloves is another important component of full motorcycle safety gear. It is crucial to have a firm grip on the handles so that you can steer properly. Without the gloves, you may hurt, scrape or cramp your hand, which will make steering difficult. To add traction and ease to steering, and to ensure a comfortable and firm grip, wear gloves when riding your motorcycle.

Leather pants are part of the preferred motorcycle apparel list. It is easier to hold your legs against the motorcycle with leather pants, and they can also protect you from the discomfort of strong winds when traveling at higher speeds. Leather jackets serve a similar purpose, and can also shield you in case it rains or gets cold as you ride in the wind. Many motorcyclists will wear jackets with the design of their gang or group of motorcyclist friends.

The final part of your motorcycle safety is your boots. These will protect your ankles and feet.

Be careful when you ride your motorcycle, and always remember to adhere to traffic laws for extra safety. Don't forget to put all your gear on, and when riding with friends, make sure that they are dressed for safety, too.
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Victor Epand is an expert consultant about motorcycle gear, used motorcycle parts, and used car parts. When shopping for motorcycle gear or used parts, we recommend only the best stores for motorcycle safety gear, used motorcycle parts, and used car parts.
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