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07/10/2017
This post can help you prepare for the perfect summer motorcycle road trip with tips including synthetic oil suggestions, like AMSOIL's 20W-50 Synthetic V-Twin Motorcycle Oil.

Tips to Help You Have the Best Motorcycle Road Trip This Summer

If you're planning to hit the road for a long distance trip on your motorcycle this season, be sure you're fully prepared. Since a road trip on a motorcycle can be more demanding, use these tips to be sure you're ready.

What to Take

Packing can be tough when you're so limited on space. Invest in some proper motorcycle luggage that will give more space and better protection for your belongings. Although hard bags may be heavier, they can protect your items from the rain and other tough road conditions. As you pack, be sure to not leave out a first aid kit and some maintenance or repair tools. Although these may take up valuable space, it's best to be prepared for emergencies. The road may be quite hot during this time of the year, but be sure to pack proper riding gear. This includes long sleeves, long pants, gloves, and a rain gear. Don't try to stuff too much into your bags, and remember that you can reuse your clothing several times. Light items that don't take up too much space will be ideal. If you're not sure where to go on your trip, check out these posts for inspiration.

When to Eat

Eating a heavy meal before a long ride can be a bad idea. If you're feeling heavy after eating a large meal, being out on the road won't be fun for long. You may start to feel drowsy and tired much faster, so it's best to save heavy meals for later in the day. Have a light breakfast, but be sure to pack water and snacks to keep your body happy. To avoid the lunch crowd and make the most of your time, plan for an early lunch. Finally, have a hearty dinner before calling it a day.

How Long Can You Ride?

If this is your first time taking on a long distance motorcycle trip, take it slow. Don't plan to ride six hours at a time if you've never done anything close to that number. It may not sound like a ton, but it can feel never-ending. To stay safe and enjoy your trip, keep your rides to what you know you can handle. You can practice longer rides before your trip to estimate how much to do at a time. Don't leave town without first getting a full synthetic oil change. To find the perfect oil, contact AMSOIL Dealer, Dwight Smith at (702) 561-3706. They can recommend the perfect AMSOIL products for all of your needs.

Stick to a Plan

Spontaneous trips can be fun, but if you're doing this on your motorcycle, they can be quite hard. It's best to plan out your trip and be as prepared as possible so you're comfortable the whole way. Start by planning a route that's safe and doable. Reserve your accommodations so that you have somewhere to stay along the way. This will save you the trouble of having to look for available rooms after an already long day. Always carry a physical map just in case your cell phone doesn't have reception or your GPS battery runs out. Schedule the majority of your riding during the morning hours so that you can get them out of the way before it gets too hot and crowded on the road.

Keep in Touch

Just like during any other trip, keep in touch with someone at home so that they know you're safe. If you're taking the trip on your own, this is even more important. It helps to have an itinerary you can share with your friends so that they can keep track of where you are. Also, be sure to keep your emergency contact information readily available just in case you come across any issues.

Take Care of Maintenance

If your motorcycle isn't in good riding condition, your road trip most likely won't work out. Inspect your motorcycle and have it serviced before your trip to be sure it's ready to go. If necessary, give it a synthetic oil change to keep your engine protected in all conditions. While on the road, regular maintenance checks will also be necessary. Take some time to inspect it every morning before hitting the road. If you're not sure what to look for, use this T-CLOCS  Inspection Checklist from the Motorcycle Safety Foundation. To find the perfect oil for your engine, check out AMSOIL's full range of motorcycle oils.

Synthetic Oil Change for Your Motorcycle in Ann Arbor

Before heading on your trip, be sure you're using the perfect synthetic oil for your motorcycle. Contact AMSOIL Dealer, Dwight Smith at (702) 561-3706 for help finding the perfect products for your ride. You can also stop by their online shop to browse their full range of products.
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