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Debunking Common Motorcycle Myths

There are quite a few myths out there these days about motorcycle riding. Some of them tend to be true, while others you need to shy away from as much as possible. Whether you are a novice or experienced rider, these myths can cause a bit of confusion when enjoying all your motorcycle has to offer. Let’s look at some of the most common motorcycle myths that have been debunked in California.

Man Killed in Ceres Motorcycle Accident

Man Killed in Ceres Motorcycle Accident

I’m Ed Smith, a Modesto Motorcycle Accident Lawyer. 28-year-old Alden North, of Modesto, was killed in a collision when his motorcycle was cut-off by a van on Hatch Road in Ceres, California on Monday, July 17.

Once you have mastered motorcycle riding safety, you may get the desire to have close-up company on your bike.  A motorcycle ride up the mountains in the autumn can be a romantic date.  Or perhaps you and a friend are sharing a commute.  Everything is better with a friend, however, you want to make absolutely sure that you have the experience to ride safely with the additional weight of a passenger, along with proper safety gear in order to keep the experience a positive one.

Obviously, the way in which you ride and turn will be affected when the weight distribution is changed.  One available resource to consider when learning about passenger safety is the bike’s owner manual, which will have information regarding weight limits, equipment and recommendations related to operation.  Before you take a friend on the bike up the highway for a day trip, it would be a good idea to get use to the feel of riding with a passenger in low-traffic, flat areas.  In general, be aware of the following considerations when carrying a passenger:

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It’s Better to Ride Once the Storm has Passed

Most motorcyclists avoid riding in the rain. Not only does rain affect stability and traction, but it also can interfere with a driver’s concentration. Further, if it has not rained in a while. the rain will bring up the oil on the road that has built up during the dry season and causes the road to be even more slippery. Even slow speed turns in the rain can cause your rear tire to slide out from under you and cause an accident. Hydroplaning/aquaplaning (water between your tire and road) is even worse as it leads to a complete loss of traction.