April 2001 Safety Thoughts

Spring Tune-up

by Dave Hansen, Safety Officer

 

Despite the weather outside today, as I write this, spring riding season will be here very soon. What does this mean for us seasonal riders of Michigan?

First of all, it means we'll need to get our bikes out from winter storage. You should go down a checklist when you do this to make sure everything's in shape for the riding season. Among the things you'll want to check are:

Next, take a few minutes to sit your bike and review the operation of the bike's controls. Locating & using the horn, turn signals, high-low beam & kill switches need to be second nature, operated properly, immediately, without looking. Mentally re-familiarize yourself with your bike before you gear up and head for the road.

 

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