Some riders think that it is time to close the garage door when it starts to rain from the sky. Many riders put their bikes in the garage at the end of summer and do not take them out until winter.
Believe it or not, if you are also a rider in the group mentioned above, then you are missing out on the best riding experience. There can never be a fun and enjoyable ride like riding a motorcycle in the rain.
All you need to know is the limitations of you and your bike in the rain, and you must take some extra precautions.
Riding a motorcycle on a wet road in the rain is more challenging than riding a bike on the street in the dry season. With a few tips in mind and a little caution, the rainy season can not be tied to motorcycle riding.
Here are some essential tips for riding motorcycles in the rain
You can go down the ride; you are ready to spend a whole day in the rain. An excellent waterproof suit (one or two pieces), gloves, boots, and an electric vest is also good, keeping you safe from thunders during storms. And these are the first keys to enjoying the ride in the rainy season.
Usually, waterproof clothing is a bit warmer, but those who need more warmth can consider the layer, which can quickly bring warmth in a short time when required. And when it is not required, you can easily open it.
Another thing that needs a little special attention is the helmet. Helmets suitable for use in the rain should be used, such as anti-fog visors, breath guards, or helmets with electric defrost function visors. Since rain can last longer than dark at night, you need to take a good battery to charge for a long time.
No matter how good the gear accessories are, hand control is the essential part of motorcycle control, and motorcycle control in the rain is quite complex, so it is essential to keep your hands fully prepared. Suitable quality gloves should be used so that the cold rainwater does not freeze for a long time.
After all, long stays in the rain mean that both the weather and the body are likely to get cold, so winter clothing can be considered considering the duration of the ride and the weather outside.
Barriers free from skills, using intelligence too
It is conceivable that in the ideal weather and on the road in the dry season, the way you ride a bike, you have to control the motorcycle a little differently in the rain. Brake, throttle, and suspension adjustments should be adjusted to be used smoothly at the required time.
Use a relatively large angle when rotating the bike and apply the brakes even with minimal needs. If there is a possibility of making any obstruction in front, prepare to take a break, do not wait for the last moment.
Caution at the intersection
We all know that all the dust on the sidewalk is washed away in the rainwater and accumulates on the road. But in the case of what is already on the road ??
You should be extremely careful about slipperiness no matter where you stop the bike on the road. And the rain washes away the mud and makes it more dangerous. It may not be noticeable when riding a motorcycle, but the speed of the bike should always be reduced before coming to the junction of roads. The vehicle’s speed should not be kept too high when the yellow light is on as there is a risk of collision if you apply the brakes too fast or turn too fast.
And when stopping the bike at the red signal, you must check the position of the rear vehicle in the rearview mirror, so that there is no possibility of pushing from behind. You should park your bike at a distance of twice from the front so that no vehicle comes in front of you in a hurry.
Look at the manhole cover and the sidewalk.
Two of the main causes of motorcycle accidents in the rain are uncovered manholes and sidewalks.
If you ride a motorcycle straight on the road in the dry season, these are not a problem, but you need to be especially aware of these two on a rainy day. During the ride, keep an eye on the front; if you see anything suspicious, make sure there is enough space to avoid it. If there is any doubt in your mind, do not delay applying the brakes; slow down very fast in a situation where you do not go on any risky offensive drive.
Again, if the driving line has to be changed or you have to go on a muddy road, it is very important to keep your hands in a relaxed mood, as keeping your hands tightly on such roads increases the chances of losing control of the motorcycle. And bikes don’t need too much movement when crossing this kind of road; you should try to stay on the same road as much as possible.
Find a dry road
When going out for a ride, try to give more importance to the dry road. The whole road is not wet or muddy. Usually, the high part of the road does not collect rainwater, and at the end of the rain, the water dries up compared to other parts. Just as motorcycle riding on wet and muddy roads makes the ride unsafe and risky, dirt can also accumulate on motorcycle wheels and elsewhere.
So keep trying to ride a motorcycle on the dry side of the road.
Hopefully, with the help of time and training, you too will become a riding expert, And begin to enjoy the unknown purpose of running at breakneck speed along the wet road in the rain, maybe somewhere far away, where the rainbow sky has merged with the rain mud on the ground.