Clothing is described as any object used to cover certain body parts. They can be used for social, cultural, or necessity and protection. Other objects that are loaded instead of being dressed on certain body parts are called accessories. If you are a first time motorcycle passenger, it is vital that you are properly prepared mentally and physically for the time of your life. Take a look at these motorcycle safety tips that could just save your life.
Wearing the Appropriate Clothing and Accessories
Every outfit needs to be strengthened and safe so it can be adapted to the conditions where it will be used. That means for every occasion, you should be dressed in appropriate motorcycle safety gear. In reality, there are three types of clothing and the first is leather. Then you have the Cordura brand and finally jeans.
Leather is tanned animal skin, used as a noble material for making various artifacts for human use, such as shoes, belts, wallets, purses, suitcases, briefcases, coats, hats, and more. Due to cowhide the most abundant in the market, it also has the lowest price. The second most used is goat leather, which makes the price competitive, and especially for its quality, is much more in demand than the cowhide. However, it has also increased the demand for hides of pigs, sheep and other species of animals like the alligator, snake and more recently, frog and fish. When you take your first motorcycle ride, leather is always a safe choice.
The Cordura brand is a nylon fabric made of Rayon years ago and now it is the registered name of Nylon-6.6 high performance product manufactured by Invista, a subsidiary division of Koch Industries, Inc. The Cordura is used in a wide range of products from luggage, backpacks, boots, military clothing (such as sheaths tactics for knives and pouches for ammunition), to high-performance apparel. The Cordura is designed to be long lasting and resistant to abrasion, cutting and tearing.
Jeans were first designed in France back in 1872. Levi Strauss started to reinforce rivets in 1873 to help the pockets resist the weight placed on them. As we all know, Levi Strauss soon became a global leader in jeans marketing and design. Today there are domestic manufacturers that produce clothes for jeans with spaces to insert special protections for motorcyclists.
Now that you know what each fabric is for and what the resistance of each fabric is designed for, choosing accessories should be a breeze. Gloves need to be closed long-handle gloves. Short sleeves do not protect the wrists in a fall, because the trend is to zip the arm of the jacket up and leave half of the forearm and wrist discovered and grating that part is very common for those using gloves with both fingers out, as a short handle. There are two types of fabrics that are sturdy and comfortable- Cordura and leather. The choice is yours. You could always have a motorcycle sissy bar installed.
Boots should be leather. Do not attempt to drive or be a motorcycle passenger with shoes, half boots, slippers or moccasins. Custom boots should resemble those used by cowboys. Experts say that the best motorcycle safety gear start with boots equipped with zippers or Velcro closures. If possible, choose one that offers both.
Your helmet is the last and most important piece of the motorcycle ride. You never want to wear a helmet that is too big for your head (or too small). It must fit just right and strap on because you never want it to fly off in case you do get thrown from the motorcycle. This is one of the most important motorcycle safety tips you will ever get. Yes a motorcycle sissy bar is great and it will help but the right helmet could save your life 95% of the time.
Getting Ready to Ride to Being on the Motorcycle
To enjoy all the pleasure of a motorcycle, the driver must perform a number of procedures, dealing with checking equipment, clothing and adopting a correct stance on piloting. These rules, however, do not apply only to the driver. The passenger should also be aware of a number of details that are critical to the security and performance of the motorcycle. The driver and passenger must wear safety equipment: helmets and eye protection, light-colored clothes that facilitate viewing by other drivers, as well as pants and jackets made with thick fabric like denim or leather. Boots and gloves are also advisable.
In the case of an inexperienced passenger, it is important that the pilot take a few minutes to highlight the peculiarities of driving a motorcycle, which may prevent possible reactions during abrupt steering. During the time it takes to travel on the streets, it is important that the pillion footrests adjust to the rear so when they get on the vehicle, they stay as close as possible to the driver with both legs firmly fixed on the seat.
To maintain the stability of the vehicle during driving, the passenger has to stay within a certain viewing angle of the pilot's head, so the passenger can anticipate the maneuvers and track key movements - including the inclinations necessary during cornering.
In motorcycle braking, when the body of a passenger is projected forward, he or she must press their hip against the pilot so that it does not suffer the weight transfer and lose balance.
When the motorcycle stops, passengers must keep their feet on the back pedals to warn the driver that they are ready to go.
All of these are great tips but the greatest tips you can get are from seasoned motorcycle drivers. You should always talk things over with them before going on a ride to get comfortable. There is going to be an expected amount of fear or excitability but a seasoned driver will know how to deal with it. He or she will tell you how to lean when cornering, etc. The most important rule is safety (and having fun).
Written By: AndrewT