How to Prepare for a Motorcycle Trip

Going on a long motorcycle touring trip can be a little stressful. There are so many to-dos you need to check off your list before your head out on such a big adventure. Rest easy and start getting excited about the trip by checking out these quick and simple motorcycle tips for preparing for your next motorcycle tour in Southern California.

Prepare your Bike for the Long Trip

It’s important to make sure your motorcycle is in top-notch shape before taking out for an extended period of time. Be sure to check your tires and inflate them if necessary. Check and make a note of your motorcycle’s gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) to avoid overpacking your motorcycle. Do your best to stay under your GVWR to stay safe on the road. Make sure your air filters are clean and if they are not, replace them before you venture off. Also, don’t forget to fill up low fluids, check all your lights to make sure they’re working and tighten your suspension if it’s needed.

Have the Right Motorcycle Gear for Your Travels

Be sure to pack all of the necessities and avoid overdoing it. Maintenance supplies are extremely important to bring along with you in case of any issues on the road. Some of the supplies you should consider packing are a tool kit, bike cover, jumper cables, motor oil, spare fuses and spark plugs and a tire inflation kit. You should also bring an emergency kit with a contact and medication list, just in case. Make sure to bring the right fear for the weather you will be dealing with during the trip.

Learn More About a Motorcycle Tour

Visit Southern California BMW Motorcycle Dealers located in Riverside, CA, and San Diego, CA, near Los Angeles, and elsewhere in Southern California to learn more about touring motorcycles. Our dealerships offer new BMW motorcycle inventory in Southern California, as well as a wealth of knowledge about motorcycle riding and gear. Stop by today for more information.

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