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Fayetteville, NC
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08/09/2021
Motorcycle road trips can be a lot of fun, but are you prepared? Check out these tips from AMSOIL: Huff Oil Group in Fayetteville and read on some essentials for your next trip, from making a plan to maintaining your bike. 



Map Out a Flexible Plan

A fun road trip always starts with good planning. But because motorcycle trips have different characteristics than car ones, planning also looks a little different. The best tip for motorcycle road trips is to have a flexible schedule. Map out all the places you want to go while at the same time accounting for rest stops to hydrate and stretch.

Pack Layers and Pack Light

Packing for a motorcycle road trip is also essential as you need to plan for several scenarios while at the same time packing light. The key for packing for this type of trip is to pack light layers that can be thrown together for different weather. This way, you can dress for a sunny day, as well as a colder rainy day without compromising space. Two other essential aspects of packing for a road trip are comfortableness and protection. Clothing items that can be thrown together for comfort can make your trip much more enjoyable. Now, for protective gear, it’s crucial to take into consideration how hot the road can get. In the case of riding on sunny days, protective equipment with mesh panels can help you regulate your body temperature while still protecting you in case of an accident.

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Maintenance Before You Leave

Before you leave for a road trip, you should do a thorough review of your motorcycle to ensure that it’s working correctly; nothing can be more annoying than breaking down halfway to your destination.
  1. Tires: Starting from the ground up, check the wear and tear of your tires and make sure that the treads are in good condition. Also, make sure that the air is at the indicated pressure for your tires.
  2. Brakes: For your brakes, make sure the brake pads are in good condition, 1/4 inch thick, and that the brake fluid is at the right level.
  3. Fluids: Check that your vehicle’s fluids, like the hydraulic and transmission fluids, as well as the coolant, are clean and at the level indicated for your motorcycle. Also, make sure that you have no leaks.
  4. Oil: Talking about fluids, you should also make sure that the oil in your motorcycle is clean and at the proper levels as your engine needs to work correctly.
  5. Lights and Electrics: For safe riding, ensure that your lights, brake lights, headlamps, and turn signals are all working correctly.
  6. Chassis and Stands: Your chassis and stands should also be in good condition. Check for cracks, bumps, or any damage that could affect your trip.

Help your engine run smoothly with a synthetic oil change in Fayetteville. Let the oil pros at  Huff Oil Group help you find the best products like AMSOIL’s 15W-50 Synthetic Metric Motorcycle Oil. Call them today at (978) 259-5463 or learn about the full range of products on their online store.

Listening to Your Body While Riding

Listening to your body while riding is one of the most important things you can do on a motorcycle road trip. Some like staying hydrating, stopping to stretch your legs, and eating proper meals can significantly improve your road trip experience. Let’s dive into them a little bit more:
  • Stay hydrated: Staying hydrated while riding around is always important, but it’s much more important during the summer, where the heat and sometimes humidity can have you losing electrolytes quickly. Some riders choose to have a water pack to stop less frequently, but stopping to hydrate is also an option. Additionally, it’s an excellent habit to boost your hydration with an electrolyte drink once you reach your destination to recover quickly and be ready for the next day.
  • Stop and stretch your legs: Stopping to stretch your legs is also important to have a better riding experience. When you stop to hydrate, try to walk around and stretch to promote blood flow to your legs and fight off tiredness.
  • Have snacks handy: Snacks can be a real lifesaver when on the road. They can ward off drowsiness and help you be more alert. Always that snacks aren’t an alternative to a proper meal, but can help between meals to keep your energy levels up. Some great examples of on-the-road snacks include energy bars or nuts, and dried fruit.

Have a synthetic oil change in Fayetteville before your next road trip. Get more information from the oil pros at Huff Oil Group by calling them today at (978) 259-5463 or visiting their online store.

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