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2020-03-29 01:20:48uni2019

Two wheel riding

 Five Tips for Riding a Motorcycle in the Rain

Because if done right, it can actually be fun

Tip 1: Choose the right gear

A good waterproof rainsuit (two-piece or one), gloves, boots, and perhaps an electric vest, can keep even the most persistent storm from soaking 

Tip 2: Ride smoother and smarter

When riding in less than ideal conditions, you must change the way you handle the motorcycle. Throttle adjustments need to be made smoothly and in small increments; use less lean angle; gradually apply your brakes and get your braking done early, so that in the last bit of the braking zone you are not forced to stab the brake lever.

Tip 3: Be wary of intersections

We all know about the oils in the pavement that surface after a rain, but what about the oil that was already there? Any place in the road where cars come to a stop will have a higher concentration of the slick stuff. The rain makes it worse. You may not be able to spot this while riding, so it's best to decrease your speed when approaching intersections. Don't run yellow lights, because if you have to turn or brake quickly chances are you'll encounter a traction problem.

Also, when stopped at a red light, check the rear-view mirror for cars that could slide into you from behind. Similarly, double your following distance so as not to be surprised by cars stopping suddenly in front of you.

Tip 4: Watch out for manhole covers and sealer pavement

Two things we've noticed that drastically reduce traction during wet weather are manhole covers and sealer pavement, which are both almost like black ice when it's raining. When traveling in a straight line they pose less of a threat, but you should still be scanning well ahead and looking out for either as you turn the bike to enter an intersection. If and when you do encounter either of these traction inhibitors, check first if there is a line that you could easily take around them. If not, resist braking or accelerating hard and roll over them without making any aggressive inputs.

Tip 5: Find a dry line

Although this may seem obvious, it is amazing how many people we see riding in an area of the lane that is wet even though an adjacent area is dry. Dry pavement offers superior traction and maneuverability, so make sure you continually place yourself in the driest section of the lane.

Enjoy the ride, finally!