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03/08/2018
Buying a motorcycle can be quite an investment. If you're shopping around for your first one, ensure that it's a great investment with the help of these tips.



Buy Your First Motorcycle

Buying your very first motorcycle can be quite exciting, but don't let this distract you from what's important. You want to be sure that you're making a great investment, since it can be quite a heavy one. To ensure you get the best first motorcycle, use these tips as you shop around.

What Type of Motorcycle Do You Need?

Before buying a motorcycle because it looks cool, think about what you want the motorcycle for. Although many people may think a motorcycle is just a motorcycle, there are actually different types, each made for a specific type of riding. Some motorcycles are better suited for longer trips, like road trips, while others are meant for riding on city streets and don't get enough power for the highway. It may take a bit of research and some honesty on your part in order to find the right motorcycle for your needs.

Stick to Reasonable Power

Motorcycles look cool, especially when they're zooming by at top speed. This, however, won't be a great way to start if you're new to motorcycle riding. In fact, it's best that you stick to a bike that has a reasonable amount of power for a beginner so that you don't end up on the ground. Don't overestimate your riding skills, and instead use your first motorcycle to get used to the road and to maneuvering your new ride. Once you feel more comfortable, you can consider trading in your motorcycle for something a bit more powerful.

Test out Some Motorcycles

Comfort is a must if you want to stay safe on the road, and, unlike in a car, adjustments aren't as easy on a motorcycle. While you can lower some parts, adjust the seat a bit, and make other minor changes, there are some things you can't change. For example, you will most likely have to lean forward a bit while riding a sports bike while some cruisers may have very high handle bars that will require you reach up as you ride. Because of these differences, it's important that you get on a bike and feel it out before deciding it's the one for you. Keep your motorcycle in great shape with the help of synthetic oil changes in San Diego, CA. Find the perfect AMSOIL Oil products for your motorcycle by contacting Synthetic Oil Inc at (800) 653-0323. You can check out their full range of products by visiting their online shop.

Consider the Weight

As you test out motorcycles, be sure to take note of their weight. This is another important factor to consider because it can also affect your ability to maneuver your ride. A heavier bike will be harder to control, especially if you're new to motorcycle riding. Since it's very likely that you will drop your bike or that someone will knock it over when it's parked, you wan to be sure you can pick it up on your own.

Used or New Motorcycle

Many first time buyers have a hard time deciding whether they want a new motorcycle or if they're better off investing in a lightly used model. We recommend investing in a used motorcycle because it will be perfect to learn on and develop your skills on without having to worry about messing up a new, very expensive motorcycle. It's not uncommon for new riders to drop their bike and maybe give it a few scratches and dents as they learn. Because of this, a used motorcycle may be a smarter investment. Once you're a seasoned pro, go ahead and invest in your dream ride.

Don't Skip the Gear

Once you have your new motorcycle, you're not done preparing. In fact, don't think about hitting the road on your new ride if you don't have the proper gear. You must absolutely and always wear proper riding gear in order to stay safe and avoid dangerous situations. The basics you will need include a helmet (ideally with face protection), long sleeves, long pants, riding boots, and gloves. If your helmet doesn't offer face protection, goggles or sunglasses are a must. Even if it's hot out, your safety is more important than a bit of sweat.

Get a Synthetic Oil Change in San Diego, CA

Is your motorcycle ready for another synthetic oil change in San Diego, CA? Find the perfect AMSOIL Oil, like their 20W-50 Synthetic V-Twin Motorcycle Oil, by contacting Synthetic Oil Inc at (800) 653-0323. They will be happy to help you find all the right products for your ride. 
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