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Springtime Maintenance Is Important For Motorcycle Safety

April 6, 2015

Spring has officially arrived in Pennsylvania and the weather should soon be more hospitable for those traveling on the state’s roads and highways. In particular, motorcyclists will likely welcome this change. Because winter weather conditions can increase the chance of accidents, many riders choose to leave their motorcycles in the garage until things improve.

If you are a rider who has been sidelined by the winter, the time has arrived to get your motorcycle back on the road. However, before revving up and taking off, here are a few steps you may need to take to get your motorcycle roadworthy again:

● Give the battery a trickle charge. If any of the cells are low, then add distilled water.

● Check the air pressure in the tires.

● Check the brake fluid. Make sure the brakes operate smoothly.

● Make sure the chain is properly oiled.

● Check your fuel system. You may need to clean out different parts of the carburetor.

● Check the fuel filter to make sure it is clean.

This may seem like a lot of work, but it is worth it if it gets you back in the saddle on a safe, dependable motorcycle. When out riding, you need your motorcycle in top shape so you can quickly respond to any sudden hazards.

But one of the most dangerous and unpredictable hazards is a negligent driver. When an automobile collides with a motorcycle, the rider is vulnerable to suffering very severe injuries. If the collision is due to a motorist being distracted or impaired, then that driver may be deemed responsible.

If you are injured in a motorcycle accident, a Pennsylvania personal injury attorney may be able to offer you some helpful services. The attorney could possibly perform an accident investigation to prove liability. The attorney may also be able to help you get the money you are due from insurance companies.