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03/01/2021
Riding a motorcycle can be fun, but it can also be a bit dangerous. Learn the motorcycle safety gear you should wear to ride around safely through this post that Les Berkenpas has put together for you.

There's no denying that riding a motorcycle can be fun, thrilling, and a lot of fun. However, it can also be very risky. This is because, when you ride a motorcycle, you're going at fast speeds, and you don't have much to protect your body against the conditions and situations around you. This means that if you were to crash, you could be thrown out, which could lead to serious or fatal injuries. Luckily, there's protective gear that you can wear to remain as safe as possible as you ride. In the following post, you will find out what that safety gear is. Just remember to wear it on all of your rides so that you can be protected.

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Protective Gear to Wear While on a Motorcycle

To Protect Your Head

It should go without saying that you should protect your head with a helmet when you're riding a motorcycle. This way, if you're in a collision and hit your head, you can avoid some of the dire consequences that can come from it. Plus, you and your passengers are obligated by law to wear a helmet when riding. Of course, the helmet should be strong enough to keep you safe in an accident. Still, you should be able to see, move, and listen comfortably while you wear it.

To Protect Your Hands

Believe it or not, you must protect your hands when you ride a motorcycle. Not only because they're small and fragile, but because, in the event of a fall, you will probably put them out first to break your fall. To protect your hands effectively, it's recommended that you wear leather motorcycle riding gloves with reinforced palms to keep your hands safe. Not only that, but they will keep your hands warm in the chillier weather.

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To Protect Your Eyes

When you're in a vehicle, you have the windshield to protect your eyesight from the elements that are coming your way (like harsh winds, dirt, rain, bugs, among others). However, when you're on your motorcycle, there's no windshield to protect your eyes and ensure you can actually see through them. That's why, if the helmet you have doesn't have a face shield, you can use googles or sunglasses whenever you ride. Plus, they will help you look much cooler as you ride.

To Protect Your Body

You may also want to protect your body as you're riding your motorcycle to avoid bruises, scratches, and even broken bones when riding. If you don't feel like donning a full body suit when you're riding, you can opt for a motorcycle jacket, as the material can add some protection. Also, wear long pants to keep your legs safe. Just remember that while you should feel comfortable, you shouldn't wear clothes that are too loose or lengthy so that they won't get in the way.

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To Protect Your Feet

As for your feet, you can also wear some safety gear to keep them protected if you have an accident on your motorcycle. Before we discuss what you should wear on your feet, let's discuss what you absolutely shouldn't wear: flip flops. Flip flops leave your posts completely exposed. Moreover, they can fall off or get caught in your motorcycle. Instead, wear closed-toe, sturdy shoes (like boots) to protect your feet.

A Few Extras

Lastly, you can wear a few other things to stay safe and be comfortable when you're on the road with your motorcycle. For instance, some people are very sensitive to loud noises or feel uncomfortable when the wind rushes through their ears. If you're one of those people, wear small earplugs. Just remember that you still need to hear well. Or, if you intend on riding your motorcycle during the colder weather, be sure to wear extra layers to stay warm.

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