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Tips for Long Distance Riding on a Motorcycle

Learn some tips on riding a motorcycle long distance from professional motorcycle instructor Joonil Park in this Howcast video.


When touring or riding long distance on a motorcycle, preparedness is the name of the game. You want to make that sure you run through a list of things to pack, and secure them properly on your motorcycle for the trip ahead.

When riding, make sure you plan stops for gas and refreshments. You don't want to get stuck out in the middle of nowhere, and have nowhere to use the bathroom, get a drink of water, or fill your bike up. Don't push yourself, if you feel yourself getting tired, pull over and take a rest. Most people overlook how tired your eyes can get when riding a motorcycle long distance, so make sure you bring sunglasses and pack and be ready.

When taking breaks and stopping for food, a good tip is not overeat. Riding a motorcycle for long distance does take its toll, and I'm sure you'll be hungry at your stop, but overeating can cause fatigue, also known as itis among certain circles, and that will take your focus away from the road, and cause you to slip up and maybe make some mistakes that can cost you not only money, to damage your bike, but also skin off your back.

Keep these tips in mind when riding long distance, and you'll have many, many fun trips and experiences ahead.

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