Summer in Milwaukee has arrived. The temperatures are on the rise and outdoor activities are in full swing. The bitter cold and dark skies have been traded for warm breezes and clear blue skies. It’s a refreshing time of year. Many residents take advantage of this beautiful weather and hit the open roads. As you pull off the tarp and dust off the bike your get a sudden burst of excitement and want to eagerly start up the bike.
As eager as you may be to get on and take off for the first ride of summer, it might not be the best idea. Riding a motorcycle that has been sitting for months can cause damage to the bike. It can also cause the motorcycle to malfunction causing you to wreck. Before your first ride of the season, you will want to check some things, including:
- Any leakage. Look on the floor under your motorcycle. Check for any fluids that have seeped out. Also check on and around the motor and make sure everything is dry.
- Fluid levels. Before you start up your motor for the first time check all fluids in the bike. Low fluids will cause it to run rough and potentially cause damage to the bike.
- Test lights. Ensure that all lights are correctly working. Do a quick run through of the headlight, brake light, and blinkers.
- Wiring. Check all cables and wires. Ensure that they are not frayed or worn.
Taking just a few steps will increase your safety on the road.
Riding a motorcycle can be a potentially dangerous way of transportation. If you have been a victim of a Wisconsin motorcycle wreck, contact an experienced Wisconsin personal injury law firm. Hupy and Abraham have seven offices throughout Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa, and they have published the informative book, The Ultimate Guide for Motorcycle Accident Victims.
Just by calling 414-223-4800 (local) or 800-800-5678 (toll-free), you can get a FREE copy of that book and also schedule a no-charge, no-obligation conference with one of their Milwaukee motorcycle crash attorneys. Call today to see how much you can expect in compensation for your medical bills, lost income, and disability.