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Summer Riding Checklist to Prevent a Motorcycle Accident in Milwaukee

Some of the best summer weather in America can be experienced in Milwaukee. Many great outdoor activities can be enjoyed once summer temperatures rise to their average in the 70s and 80s.

One great activity that more and more Milwaukee residents are enjoying is riding a motorcycle. Most riders would say there is no better way to experience the great outdoors than on a motorcycle.

In recent years, a lot of Milwaukee locals have discovered the joy of the open road. In fact, the number of motorcycle licenses issued in the state of Wisconsin has increased by 27 percent in the last ten years.

It is important for these new riders—and experienced riders as well—to know the importance of prepping a motorcycle for the summer months. After winter is over, a rider should never rush the bike to the road. Doing so may cause damage to the motorcycle. Or worse yet, it may cause a motorcycle accident.

Before hitting the open road for the first summer ride, a motorcycle owner should:

  1. Check the lights. Make sure blinkers, headlights, and brake lights are properly working.
     
  2. Check fluids. Be sure that the oil and fuel levels are at proper operating level. It is a good idea to change the oil to keep the bike running smoothly.
     
  3. Check mirrors. Adjust mirrors to maximize your side and rear visibility. Also ensure that mirrors are tightly in place so they will not vibrate out of place while riding.
     
  4. Check cables and brakes. Take a look at the cables and check for any frayed or worn areas. Check brakes and make sure they are working properly.
     
  5. Check tires. Look for any excessive wear on your tires. Replace if necessary. Use a tire gage to check tire pressure and inflate or deflate to the proper PSI.

Even when you take all the proper precautions to stay safe on the road, there are still dangers. If you have been involved in an accident, it is highly likely that it was another driver’s fault. To discuss your legal options, contact an experienced motorcycle accident attorney at Hupy and Abraham Call 800-800-5678 today to schedule a free consultation and to order a FREE copy of our book, The Ultimate Guide for Motorcycle Accident Victims.

Jason F. Abraham
Managing Partner, Hupy and Abraham