Sunday, May 23, 2010

Motorbike SOS

Cars are necessity; motor bikes have always been seen as a bit of a luxury on Britain's roads. And breaking down in your car is a much more pleasant experience than if you are to break down on your bike. At least in a car, although slightly less exciting, you have a roof and doors, in case the wind is howling and the rain beating down.

Minimise the hassle of breaking down when out for a ride, by taking a little SOS pack with you every time you head out on the bike. Pack a small torch to help you see in the dark if you need to do some quick fixing, and a couple of small screwdrivers, in case the problem is just as simple as something needing tightening.

It sounds silly, but check the fuel. You may have been enjoying yourself and forgotten to check the fuel gauge, therefore running out of petrol. Or, more likely, you may have sprung a leak, causing you to lose all important fuel, and starve the engine.

Having a roadside cover is also important, if you are miles away from home it could e a saving grace should you break down. A lot of companies give you a credit card sized card to keep in your wallet, so should you break down you have someone on hand within an hour or so.

Make sure that your Motor Insurance is up to date. Bike insurance quotes can be easily obtained on line, and will save you time and money in the long run.