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Shoreline, WA & Lynnwood
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If you were to think about the word ‘cool’, people like James Dean and Elvis come to mind, and with good reason! It’s hard not to think of them riding around on a powerful motorcycle looking cool!

However, as cool as these actors are, it’s important to remember that the times we see them being ‘cool’ are actually the times when they are being the most ‘un-cool’. For example, when an actor rides a motorcycle in a movie wearing nothing protective, they don’t have to worry about falling because they aren’t actually moving! For a real rider, however, it’s a different story. Below is some great information from Progressive Products about how you can stay safe on your bike wearing the right gear.

The Most Important Part First - Your Head

It doesn’t matter how well protected the rest of your body is, if you don’t protect your head then it isn’t going to matter. For this reason, it’s important that you buy a high-quality helmet and consider the following while you are looking:
  • Make sure it’s not too tight and not too loose. If it's too tight, you won’t ever wear it, and if it's too lose, it will fall off when you need it the most.
  • Be sure you can safely see through the visor.
  • If you use a Bluetooth headset, be sure that it fits or comes with its own.
  • Look for a helmet which can help to keep your head cool as you ride.

Now for Your Jacket

Remember the denim jacket mentioned above? Sadly you will need to keep that in the closet or bring it out for a costume party to show to all of your friends. When it comes to riding your motorcycle, here’s what you should look out for:
  • A purpose designed motorcycle jacket. Not a jacket which looks like it could do the job. Not a safety jacket you use while you’re hiking, and definitely not a hi-vis jacket you bought to wear during DIY tasks. A motorcycle jacket!
  • The jacket is made from a high-quality material.
  • You can easily and comfortably reach your controls.
  • It provides sufficient weather (read rain) protection.
Click here to buy AMSOIL 20W-40 Synthetic V-Twin Motorcycle Oil and give your bike’s engine what it needs to perform at its best. Check out the online store or speak with an expert at Progressive Products at (425) 483-2582 to learn more about the benefits of using a high-quality AMSOIL product for your next synthetic oil change in Lynnwood, WA and how a synthetic oil change can not only improve the performance of your engine but also help to extend its lifespan.

Time for Your Pants

Similar to the tip above, anything made out of denim just isn’t going to cut it. While it may help prevent a graze at a low speed, when it comes to real riding, you need something more. Look for:
  • Pants made from high-quality material
  • Ensure the stitching is also high quality and will hold up under stress
  • You can comfortably get on and off the bike and reach your pedals
  • They can keep you cool
  • There is enough space to keep your personal items while you ride

Say Goodbye to Your Sneakers

When it comes to comfortable footwear, nothing beats a worn-in pair of sneakers. However, when it also comes to items of footwear which won’t protect you in a motorcycle accident, again, nothing beats a worn-in pair of sneakers. With this in mind, consider the following:
  • Give a potential boot a solid twist. The most that it twists and turns in your hand, the more it’s going to repeat the motion with your foot inside it during an accident.
  • Be sure they are non-slip.
  • Ensure they provide sufficient rain protection.
  • Make sure they are comfortable to wear so you aren't dissuaded from putting them on each time you ride.

Give Your Bike’s Performance a Boost With a Synthetic Oil Change in Lynnwood, Wa

Of course, in addition to the above great safety items, there is no substitute for safe riding and common sense. Each time that you get on the bike and start it up, think about what you can do to ride safely and be sure to exercise it on the road. When you are ready for bike maintenance, be sure that your bike gets only the best. Call Progressive Products today at (425) 483-2582 to learn about how a synthetic oil change in Lynnwood, WA can not only boost the performance of your engine, but also extend its lifespan.

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