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Since you're exposed when riding a motorcycle, you should wear protective gear to remain safe. For tips on what to do, read this post that PlatinumMotorOil.Com in Waterford has prepared for you.

Riding a motorcycle can be incredibly fun. However, if you're not careful, it can also be incredibly dangerous. This is mainly because you have no real protection when you're cruising down the road. Your body is completely exposed to the elements and circumstances, meaning that an accident can be incredibly damaging, causing serious injuries and even death. That's why, whenever you're riding, you should wear protective gear that can offer some safety in case of an eventuality. To learn what gear you will need to protect your body when riding a motorcycle, continue reading the post below.

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Protective Gear to Wear While on a Motorcycle

For Your Head

Of course, you need to start with keeping your head safe, as receiving a harsh impact to it can have the most dire consequences. To that end, it's absolutely necessary (and required by law) that you and your passengers don a helmet every time you ride. Bloomberg has some helmets that may be the right ones for you. In any case, be sure to search for a helmet that is strong enough to absorb the impact if you're in an accident, but that will allow you to move, listen, and see effectively when you're riding.

For Your Hands

Imagine that you're walking down the street. All of a sudden, you trip, and as you're about to fall all the way down, what do you do? You put your hands out to catch your fall. Because of this very instinct is that you need to wear riding gloves when you're on your motorcycle (leather ones, with reinforced palms, if possible). They will keep your hands from shattering if you have a tumble on your motorcycle. Moreover, they will keep your hands warm if you ride during this time of the year.

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For Your Eyes

Obviously, you need your eyes to be safe so you can ride your motorcycle as safely as possible. To that end, you need to shield them against the wind, the dust, and other elements that could get into them and hinder your vision when you're riding. Likewise, you need to guarantee the sun won't blind you as you cruise. To keep your eyes protected, you can wear goggles or sunglasses when you're riding. Keep in mind that this may not be necessary if your helmet already has a face shield that can cover you.

For Your Body

So far, we've gone over how to keep your hands and head protected in case you get in an accident. But what about the rest of your body? How can you protect all of it? Well, there are things you can do to remain as unharmed as possible in an accident. For example, a motorcycle jacket will keep you from getting scratches and bruises all over if you fall. Wearing long pants can do the same for your legs. Whatever you wear, however, keep in mind that the clothes you wear should be comfortable, but not too loose, as this could cause problems.

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For Your Feet

Your feet will also need protection if you have an accident. In some cases, they may even be the first to touch the ground. To help them stay in one piece despite the situation, you need to wear protective gear for them, too. A closed-toe shoe with some sturdiness to it will work best (for example, a boot is ideal to ride your motorcycle). Whatever you choose, however, do not ride with flip flops or heels, since they can get stuck or fall off and cause an accident.

A Few Extras

Finally, now that you think you have everything down, there are a few more items that you may want to look into to remain as safe when you're riding. For example, if you're very sensitive to noises, you may want to use earplugs to reduce them. However, you need to keep in mind that not being able to hear everything can have its dangers. As we're going through winter, you may also want some extras to stay warm through the chilly weather.

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