Security Alarm Systems Scooter Ready
Imagine you are a cyclist, perhaps a scooter courier. Put yourself in his shoes before a long day out. Maybe he was looking forward to a day out on his scooter. He had bought all the provisions he needed and had ensured that his motorbike was ready for the road. He had trouble with it over the previous weeks and had found various issues with the set-up. For example, he had recently changed suspension on his rear wheel. This has meant a total strip down the rear end of a motorbike.
It had taken a whole day, while doing it he had noticed that the wheel itself slightly buckled and the rear tyre had barely enough tread to be legal. This was very disappointing as he had only recently replaced both tyres. This led to an entire afternoon spent re-balloting is bikes and brake system as he understood that uneven wear between front and rear tyres is often a balancing issue.
Removing the rear wheel on his moped men a total disassembly of the exhaust fitting is which otherwise obscured access to that area of the bike. The foot well and mounts also needed to be replaced. He was really looking forward to going on this journey but suddenly it seemed that getting here is 125 cc scooter on the road was going to take a very long time.
However, the next day he was indeed ready and raring to go. His final thing was to do a three-point check on readiness for journey that everybody riding a motorbike should do before they decide to take to the road. These are the basic safety checks he undertook.
1. Run through the BOLT checks that every cyclist and motorcyclist should do before taking to the road. Breaks, oil, lights and tyres. These are the basic axioms of safety when riding a two wheeled vehicle on the highway. Not only are their legal obligations to have these correctly sorted out, but it is also vital for your own safety.
2. Making sure you have enough petrol in your tank to at least get to the point where you can refill is also an important factor. Scooters and mopeds do not have the largest capacity as far as fuel is concerned. A 50 cc scooter made in the last 10 years might typically taking 80 to 90 miles between needing every field depending on the exact capacity of the gas tank in question. Quite often, when going on a long journey, the first port of call should be the local petrol station to make sure you have enough fuel for the journey. Not only is running out of petrol and inconvenient on a moped, that given the nature of the fuel injection system involved it can also be very problematical to get the bike start again once they fuel system has run dry.
3. The rider on a motorbike must also be prepared. Weather conditions can vary particularly if you’re travelling in the UK where weather is far more localised than in many other parts of the world. You can go from 75?? heat to under 50?? and pouring rain in the space of 45 minutes. This is just quite a typical scenario for riding or driving around in the United Kingdom. User storage capacity to take at least waterproof with you and possibly a change of socks. I would always advise a full face helmet be used by anybody riding a motorbike but of course that is your own choice. It can indeed get very hot with a full face safety helmet but it also protects you from being hit by debris from the car in front or even small insects, the impact of which can be quite a shock when travelling at high speed.
So you and your scooter are prepared and ready for the journey. You’ve done all the necessary things that are required to your bike and you are off. Good luck on the open road.