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Riding a motorcycle is one of the most exhilarating experiences you can have. As avid riders ourselves, we know that there’s nothing quite like the feeling of the wind in your face as you ride on the open road. Becoming an experienced rider takes work, and in today’s post, we’ll answer some of the most common questions we receive about riding. When you’ve finished reading, head over to the RC Components website to shop our wide selection of custom motorcycle wheels, rims, and exhaust pipes!
Can I Use My Front Tire for the Rear?
No — tires designed specifically for the front or rear should always be used accordingly. Unlike cars, motorcycle tires cannot be rotated because they each have specific functions that pertain to your bike’s handling and overall performance. Your front tire, for instance, has a design that is slightly more optimized for steering, while your rear tire is flatter and is intended to provide you with extra stability. Changing the position of either tire will greatly compromise your safety, so never, under any circumstances, swap the positions of your tires!
Do I Really Need to Wear a Helmet?
Yes! In fact, the importance of wearing a helmet while you ride cannot be overstated. Several states do not have mandatory helmet laws, but a helmet should always be a non-negotiable element of your riding outfit. As we mentioned at the outset, riding a motorcycle is an exciting and heart-pumping activity, but it doesn’t come without risks. Too many motorcyclists suffer from fatal brain injuries while riding, and the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) notes that a high-quality helmet can reduce your risk of brain injury by 67 percent. When you’re looking for a helmet, be on the lookout for helmets that include a DOT sticker somewhere on the packaging — this is an indication that the helmet has either met or exceeded the safety standards set by the DOT. These helmets provide you with the best chance of walking away from an accident.
How Can I Customize My Bike?
We’re glad you asked! We recommend starting with our amazing custom motorcycle wheels, as there’s almost nothing more eye-catching than a set of great custom wheels. We’ve been producing custom motorcycle parts for more than 20 years, so we know what it takes to produce a quality product that stands the test of time. If you have questions about our custom motorcycle rims, then just get in touch with a member of our staff to learn more!
We hope that this post has answered a few of the questions you have about motorcycles and proper maintenance. Keep an eye on our blog page for future posts in which we’ll continue to answer the most common questions we receive about riding. If you’re looking for a way to customize your bike with a truly unique and one-of-a-kind design, then shop the catalog on RC Components’ website! We have a great selection of custom motorcycle wheels, exhaust pipes, and other products that will help you create the bike you’ve always wanted.
The warm days of summer are here, and if you’re like many motorcycle enthusiasts in the United States, then you’re probably looking forward to taking your bike out on the open road. Long-distance riding requires more thought and preparation that the average trip down the block, so in today’s post, we’ll provide you with a [...]
Riding a motorcycle is one of the most fun and exciting ways to get around. Motorcycles are fast, loud, and they can turn even the most mundane trip into an adventure. It’s no wonder that the number of motorcycle riders is increasing every year, and at RC Components, we couldn’t be more excited. In today’s [...]
With the weather growing warmer and warmer by the day, you’ve probably been preparing to take your bike out on the open road. You’ve invested in a tune-up, checked your tires, and it’s almost time to head out. As your go-to supplier of custom motorcycle wheels and motorcycle exhausts, we want you to get the most enjoyment [...]
The weather is beginning to become warmer by the day, and if you’re like us, then you’re probably looking forward to the hot days of summer where you can hit the road for a long ride on your bike. While the thought of simply taking off and heading for the open road is certainly appealing, [...]
There’s nothing quite as exhilarating as taking your bike out on the open road. Whether you’ve just purchased your first bike or you’ve been riding for decades, we know that you bought your motorcycle because you enjoy the sense of freedom and adventure that comes from riding on a bright and sunny day. As a [...]
You’re not alone if you’ve ever been envious of a truly unique bike. Whether you enjoy looking through motorcycle magazines or attending events that unite unique bikes from around the country, we’re willing to bet that you’ve got a few customizations on your to-do list. In parts one and two of this multi-part series, we provided you [...]
There are a variety of ways to trick out your bike, but one of the best ways to add an eye-catching element to your bike is to invest in custom motorcycle wheels. In today’s post, we’ll explain why you should be investing in new custom motorcycle wheels for your bike. When you’re done reading this [...]
Whether you’re an experienced rider or you’ve just purchased your first bike, you may be thinking about ways that you can transform your motorcycle into something truly unique. From your wheels to your headlights to your exhaust pipes, the options for customizing your bike are nearly unlimited. In a previous post, we covered three ways [...]
If you’ve recently purchased a new motorcycle, let us be the first to congratulate you! The world of motorcycles is both fast-paced and exciting, and there will always be something new for you to learn. We’ve received many questions from new riders over the years about bike styles, equipment, and a variety of other topics, [...]