Shippingmasters assists motorcyclists with motorcycle transport. In addition to motorcycle shipping services we also consult with customers on a regular basis regarding motorcycle trip preparation. Many customers contact Shippingmasters to ship their motorcycles to a distant location so they can have an adventure riding their bikes back to their home location.
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When planning an adventure ride the first thing to consider is should you use a bike transport company to ship the bike to the distant location and ride it back. The other option is to ride the bike to the distant location and use a motorcycle moving company to transport the bike back to your home location. We always advise adventure ride customers to ride the bike to the distant location and ship it back to the home location. The logic in these motorcycle road trip tips is the fact that the rider will have the bike when they need it.
There is always a possibly of a delay when shipping a motorcycle and you do not want to be ready to ride and not have the bike available. If you ride the bike to the distant location you can consider leaving it with someone you know or possibly at a motorcycle shop in the area when you finish your ride. You can have the motorcycle shipper pick it up from one of these locations for the return trip to your home location.
Some items we recommend to carry with you on an adventure ride is layered clothing, rain gear, eye protection, a GPS, a cell phone and extra battery, multi-tool, a lighter, cash, drinking water, non-perishable food, camera, tire gauge, Fix-A-Flat, first aid kit, duct tape and a flashlight.
Maybe you are planning to do some off-road riding or possibly off-road racing of some kind. If you are loading your bike onto a truck or trailer make sure you have a sturdy ramp or gate to utilize for loading and unloading the motorcycle. In addition, one of the most important motorcycle road trip tips is that you want to make sure you have plenty of fuel with you for your off-road ride or race. Also, go through your motorcycle riding gear to make sure you have proper protective gear such as knee pads, elbow pads, chest protector. neck protector, helmet, goggles. gloves, riding pants, riding Jersey and a riding jacket.
Additionally, make sure you bring a stand to mount the bike on in case you need to repair the bike or do some general maintenance on it while you are off roading. Bring some chain lube, a tire pump, a tire patch kit and an air pressure gauge with you as well. During your motorcycle road trip preparation process, remember to bring along some folding chairs and maybe an umbrella in case it’s raining or very hot out. You could consider bringing an easy up awning with you along with some type of a tarp to place under the easy up to store your bike on while you are not riding it. Another very important item to bring with you when off-road riding is a tool kit. Be sure to bring along some metric wrenches, screwdrivers, pliers and an assortment of other hand tools that could be needed while you are riding off-road.