Bikers all know that riding at night can be dangerous. But it is indeed romantic and exciting to have a night motorcycle dating with a Harley girl who also shares the same passion for riding. In low-light streets, bikers’ depth perception, ability to distinguish color and peripheral vision are worse than in day time. So, there is not a lot of room for error. If single Harley riders insist to have a night riding date, just take a look at these tips below that can keep you safe on the road at night.
Aim your headlights
Maximizing the range of your headlights can maximize your vision at night. The headlights of the bikes are positioned in the standard way, but it may not match your height and your riding position. It doesn’t matter if they are just riding in the daytime. When riding at night, it is necessary for motorcyclists to adjust their headlights. Find a nice dark place, sit on your bike and watch where your beams fall. Remember to sit on your bike after each adjustment to make sure it is correct. Meanwhile, it is good to replace the bulbs every twelve months if single bikers are riding at night regularly.
The tail light of a motorcycle is used for turning signals in the daytime and at night. It is important to improve rear end visibility, which will keep riders safe at all the time of the day. LED tail lights are better choices cause they are brighter and they draw less power. If possible, motorcycle riders can install additional lights to supplement the brake light, which will allow anyone behind the rider to aware that the bike is stopping.
Trying to make you and your bike more visible can allow other motorcycle riders and drivers on the road to notice you definitely. Right dressing choices for bikers who will ride at night are a Hi-Vis, reflective jacket or have reflective or fluorescent strips on your jacket and helmet. The more visible you can get on you, your biker girl as well as your bike, the safer you will be.
Wear the right glasses
The yellow-tint sunglasses that proclaim in the ads will only cut down on the amount of light you can see. The better choice is to use prescription glasses that have an anti-reflective coating, which will keep light from bouncing around inside your lenses and will allow more light in.
Ride as fast as you can see
Speed is the most important thing that can decide if the riders can be safe in the end. The key is to ride at a slow speed. But if you can see the road in front of you, you can ride at a reasonable speed and watch out the hazards appearing from nowhere.