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6 Truly Helpful Bike Riding Tips During Monsoons

June 16, 2016 17:08 IST

Riding your bike during monsoons can be a great experience. However, a little precaution doesn’t harm.

Here are 6 tips to make your bike riding safe during monsoons-

#1 Improve your visibility with these bike wheel lights and new age LED light helmets

Bike Wheel LED & Helmet

Buy Bike Wheel Motion Sensor Lights @ Rs 99

Buy LED Helmets @ Rs 3799

LED Helmet

During monsoons, it is advisable to wear or use things that improve your visibility on the roads.Use this motion sensor LED light on your wheels as they make your bike stand out during heavy rains. Even in case of a helmet,buy one with a clear visor instead of a tinted one as the latter reduces visibility of the roads. You can also go for this helmet with an integrated LED light which alerts the vehicles approaching towards you.

#2 DIY maintenance tip to prevent rusting and corrosion

Pre Monsoon Bike Care

Buy Bike Pre-Monsoon Maintenance Products Under Rs 550

Besides a regular pre-monsoon check-up for your bike, you can apply these solutions to keep your bike from the ill effects of monsoon –

  • Apply the CVC Battery Coat on your battery terminal to protect it from corrosion.
  • Apply the No Rost spray on the screws, tools and the metal parts of your bike to prevent corrosion.
  • Spray the CVC Viscolube Spray grease on the chain of your bike as it lubricates and makes the movement smooth.
  • Apply the CVC Multilube Rust Remover to keep your bike rust and corrosion free.  
  • #3 Invest in a quality rain-coat


    Raincoat

    Buy Storm Breaker Rain Suit @ Rs 599

    (With Free Bike Body Cover) 

    The visibility on the roads reduces drastically during monsoons. Invest in a good quality raincoat preferably a bright coloured rain coat which allows you to stand out on the road.This rain coat comes with a free bike body cover.

    #4 Avoid using your mobile phone while driving

    Mobile holder

    Buy Motorcycle Mobile Holder @ Rs 249

    Not even for using the navigation software! Use this mobile holder to enjoy operating your phone hands free or viewing the map on the go.

    #5 Keep a check on the tyre pressure

    Tyre inflator

    Buy Tyre Air Compressor @ Rs 453

    Check your tyre pressure before riding the bike. Make sure you ride your bike with optimal tyre pressure. If the tyre if over inflated, it may lead to an accident as the surface area of the tyre barely touches the road surface.

    #6 Watch out for slippery roads

    Avoid riding your bike if it has just started raining as the roads are very slippery for the first 20 minutes.

     

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