• Time For A Tune-up:
Your bike has been in storage for a few months now, so make sure to check the lights, controls, battery, fluid levels and especially tires. With temperature changes, rubber and metal expand at different rates, so be sure to inspect your tires for cracks, any foreign objects and ensure your tires are properly inflated in accordance with your owner's manual. If your bike needs maintenance, put it in for a service early in the spring to avoid the rush.
• Review Your Motorcycle Insurance:
Your bike has been in storage for a season and things may have changed: perhaps you've decided to use your bike to commute to work every day or maybe you've made some modifications to the bike during your winter hiatus. Now is the time to check-in with your insurance provider to ensure your policy still provides adequate coverage.
• Practice Makes Perfect:
Riding in the rain can be challenging for even the most experienced motorcyclist. Although you're eager to ride, keep in mind it's been a while since your last ride, so practice maneuvering on quiet roads first. A few easy techniques such as using both front and back brakes with a little less pressure than on dry roads, reacquainting yourself with the clutch and shifting, or staying out of the middle of a lane where cars tend to kick debris and leave drippings, can help you stay safe on wet roads.