It seems more and more we hear about tragic motorcycle accidents in Michigan as well as many other states across the country. In 2012 Michigan changed their helmet law making it the riders choice whether to wear a helmet while operating a motorcycle. And since the law has taken effect more and more motorcyclist continue to ride without a helmet, even after the increase in motorcycle tragedies.
Of course, there are other areas to consider for safety such as riding gear, safety courses, and carrying a first aid kit.
Riding Safe Practices
Whether you think you are the best rider in the world or you are riding for the first time, always remember that motorcycle accident are not always the rider’s fault. Often times car or truck drivers will not see a motorcyclist, whether it be because of a blind-spot or failure to pay attention. Regardless of who’s at fault, not wearing a helmet as a cyclist can make a difference between life or death.
A lot of modern bikes now have a bunch of safety features including turn signals. Using a turn signal is always highly recommended but the age-old classic of hand signals help as well.
For a left turn extend your left arm straight out before making the turn. For a right turn, bend your left arm upward or put your right arm straight out. To signal for a stop bend your left arm downwards toward the ground. Using these hand signals can help let other drivers know about your intention on the road.
As a fellow motorcyclist, I don’t say these things to scare you, but to stress the importance of riding safe in Michigan. Always be sure to be insured and wear a helmet! If you are looking to trade in or sell your current motorcycle contact us today for your best offer!
Motorcycle lovers start to get that itch this time of year. The weather gets nicer, the sun comes out, and you get the urge to bust out your motorcycle and hit the pavement! If you’re in between bikes right now or are looking to upgrade then this can create a bit of a conundrum. But if you have a vehicle just aging in your garage or backyard, the solution might be right under your nose.
Cash For A Used Motorcycle
It is very easy to get cash for a motorcycle or ATV through our convenient quote form. Also, we want motorcycle owners or aspiring motorcycle owners to know that. If you’re sitting on an old ATV, motorcycle, boat, RV, or Jet Ski that you’d like to sell it for the cash you deserve then contact us now!
By jumping on the opportunity now in the early stages of summer, you could get cash for any of the aforementioned vehicles you have and apply the trade-in value toward the purchase of a great new bike.
That way you can ride in Michigan all summer long. Skip the steps of selling a used ATV, motorcycle, or watercraft to a dealer. Get it all done in one smooth, easy transaction so you can buy the bike of your dreams. In addition, we are always interested but not limited to these bikes:
- 2012 Harley Davidson XL 1200 Sportster 72
- 2010 Harley Davidson XL883 Black
- 2010 Harley Davidson XL883 Silver
- 2009 Harley Davison FLHX Street Glide
- 2007 Honda CBR600RR
- 2007 Big Dog K-9
Sell Your Motorcycle This Summer
It’s not officially summer for the motorcycle junkies out there until they can bypass their car and take their motorcycle out on the road again! Sell your old, unwanted vehicles and get closer to making that happen today. Contact us or get a quote now!
That’s right! It may have started off cool, but it’s changing and time to take full advantage of Michigan’s spring! For most motorcycle owners, this means pulling out the bike, dusting it off, and getting it ready for the first ride of the season. Is your bike ready to ride? Before you just hop on and ride off, it is important to give your motorcycle a good look. Here are some important thing’s to pay close attention to when preparing your motorcycle for spring in Michigan:
- Check Fluids
- Check Tires
- Inspect Lights
- Flush the Fuel System
Breaking Out the Bike!
Now, for the best part. Your first ride of the season. Where are you riding to? There are some pretty sweet biking events coming to Michigan. So mark your calendar!
Birch Run Motorcycle Swap Meet 4/14
Springfield Blessing of the Bikes 5/11
39th Annual Mother’s Day Swap Meet & Bike Show 5/12
Looking to Buy or Sell a Motorcycle in Spring?
Maybe after pulling the bike out you realized it may be time to upgrade, or sell that old Harley Davidson or Suzuki sport bike. If so, let us help get you quick cash to put towards a newer model cruiser or bike.
Not looking to sell a motorcycle? We can help you with your PWC as well. We buy them and offer watercraft or motorcycle shipping, from North to South or vice versa. We love buying boats too and will make a great offer if you are looking to sell a boat in Michigan.
If you’ve ever questioned if it’s possible to ride a motorcycle during the wintertime, the answer is yes. Riding a motorcycle all year-round is not an easy task, especially in the North. However, there are some people who find riding in the cold quite enjoyable. But how does one stay warm from all of the harsh winter weather? Below are a few suggestions to help you as you prepare for your next cold ride. There are breaks in the weather called the “winter thaw” in Michigan. Temperatures may even reach 50 degrees! Woohoo!
Wear Layers of Clothes When Riding
In the spring and summer, the temperatures are typically warmer. Because of this, your body is able to push blood to the surface, increasing heat loss. On the contrary, when it is cold, your body does the complete opposite. It tightens those same blood vessels, causing preservation in your body around your lungs, heart and brain. One way to keep warm is to start with your extremities. Since your fingers and toes are the endpoints on your body, they will freeze first. Your fingers and toes rely on blood flow for warmth, so if they are unable to stay warm, there’s a possible chance that there will be an inability to operate your motorcycle’s controls appropriately. Proper Helmets are another must for cold rides. People generally purchase helmets that offer ventilation, but when it’s cold, those are not always the best. Try to wear helmets that are fitted, so that the air won’t come in. The tighter the fit, the less “ice cream” headaches you will have. Finally, wear layers and heated gear. Cold weather can also produce wind. It’s best to be fully prepared than underdressed.
Sell Your Motorcycle in Winter
Maybe it’s just too cold for you to ride in Winter? Right now would be a great time to sell your motorcycle! You can get cash 4 motorcycles from us and maybe use it to shop for a new ride when spring comes. USA Powersports is a Michigan based company that buys hundreds of vehicles, including; Motorcycles, Snowmobiles, ATVs, PWCs and even boats! Please contact us today!