Motorcycle Preparation

1994 Suzuki DR650 | VagabondGuide.com

Currently you can usually bumming around on my 1994 Suzuki DR650. She’s got a few years on her and a few miles to boot but over all she runs like a champ. Since I’m not the most creative when it comes to names I’ve dubbed her Suzy. That being said, having a reliable machine on the road is key and being able to call upon your machine is important. It can mean the difference an epic trip and something that will haunt your dreams for years to come. 

That’s why preparation is something I take very seriously. I enjoy shooting and making videos and I figured what better way to practice than to actually make some fun videos about prepping a motorcycle for riding season and potentially long rides. 

This is where it gets a little out of control. I need you. I need your subscription to my YouTube channel. As of writing this I have 4! FOUR subscribers. Imagine me begging on my hands and knees at your feet. PLEASE! PLEASE CAN YOU SUBSCRIBE! You can do so HERE! Honestly,it would mean a lot to me. The travel blogging scene is a tough one to make it in and it always gives me a warm and fuzzy feeling when I get a new subscriber. 

Being seen at night by other drivers is pretty high on my list. Motorcycles are hard enough to see as it is. 

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Letting other drivers know you’re coming to a stop or turning is a nice thing to do. My stock turn indicators and and tail/brake lights were pretty dim. To the point where it was downright unsafe. Also, if you ask me, they weren’t very attractive. I opted for a new LED tail/brake light and brighter and much smaller blinkers. 

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