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California is full of beautiful scenery and adventures to enjoy from the back of a motorcycle. But it’s no big secret that temperatures can get pretty high, which can make motorcycle riders uncomfortably warm. Use the following tips to stay cool despite the hot weather.

Get Gear Made for Hot Weather

Some motorcycle gear is designed to keep riders cool in hot weather conditions. Focus on fabrics that are light colored, breathable, moisture-wicking, and offer good ventilation.

Plan Your Route Carefully

When temperatures are soaring, it’s best to avoid riding during the hottest part of the day. Try to hit the road in the early morning or late evening instead.

If you must ride during peak heat, focus on shady routes where you’re less likely to be exposed to direct sunlight.

Take Breaks Often

Riding in hot weather can be physically taxing, so make sure to take plenty of breaks. Find a shady spot to rest in and drink lots of fluids to stay hydrated.

Monitor Your Motorcycle’s Engine Temperature

During hot weather, your motorcycle’s engine can run hotter than usual. Keep an eye on the temperature gauge and make sure to stop if it starts to get too high. Letting your engine overheat can cause serious damage, so it’s best to err on the side of caution.

Be Aware of Heat Exhaustion

Heat exhaustion is a common problem for motorcycle riders in hot weather. Symptoms include heavy sweating, weakness, dizziness, and nausea. If you start to experience these symptoms, stop riding immediately and find a cool place to rest.

For more riding tips or to explore motorcycles for sale, check out the selection at CalMoto. Our dealership is located in Mountain View and Livermore, California. We also proudly serve those in San Francisco and San Jose.

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