Stopping a motorcycle is not as simple as stopping a car. The difference can be attributed to the brake controls. In general, truck and car brakes function as one and are controlled by a single pedal. Most motorcycles, however, are designed with separate controls for front and rear wheels. This design can be dangerous when the riding situation calls for hard braking. If the brakes are engaged for sudden stops, either of the wheels can lock up.
No biker ever plans to have an accident, however, if one occurs, you want to make sure you are as prepared. See that you always have a motorcycle first aid kit with you when you ride, regardless of the length of the trip. Make sure you store all items in a waterproof container or bag to protect it from the elements. Before you set out on your next ride, stock your motorcycle first aid kit with these essential items:
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