• Two Wheeler Safety Kit Requirements

    Going on a long bike trip? Do you have the safety tools in place? Well this is essentially what we forget, but it's necessary to know the things we have to carry in our bike, before we start driving. Riding a two wheeler especially on long journeys is a thrilling experience and a mode of relaxation for many. Even in cities, many people traveling to work prefer traveling by bike rather than driving a car or taking a cab. It is easy to drive on the roads especially in metropolitan cities, it provides complete comfort, flexible travel time and money saving. The two wheelers today give great mileage and it is one of the main reason why two wheelers are the most popular way of transport.

    Be it travelling for for work or embarking on a long journey, it is important that you carry a few essentials always. Scooters might however have storage space under the seats, but for bikes you can always install compartment boxes to keep the essentials. Your motorcycle is your prized possession because it is your hard earned money. Either as a gift or own purchase, the emotions attached with that two wheeler machine are many and very sensitive. So to protect the bike or scooter or you, from any unforeseen situations, be it a tyre puncture, minute repairs, an accident, etc. few things should always travel with you on the bike to tackle the emergency situations.

    So here are the essentials you need to carry ‘the safety kit’ you need to carry:

    • The compartment box will not be as huge as a suitcase if you have imagined so. It is a small box that can be fitted at the back of the bike or on the side. It is easily available online.
    • Before going on long-trips, make sure to get your bike serviced and thoroughly checked by a mechanic for engine oil, brakes, brake oil, tyre pressure, headlights, tail lights, ignition levels, etc.
    • You can also install additional saddlebags to your bike to carry few extras like tools, spare parts, gloves, jackets, snacks for the journey, etc.
    • The luggage you carry especially in your shoulder bag should not be heavy as it will become difficult to balance while driving. So depending on the cubic capacity of the bike, and the weight of the luggage it can bear, carry the essentials.
    • Spare part tools like battery fuses, headlight bulb, screwdriver with multiple attachments, clutch cable, engine oil, pliers and a puncture repair kit should always be kept in the bike box. These tools will come in handy if there is a mechanical breakdown in your bike. It is not just enough that you carry these tools, if you do not know already then you can learn to fix small repairs either through a crash course or from any mechanic.
    • It is always required that you keep a first aid kit in the bike. A cotton roll, bandage, Dettol, ointment, pain relief spray, medicines, plasters, crepe bandages, scissors, sticky tape, etc. You may be in an accident or someone on the way might be, first aid kit will always help in the emergency.
    • Wear safety gears like boots, leather gloves, full head ISI approved helmets clipped properly, jacket, knee guards while riding and always carry a raincoat in your bike box to avoid getting drenched.
    • It is always advised that you carry at least few thousand rupees with you as emergency cash. If you are traveling a long way, then you may not be able to withdraw cash from the ATM in few area. So a stack of cash is always helpful.
    • It is mandatory to carry two wheeler insurance with you as per the law. Having an insurance is an added advantage in case you have an emergency. You can get the bike repaired through the insurer’s network of garages with cashless claim facility for major repairs. Check the expiry date in advance so you can renew the two wheeler insurance soon.
    • Keep a copy of the medical or health insurance policy with you, this will be handy when you need medical attention and have to be hospitalized immediately. You can also keep the policy details like policy number, insurer contact details in your phone as well.
    • Always keep a bottle of water and energy bars just to keep yourself from dehydrating.

    All these are essentials that one must have in their vehicle. Some may not be necessary if you are traveling within the city as it can be easily available and you can contact people for the same. But if you are travelling far, then carry all the mentioned items with you for safety.

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