Australia has so many roads and itineraries to travel by car, motorbike or caravan to experience amazing views of Australia, whether you are a tourist or a local. Travelling by motorbike can be far more rewarding. You do, however, you need to consider the weather and prepared for various conditions or situations you might encounter on your trip. To help, we have put together a handy list of tips to make your motorbike tour as enjoyable as possible!

Take Garbage Bags

Garbage bags have many uses when travelling. A big garbage bag could save your gear from any rain you encounter during your trip by covering your backpack. It can also be useful for storing dirty clothes away from fresh items, disposing of rubbish or in a pinch as a portable shower. Keeping your phone, wallet and any valuables in a smaller zip lock bag means you can rest easy knowing if you find yourself under an unexpected rain cloud, as least you know these things are safe.

Don’t lose your grip

If you do find yourself travelling in a rainy season or just through unexpected weather, you need to make sure you have enough traction on the bikes handlebars and foot pegs. Dishwashing gloves are big enough to fit over your riding gloves and are waterproof and have a grippy texture. Waterproof duct tape is a great tool to cover any places water can get in, such as your boots, and is a great thing to have on hand for emergencies. When parking on a soft ground, use a piece of timber, a flat strong or even an empty beer car to stabilise your kickstand so it doesn’t sink into the ground.

Protect your eyes

On any long trip, your eyes are your most important assets, so you want to make sure they are as comfortable as possible. If you helmet visor isn’t tinted, some electrical tape across the top will provide some protection for your eyes and for your forehead from the harsh sun.

Have the necessities on hand

If you are taking your motorbike on a longer trip or even just overnight, make sure you have all the necessities you can comfortably take with you. Things like a lock for your bike and/or helmet, a torch, a phone charge, cloths and a first aid kit could make the biggest difference in an emergency. You should also make sure you have copies of important documents such as insurance papers, your licence and an emergency contact’s information.

Know your motorbike

One of the most important tips we can offer for any motorbike trip is to know your vehicle and how to fix any common engine and mechanical problems you might encounter. It’s not enough just to carry a few tools, you need to be able to use them. If you are broken down in the middle of nowhere, knowing enough go get yourself back on the road (or at least to the closest town) could be life-saving.

When preparing to go on a motorcycle trip, whether just for the day or for a night or more, taking heed to the tips above will save you safer on the roads and enjoying your trip with peace of mind. If you are in the market for a touring motorbike or any leisure asset such as a boat, bike, car or caravan, call the team at National Finance Solutions. We offer competitive and flexible finance to suit your needs and have a huge database of lenders.  Call us today on 1300 13 50 50 or get an obligation free quote online today.