Road Salt.. And It’s Effects..

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Now we all know that road salt is bad for our bikes, and our riding gear but there is another effect it has of which many of you, especially anybody new to riding a motorbike, may not be aware. The salt gets into the road surface and acts as a lubricant between the road surface and your tyre. Unfortunately you will probably only realise this when you are negotiating a bend, a roundabout or some other hazard!

So, just to be on the safe side its probably best to keep your speed down for a while after the roads have been salted and the temperatures have gone up enough for the road surface not to be frozen anymore.

It will take quite a considerable amount of rain to completely wash the salt from the roads and until then they may be slippery from the salt residue.

Just be careful, okay J

 

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