How to test your car’s stability
The next time you take the wheel of your car and think you’re safe, take a ride on the back of a motorcycle, or even a snowmobile.
All of these are safer than driving on the roads.
But there are still safety concerns to consider.
For starters, motorcycle accidents are on the rise.
A study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) found that motorcycle fatalities jumped from 17,000 in 2014 to 30,000 last year.
But the majority of them are on motorcycles.
Motorcycle accidents are not uncommon in the U.S., and they are often caused by poor driver skills, lack of training, or reckless driving.
For more, read How to find out if your motorcycle is in good shape and how to take it out for a test.
You’ll need a few things to safely test your motorcycle: a properly functioning radio and radio transmitter, an accurate instrument panel, and a battery pack.
The IIHS says a radio is a “good first step,” but you’ll need to find a reliable radio with a decent battery.
A radio transmitter should be able to send and receive signals from all three of the motorcycle’s radio channels, which are usually located on the front of the bike.
An instrument panel is an essential tool for testing a motorcycle’s stability.
You need one with a small LCD screen, a small display, and the ability to read a range of numbers.
A battery pack should provide enough juice to last at least a couple of hours and be able be recharged to full in a few hours.
There’s a lot of variation in how well a motorcycle works.
Different models of motorcycles have different chassis, and they have different steering settings, brakes, and fuel tanks.
If you’re worried about stability, you might consider getting a motorcycle with more stability features.
Read more about how to safely evaluate your motorcycle.