How to Combat Pollution - The Biker Way

November 27, 2019 0 Comments

How to Combat Pollution - The Biker Way

Vijay Krishnan Nov 24, 2019

With Delhi turning virtually into a gas chamber and with the authorities labelling the city as non-liveable, let’s take a look at what one can do as a biker to reduce their impact on the environment when it comes to pollution in your city.

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Ride a Motorcycle

   Two wheels not only move the soul, but they contribute much less to air pollution and for the environmentalists, ‘have a much lower carbon footprint’. Keep those four wheeled burdens at home and make travel fun and less polluting. That is unless family duty calls!

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Reuse old tyres

 

  Old motorcycle tyres can be given a new lease of life in multiple ways. This can range anywhere from a swimming pool float, a makeshift bed for the garden plants all the way to being used as a way to keep stray doggos comfy during the winter. You can see how by clicking here.

 

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Waste not want not

 

  Not all that is broken cannot be fixed. Some can be refurbished back to their former glory and the others can be repurposed into being cool decorations for your crib.

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Going quiet at traffic lights

 

  With modern motorcycles being reliable as ever, one doesn’t have to pray to the all father in the hope their motorcycle will start up. Starting a modern motorcycle just takes a press of the start button and one should fully make use of this advancement in motorcycle technology to shut off their engines and spare the emissions at a traffic light to take in some sights.

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Make sure your motorcycle is tuned properly

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  A motorcycle running too rich or too lean will give out emissions greater than that at an optimal state of tune. Keeping the bike in the right state if tune will thus lead to lesser emissions and enable you to enjoy your motorcycle to the fullest.

 

Getting your motorcycle serviced regularly

 

  Getting your motorcycle fluids changed and getting the bike cleaned up will eliminate all chances of your motorcycle putting out fine particles (PM2.5), that are greater causes of air pollution in many places. Also a full service of your motorcycle at regular intervals means that your motorcycle will be in the best shape and would not require the swapping out of any parts due to undue wear and tear. A happy motorcycle will translate into a happy you!

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Going electric

 

  Swapping out your four wheeler for an electric vehicle will go a long way in ensuring your carbon footprint goes way down. And as for the weekly dose of internal combustion excitement, you will always have your motorcycle in hand.

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