January 14, 2014

Motorcycle Maintenance: A 5 Step Guide

Motorcycles, like all vehicles, need to be serviced from time to time. However, in order to keep your motorcycle in general good working order, you should always carry out regular and simple maintenance checks. Get into a regular routine of checking your motorcycle in order to keep it running well until its next service. Read on for 5 easy to carry out maintenance checks for your motorcycle.

1: Read the manual!

Sounds obvious, but yet this is a commonly overlooked scenario. Even if you have owned other makes of motorcycles, each motorcycle brand and type will have its own character. Take time to read the owner manual, and refer to it if you have any troubleshooting on any issues.

2: Check tire pressure

Checking the tire pressure is extremely important and should be done weekly or before a big ride. Underinflated or overinflated tires can affect handling and breaking which could result in an accident. Always inflate your tires to the correct pressure level, which will vary depending on your tires, style of bike, and whether or not you will have a pillion passenger. Check the tires with a good quality pressure gauge, and always check when the tires are cold. Whilst there, have a quick check over the tire tread depth. If in any doubt, check with your local garage or service center.

3: Check the oil level