In today's world motorcycles have become a primary mode of transit due to their friendly costs for repairs, fuel or even parking. Each day new bikes hit the open road. If you want to keep your bike in top working order, follow our list of 10 tips for motorcycle maintenance below.
A manufacturer's guide that comes with the motorcycle should provide instructions on how to properly maintain it. The guides offer all relevant and detailed information ranging from oil type to service procedures. New owners who ignore going through the manual risk making hazardous errors, for instance during repairs; motorcycles are unique and thus need different handling.
Motorcycles use different types of oil depending on the engine make. The engine cannot work efficiently without oil since its components whirl at very high speed that may lead to wear. Oil level should be checked frequently and topped up if it’s below the required gauge. Also, owners should comply with the manufacturer's guide since different bikes need oil changing after varying intervals, say 2,500-3,500 miles of mileage or five-months-intervals.
The chain should always be lubricated to prevent friction and low performance. It should also be tight enough since loose chains tend to cause breakages or tear.
No great journey is ever completed if a motorcycle's tank is leaking. Thus, one must be on the look out for any leakages to ensure a sufficient fuel level.
The battery must regularly be examined to maintain the right level of the electrolyte solution. The appropriate level retains the charging capacity.
The air filter enhances engine efficiency and should thus be kept clean from any foreign objects that might be cutting off airflow to the engine.
Motorcycle safety heavily depends on the brake system. Therefore, having the right brake fluid level and pad thickness pads by topping up low-level brake fluid and replacing worn out pads is crucial.
The lighting conditions should always be excellent since with no proper lights no journey can be pleasant, especially in the dark. Sound signals give an easy time on traffics.
The tires should have the right depth of thread and correct pressure hence averting punctures or deflation.
Lastly, the bike should be kept clean since regular cleaning makes it easier to notice simple faults like over-inflated or deflated tires, fuel leakages, and dim lights.
The longevity of the motorcycle is a reflection of the level of motorcycle maintenance practiced. New owners should follow the good practices religiously if they are to enjoy the rewards. We know that accidents do happen and if you ever need to speak to a lawyer about a crash involving a motorcycle, feel free to give us a call.