Doing basic maintenance is an important aspect that an owner or machine user must make into a habit. So, before riding season starts, make sure that you give your bike the checkup that it requires. You may think that it’s a bit of a hassle or simply you don’t have the time for it but what you think as an inconvenience now will pay you back in the long run.
Here’s a rundown of motorcycle parts that you should look into. But before that, do a walk-around. Check for anything unusual, so to speak. Are there leaks and drips? Investigate the cause and source. Likewise, check for wear and tear on pivot points, as well as, moving parts. Test your lights, horns, and turn your key.
Your battery should be checked if it’s fully charged, have issues, or may need to be changed. While doing so, include inspecting your fuses, fuse box, and put some spares in, if you have the extra space.
Another important motorcycle parts to look into are your bike’s tires and wheels. The seriousness of checking one’s tires and wheels can never be overstated. Of course, depending on various factors like regularity of using a bike and life expectancy as stated by the manufacturer, you should put these all in mind when checking the tires for cracks, hardening, and rots. Naturally, tires will eventually need replacement due to wear. This cannot be avoided.
Brakes should likewise be properly inspected. Check brake pads, clean rusts, if any. Brake lines should be checked for wear and brake fluids for replacement, if needed. In relation to fluids, inspect your coolant as well. You may need fresh coolant before going riding this season. Fresh motor oil and oil filter may also be needed. It is recommended to change motor oil every riding season to be sure. It never hurts to maintain it like that.
Do some final checks and make sure everything you disturbed were put back down, tightened, and fastened, among others.
Lastly, make sure that your registration and insurance are up-to-date.
To put it all simply, an hour in the garage with your bike more than beats an hour on the road somewhere. So, personally check your motorcycle, yes, from tip to tail, and you’ll have the needed peace of mind while going though your riding season with your family and/or pals or simply doing your solo riding. “Go ride and enjoy!”