Maintenance Tips for your motorbikes
Who doesn’t want to keep their bike as clean as its first day? To maintain a healthy running motorcycle, you don’t need to be a mechanic. Only few maintenance steps, will help you to make your treasured bike last many more years in good condition.
Probably one of the most important maintenance tips of all. This step should become a routine as it plays a crucial role for a good maintenance. Indeed, change the engine and/or gear oil often as it helps to lubricate and keep it cool. Otherwise, dirty oil will increase the consumption of petrol and reduces the engine life. Usually it is recommended to replace the oil every 5000 to 10 000 km depending of the model of your bike. Check for the best oil for your bike. Investing in good oil can make your bike run smoother for longer.
Dirt and engines are not the best of friend. That’s why you should keep an eye on the air filter and make sure it is clean. Every location you ride to is different, so if you live or ride a lot on dusty roads you may have to change the air filter more often than someone living in the city. Remember a clean filter is like clean lungs and your bike will love you for it!
Regularly check your tyres! Check your tyres pressure every weekend is a good habit to make. As soon as the tyres get worn, you should change them quick smart. Weather and ground condition affect tyre life time. As well as an under-inflation or over-inflation and how hard you push your bike over all types of terrain.
This step is important as it is directly linking to your safety. If you notice that your brake pads are thinner than 2 mm, it is time to get some new ones, quickly smart. You want to be able to stop quickly!
Keep the chain lubricated and not too slack, as the right tension, can make it last for much longer. Otherwise you will encounter excessive wear, gear changes and rough transmission, which leads to an all-round rough ride. And no one wants that!
Clean & Wash
Finally, close your routine maintenance tour with a good cleaning of the bike. Remove the dirt and salt (if you are near the ocean) which will reduce the risk of rust. And of course, your motorbike will look clean, shiny and last much longer. Look better on the road, on the dirt, in the city, in the bush, on the beach or wherever else you ride her!
Do not hesitate to talk with your mechanic, in order to know what products are the most recommended for your model.
What kind of maintenance routine do you have? How often do you check your motorbike? What would you add to our selection of top maintenance tips?
Sources: www.motor.onehowto.com / www.wikihow.com / www.blog.gaadikey.com