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Motorcycle checks you can do yourself

Posted by Carl Harris on Wednesday, January 4, 2023, In : Motorcycle Maintenance 
Like any vehicle, part and parcel of owning a motorcycle, and keeping it safe to ride, requires upkeep and regular servicing.

Depending on engine capacity (cc), this is normally every 4-6,000ks, or at least once a year — whichever comes first.

And there are some basics you can do yourself to ensure your bike is being maintained properly before it goes in for a service.

Check the tyre pressure and tread

Checking your tyres regularly for air pressure and any signs of wear and tear is a great habi...

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Pre-Ride Motorcycle Checks

Posted by Mary Allen on Monday, July 29, 2019, In : Motorcycle Safety 
When it comes to getting ready for the motorcycle riding season, you want to make sure that you are as prepared as you possibly can be for each and every trip that you take. The process getting ready for a motorcycle trip involves a number of important steps including making sure your motorcycle is in perfect riding condition, and making sure that you are also prepared for the ride by having the right gear.

After a long winter season with long periods of no riding occurring, you'll want to mak...

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Motorcycle safety checks

Posted by Howard Trott on Saturday, September 23, 2017, In : Motorcycle Safety 


Make sure you test your brakes before heading out. Get on the bike and test both front and rear brakes. It is important to check the break pads in case you have of a disc break (hydraulic breal), or adjust the break in case you have a drum break. Also, drum brakes might simply require a new set of shoes. Finally , if you have disk breaks, it is also important to check the brake fluids or the actual disk.

Engine Oil

Check the engine oil according t...

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Motorcycle tyre checks

Posted by Howard Trott on Thursday, October 22, 2015, In : Motorcycle Maintenance 
Motorcycle tyres must be checked when cold, not immediately after riding. Low tyre pressure may cause the tyre to slip on the rim or come off. High tyre pressures will cause abnormal tread wear and unsafe handling.

Use an accurate pressure gauge, many garage forecourt gauges are wildly inaccurate. If you buy your own spend as much as you can justify on a quality gauge.

Correct air pressure will increase tyre life and provide maximum stability, handling capability and ride comfort.


Tyre Care

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