For your motorbike to last for long you need to take good care of it. To help you out here are the areas that you should focus on to ensure that your bike is in its best condition:
The engine oil lubricates your gears, engines and also keeps your engine cool. When the oil gets too thin it doesn't lubricate the parts properly. It also doesn't cool the engine properly. You should regularly change the oil to avoid damaging your engine. To ensure that you change the oil at the right time you should regular take your motorbike to the garage and have it checked. The owner's manual also has a guide on how frequently that you should change it.
Motorbike tyres not only determine how well you handle the motorbike, they also affect fuel consumption of the bike. When the tires are worn out you have a hard time controlling the bike. You also tend to consume more fuel. To be safe and consume less fuel, you should regularly check the tires for wear and tear. If they are badly worn out you should replace them.
If your motorbike has a chain you know how important it is. Since it's always rotating you should regularly lubricate it. According to experts, a chain that isn't properly lubricated gets easily damaged due to excess heat. The heat damages the separate links making the chain loose.
This can be dangerous as the chain can fall off while you are riding at high speed. To be safe you should regularly lubricate the chain with high-quality lubricants. It's also wise that you regularly take your motorbike to a mechanic for chain inspection and tightening. The mechanic will also help you know when it's time to replace the chain.
Many people ignore the horn as they deem it to be a simple part that has no impact. The truth is that the horn is of great impact as can save your life. You should take good care of the horn by regularly using it. When pressing it, avoid doing it for long periods of time. You should also ask the mechanic to inspect the horn when you are at the garage. It's good to note that its common for the horn to get spoilt from time to time. When it happens you should replace it as soon as possible. This is to ensure that you have it when you need it.
As a motorbike owner, the benefits of motorbike brakes can't be overemphasized. There is nothing as dangerous as riding a motorbike without brakes. To be safe you should ensure that the brake pads aren't worn out to dangerous levels. The cool thing is that you can inspect the pads by yourself where you need to look at them and ensure that they are at least 3 mm in width. If they are less than that size have them replaced.
Posted by Sian Howells. Posted In : Motorbike Advice