Going for a ride out? Playing in the twists and turns?
Many of us are so keen to get out and about on our bikes, It would easy be forget the basic checks we should be doing on a routine basis. Here are a few in no particular order:
Check for signs of wear and damage that may affect the handling of your bike, are the pressures ok? (Your service manual should tell you what these are)
Check for tension and excessive sprocket wear, does it need lubricating?
Any signs of leaking or cracking may mean a replacement is overdue!
Check any and all fluids, coolant (for the water cooled amongst you), battery fluid levels, oil, brake fluid
Do they all move smoothly? any signs of fraying? Free play adjusted correctly?
Indicators, brake lights, dipped/main beam
Any strange noises or binding of brakes could mean it’s time for an overhaul
There are probably many more checks you can perform before riding out, but they’re all for the same purpose, to ensure your bike is in tip-top shape to keep you safe and secure on the road. Many of you may have neglected these checks for a quick nip out, but they’re just as important for the short journeys as they are the long ones!
Contact us for more information, and ride safe!