With sunnier days incoming, now’s a better time than ever to get the motorbike out of the garage and prepped to ride! But, before you get back on the road, it’s important to think about maintenance and safety checks. And thanks to this handy guide, you have everything you need to know about how to return to the ride, worry free!
Getting The Bike Out Of Wintering Storage
After a long slumber in the shed, the first thing you should do is check the battery condition of your bike. If it has a voltage of 10.3V or lower, you will need to get it changed. Next, you should check the tyres for adequate pressure, and drain the engine. You should also check levels of brake fluid and coolant – just as you would for a regular car. Finally, you should ensure the cables and articulation axes are well lubricated, and maintain the chain and braking system using the
Sounds confusing? Follow the handy step-by-step guide below.
Set Up Your Motorbike Maintenance Area
In order to properly maintain your motorbike, it is important to make necessary preparations. Ensure you have a clean, safe environment to work from – ideally outdoors or in a garage. Set up your equipment so it can be easily reached and used, and have a water source such as a garden hose close by for cleaning.