The weather is heating up! With warmer weather comes better riding conditions. Pull your bike out today and start getting it ready for Summer riding! It is time to start having some fun!
There is nothing better than racing down a highway during the Summer and letting the wind card through your hair while the heat beats on your back. To make sure you can ride safely, you have to do some maintenance to your bike when you pull it out.
After a long time of disuse, a motorcycle’s engine can stall and the cylinders within can rust. You should take the bike into a repair shop for gearbox and oil replacements and an engine rotation.
You should store your bike with a smart charger to charge the battery over a long period of time. If you did not store the bike with a charger, the battery may need to be replaced by a mechanic before you go on a ride.
Before you go on a ride, you should clean the brakes with brake cleaner. You will also need to bleed the brake fluid, pump the pipes and hoses containing brake fluid so they can be purged of air bubbles. This forces extra air out of the hydraulic system and makes rides more efficient.
After a long time, a vehicle’s oil degrades. Before a trip, the oil and gas in a bike should be checked as the stability of these elements decreases over time. You should also check your fuel filter and fuel tank for any rust. Better safe than sorry.
Furthermore, you should check for any steering-head changes by manipulating the fork sitting in the front. If you feel movement, it means that the steering-head is loose and needs to be tightened. If it remains loose, you could potentially lose control while driving.