A well-maintained bike is not only a safer bike but also one that will last for years. Raceworx KTM gives you five maintenance tasks you should do on a regular basis. You should also follow your bike’s manual and follow the recommended service and check-up routines.
5 Motorcycle Maintenance Tips
The following five tips are basic motorcycle maintenance routines that you can do on your own and that will help prolong the life of your bike. Do these regularly in addition to your service regimen. Read our blog for more motorcycle care tips.
1. Check Your Tires Regularly
Every time you refuel, check your tires’ air pressure. Also, look closely at your tires and check for wear and tear. The right pressure will make your tires last longer.
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2. Check Engine Oil
In general, you should change your oil at least once every year. If you use your bike a lot, you will need to change it even more often. If you are dealing with a dirt bike and do a lot of off-road riding, the quality of your oil will deteriorate, and this will also necessitate more frequent oil changes.
3. Look After Your Drive Chain
Without proper care, your drive chain can become a danger to you. The drive chain transfers power from our engine to your rear wheel. It needs to be
lubricated regularly – preferably after a ride while it is still warm. This allows the oil to penetrate more deeply. Check the chain tension as well.
4. Test Your Brakes Before Each Ride
It is good practice to check your brakes before every ride. This not only will protect you, but other people that you may come into contact with during your ride. Also check the brake fluid level. Brake fluid should be replaced every one to two years. Replace your brake pads as they get worn.
5. Clean Your Air Filter
A dirty air filter affects the efficiency of your engine – it causes your engine to work harder and cleaning it out with compressed air will add power to your bike. Replacing the filter is also a fairly easy operation.