Every ride should be safe, and a safe ride starts with proper checking. Do you remember the time when you were taking your license and you learnt certain pre-ride checks? Sadly not many of us honestly perform these checks anymore.
A safe bike will ensure proper operation of your motorcycle and lower the chances of your bike breaking down in transit. There are plenty of checklists available on the Net nowadays but the most commonly used and the one we would recommend is the T-CLOCS (Short for Tires and Wheels, Controls, Lights and Electrical, Oil and Fluids, Chassis and Sidestand) put together by MSF (Motorcycle Safety Foundation) in the US.
The T-CLOCS checklist can be obtained in PDF format from the link below:
Apart from the important safety aspects of riding, there are many other different kinds of maintenance to be performed on a motorcycle. Modern bikes come with an Owner's Manual and your owner's manual will list out the recommended periodic maintenance and adjustments that you should perform for your bike. Early periodic maintenance may hurt the pocket a bit but it will offer a peace of mind when you expect the bike to run at it's best.
Some of these procedures are model-specific as different bikes are designed differently. Materials used for construction may also vary from model to model, which contributes to the variance when performing certain periodic maintenance. A common example of this would be valve clearance for engines. Some manufacturers will recommend an interval of 20,000kms while some may stretch to 40,000 or even 60,000kms.
If you didn't receive a manual with your bike, fret not! A simple google search will get you your owner's manual. Here's an example of a periodic maintenance table taken off the MT09 owner's manual.
Not sure of your service intervals and what periodic maintenance to perform for your bike? Come pay us a visit or drop us a text on whatsapp @ 93276125 for general enquiries or pricing.
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