Motorcycle Maintenance Tips

There’s not much to maintain on a day-to-day basis on most modern motorcycles, but do what you can do, including your pre-ride checks. Here are some basic tips to follow to keep your bike running at its best.

  • Your bike has a regular maintenance schedule, listed in the owner’s manual. Unless you are an accomplished mechanic, we recommend that these services be done by an authorized dealer.
  • Keeping your bike clean is a good idea. It’s astounding how dirt can cover up something that is about to go wrong.
  • Always take your tool kit along when you go for a ride. You never can tell when it will come in handy. Use the tools to go over the bike occasionally and make sure no screws or bolts are loose.
  • You should always have your owner’s manual with the motorcycle. It also tells you where the fuse box is, in the unlikely chance a fuse blows. It tells you how to get a wheel off, should you have the misfortune of a flat tire.

Information sourced from the Motorcycle Safety Foundation® with permission