FOLLOWING YOUR MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE

TO DO THIS KIND OF ROUTINE CHECK-UP/MAINTENANCE, YOU CAN TEST THOSE BASICS ON YOUR MOTORBIKE EACH DAY OR EACH TIME YOU READ:

  • Every day test the fuel level to ensure that no fuel leaks.
  • Check all your fluid levels – brake fluid, oil, and coolant, if appropriate.
  • Test the play of the throttle cable. Confirm the smooth operation and return to the closed position correctly.
  • Test the steering lock and lever notches for any irregular feel or contact with the movement of any cable at full lock.
  • Test the brake pedal action, as stated in your motorcycle manual.
  • Confirm that the wear liner indicator is within the available distance.
  • Check the drive chain slack as defined in the manual.
  • Check the lights and your horn.
  • Test the lever of the clutch.
  • Ensure smooth steering. Make sure that there are no limits.
  • Ensure that the two bike stands return to their full upright position.
  • Test for the right inflation level in both tires. Make sure you’ve got enough depth of tire tread and no cracks or breaks.
  • If needed, change the rear viewing length of the mirror.
  • Ensure kill switch functionality.
  • Inspect the brake hoses for chafing or leaks.

DO REGULAR MAINTENANCE WORK. TAKE CARE OF THESE CHECKS EVERY WEEK OR EVERY 200 MILES, WHICHEVER IS SOONER.

  • Test the tire pressure with an accurate gauge.
  • Examine the battery. If it is not maintenance-free, check the level of the electrolyte and, if necessary, add distilled water.
  • Test your control cables and lubricate if needed.
  • Test the brakes. The pads and disks should be inspected for wear and, if necessary, replaced.
  • Inspect and refill your fluids.
  • Do a complete visual inspection. Search for loose nuts, bolts, and spokes.
  • Search for leakage of the fork seal and any other oil leaks.

HAVE A MONTHLY CHECK. PERFORM THESE ACTIVITIES EACH MONTH OR EVERY 1,000 MILES (WHICHEVER IS EARLIER).

  • Inspect the spark plugs. Clean and adjust or replace; anything other than a light/medium brown deposit may indicate problems.
  • Test control cables. Adjust for free play.
  • Test Idle speed. Adjust as necessary.
  • Lubricate the pivots of the lever.

PERFORM QUARTERLY MAINTENANCE WORK. ANALYZE THESE THINGS EVERY THREE MONTHS, OR 2,500 MILES (WHICHEVER IS EARLIER).

  • Replace the oil and filter.
  • Replace the air filter.
  • Inspect wheel and steering head bearings and grease them. Replace if needed.

PLEASE DO A SEMI-ANNUAL REVIEW. REVIEW THESE THINGS ONCE A YEAR, OR EVERY FIVE THOUSAND MILES (WHICHEVER IS EARLIER).

  • Change the synchronization of carburetor-if necessary.
  • Examine your overflow tubes. Replace the one that is blocked or missing.

DO SOME ANNUAL MAINTENANCE. PLEASE COMPLETE THESE REVIEWS EVERY YEAR OR EVERY 10,000 MILES (WHICHEVER IS EARLIER).

  • Do all of the above half-year maintenance tasks.
  • Replace the spark plug if needed.
  • Test the suspension connections for play. Replace linkages, bearings, and bushes as needed.
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