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5 tips to maintaining your motorcycle

By on Apr 28, 2014 in Car & Bikes | 0 comments

Owning a vehicle is a full time responsibility. Be it about driving a car or riding a motorcycle, taking care of your vehicle ensures long lasting partnership with your machine. There’s no denying the fact that most of the people you see riding a bike on the road lack proper education on them. It happens because dealers are mainly interested in selling the motorbike without emphasizing on its pros and cons.

They are usually more engrossed in achieving the healthy sales target rather than providing the useful information to the buyer. It is also difficult to find someone who is blessed with perfect knowledge of handling and maintaining the motorcycle. That’s how I come up with this article to unfold the different facets of motorbikes. Maintaining your motorcycle is not a rocket science. It could seem to be tedious and tiring but if taken seriously it yield results and stays with you for the rest of life. Implementing these maintenance techniques will enhance the life of your motorbike that will serve you well in the years to come. Here are some maintenance tips you should take a note of.

  1. Wash it on regular basis

The best way to begin with ensuring proper maintenance of motorbike is by washing it once or twice in a year depending on its condition. To give a new shape and look to your motorbike make sure that you wipe its parts cluttered with dust and mud. It also needs to be washed to be able to look prestigious and hygienic. An ardent fan of vehicles appreciate spotless and stunning look, after all any engine that gets cleaned on regular basis ensures long lasting performance and works best.

  1. Tyre Pressure

Don’t call yourself a bike lover if you avoid or forget keeping an eye on the most vital part of the motorcycle i.e. Tyres. Can you seriously recall when the last time you went for tyres pressure check up was? Underinflated tyres are not safe enough to ride the bike and lack of air means that tyre is not coping with pressures exerted on it with full force. Overinflated tyres are also responsible for poor deterioration in handling and lead to reduce contact patch with the road. So check the tyres pressure on weekly basis for smooth ride on the bike.

  1. Battery

The batter is another additional must have feature for a motorcycle. To avoid accidents and mishaps, people tend to push the horn and warning lights, and these systems require battery for functioning. Battery is usually made up of lead which is dipped into acid water. It can cause corrosion and recommended to be used with care. Moreover, there are battery sprays available in the market to avoid oxidation on terminals. If you don’t come across sprays then go for Vaseline petroleum jelly. It also ensures that no oxidation takes place once applied on the terminals.

  1. Clean motorcycle cover

The life of motorcycle can easily be prolonged and maintained if seat covers are properly cleaned. As motorcycle seat cover is exposed to dust, wind, rain and storms it can deteriorate the life of the cover over the period of time. The better you clean and guard the seat covers, the better your motorcycle will work when essential. For instance: The best way to clean the Harley motorcycle seat covers is to wash them with mild soap or laundry detergent. Treat spots with stains immediately to avoid long term damage. Make it a habit to clean the covers weekly.

  1. Keep an eye on brakes

Obviously you’re going to ride the bike so your safety becomes a primary concern. Stopping the motorcycle at the right time is equally important as accelerating it to increase the speed. Before going for a ride check all the brake components like cables, lever adjustment, brake pads and calipers. If you’re unable to take charge of the brake system get in touch with professionals and they will make the task done for you. It’s always better to be safe than sorry.

There’s no fun in life that enjoying a ride on the motorcycle with carefree thoughts and freedom. You can make it really worthwhile by maintaining your motorcycle in the tip top position. Still have questions for good maintenance? No worries! Join hands with ACM Seats to give wings to your motorcycle. We are famous for adding the splendid seat covers by changing the complete outlook of your vehicle. Get ready for the healthy and fun motorcycle ride with us.

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