Each time a motorcycle rider decides to take off or ride off, if you wish, you are recommended to inspect your vehicle.
What do you ideally have to do? As a good and cautious rider, you should check a few important aspects of your motorcycle.
1) Vehicle controls.
Amongst the controls should include the motorcycle’s handbrakes and foot brakes.
Make sure that they function perfectly.
Secondly, its throttle should ideally also function well. Its application should be well oiled and easily applied. In short, it should be easily applied and released as well.
Thirdly, see to it that brake cables and handbrakes too, if necessary be applied with WD40 oil to facilitate easy application.
Fourthly, tyres are important items of a motorcycle too. Optimum tyre pressure and tyre treads are of extremely important, especially for the safety of riders.
Headlamps and tail lamps should function well at all times. They should also be cleaned all the time.
Ensure that signals or indicators work well. Make certain also that brake lights function too. Horns are another item hat should not fail also.
3) Motorcycle chain.
Motorcycle chains are also essential items of a motorcycle. It in fact should be oiled regularly. It should ideally not be too tight nor too loose.
Seek the assistance of a good motorcycle mechanic should you lack the expertise to determine what is good for you.
4) Handle bar mirrors.
In most countries, including Malaysia, it’s an offense not having this important item in a motorcycle. Do adjust your handle bar mirrors prior to your moving off on a journey. Kindly remember it’s dangerous to adjust handle bar mirrors while you are on the move.
5) Engine oil and petrol.
Prior to using your motorcycle, check your engine oil level of your machine. Lack of this oil would cause great damage to your machine.
Likewise, your petrol level in your motorcycle should also be inspected to prevent any unforeseen breakdowns.
Do not ride your motorcycle when the tank is at its reserve level. You can only ride it to the nearest petrol pump station only.
This article has attempted to advise you a few things, albeit important about motorcycles. It is hoped that they will go a long way in making your motorcycle riding more enjoyable and trouble free.
Keep riding and enjoy yourselves!