Over the last few years, motorbikes have evolved from being used as a form of recreation into what I call an investment. You do not have to be a cyclist that is hardcore to fit the caricaturist joke that your motorbike can be compared to any car. For most people, they are not aware that purchasing a bike is just the beginning of such investment. Bike maintenance is as important as you buying a new bike. You will not want to buy a bad bike; therefore, you will do everything what doing to ensure your bike stays in its perfect shape. Perhaps you might be a beginner and wonder what can I do? This can be daunting especially if you don’t have any knowledge of repairing bikes. Getting to know the things on your bike that has the tendency of harming you is very important. So we have compiled some maintenance tips for you to increase your skill before and after using your bike. They are so simple but greatly ignored by many.
After Every Ride:
Inspect your bike. Ensure there is not any crack in the handlebars or frame, especially if your motorcycle manufacturer manufactured it with carbon. Verify that brakes, drivetrain and other items are intact. Finding it now is better so that in the case of any damage they can be dealt with before your next year.
Clean your bike. Generally, the washing of your bike after every ride is not required. This can be detrimental because of the continuous exposure of the bottom bracket and the hubs of soap and water wearing them down faster. Where you live and ride dictates how often you should wash your bike–and this varies with seasons. If you typically ride in mud or wet conditions, you may need to wash it more often. Otherwise, a gentle wash once a week is sufficient to keep it clean for inspection, testing, and lubrication.
Before Every Ride
Check your tire pressure. Ensure they are set the way they ought to be. There are many cheap digital gauges to buy such as the Topeak D2 Smart gauge. Endeavor you check the tire and confirm there isn’t any damage to any tire. Remember a bad tire is tantamount to causing an accident and once such happen you are faced with two situations: death or life with injuries. The choice is yours.
Check your brakes. Most accidents are the result of failed break. Quick test drives around before embarking on your journey can save you a lot. If they are a little loosed, it means there might be a small bubble you can work free by pumping them. It is not necessary to check your pads every time you ride if your brakes feel solid but get in the habit of inspecting them for wear every now and then.
Author’s Bio Salis Yur in this article explores some of the biking tips that has to do with the skills of bike maintenance. He elaborated on maintaining your bike before and after riding it.