1. Make sure that you check your tyre treads once a week. Have the wheels balanced and the alignment checked if the wear is uneven. 2. Check your tyres for cuts and scrapes on your tires, which could cause a blowout. Add as required. Many blowouts are the result of low air pressure.
3. Examine both of your wheels for missing or loose spokes. Check the rims for cracks or dents. 4. Lift the wheel off the ground and spin it. Then watch its motion, listen for noise and move it from side to side to check for looseness. 5. For smooth operations, inspect the controls. Watch for kinks or broken strands in your cables. Also, lubricate the control mechanisms at each end of the cables. 6. Oil the chain and check the sprockets for worn teeth. 7. Does the motorcycle bounce several times after you ride over a bump? Do you hear a big clunk? If the answer to either of this is yes, adjust or replace the shock absorbers.
8. Be on the lookout for loose or missing nuts, bolts or cotter pins. If you keep your bike clean, it’s easier to spot the missing parts. 9. Adjust your brakes so they lock the wheel when fully applied (see your owner’s manual for instructions). If the wheel does not lock, or if you hear a scraping sound when you’re trying to stop have the lining checked. 10. If you suspect that your motorbike can land you into trouble, fix things right away. That is the only way you can avoid an accident.
Cleaning the Two Wheeler
A clean bike is important for long-term fitness and for value of the vehicle. Maintenance of a clean bike is easier, and it also less expensive to operate.
A few tips that will help keep your vehicle clean:
At times, water may enter on the brake liners during washing, leading to brake slippage. Therefore, make it a point to dry the liners by braking frequently till the brake starts working effectively.
After you’ve cleaned the vehicle:
Lubricating your Two Wheeler
For a smooth and easy ride, it is important to lubricate your vehicle from time to time. What are the parts that need to be lubricated?
First aid for your Two Wheeler
If even after following the above maintenance tips your vehicle continues to give you problems, you should take it to an authorized dealer. However, follow these simple steps before approaching the dealer.
In case of starting trouble
In case of high fuel consumption
Tyres, Wheels and Windshields
To keep the performance of your motorbike at the maximum and improve its looks, due care of tyres, wheels and windshield is essential. A constant degradation of these parts takes place that may either cause a poor performance level of the vehicle or may even lead you into uninvited trouble.
This degradation caused due to friction or unfavorable driving conditions like uneven roads, road grease, insects, brake dust etc., can be slowed down by taking few simple steps. The following steps may enable your machine to deliver peak performance: To keep the tyres intact and in perfect condition is very essential for safe driving and. The manufacturer’s instructions should always be followed. The right air pressure assists the machine in giving high output and also protects the tyre from corrosion. It also gives a smoother ride and excellent (skid free) braking. Do not use any cheap tyre cleaner, but always use a good quality cleaner. Moreover harsh braking is to be avoided for long life of the tyres as this causes depletion of the tyre rubber due to friction. looks good and is useful only when it does not have any scratches. Therefore it should be dampened for some time before washing for easier bug removal. Scratch-removing products should also be used to erase the scratches.Murali.T
Wheels are very important for smooth driving and perfect looks and are easily damaged by the use of harsh chemicals, brake dust and road salts. To avoid such ugly looks wash and wax your wheels weekly and use a corrosion protectant. During washing, however, take care to avoid excessive wetting of brake shoes and discs as this may affect the braking while driving. Do not wash brake discs with cleaners whose compounds include chlorine or silicon. Chlorine causes rust and silicon makes brake discs slick, diminishing their usefulness and safety.