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Vehicle Safety Checks
Vehicle Safety Checks
Whether you’re a seasoned rider or just starting out, safety is always top of mind. That’s why it’s important to have regular vehicle safety checks and maintenance to ensure your ride is running in tip-top shape. All motorcycles that come into Rideworx for any level of work will receive a complimentary 36-point motorcycle health check, where all the major parts and components of the motorcycle are checked and reported on, anything found will be discussed with you, with no obligation. Read on to find out what you need to look out for and why regular vehicle safety checks are so important.
Check the Tyre Pressure
One of the most important parts of any vehicle is its tyres. Having properly inflated tyres will not only help you get better fuel economy but also make your ride safer by ensuring that your bike can handle turns and obstacles easily. To check your tyre pressure, use an air pressure gauge or tyre inflator to measure the current pressure in each tyre and add more air if necessary. You should also take the time to inspect your tyres for signs of wear and tear, such as bulges or flat spots, as these can indicate that it's time for new tyres.
Check the Fluids
It's also essential to check all of the fluids in your bike on a regular basis. This includes engine oil, coolant, brake fluid, transmission fluid, and any other lubricants needed for specific parts of your motorbike. These fluids play an important role in keeping your motor running smoothly, so make sure they are topped off as needed and are free from dirt or debris. It's also a good idea to double-check these levels after long rides or trips since they tend to get low faster during periods of heavy use.
Check Other Parts
In addition to checking the tyres and fluids, it’s also important to inspect other parts of your motorbike regularly too. Make sure all cables are connected properly and not frayed or damaged in any way; check that all lights—headlights, taillights, brake lights—are working properly; inspect brakes (including disc brakes) for signs of wear; ensure mirrors are securely attached; test battery level; check exhaust system; ensure all nuts/bolts/screws are tightened correctly; adjust clutch/throttle free play if needed; replace spark plugs if needed…the list goes on! Doing regular safety checks on these items will help keep you safe while riding and prevent costly repairs down the line.
Nobody likes unexpected surprises when out on their motorbike - particularly when it comes to safety! Regular vehicle safety checks will help you spot potential problems early before they become bigger issues down the line – helping keep both you and your motorbike safe! So don't forget - make sure you take some time every month or two (or whenever recommended by manufacturer) for a thorough vehicle safety inspection! You'll be glad you did!
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