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Things Nobody Told You About Spring Bike Preparation

Posted Mar 21st, 2018 in Motorcycling Tips

With the hope of spring around the corner, it’s important to get your motorcycle bike prepared to ride, that way when it hits you are ready to ride.

Spring Bike Preparation, StreetRider Insurance, Ontario

Has your motorcycle been parked all winter? If so, you are probably eager to get it spring ready. Check out our list to get your motorcycle ready for your first spring ride!

Tips to get your motorcycle bike spring ready

  1. Remove the bike cover and clean it
  2. Check the battery terminal and clean it with baking soda and water
  3. Thoroughly wash your bike 
  4. Check the oil and other lubricants
  5. Make sure all the cables are in good working order 
  6. Check the tires for wear and tire pressure
  7. Make sure the battery is charged
  8. Check brake pads for wear and fluid level
  9. Polish and wax the chrome and painted components
  10. Use a leather cleaner on the leather components
  11. Make sure your signal lights are working
  12. Clean the inside and outside of your helmet

Another thing to keep in mind…

If you haven’t driven your motorcycle all winter, it would be a good idea to take your bike to a parking lot before you go on your first ride.  This will give you the chance to practice your riding skills and make sure the bike is in good shape for the road and free of any mechanical issues.  Keep in mind that there could still be salt and sand deposits on the road from winter road maintenance so drive carefully.

We hope that you enjoy your first spring ride! 


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