The nicer weather is here and we are knocking on summer’s door. So, you know what time it is...it’s time to prep your motorcycle!
It’s important to make sure your motorcycle is in proper working order. If you prepped it properly for winter, summer prep should be a breeze. If you are somewhat competent mechanically, these prep tasks should be no problem to complete after consulting your owner’s manual. You can also bring it to a mechanic just to be sure!
5-Step Simple Summer Prep Guide
Most likely, your tire pressure will be significantly reduced due to the cold winter weather, so, you must ensure the tire pressure is at the correct level. You can check this using a tire pressure gauge and referring to your motorcycle owner’s manual.
#2 Fuel System
If you didn’t add fuel stabilizer to your fuel system before storing your motorcycle for winter it’s best practice to drain the fuel from your bike before starting it when performing summer prep.
#3 Engine Fluids
When you take your motorcycle out for the summer, one of the first things you should do is perform an oil change. Next, you should check other fluids such as coolants.
First, squeeze your breaks to make sure they feel right. Next, check to make sure you have enough brake fluid and it is the colour of apple juice. Check your brake pads too and if they have reached the wear line replace them.
Make sure all lights and indicators are working i.e. brake light and turn signals and replace any lights that aren’t working.