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Bike Maintenance Tips
- Regularly check tyre condition and air pressure.
Optimum air pressure in the tyres of the bike is important
for maximum road grip, stability, riding comfort and
longevity of the tyres.
- While under-inflated tyres wear unevenly, adversely
affect handling, and more likely to fail from being
overheated, over inflated tyres make the motorcycle
ride more harshly, and more prone to damage from surface
hazards, and wear unevenly.
- Check your tyres for cuts and scrapes on your tires,
which could cause a blowout. Also check the tyre treads
once a week and have the wheels balanced and the alignment
checked if the wear is uneven.
- Engine oil plays an important role in ensuring smooth
operation and maintenance of the bike and maintaining
a correct engine oil level is important. Check engine
oil level each day before operating the twowheeler.
Oil level should be between upper and lower marks.
Top up engine oil if required. Check for oil leakage.
- Clean the two-wheeler body surface regularly to
maintain the surface finish. Before cleaning the motorcycle,
ensure that the ignition switch unit, H.T. Coil and
silencer are covered using plastic sheets.
- Clean the motorcycle using low-pressure water. All
painted surfaces should be washed only with water,
as kerosene or detergent will damage the paint.
- The motorcycle battery needs periodical maintenance
to ensure a long and trouble free life. Check the
electrolyte level against the top and bottom markings
on the battery shell. Always top up with distilled
water whenever required.
- Check for any leakage from battery. It should be
clean and free from any leakages. In case of non-use
of motorcycle, battery should be kept fully charged
and electrolyte level should be at Top mark.
- Clean spark plug regularly. Every 750 km for two-stroke
bike and every 1,500 km for four-stroke bike. Clean
spark points (electrodes) with emery paper.
- Keep carburettor clean. Every 1500 km, clean out
the carburettor float chamber and other parts. Clean
jets by forcing compressed air through them.
- Keep both brakes properly spaced. Keeping them too
tight (too urgent), or too loose (too late) is dangerous.
Brakes should be tightened as per the riders
personal style and requirement.
- Check cables regularly for kinks, bends and frayed
ends. Especially check ends. If one or more strands
appear broken, replace immediately.
- Always ensure that the tax is paid and Insurance
cover (Insurance policy) is within validity period.
Keep Tax Receipt and Insurance policy at home and
keep xerox copy in bike.