1. Regularly inspect your tyres.
Regularly inspect your bike’s tyres. This includes a thorough inspection of the bike’s condition and air pressure. Your bike manufacturer recommends that tyre pressures be maintained at the recommended levels. Check your tyres for any cuts or scrapes that may cause an undesirable thing like tyre burst. Check your tyres at least once a week. You should also check the wheel alignment and balance. You can check the Tyre pressure using the Aeoss Digital tire pressure gauge. This keychain displays the gas pressure on the bike digitally and allows you to monitor it.
2. Make sure your engine oil is clean.
Your bike’s smooth operation and maintenance are dependent on engine oil. Maintain a proper level of engine oil by checking it regularly. It would be best if you inspected for oil leakages. The presence of carbon deposits will cause the oil to thicken and drag the engine internals. It is important to realize that using dirty oil on your bike will increase fuel consumption and dramatically reduce the engine’s life expectancy.
3. Clean Air filter
Dusty conditions in India can clog the filter very quickly. Make sure you keep your air filter clean. If you live in dusty areas, it is important to change your air filter regularly.
The clutch is used to shift the gears at regular intervals throughout the ride. It is often used. The clutch must be adjusted properly and allow for enough play. Do not tighten the clutch too tightly. A loose clutch can cause it to slip and increase fuel consumption.
Your bike’s engine is its heart. Regular servicing and tune-ups will keep your engine running like clockwork and reduce your fuel bills. When cleaning your carburettor, pay particular attention to maintaining valve clearances. Remember to keep the carburettor always clean. Clean the carburettor’s float chamber and any other parts after you have travelled 1500 km. The spark plug is an essential component of engine combustion. You must ensure that the spark plug is clean and properly set.
For two-stroke bikes, it is recommended to clean the spark plug every 750 km and every 1,500 km for four-stroke bikes. Modern bikes require a choke to start cold. Choke is necessary to meet the emission norms and the fuel efficiency requirements.
Regular lubrication and cleaning of the chain are essential for your motorcycle. To clean the chain, use paraffin. To remove dirt and grime from the chain, use a piece of cloth and a soft brush. You should never use water to clean the chains as it could cause rust. After removing the dirt, use a brush to remove the paraffin and then wipe the chain with a dry cloth.
To lubricate your chain, you can use used engine oil. You can also check the free play of your motorcycle’s chains by moving them vertically with your fingers. Your bike’s rear-wheel should not be in play. The chain must have the correct tension. A variation in the chain’s tension will not allow the rear wheel to move smoothly. If your bike’s chain is too loose, power delivery from the engine to the rear wheel will not be optimal. This can lead to slippage and loss of power. It is smart to take your bike to a mechanic or service centre to have the chain adjusted according to manufacturer specifications.
You should not over-rev your engine at high speeds. This could cause damage to the engine. It would be best if you never tried to shift your bike quickly from fifth to first gear. This could cause damage to your bike’s piston rings.
7. Clean the surface
The 2 wheeler body surface must be cleaned regularly to maintain its surface finish. Before cleaning your motorcycle, ensure that you have removed the H.T. and ignition switch unit. It would be best to cover the coil and silencer with plastic sheets. Avoid exposing your bike directly to the sun. Instead, park your bike in the shade. Too much sunlight can cause your bike to look dull.
To clean your bike, you should use a MicroFibre cloth. The Microfibre cloth costs less than Rs 150 and can be purchased at a very affordable price.
8. Keep Battery Charged
To ensure a long, trouble-free life of your bike’s battery, it needs to be maintained regularly. Top up your battery with distilled water if necessary. Check for any battery leakages. You should ensure that the bike is clean and free of battery leakage. You should ensure that the battery is fully charged if the bike isn’t used for a long time.
9. Maintain Brakes
Keep both brakes that hold the tyre in place properly. In brakes becoming too tight or loose, both can be dangerous. It is recommended that brakes be adjusted according to each rider’s individual style and requirements. If the bike makes a screeching noise, replace the brake pads.
10. Check Fork Oil
Make sure to change your bike’s oil once every 12000 kms.
11. Check Sprockets
Make sure to inspect the Sprockets regularly and replace any that are damaged. Sprockets are designed to last for approximately 40,000 km.
12. Riding speed
To reduce fuel consumption and keep your bike in good condition, maintain a speed of 40-60 km/h.
Who wouldn’t want their bike to be healthy and new? After a few years or months of purchase, it is common to neglect your bike. There are a few things you can do to keep your bike in great condition. We will share 12 key bike maintenance tips to keep you and your bike smiling for a long time.