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Old August 22nd @ 04:58 pm   #1
Got2Go's Avatar
From: Las Vegas[Summerlin]
It's a good time to go over your bike and make sure everything is A-OK.

-Check tire pressure & tread.
-Adjust clutch cable/free play.
-Check/adjust throttle cables as needed.
-Lube clutch/throttle cables.
-Clean and lube the chain.
-Adjust chain slack.
-Check rear wheel alignment
-Check fasteners for tightness:
fairings, shifter, clutch/brake levers, brake pedal.
-Check oil level.
-Check brake fluid levels.
-Check brake pads (got enough meat on them?)
-Check brake rotors (clean, not scratched or damaged?)
-Check coolant level.
-Check idle, and know how to adjust it on your bike.
-Suspension: is it working smoothly/correctly ?
-Electrical: Headlights, brake lights, running lights, turn signals...they work ?

Don't forget your insurance and registration, as well as drivers license.
If your bike has a toolkit, make sure you have it with you.
Also take inventory of your gear and make sure its up to snuff.

Last edited by Got2Go; August 22nd at 05:02 pm.
Old August 22nd @ 10:46 pm   #2
FLEX's Avatar
From: Sin City

Motorcycle: 05' Gixxer600
Thanks for posting this Freddy. Not only is this good for long trips but good to do if you are a beginner or need this done to your bike. If you need help with any of these things done be shy, ask us we are more than welcome to help.
Old August 23rd @ 01:33 am   #3
terrasmak's Avatar
From: Sin City

Motorcycle: DRZ400SM
I think you should add what needed in a small roadside repair kit for roadtrips to the mix.
Old August 23rd @ 02:49 am   #4
Spooby's Avatar
From: A Space between a blink and a tear

Motorcycle: 06' CBR1000RR
Also make sure your blinker fluid is topped off!

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