Whether you’re a daily commuter or weekend warrior, a pre-ride inspection is a key aspect of maintaining your motorcycle, and keeping your safe. Let’s breakdown the basics of what you need to look for in a pre-ride inspection.
Leaking fluids – before hoping on your bike, check ground for puddles or dripping fluid off the bottom of the motorcycle. If you store your bike in the same place regularly, placing a clean piece of cardboard or paper towel underneath will give you a clear indication if any fluids have leaked since your last ride.
Engine oil – before attempting to start up the bike, verify that your motorcycle has oil in it. Most modern engines have a clear oil-view window. With the bike upright, verify that the oil level is clearly visible through the window. Roughly halfway to three quarters full in the window is ideal.
Tires – give both front a rear tires a [...]