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post #1 of 4 Old 07-17-2017, 02:39 PM Thread Starter
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Top 10 Overlooked Maintenance Items

Perhaps the motorcycle manufacturers are to blame. They’ve made their products so reliable that we take them for granted. We almost feel that if we just keep our bike’s tank full and spoon new rubber on the rims when necessary, we’ve got our machinery handled. Well, that’s not quite true, and consequently, many riders tend to overlook basic maintenance for extended periods. While lots of riders have the off-season in which they have the time away from riding to take care of annual upkeep, many little things need to be done on a regular basis throughout the riding season.
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post #2 of 4 Old 07-17-2017, 03:14 PM
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That's a BS list. Those are more like the MOST done maintenance items Lol.

Mine include, some as a pre-ride check....some I check as a matter of habit...

Steering head bearings check.
Wheel bearings check
Final drive/splines lube
Bolt torgue check
Frame crack/welds check
Battery level check
Wiring and connectors inspect/abrasion check
Headlight/tail light bulbs check. I see plenty out there not working.

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post #3 of 4 Old 07-17-2017, 04:18 PM
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  • Coolng System
  • Brake Fluid
  • Tire Pressures
Probably the three most ignored IHMO!
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post #4 of 4 Old 07-19-2017, 10:16 AM
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Concerning post #3,

That would be me. Guilty as charged.

I kinda check the chain for slop and oily-ness, bounce on the suspension to
see if the tires bulge, and check the oil window every few rides.

Sure it all gets done good a few times per season but I'm a bit slack on the
routine daily checks.


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