Motorbike engines are finely tuned machines. When you start your motorbike, bits and pieces inside the motor move at a very fast rate, especially on modern sports motorcycles. Oil needs to circulate quickly through the motor because there are a lot of tight parts causing friction, especially when the engine is cold.
Watch this video from Mordeth about how to warm up your motorcycle so you don’t do damage to it!
If you want to get the full life out of your motorcycle, then there are a few things you have to really pay attention to. I can tell you from bitter experience that my first bike, bought new, had to be sold as a wreck less than 18 months later due to lack of maintenance! Now I pay a bit more attention!
Author: Philip Youngwood
8th December 2009
Keeping your motorbike in tip top condition will not only help to keep you safer on the roads, but prolongs the life of your motorbike. Try our 5 tips for looking after your bike:
1. Familiarise yourself with T-CLOCS
T-CLOCS is the acronym used by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation, and stands for Tires and Wheels, Controls, Lights and Electrics, Oil and Other Fluids, Chassis and Chain, and Stands.
BET YOU CANâ€™T WAIT! Spring is here, and you want to get your bike out and ride. Go ahead, jump on and take offâ€¦ youâ€™ll be sorry.
Dirty oil, underinflated tires, and a dry chain are just a few of the problems you might be subjecting your bike to. If you rode your bike right through winter or stored it properly for the off-season, then you should have only a few things to check. But if you skimped on the winter prep, youâ€™ve got at least an afternoon of work ahead of you.
I know this topic has been broached before but I have found a new way to find some manuals for older model bikes.
I recently serched on ebay for the model of my bike (CBR1000F, 1990). All I did was type in CBR1000F & up came a link for the genuine workshop manual. As mine is a 1990 model there are no elctronic versions of this manual so this is a scanned copy in PDF format. It is pretty good & everything can be understood easily.