Sherree Schell
Idaho Falls, ID
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After a summer of riding your motorcycle around town, now is a great time to give it a quick checkup. To ensure it's still in prime riding conditions, use these tips to give it a quick check.

How to Inspect Your Motorcycle This Summer

If you've been happily cruising around on your motorcycle all summer, now is a great time to take a break and give it a quick check-up. Keep your motorcycle riding strong through the rest of the summer and into fall with these quick maintenance tips.

Inspect Your Motorcycle's Tires

After the hours you've spent on the road this summer, your tires will definitely benefit from a check-up. To start, grab a pressure gauge to check your tires' pressure. This should be done weekly, but if you haven't had the chance to do it, definitely make some time now. If your tires are overinflated or underinflated, this can lead to further issues for your tires and can even make maneuvering your motorcycle more difficult. While you're checking your tire pressure, take the time to also inspect the tire tread. Look out for signs of worn out tread or damage to the tire walls. If your tires don't have much tread left, this is a good time to replace them.

Take Care of Your Motorcycle's Chain

Your motorcycle's chain is easy to ignore because it's a small part that goes unnoticed until there's trouble. To ensure trouble doesn't creep up thanks to your chain, don't forget to include it in your maintenance checklist. There are three main things you will have to do with your chain. Start by cleaning it with a gentle brush. Carefully remove any dirt and debris that has accumulated on your chain. Next, check the tension of it and make the necessary changes to keep it at the proper tension. Finally, don't forget to lubricate your chain to keep it working it smoothly.

Take a Look at the Brakes

Your bike's brakes will have to be in great shape in order to keep you safe during your rides. To ensure these are still working properly, start your maintenance by taking a look at your brake pads. Most brake pads on motorcycles have a wear indicator groove that makes it easy to detect when these are worn down and ready to be replaced. Don't wait until they're completely worn since this can leave you in danger on the road. Finally, check on the brake lines to ensure they're not worn down, leaving you more exposed to road dangers. Keep your engine running smoothly all summer with the help of a synthetic oil change in Idaho Falls ID. Use a synthetic oil like AMSOIL's 20W-50 Synthetic V-Twin Motorcycle Oil to keep your motorcycle's engine healthy no matter how hot it gets on the road. Find this product and more like it by contacting Schell Distributing Inc. at (208)524-0322. Don't forget that you can also browse their online store for all the best AMSOIL Oil products.

Fill up on Fluids

After riding around all summer, your motorcycle's fluids may be running a bit low. To ensure you're not running dangerously low, take the time to check up on your coolant, brake fluid, and oil. If these are lower than the recommended amount, top them off using the same type of fluid already in the reservoir. You also want to make sure your fluids are still in good shape. If needed, flush them and change them to keep things at their best.

Give Your Motorcycle a Wash

If your motorcycle has picked up quite a bit of grime after being on the road, it can be hard to give it a thorough check-up. Grab some buckets of water, cleaning solution, and gentle sponges. Get to work on your motorcycle's body and gently scrub off all the dirt and debris dulling its shine. Be careful not to get water into any crevices and or in the exhaust and once it's all clean, dry it off with a drying chamois. Finish it off with a layer of wax to protect it from the debris and the elements it's exposed to on the road.

Keep Your Motorcycle Running Strong With a Synthetic Oil Change in Idaho Falls, ID

Give your motorcycle a synthetic oil change in Idaho Falls, ID this summer to keep it running strong into the fall. To find the perfect synthetic oil for your motorcycle, contact Schell Distributing Inc at (208)524-0322. Their friendly oil experts will be happy to give you the personalized service you need.

 (208) 524-0322

 2000 W Broadway St
Idaho Falls, ID, 83402
United States
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