Owning a motorcycle and taking to the road sure attracts many who are after finding more adventures and experiences that make for great stories to tell future grandchildren. The reason more people are opting for this vehicle instead of cars is because of the speed allowing to reach destinations fast, and the ease with which one makes it through the annoying traffic jams. There’s the sort of freedom every biker experiences and it’s something unmatched with any other vehicle. This is why when you have a motorcycle it’s like having a pet, your happiness and pride, one you love and take care of.
Of course, taking care means you have to do frequent check-ups and repairs, sometimes requiring basic intervention, other times more complex, but still it’s all costly if you seek professional help time and time again, paying visits to the mechanic’s even for the simplest of issues. One thing is certain, when you avoid neglecting your motorbike, there’s less repairing to do altogether. Taking care of repairs and fixes yourself is also part of the pleasure of owning a motorcycle and that’s why getting the basic knowledge about certain issues and fixes as well as all the necessary motorcycle repair tools and cleaning products should be your priority.
To get started, make sure you have an owner’s manual of the kind of motorcycle you have since it can be your help when you have to look into measurements, specifications and the kind of motorcycle repair tools you require. Little pieces make up a significant part of the motorcycle, which is why you must always make sure you equip yourself with the proper torque wrench. All you have to do is follow the manual instructions to see the amount of torque your motorcycle requires and tighten the bolt and nuts accordingly.
As mentioned earlier in the article, you have to do regular maintenance which isn’t possible without having a bike stand to lock, secure and lift your bike while you do the tyre and chain maintenance, tyre pressure gauge to help you with properly inflated tyres, and cylinder head stand for inspection of the engine ensuring its set of cylinder heads is functioning right. Lubing cables and cleaning all the bits and pieces of your motorcycle is beyond the cleaning chore as it’s meant to keep everything in perfect order. Last but not least, as any mechanic, you have to take care of your hands, protecting them from scratches, burns and oil and dirt stains, particularly dirt underneath your fingernails, so it’s important not to forget the gloves.