Read about basic bike maintenance tips. These
tips for bike maintenance would help you get the most out of your
Bike Maintenance Tips
- Regularly check tyre condition and air pressure. Optimum air
pressure in the tyres of the bike is important for maximum road
grip, stability, riding comfort and longevity of the tyres.
- While under-inflated tyres wear unevenly, adversely affect
handling, and more likely to fail from being overheated, over
inflated tyres make the motorcycle ride more harshly, and more prone
to damage from surface hazards, and wear unevenly.
- Check your tyres for cuts and scrapes on your tires, which could
cause a blowout. Also check the tyre treads once a week and have the
wheels balanced and the alignment checked if the wear is uneven.
- Engine oil plays an important role in ensuring smooth operation
and maintenance of the bike and maintaining a correct engine oil
level is important. Check engine oil level each day before operating
the twowheeler. Oil level should be between upper and lower
marks. Top up engine oil if required. Check for oil leakage.
- Clean the two-wheeler body surface regularly to maintain the
surface finish. Before cleaning the motorcycle, ensure that the
ignition switch unit, H.T. Coil and silencer are covered using
- Clean the motorcycle using low-pressure water. All painted
surfaces should be washed only with water, as kerosene or detergent
will damage the paint.
- The motorcycle battery needs periodical maintenance to ensure a
long and trouble free life. Check the electrolyte level against the
top and bottom markings on the battery shell. Always top up with
distilled water whenever required.
- Check for any leakage from battery. It should be clean and free
from any leakages. In case of non-use of motorcycle, battery should
be kept fully charged and electrolyte level should be at Top mark.
- Clean spark plug regularly. Every 750 km for two-stroke bike and
every 1,500 km for four-stroke bike. Clean spark points (electrodes)
with emery paper.
- Keep carburettor clean. Every 1500 km, clean out the carburettor
float chamber and other parts. Clean jets by forcing compressed air
- Keep both brakes properly spaced. Keeping them too tight (too
urgent), or too loose (too late) is dangerous. Brakes should be
tightened as per the riders personal style and requirement.
- Check cables regularly for kinks, bends and frayed ends.
Especially check ends. If one or more strands appear broken, replace
- Always ensure that the tax is paid and Insurance cover (Insurance
policy) is within validity period. Keep Tax Receipt and Insurance
policy at home and keep xerox copy in bike.