Servicing your motorcycle whether it’s a Custom Harley® or a 30cc Monkey Bike is very important.

Remember, it’s a machine, and being so needs regular checkups and maintenance to operate properly. Besides that there’s some big power between your legs so you really wanna keep safe when riding it on the road, don’t you? Read on to check out some good advice for regular motorcycle maintenance and servicing guidelines. Please note that the motorcycle servicing guide below are generic guidelines only and not specific to any motorcycle make or model. Always check your bike’s owner’s/repair manual as well because they all have specific items in there for your bike.

 

Right, let’s get started with some tips for checking your bike out before you ride out your garage:

1. Check your oil and other fluid levels
2. Check your controls whether they operate properly (ie. Front and rear brakes, throttle, clutch and the gear shifter)
3. Check the steering for smooth operation by turning the handlebar each way.
4. While you’re sitting on the bike you might as well check your mirrors whether they’re adjusted properly
5. Check the tire pressure and inspect the tires for ware and damage
6. Check for any fuel, oil or hydraulic fluid leaks
7. Inspect the drive belt/chain and sprocket
8. Inspect the brakes
9. Check your headlights, indicators, tail light and brake light
10. If your battery is not a sealed unit or a gel battery then check fluid levels at least every 2500 miles but in warm weather conditions do it more often

By doing these checkups before rideouts you will extend your cherished motorbike’s life not to mention your own.
Let’s get down to servicing…
Your motorcycle should be serviced every 2500, 5000 and 10 000 miles. If you’re a Sunday rider and do less than 2500 miles per year you should still service your motorbike at least once a year.
The 2500 miles service is more like a comprehensive checkup to make sure there’s no tear and wear and everything is functioning properly.

 

Motorcycle Servicing Guide for the 2500 mile motorbike service:

1. Check oil. If there’s a year past since your last service change including the filter
2. Inspect the air cleaner and service if necessary
3. Check rear belt and adjust if necessary
4. Check primary chain and adjust if necessary
5. Check transmission lube, if dirty change. Don’t forget to clean the plug!
6. Inspect brake pads and disks and change if worn
7. Check brake fluid levels in the reservoirs and top up if needed
8. Inspect oil lines and brake system for leaks
9. Inspect and Lubricate throttle and clutch cables and clutch hand lever
10. Inspect fuel valve, lines and fittings for leaks
11. Check operation of all electrical equipment and switches
12. Check battery and clean connections if necessary
13. Check spark plugs and change if necessary
14. Check tire pressure, inspect tires for damage and check tread
15. If you have spokes check wheel spoke tightness
16. Check engine idle speed
17. Do a road test

Note: You can do the motorcycle servicing yourself if you’re a technician freak and got the tools but if you have any, and I mean ANY doubt, don’t take the risk, take it down to your trusted motorcycle garage and let the Pro-s do the job!

Motorcycle Servicing Guide for the 5000 miles motorcycle service:

1. Change engine oil and filter
2. Inspect air cleaner, service as required
3. Check and adjust rear belt
4. Adjust primary chain
5. Check clutch adjustment and adjust if necessary
6. Change transmission lube and clean drain plug
7. Inspect brake pad linings and discs for wear
8. Check brake fluid levels in reservoir and condition
9. Inspect brake caliper pins and lubricate if necessary
10. Inspect caliper boots and bushings
11. Inspect oil lines and brake system for leaks
12. Inspect front brake lever pin
13. Inspect rear master cylinder outer boot
14. Lubricate throttle control cables, clutch control cables and clutch hand lever
15. Check operation of enrichener, throttle control and adjust if necessary
16. Inspect fuel valve, lines and fittings for leaks
17. Check operation of all electrical equipment and switches
18. Check battery and clean connections if necessary
19. Change spark plugs
20. Check tires for damage, inspect tread and check pressure
21. Check wheel spoke tightness
22. Check engine idle speed
23. Do a road test

Note: You can do the motorcycle servicing yourself if you’re a technician freak and got the tools but if you have any, and I mean ANY doubt, don’t take the risk, take it down to your trusted motorcycle garage and let the Pro-s do the job!

Motorcycle Servicing Guide for the 10 000 miles service. Let’s see the required tasks at this one:

1. Change engine oil and filter
2. Inspect air cleaner, service as required
3. Check and adjust rear belt
4. Adjust primary chain
5. Check clutch adjustment and adjust if necessary
6. Change transmission lube and clean drain plug
7. Inspect brake pad linings and discs for wear
8. Check brake fluid levels in reservoir and condition
9. Inspect and lubricate brake caliper pins
10. Inspect caliper boots and bushings
11. Inspect oil lines and brake system for leaks
12. Inspect front brake lever pin
13. Inspect rear master cylinder outer boot
14. Lubricate throttle control cables, clutch control cables and clutch hand lever
15. Lubricate side/main stand
16. Inspect steering head bearings
17. Check operation of enrichener, throttle control and adjust if necessary
18. Inspect fuel valve, lines and fittings for leaks
19. Check operation of all electrical equipment & switches
20. Check battery and clean connections if necessary
21. Change spark plugs
22. Check tire for damages, inspect tread and check pressure
23. Check wheel spoke tightness
24. Check engine mounts
25. Check tightness of all critical fasteners: hand controls, brake system, axle nuts, front fork components, riser and handle bar fasteners.
26. Check engine idle speed
27. Do a road test

Note: You can do the motorcycle servicing yourself if you’re a technician freak and got the tools but if you have any, and I mean ANY doubt, don’t take the risk, take it down to your trusted motorcycle garage and let the Pro-s do the job!