Here is a pre-ride safety check you can perform before taking your motorcycle out to ensure it is safe and roadworthy:
Check the tire pressure and tread depth to ensure they are in good condition and suitable for the conditions you will be riding in.
Lights and signals:
Ensure all lights and signals are functioning correctly, including headlight, taillight, turn signals, and brake light.
Check the throttle, brakes, and clutch for smooth operation and adjust if necessary.
Make sure the mirrors are adjusted to your liking and are not cracked or damaged.
Check the motorcycle for any fluid leaks, including oil, brake fluid, and coolant.
Chain or Belt:
Check the tension and lubrication of the chain or belt, if applicable.
Ensure there is enough fuel for your intended ride.
Check the battery for proper charge and connectivity.
Check all bolts and fasteners for tightness and security.
Check the suspension for proper operation and adjust if necessary.
By performing this pre-ride check, you can help ensure your motorcycle is safe and ready to ride. If you notice any issues, it’s best to have them addressed by a professional before riding.
We run regular maintenance courses here at Motorcycle Rider Training Australia with our resident mechanic Innes Mechanical, if you would like to learn the basics to keep your pride and joy safe and serviceable.
Innes Mechanical is recommended for any maintenance work – Innes Mechanical