Spring is finally here and soon, the weather will get warmer and it will be time to pull the motorcycle out of storage. Before riding season gets here, it is a good idea to complete any necessary maintenance or repairs on your motorcycle. These are some of the most commonly needed maintenance tasks.
If your motorcycle has been sitting in storage for the entire winter, it is likely that it is covered with dust and debris. Not only does this reduce the overall look of your motorcycle, but it can also affect its durability. Frequent washes can protect the paint as well as the mechanical parts of the motorcycle. While you can easily wash your cycle at home, it might be best to schedule a professional motorcycle detailing service for the first one of the season.
Get an engine tune up
In many ways, motorcycles are similar to automobiles. Your vehicle requires regular tune ups and inspections. The same mechanical care should be given to your motorcycle, especially after a long season of nonuse. Inspections will check all of the mechanical parts of the motorcycle, while also checking any of the upgraded parts including the drag specialties motorcycle seats and other drag specialties motorcycle parts. The maintenance service will also complete minor tasks like tightening the drag specialties seats and wheels.
Upgrade your riding accessories
Motorcycle riding requires other accessories including the helmet. Although some states do not require that you wear a helmet during riding, it is the safe decision to do so. Before you pull out your helmet from last season, check the durability of it. Make sure there are no cracks or breaks in the helmet that might affect the safety of it. It also might be a good idea to change the helmet liner. Helmet headliners typically only break in about 5% while cheek pads often compress about 15% to 20% over time.
Another accessory to check is the tires. Without properly filled tires, you will get poor fuel mileage and it could result in a potentially dangerous situation. Fortunately, your maintenance inspection should also check the condition of the tires. Improper balance can shorten a tire’s life. Be sure to check it at the beginning of the season and after every 500 or 1,000 miles of use.
Plan any upgrade projects
Now is a great time to plan any upgrade projects for your motorcycle. You still have a couple of weeks before prime riding season. You have time to order drag specialties motorcycle seats and special fenders for a motorcycle. You can find Harley accessories online that fit all types of motorcycles. In fact, Harley Davidson accounted for 29.3% of all new motorcycle sales in the U.S. in 2015. This popularity makes it easier than ever to find drag specialties motorcycle seats that specifically fit your motorcycle.
Consider any major repairs
Now is also a great time to consider any major motorcycle repairs. Whether you need to completely replace the drag specialties motorcycle seats or the engine itself, the few weeks before riding season is the best time to do so. Otherwise, you could be left waiting weeks for repairs and then even longer for labor. If you wait too long, you could end up missing the majority of the riding season.
Warmer weather means an increase in motorcycles on the road. Before you take your specialty motorcycle out of storage and hop on it, make sure it is ready for the road. This requires a motorcycle inspection, tune up, and professional detail. It is also a great time to make any needed repairs or upgrades to your motorcycle.