Preparing Your Motorcycle for Spring Riding

Motorcycle Dan - May 11, 2021
Motorcycle riding through a street, there's a sunset and it's spring. Spring is here, along with warmer weather, which means that you should prepare your motorcycle for riding during this refreshing season. Taking care of your motorcycle is only the first step toward accident prevention. If you’re injured in an accident, contact a motorcycle accident attorney.

Spring is here, along with warmer weather, which means that you should prepare your motorcycle for riding during this refreshing season. Taking care of your motorcycle is only the first step toward accident prevention. If you’re injured in an accident, contact a motorcycle accident attorney. 

After a long and cold winter, everyone is happy to get back to fun outdoor activities when spring rolls around. It’s the best time to engage in some of your favorite physical activities you had temporarily suspended, like taking your motorcycle out on the open road.

Your biking experience directly depends on your motorcycle’s condition. You might be impatient to get out there again, but if your bike isn’t in good shape, you can risk serious malfunctions and accidents. Below are some tips to help you prepare your motorcycle for spring riding. If you’re involved in a crash, contact our motorcycle accident lawyers directly. 

Checking Lines and Cables 

Checking your motorcycle’s lines and cables is critical to your riding adventure. You must check them to ensure they haven’t deteriorated, corroded, or aren’t damaged.

Checking Fluids

You should also check your bike’s fluids. Check out the brake and coolant levels because they degrade when they’re not used. If necessary, replace them with new fluids, but they should be the same brand as those in the motorcycle’s tank.

Don’t Forget the Tires and Wheels 

Remember to address your bike’s tires and wheels because they significantly determine how smoothly and safely you ride. Any defects could cause accidents that might cost you money, if not your life. Check out your wheels to ensure they have not rusted or cracked. They should also be free of any dents.

Checking for wear and tear and bulges in the tires is also critical. Lastly, you have to check your tire pressure to ensure it falls within your bike’s recommended specifications as per the bike’s owner’s manual.

Checking the Fuel 

You need to check your bike’s fuel even if you winterized it well by draining its tank or adding a stabilizer. If you opted for draining, you have to assess the tank to be sure it hasn’t rusted, condensed, or accumulated junk. 

Battery 

Your bike’s battery is critical to your spring riding experience. Most likely, you kept your battery on a trickle charger during the winter storage. But if you forgot, you can order one and charge your battery before your initial biking outing this year. 

Checking Light Bulbs 

Don’t forget to check your motorcycle’s lighting system to ensure that it’s working. If necessary, replace burned-out bulbs.

Let the Motorcycle Rest  

Lastly, let your bike rest for a few minutes for warmup and proper fluid circulation before riding it. Biking experts recommend that you take the time to have a check ride. This riding assures you that everything is watertight and works properly before going full throttle. You can also detect any mechanical problem that might need further professional attention before something goes wrong when you are riding far away from home. 

Contact Our Motorcycle Accident Lawyers after an Accident

You should take all these steps to best enjoy your riding this spring. If someone else causes an accident and you sustain injuries, you need legal help to seek compensation for your losses. Contact our experienced motorcycle accident lawyers at Blackburn & Green for help today.

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