So you have got your hands on the dream motorcycle, the task is only half done. The major task is to maintain the motorcycle properly. Proper maintenance not only increases the efficiency of the bike but will also increase its re-sale value. Regular maintenance also helps to keep the motorcycle neat and clean and increases the visual appeal of the bike.
It is very important to go through the user manual of Kawasaki motorcycles to know in detail about the features of the bike and its maintenance requirements. The user’s manual also contains the servicing schedules and the tips to keep the bike functioning efficiently.
It is essential to carry out the basic checks of your Kawasaki motorcycles at regular intervals to keep them functioning properly and to identify minor problems and warning signs. Some of the basic checks include
- Checking the operation of lights and horn, which are very important for safe riding.
- Checking the engine oil level and refilling it. As insufficient engine oil results in the engine heating faster.
- It is important to check the tyre pressure regularly as under-inflated tyres might lead the tyres to give away and over-inflated tyres will not provide necessary grip. The right tyre pressure for Kawasaki motorcycles can be foundin the user manual of the bike. You can also check the manufacturer’s website to know about the right tyre pressure.
- The tyres also should be checked for their overall condition and tread. Worn out tyres are dangerous as they might not provide the necessary grip for the motorcycle.
- The next step is to check the chain that moves the rear wheels. The chain should not be too tight or too loose. The chain should be properly lubricated to avoid overheating.
- The electrical circuit of the motorcycles should be checked regularly. The electrical circuit is like the nervous system of the bike and it should be properly maintained to keep the bike functioning efficiently. The main cables should be checked for wear and tear and should be replaced immediately if there are any cuts and abrasions.
- The operation controls of the bike such as gears, clutch, brakes and switches should be inspected regularly.
- The mirrors must be adjusted regularly to provide maximum field of vision and reduce blind spots.
- The bike accessories should be carefully inspected and positioned correctly. The luggage racks, panniers etc. should not be rubbing against the mechanical parts of the bike.
All these checks should be performed regularly to keep your Kawasaki motorcycles in top performing condition. However, do not forget to take your bike for regular servicing as mentioned in the user manual. Consult a qualified mechanic to take care of any problems.