Is Your Motorcycle Ready to Ride?
Check the following items every day before you ride:
Look at the tires.
a tire appears low, use an
air pressure gauge to check its pressure. Also
look for signs of damage or excessive wear
Walk around your motorcycle and look for
anything that appears unusual, such as a leak
or loose cable.
Check the levels of the engine oil (page 109),
coolant (page 115), brake fluid (page 124), and
battery electrolyte (page 144). Add fluid as
Rotate the throttle to check that it moves
smoothly without binding.
Pull the brake lever and depress the brake
pedal to check they operate normally.
Tum the ignition on. Make sure the indicator
lights are working properly (see Lamp Check,
Check the fuel level and the other gauges
Check that all lights are operating properly.
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