Additional Considerations for High Speed Operation
Brakes: The importance of the brakes, especially during high speed operation,
cannot be overemphasized. Check to see that they are correctly adjusted and func-
Steering: Looseness in the steering can cause loss of control. Check to see that
the handlebar turns freely but has no play.
Tires: High speed operation is hard on tires, and good tires are crucial for riding
safety. Examine their overall condition, inflate them to the proper pressure, and
check the wheel balance.
Fuel: Have sufficient fuel for the high fuel consumption during high speed oper-
Engine Oil: To avoid engine seizure and resulting loss of control, make sure that
the oil level is at the upper level line.
Coolant: To avoid overheating, check that the coolant level is at the upper level
Electrical Equipment: Make sure that the headlight, tail/brake light, turn signals,
horn, etc., all work properly.
Miscellaneous: Make sure that all nuts and bolts are tight and that all safety
related parts are in good condition.