Hands on Motorcycle Maintenance
Posted on: April 12, 2016 by Aegis Security Insurance
Like any vehicle, it’s important to take care proper care of motorcycles. While owners of these bikes are undoubtedly passionate about them, maintaining them does not have to cost a lot. In addition to acquiring the right Motorcycle Insurance Policy to adequately protect the bike, follow these simple steps to ensure the bike stays in the best condition.
Check the tire pressure.
This often goes unnoticed until a tire is obviously flat. However, ensuring the tire pressure is where it’s supposed to be is not only safer to ride, but can also improve gas mileage. For example, Visor Down states that underinflated tires tend to affect handling and braking as the lack of pressure means the tire wall isn’t firm enough to properly cope with the forces exerted on it; overinflation can also result in a deterioration in handling, as well as a reduced contact patch with the road.
Don’t neglect the battery.
Allowing the battery to completely die ruins the life of it. Therefore, it’s important to routinely inspect the battery to check its quality. Further, check the acid level in the battery once it has been safely removed from its holder. If it’s running low, top it off with deionized water before charging it once more.
Change the oil.
This is a simple maintenance requirement that can be done at home. Or, any auto shop can complete it at little cost. However, this is an imperative step in maintaining the motorcycle. This should be done every 3,000 miles to be safe.
Take a tin or spray bottle of grease and lubricate the footrest hinges, locks, and cables. This will allow them to function properly-just be sure not to spray any grease on the brakes!
At Aegis Security Insurance Company we understand the thrill of owning and riding motorcycles, which is why we are committed to helping independent agents and brokers find their clients the right coverage for their type of bike, usage, equipment and financial needs. As part of our unique portfolio of property insurance solutions, we offer competitive motorcycle insurance programs to protect your client’s property and investment. To learn more about our operation and offerings, contact us today (800) 233-2160.