Carefully check the master cylinder and reservoir for leaks, and make sure that both front and rear brakes apply and release properly. Fuses There should be one main fuse near the battery and auxiliary fuses at the handlebars. Performing the first scheduled maintenance is very important during break-in or rebuild as it compensates for the initial wear that occurs during break-in. If there's any doubt about a fuse, simply replace it. It pays to give the bike a once-over and check that everything is present and tight.
Take off the seat and tank and inspect the hoses and cables, and clean up any dirt and debris so you can see any fresh leaks. Log Files Like many other Web sites, MotoFaction. Once you download your manual it is yours forever. Check that the idiot lights function as expected. The same goes for the coolant. Sometimes old fuses can fracture and appear to be intact when examined but vibration and heat can cause the halves to separate, creating intermittent electrical problems.
You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information on their practices as well as for instructions about how to opt-out of certain practices. Properly flushing the fluid should also remove any air in the lines, which also reduces the braking performance. . If there is rust present also plan on - in-line filters like help - and there's also one in the tank around the petcock straw that's probably never been cleaned in it's life - but they don't catch everything. Electrical Check that the charging system is charging the battery - you don't really want to slap in a new battery only to find yourself stranded once it goes flat an hour or two later, do you? New Bike Checklist So, you bought the bike. Check the brake pads for wear. Not sure how to tell how old they are? The photo shown may differ from the cover that you receive.
This will involve taking the seat and tank off or if you are particularly averse to taking it off, you may be able to lift the tank up. Brake fluid collects water over time which reduces the performance and once it's saturated you can end up with water corroding brake components. Here are some things to consider once you get it home, running or otherwise. Don't forget the brake pedal, gearshift lever and handlebar clamp bolts. Tyres How old are the tyres on the bike? Oh, and the steering stem nut. Engine and Fluids If it's a runner which has had a recent service and replacement of fluids, check the levels.
Check that the brake lights, head lights and indicators work properly. Double check that the tyres are mounted correctly, if they are directional, and check the tyre pressures. Check them again before you take it out for a ride to see if there are any leaks. You can use the online stator check page to check both the charging and ignition-related components of the stator - - and it also has a link to the instructions for checking the charging output of the stator. It's handy to know what to expect. If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options.
All of the manual listed below are full factory service manuals with hundreds of pages containing step by step instructions, full wiring diagrams and detailed illustrations on how to repair, rebuild or maintain virtually anything to your motorcycle. It's suggested that you remove and check the oil filter if nothing else - that way you can check the pleats for aluminium or copper flecks which would indicate a loose cam chain, busted bearings or both. It's worth checking the condition of the connectors - those under the seat or the side covers in particular - as some of them are known to corrode or melt with unhappy consequences and you might as well find out about it now! If you aren't intending on changing out the glass fuses for more modern blade fuses, grab some spares of the appropriate rating. If there are cracks in the sidewalls definitely replace them, and make sure there's the legal minimum tread depth left - in Australia it's 1. Can't ever have too much information, and different manuals have different techniques.
The subsequent pages give detailed procedures for the section. These third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology to the advertisements and links that appear on MotoFaction. If it looks like oil engine oil, fork oil or otherwise has spilled onto them replace the pads. The Haynes and other non-factory manuals do have some errors, though, so it's worth double checking things with the factory manual if you are using those. Make sure that the right number of fuses are present and check that they are not blown. Again, if it's anything but the same appearance as the petrol that went in plan on having to.
Gather resources Grab a Factory Service Manual for your model, search this site for info, and if you can find one grab a Haynes etc. For the coolant you will need to check the level in the radiator, not just the overflow tank behind the motor. Cookies and Web Beacons MotoFaction. Check the disc rotor thickness for roadworthiness -. .