After the coronavirus lockdown is lifted, six things must be done to make the bike/scooter ride again
The coronavirus blockade robbed us of most of the perfect time we had in India before summer really came.And our motorcycles have been grounded for about three weeks or more, three weeks now.It was quite a long time for a motorcycle, and it couldn't do its best.So, when the lock ends, keep a few caveats in mind before heading out again.
Tire pressure: Tire manufacturers generally recommend overaerating tires before storing them for an extended period of time.This prevents tyre damage as the bike gradually loses pressure.Check that the pressure in the manual is correct and make a full check for cracks.
Battery: If you have a power supply in your garage or you park your bike there, you can keep the bike connected to Optimate or similar batteries.However, if not, you need to check the battery.A healthy battery should have a voltage of 12.5 V or higher.In this case, it will need to be recharged and may even need new batteries.When checking the voltage, keep the ignition switch off.
Fork closure: If the bike sits too long, fork closure may be abandoned.Wipe the struts and seal them with paper towels to look for any oozing oil.If it has been leaking for a while, the oil can leak from the front fork or even onto the disc and vernier calipers, so make sure you are thorough before riding.The rear shock/shock absorber USES the same bit.
First start: From cold start, modern electric vehicles require little or no throttle.But be patient and wait a long time before starting the engine. It may take several turns to ignite.After running, let it warm up for a few minutes and watch for leaks.After the bike is cooled again, check the oil and coolant level again.
Chain tension: Take a close look at how the chain may loosen over time and adjust for tools or access to the store if possible.Apply quality chain lubricant from the inside and cover the background with a cloth to prevent overspray to the tyre.