Thursday, May 24, 2007

How to maintain you new bike

By James Thompson

You have just bought a new bike and want to know all about maintenance. This is what we are here to do. Don’t worry maintaining a bike is not that big an issue. You just need to know a few things and you can keep your bike as good as new. It is important that you get to know the main parts of your bike before attempting any kind of operations on it.

The beginner’s manual

Reading the manual can be very useful in the long run. So in the excitement of riding your bike again and again do not forget to read the manual of the bike for your own benefit. So that next time someone says exhaust pipe you know exactly that this is the tube that is used to lead the waste gases away from the machine. And when someone says Baffle you know that it means a device to reduce the noise produced by your vehicle. After you read it, its important to locate important parts of your bike so that in the time of the need you exactly know where to look.

Be sure what you are tying

When it comes to maintenance there are a lot of things you should keep in mind. The very first being that you ought to be very sure of what you are doing while handling your machine or you may cause some serious damage to it. In this process you should be sure that what ever you are trying is tried and tested and not some experiment that you think may work. In case you are not sure then it is always better to trust the local garage than your own instincts. After all, a bike like this may not be yours very often, so take good care of it.

Maintenance of important parts

The manuals very nicely describe how to maintain your bike. If you follow them you will be pretty safe. But still a few things to keep in mind are:
  1. Regularly checking your chain gang can be a very beneficial for your bike as it can save you from any unwanted and untimely breakdown. Dirt, water and such things can be a big enemy to the proper functioning of your bike. Clean it properly and oil it regularly to keep it new and in the best condition.
  2. Lubricating your chain and other parts of your bike is very important as well. You should know what oil to use and how frequently to lubricate it.
  3. Tightening and adjusting of your chain is an important factor as well.
  4. It is imperative that you remove the screws of your oil filter cover in the proper way using the proper tools. Do not go for something you don’t trust and is cheap. By the best tool to ensure that your bike gets the best service.

There are many more rules like this that can help you make the life of your bike longer than usual. It will run smoothly and gives you the best performance. Not only this making sure that it gets due maintenance will ensure that it looks good and sparkling clean always to make the best impression on the people who see you on it. So get over the myth that a dirty bike can make you look manly and keep it clean enough to be known for you softer and sauvé side.


MentalCircus said...

hi.. Thanks for the info.. but can u mention the regularity with which we need to check these things?? i.e between how many months or so?

Razor said...

Hi, thanks to given such a great info...

I have one doubt...?
Just now i got a new bike but my engine noise are not good... so, pls tell me. How i want to maintain that.