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09/06/2019
If you've had a great summer riding your motorcycle around town or if you took a road trip on your motorcycle this season, now is a good time to give it a quick checkup.



Give Your Motorcycle an End of Summer Check-Up

The summer season is great for motorcycle owners because the nice weather means there are plenty of chances to take your bike out on the open road. If you've been doing plenty of this, take some time to give your motorcycle a quick check-up. If you took a long-distance road trip on your motorcycle, this is even more important since you'll want to be sure your bike is still in good enough condition to make it through the summer.

Check on Your Motorcycle's Tires

If you've been hitting the road quite a bit this summer, it's definitely worth taking the time to check on your motorcycle's tires. Ideally, this should be done weekly to ensure your tire pressure is at the proper level. Driving around with underinflated tires or over-inflated tires won't be ideal, so be sure your tires are properly inflated. On top of this, the hot asphalt can take a toll on your tire tread. Check on this to ensure there's still plenty of tread left to keep you safe on the road.

Clean Your Motorcycle's Chain

Although you may no think about your chain often, this part also needs some care and attention. After a season of riding, it's very likely that your motorcycle's chain is at least a little bit dirty. To clean it, grab a gentle brush and carefully brush off the dirt and other debris that can negatively affect your chain's function. Don't forget to also lubricate your chain so that it's working at its absolute best and check the tension.

Test the Brakes

If you want to feel safe on the road, it's worth taking the time to check on your bike's brakes. If you've been riding your motorcycle a lot, the brake pads may be getting worn down. Make time to look at the brake pads to assess just how worn they are. Don't wait until they're at their most worn to replace them. Get this done before they're completely worn out so that you never put yourself at risk. You'll also want to take the time to check on your brake lines since these may also be worn down. To keep your motorcycle running strong all year, give it a synthetic oil change in Warminster. Find a great oil for your engine, no matter what type of motorcycle you have, by contacting the oil experts at Synthetic Oil Direct. Give them a call at (215) 834-8720 to learn all about their products. They will be happy to recommend products like AMSOIL's 20W-50 Synthetic V-Twin Motorcycle Oil. Find even more great products like this by visiting their online shop.

Top off Fluids

At this point in the summer, the fluids keeping your motorcycle going may be running low or may be in need of a change entirely. Before you find yourself in trouble, check on all the fluids your motorcycle relies on. Take a look at the coolant, check its condition, and ensure there's still plenty left. Next, check on your motorcycle's oil. If this looks like it needs to be replaced, definitely use synthetic oil to keep your engine protected better.

Wash Your Motorcycle

After a few rides, your motorcycle may not be as clean and shiny as you like it. Grab some buckets of water, a cleaning solution, sponges, and some gentle brushes to get the job done. Be careful when washing your motorcycle because there are some parts you definitely don't want to get water on. Plug the exhaust and gently clean off the surfaces that are dirty working your way from the top to the bottom. Once everything is cleaned and rinsed off, grab a drying chamois to wipe down your motorcycle. Finish it off with a protective coat of wax to keep the body protected and shiny.

Give It a Final Inspection

After you're all done washing it, giver your motorcycle one final inspection. Walk around it, checking for leaks, loose parts, and other issues you may not have caught earlier. If everything is looking good, then you're ready for even more motorcycle riding this summer.

Keep Your Motorcycle Running Smoothly With a Synthetic Oil Change in Warminster

After a long summer on the road, give your motorcycle a synthetic oil change in Warminster to keep it running strong. Find the perfect oil for your oil change by contacting the friendly oil experts at Synthetic Oil DirectGive them a call at (215) 834-8720 for the personalized service you're after.
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