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04/12/2017
Be sure your motorcycle is ready for the spring roads. As you prepare it, be sure to give it a synthetic oil change using one of AMSOIL's trusty motorcycle oils.

Motorcycle Maintenance Tips for Spring

Now that the sun is back out, you're probably itching to jump back on your motorcycle. Before you rush back onto your ride, be sure it's prepared for the spring with these simple maintenance tips.

Start with a Wash

A good way to start prepping your motorcycle for the spring is by giving it a wash. Even if you kept it under a cover and indoors all winter, some dust and even moisture may have made it onto its body. Gently wash your motorcycle to get rid of any debris that can make inspecting it a more difficult task. As always, be sure to dry it after washing it in order to prevent water marks and rust.

Inspect the Body

Now that your motorcycle is clean, give it a thorough inspection. As you do this, look out for rust, cracks, and any other issues that may have developed while it was stored. While you're at it, pay attention to nuts, bolts, and tire spokes. These may be a bit loose and should be tightened for maximum safety during your rides. Finally, check all of the lights on your motorcycle so that you're sure they're properly working. Replace any bulbs that are dim or that simply won't turn on anymore.

Synthetic Oil Change

Your motorcycle relies on quite a few fluids to keep it running. One of these fluids is its engine oil. If you gave your motorcycle a synthetic oil change before storing it for the winter, chances are your oil is still good. Even so, it's still important that you take a look at the condition of the oil and the level that it's at just to be sure it's ready for use. If your oil isn't in ideal condition, use this time to change it as well as the oil filter. If you're looking for the right synthetic oil for your motorcycle, click here to get to know AMSOIL's full range of synthetic motorcycle oils. If you're looking for the perfect synthetic oil for your motorcycle, contact Synthetic Oil Direct at (215) 834-8720. Their experts will be happy to recommend the right products for your needs. Stop by their online shop for a full range of the best AMSOIL Oil products.

Charge the Battery

Your motorcycle won't get anywhere without a charged battery. If you removed your motorcycle's battery before winter and charged it  every so often or if you kept it connected to a charger with a tender, your battery is likely charged and ready for use. It's still a good idea to test your battery just to be sure it won't leave you stranded on your first spring ride. If you forgot all about the battery while your motorcycle was in storage, now is the time to charge it. You want to be sure that it hasn't completely died and that it is still able to hold a significant charge.

Focus on the Tires

Motorcycles that were kept off the ground on a stand will usually have no issues with flat spots, cracks, or other damage once spring rolls around. If, however, your motorcycle was kept on the ground, you may notice stress marks or other issues with your tires. Either way, it's best to give your tires an inspection before riding around on them. Check the tire walls for issues as well as the tread. If the wear bars are showing, get your tires changed before heading out on the road.

Take a Look at the Fuel

Using a fuel stabilizer, like AMSOIL's Gasoline Stabilizer, will help keep your fuel in good shape through the winter. Mixing it into a full tank of fuel can prevent the fuel from breaking down and causing issues in your fuel system. If you forgot to add a stabilizer to your fuel over the winter, you will most likely have to drain your fuel system to prevent any issues. If you did use a fuel stabilizer, inspect it anyway to avoid any potential issues. For a more complete maintenance checklist, check out the Motorcycle Safety Foundation's T-CLOCS Inspection Checklist.

Prepare Your Motorcycle for Spring in Horsham

Find the right products to make your motorcycle's transition into spring an easy one. Contact Synthetic Oil Direct at (215) 834-8720 for help finding the right synthetic motorcycle oil. Be sure to check out AMSOIL's 20W-50 Synthetic V-Twin Motorcycle Oil and get the best lubrication for your engine. Check out their full range of synthetic motorcycle oils in their online shop.
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