Spring is coming, is your bike well prepared?

January 6, 2013 by  
Filed under General

1344508_94522719All the bikers are often arguing about finding the way of perfect preparation of the bike for winter. The idea is simple, put it to sleep when winter comes and ride it immediately when the sun comes and roads gets dry enough. In fact there are almost always some troubles when you are trying to come out for the first time. I would like to share few tips and tricks to avoid any trouble.

 

Cleanness at first

This sounds logical, however many bikers may forgot about this critical factor. Clean the windshield from insects, wash off all the crinkles and put some extra effort on chain. Oil all the moving parts. You should never put your bike to final place when it is not perfectly dry!

Oil and other liquids

The liquids of new generation will save you some work. It is necessary to change them after recommended time, regardless of the bike is in the shed or in full performance.

Gas

This is the tricky part. Many bikers get rid of the old gas before the winter. They are convinced fresh gas in the spring will make the bike well. It is not entirely truth! Full tank will prevent the corrosion from destroying your tank.

Tires

If your bike is not an old bike, you do not have to be concerned about this. New generation tires are not negatively responsive to long and still pressure. However, if you do have a choice to put it on bike stand – you do not have to hesitate, it is still better choice.

Battery

This depends on where you live. Battery should never be stored in temperatures below zero. The simple rule is to take your battery out of the bike and put it somewhere worm.

For those who do not have enough time to prepare their bikes properly I advise to put them into the garage. It may cost some money but it in the end it is worth it. You will avoid unpleasant expenses in the spring.