Tune your motorcycle

motorcycleWheels and tires

If your tires withstood several cycles of heat, their rubber compounds are strong, and the possibility of exhibiting some minor cracks. This is especially common on older or cheaper tires.

Check tires along the sides, as well as tread. If you do not see any cracks, as most riders will not, then check the tread depth. Each motorcycle is equipped with a tire wear bars.

If your treads have worn down to the wear bars, it’s best to replace them now rather than in the middle of the season, which will really throw a damper on that trip to Deal’s Gap. If your tires have adequate tread, then check the tire pressures and inflate according to the manual. Also look at the valve stem and make sure they are not damaged. Check your drives for dents or stones wedged between the tires and spin the wheels to make sure bearings sound and feel good.


Check the brake pads of your motorcycle or unbolting the caliper and look at them to see how much meat left on the pads. If the brake pads are pretty worn out, even if it is in the first instance on the one hand, they will need to be replaced. Replacing the brake pads is not difficult, but mechanically prevents probably want the dealer to take care of it.

Take a look at your rotors while you’re there, and make sure they don’t exhibit any major signs of heavy grooving. Pull the front brake lever and make sure that there is enough pressure that the lever refrains from hitting the handlebar. Make sure the rear brake pedal is strong, as well. If they are mushy, you’ll need to bleed the brake system, which can be a bit tricky without experience.