Top 10 tips to keep your motorcycle running smoothly

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2. Tyre pressure

Top ten tips to keep your motorcycle running smoothly

Keeping the tyres at the right pressure level is critical if you want to achieve a good fuel economy figure. Any motorcycle that is running on low tyre pressure will give you a low fuel economy. The only time you should reduce air pressure in the tyres is if you are riding on sand or if the roads are very slippery and you have skinny tyres. This lets the tyre get a wider contact patch and hence will give you more grip. Otherwise it’s always recommended to put one or two PSI more than the manufacturer recommended number. This will give you better mileage and help you ride for longer.

3. Stopping

Top ten tips to keep your motorcycle running smoothly

Most of us like going fast on a motorcycle but there’s no point going fast if you can’t stop in time to avoid a collision or an obstacle. What most people don’t know or choose to ignore, is that with time the brake pads on a motorcycle wear out and even get dirty. They need to be cleaned or replaced depending on how much life is left in them. Another important part of the braking power in a motorcycle comes from the brake fluid. As the brake pads wear out the level of brake fluid reduces too. Every few months open the brake fluid canister and top up the brake fluid.

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