Top 10 tips to keep your motorcycle running smoothly

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4. Chain it right

Top ten tips to keep your motorcycle running smoothly

A lot people on the road ride motorcycles with the drive chain either loose or almost about to fall off. This is very dangerous. Not only does a loose drive chain reduce mileage, it can also lead to the chain coming off or even damaging the casing. Keeping the drive chain too tight is also not advised as there have been cases where the chain has snapped due to the excess tension it’s under. Check the owner’s manual for how much free play is recommended for your motorcycles drive chain and makes sure it’s adjusted as frequently as required.

5. Clutch out

Top ten tips to keep your motorcycle running smoothly

With the traffic in cities becoming worse by the day, it leads to us being stressed out even more. But what about the motorcycle? Constant stopping, starting and shifting gears every few seconds is not good for the life of the clutch. The clutch being depressed most of the time, wears out the clutch plates and with time you’ll notice the clutch lever becoming a little loose and shifting gears will become harder. So every now and then check to see if the clutch lever has enough free play and isn’t too loose. If the clutch lever is too tight, you may land up burning the clutch plates.

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