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Top 7 Spring Motorcycle Maintenance Essentials – Overview
For our next tech tips series, our crew braved the snow-covered backroads of Ameliasburg, Ontario to enlist the mechanical expertise of Allan DeWolfe, motorcycle mechanic, Porsche racing team wrench and owner of EUROtech Import Auto Service. Allan is a fastidious mechanic with photographic memory of every vehicle he’s ever worked on. He’s also the kind of guy that wants his customers to know the simple DIY maintenance tasks that will keep their motorcycles in the very best possible mechanical condition. This time of year, as we’re just starting to think about putting our motorcycles back on the road, we thought it might be a good idea to ask Allan to distill his DIY spring maintenance routine down to seven easy tasks or check points. As far as we’re concerned, all of these maintenance checks are a no brainer and should definitely be performed this spring before you hit the road.
The first episode in our spring motorcycle maintenance series is an overview of all maintenance checkpoints. We look at how important these maintenance tasks are, and the right way to approach them. Allan cannot stress enough the importance of having your owner’s manual on hand during this process. The owner’s manual will plainly state how to approach the various parts and systems found on your motorcycle. It’s an indispensible tool for tackling your spring tune-up. It’s also a good opportunity to re-familiarize yourself with the manufacturers specs before a summer of heavy riding, and give you a good baseline for monitoring the wear and tear of your motorcycle. At the very least, going through all seven check points gives you the perfect opportunity to touch every part of your bike and make sure that everything is exactly where you left it.
Over the next seven episodes in our spring maintenance series of In Tune, we’ll delve deeper into the technical details of all the essential maintenance tasks:
- Oil and Filter
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