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Part 2: Tips For Safe Motorcycle Riding From J&S Motorcycle Jacks

Tips to make motorcycling safer from J&S Motorcycle Jacks www.jsjacks.com

 

Let’s face it, riding a motorcycle is risky, of course, that is part of the mystique. There are ways to eliminate or manage the risk. Motorcycling is not a passive sport; you must always be aware of your surroundings and have full control and familiarity with the motorcycle under you. Here are this weeks tips to make motorcycling safer and more enjoyable.

 

Tip 3. Motorcycle Brake Maintenance.

Your brakes are one of the most important mechanical parts of your bike. Brake pads should be replaced every 25,000 miles or earlier if you ride aggressively. It is recommended that your brake fluid be replaced each year also. Of course, you should be checking your brake pads and rotors for obvious signs of deterioration every time you have your motorcycle up on your motorcycle lift. Spin the wheels to check for any grinding noises or excessive drag. Take a visual inspection of your brake pads and if possible measure the thickness. When it is time to replace the pads your motorcycle jack is your best friend. With your bike on the lift, you can easily remove your calipers and change the pads, a very simple procedure that can save you a lot of money by doing it yourself!

 

Tip 4. Motorcycle Tire Safety.

Having tires with good thread is one of the most overlooked AND ignored safety items. Every time you wash your bike on your J&S motorcycle lift and are cleaning your wheels, this is the time to give your tires a good inspection. Check to see that your thread is still above the wear indicators, if not, replace immediately. Check the side walls for cracks or damage and check your tire pressure. Again, your motorcycle lift is your best friend and can save you money. If your tires do need to be replaced, and your using a J&S motorcycle jack, the wheel/wheels can easily be removed from the bike while on the lift saving you the added expense of having your shop remove and replace.

Again, maintenance is surprisingly easy with the proper motorcycle jack. Anyone can (and should) perform their own maintenance, doing so breeds familiarity with your machine.

 

More tips next week!

 

 

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