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Motorcycle Spring Maintenance Checklist
Print this checklist and use it when giving your bike the once over
Review any notes you made when you
stored your bike. Don’t forget any parts
you may have removed for
Did you removed the battery or just
leave the negative lead attached?
Check and clean the battery terminals
with bicarbonate of soda solution.
Charge and refit the battery. Positive
Check / change the oil and filter, and
check the grease and other lubricants.
Check all cables and lubricate with the
Drain the fuel tank, clean and refill with
fresh. This especially applies if you left
it nearly empty during the winter.
Check the tyre pressure and wear of
tread. If you had a special winter
pressure, remember to change it back.
Don't use a tyre cleaner on bike tyres -
it will make them hard and slippery.
Check all lights. Don't forget the
Check brake fluid level and ensure
brake pads and shoes aren't worn.
Clean the inside of your helmet with a
mild soapy solution and ensure it is
dry. Examine helmet for hairline
If you have a winter cover, air it
properly, then store it somewhere
warm and dry.
Start a new log book for the year and
write down your starting mileage - and
actions you took to get out on the open
road again. Try to keep it up to date.