Well, today’s motorcycle come with very high reliability which may leave you with no clue, how to maintain or repair it. But even your best motorcycle need some basic maintenance for safety and good performance.

repair-and-management

repair-and-management

Here is 5 basic tips to maintain your motorcycle:

  1. Breaks:Make sure your bike’s brake fluid reservoirs are checked regularly. To increase performance of the breaks, you can install new braided steel brake lines instead of the stock ones.
  2. Tires: Keep your tires correctly inflated and check the pressure regularly. Get a pencil-type tire gauge and use it regularly until you instinctively ‘know’ what your tires feel like when correctly inflated.
  3. Final Drive: what transfers the power from the transmission to the rear wheel is essential to the well being of your bike and can be very expensive if not maintain properly.

    bike maintenance and repair

    bike maintenance and repair

  4. Oil: Change your oil every 10k miles. Clean fresh oil makes the engine last for a long time. Check and keep your oil level close to maximum level all the time.
  5. Battery: about once a month, make sure the battery is charged to 100%. A motorcycle battery will loose 1% of its charge even if the bike just stands in your garage.

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Restoring your vintage motorcycle is not an easy task, for that you need precision as well as good knowledge of motorcycle parts. You want to create your own unique style statement by mixing and adding some new parts with classic parts. Just look at these 5 tips to freshen up your vintage motorcycle.

iron horse chopper motorcycle

iron horse chopper motorcycle

1. Find some good source of vintage motorcycle parts . See online stores where you can get all the parts for customization.

2. The size of your parts should be matching with the motorcycle parts. For example measure properly the seat diameter, frame size etc.

3. Before restoring, check the rust on the frame. Clean the rust properly, however some rust can be ok but more can cause pitting problem. Now coat the parts with the rustproofing spray so that you can prevent further rusting.

4. Buy all the new components preferably from the same manufacturer so that the parts are compatible because if you are restoring your motorcycle with different years and models may create some compatibility problem.

5. At the end some detailed research is needed of your motorcycle model before you give some finishing touch so that the motorcycle you have customized according to your style is not completely different from the original model.

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If you know how to change your brake calipers of your classic vintage motorcycle, it can save your time as well as your of money. Since these are an integral part of your brake system, so they even need to be handled well.

Motorcycle

Motorcycle

  • First of all the very needed step while changing or repairing brake of any motorcycle is that loosening the lug nuts of the tires and then removing it.
  • Remove the tires and keep them aside to work on the brake system properly.
  • Now locate the bolts that connects the brake caliper to the brake hose and remove these bolts. Locate the bolts attaching the wheel assembly and remove them.
  • Strip the brake caliper to be changed of its mounting components.This includes the rubber boots and the bolts and sliders of the original brake caliper. Examine these components to make sure they are not rusted, warped, torn or damaged in any way.
  • Apply lubricants to mounting components.

    springer-brake-caliper

    springer-brake-caliper

  • Compress the caliper piston.Replace the brake caliper on the end of the brake hose. Leave the connection loose.
  • Place brake pads on the new brake caliper, and then lubricate the caliper bolts and reattach the caliper to the wheel assembly.
  • Refill your brake fluid.Replace the tire and fasten the lug nuts onto the mounts. Head to the other side of the car and repeat the same process. Once you are done, test the brakes for yourself and then take the motorcycle for a very slow test drive.

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Motorcycle batteries, especially during winters in cold areas, tend to receive little attention for long periods of time. If these batteries “die” and sit for a long time in this condition, they become permanently ruined. If this occurs, they must be replaced by a new battery.

motorcycle

motorcycle

  • Open the motorcycle’s seat and set it in a clean place.
  • Remove the plastic battery cover (located just in front of the gas tank) by sliding it out.
  • If a battery is currently located in the slot, remove it by unscrewing its two connection posts with a phillips screwdriver. Then, unlatch the rubber holding strap on top of the battery, and slide the battery out. Make sure to dispose of it legally.

    motorcycle-battery

    motorcycle-battery

  • Reattach the rubber holding strap on top of the battery. Shake the battery slightly to make sure that it fits snugly and securely.
  • Re-attach both of the connection posts by screwing them back in. Be sure to match the positive and negative connections with their corresponding posts. Positive will be colored red, and negative will be colored black.
  • Slide the plastic cover back over the battery and reattach the motorcycle’s seat.

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Pre-riding inspections can help ensure you’re in for a safe ride. The following checklist is recommended for most motorcycles.

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  • Check Tires, Controls, Lights and Accessories, Oils and Fluids, Chassis and Chain, and Kickstand before each ride.
  • Check your tire pressure. Under or over-inflated tires can translate to poor handling and stability.
  • Check your brake lights , turn signals, and all other electrical equipment and switches, including the horn.
  • After warming up your motorcycle, sit it up straight, remove the oil tank cap and use the dip stick to check the oil level. Add oil if necessary.
  • Operate the throttle, clutch, front and rear brakes and shifter. Make sure they’re all working properly.

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RIM

RIM

Just with few tools and basic mechanical proficiency, you can change your motorcycle rims.

Follow these simple tools and get your rims changed:

  • Deflate the tire on the wheel that holds the rim you want to change. When the tires are inflated, there is no empty space between the rim and the surface of the tire.
  • Use your socket set to loosen and remove any fasteners that physically attach the rim to your motorcycle wheel. Make sure you don’t lose any pieces as you work.
  • Place the new rim on the wheel. Depending on the size and style of the rim, there may be overlap between the rim and the tire. If there is, you may have to adjust the tire, so that it rests over or beneath the surface of the rim.
  • Fasten the new rim onto the wheel using your socket set if it requires any additional securing.

Remember that it probably won’t cost more than an hour’s labor to have your rims changed by a professional if you’re unsure whether or not you’re up to the task.

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motorcycle-parking

Motorcycle Parking

For parallel parking at a curb, back into the curb so that your rear tire is touching the curb. If the street is on a hill, you may have to use a rather extreme angle to get your bike stable on the side stand. In most cities, there’s an ordinance that says your motorcycle has to have one tire touching the curb to be legally parked. If you drive in and park with your front wheel touching, you’re going to have to back your motorcycle out of the space up hill, as almost all streets are crowned. If you have a large heavy bike like a Harley, you’re only going to make this mistake once.

* If you’re using your side stand, turn the handlebars to the left for added stability.
* Lock your forks for security.
* Leave the motorcycle in first gear for extra stability, particularly if on a hill.
* Park in a clean well-lighted public place.
* Use non-branded motorcycle covers – no sense advertising your $$$ bike.
* Use a high-quality lock and chain; secure it through the frame instead of the wheels, and run the other end around something very tall and heavy, like a tree or a street light.
* The feet on side and center stands can sink onto soft surfaces like hot asphalt or sand causing your motorcycle to tip over. If this is a concern, put something under the stand like a crushed aluminum can or a flat rock.

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Every Motorcyclist love his motorcycle, just a small 10 tip to maintain your ride smooth

  1. Check pressure in the tire before every ride.
  2. Check Wheel Bearings every year
  3. Check Oil Level Before every ride. Its recommended to change oil every 1500 miles.
  4. Change the coolant (If applicable) every year or two.
  5. Check your Brake for thickness of pads.
  6. Clean your spark plug every 3000 Miles. and wires twice a year.
  7. Check your motorcycle’s idling is not too high, this may effect on fuel efficiency.
  8. Always Check motorcycle’s suspension and chasis for loose nuts and bolts and leekages.
  9. Lubricate your chain
  10. If your motorcycle has kick, then begin your day with a kick-start.
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We bikers are a passionate lot and generally portrayed by media as rude ruthless and irresponsible community but hey we all know we love bikes and we love our lives as well. We are showing this by the way of having this month as the motorcycle safety month . We have organizations like motorcycle safety foundation which provides novices with the bike riding course . We at superiormcsupply encourage our bike passionate & ride loving customers to be safe and help others be safe. Not that all of you need to take up a motorcycle riding course but still it does a lot of good to our and other peoples lives if we just manage to follow some simple and effective norms while riding. We request you to keep the following simple suggestions in mind while driving.
Motorcycle Riders safety Tips :-

1.Be Aware and keep your eyes open and Use safety mirrors to see whats happening around you.
2.Don’t distract

being safe with safety gadgets

yourself while riding by talking on the cellphones. Instead communicate to the others on road by using proper signals on turns etc.
3. Be Visible. Use headlights in the twilight or night times. Dress appropriately so that you can be better visible to others during rains dusk and night.
4.Follow the speed limits prescribed .

5.Never drive when you are drunk. You endanger not only your life but also others.
6.Keep learning , refresh your skills by taking more lessons in driving.

7.Keep learning more about howto best maintain your motorcycle so that it delivers best performance and good riding joy.

8.When riding with your uddies keep safe distance and enough space between the bikes. Be sure you don’t use up the full lane.

9.Keep and open eye for parallel-slat sewer grates, gravel, ice, or debris. Cross railroad tracks at right angles.

10.Last but not the least ALWAYS wear protective gear (lot of damage can be avoided if you do that).

Be safe and Enjoy riding

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Everyday you will find new and more powerful motorcycles hitting the roads. More POWER and more STYLE. When you are riding a 500cc motorcycle what u want to do….just GOoooooooo crazy with the speed. That is what these motorcycle are made for, you just cant control yourself.

But, driving today is not what it used to be. The roads are more crowded with traffic, and everyone seems to be in so much of a hurry to reach their destination. So safety is something which is and should be the top most priority.

When you spend so much on your motorcycle why not a little on safety gears. If you think that these gears are cumbersome, awkward, and intrusive, it’s also the only thing that will protect you from the road in an accident.

But its not that today you will find many stylish gears as well. Just have a look…

Motorcycle Safety Gears

Motorcycle Safety Gears

In About.Com the use of these safety gears are explained in a very nice manner..
Helmets
Even at low speeds, helmets protect riders from potentially fatal injuries. Though they’re optional in many states, a DOT (Department of Transportation) approved helmet is the most basic way to protect yourself on a motorcycle. Avoid half-helmets and “brain buckets” which are built primarily for looks, not functionality; buy a well constructed helmet from a reputable manufacturer.

Gloves
It’s a basic human reflex to break one’s fall by extending the arms, and the hands usually suffer considerable damage when a rider is thrown off his or her bike. Protect your palms, knuckles, and fingers with sturdily constructed, well-padded gloves, preferable gauntlet style ones that extend past the wrist.

Boots
Boots are important not only for crash protection, but also because they provide a way to grip the motorcycle and stay securely mounted while shifting and braking. Buy a solid pair of motorcycle boots, and they might actually outlast your bike.
These are of course important things as far as safety is concerned, but there are few more important things which can add to your motorcycle safe driving.

Proper driving training.
Know the traffic rules and more over follow them.
Get licensed.
And Drive safely…..

We really care for your safety:”Happy Motorcycle Safety Month” Superior MC supply

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