How to Restore a Motorcycle

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Motor bikes are an economical way of traveling. They consume less gas and can travel more. It is estimated that a motorbike can travel a distance of around 40-60 miles in one gallon. Small scooters can even travel a distance of 90 miles per gallon. In today's economic crisis that has affected almost every individual, motorbikes can be a good option for saving money.

This has increased the sales of motorbikes. People are repairing their bikes which they had dump in their garage or store.

Some useful steps in repairing your bike are as follows:

Check fuel: Some people dump their bikes without using the fuel stabilizer. If this is the case with you then you need to empty the tanks, clean it well and then pour the new fuel in the tank. After pouring the fuel now start the bike. Pour some fuel in the ignition as well.

Oil check: You also need to check the fuel. If you hadn't changed the oil then you should change the oil.

Checking battery: Check the terminals of battery and clean it if you see any carbon with the terminals. Is should not be corroded. Make sure that the battery is fully charged and replace the battery if it's dead or not working.

Examining chain: Chain should be in proper condition and replace them if they are corroded. This is because they make the back wheels to move. You should check the chain for following.

Tension in chain; the chain should not be too loose or too tight. Check it by moving left, right, up and down.

Condition of front and wheel sprocket teeth; teeth should be smooth and there should not be any waves on them. If there is, then you need to buy new sprockets.Chain's should not be too loose or too tight. Check if there is any sign of wear. Pull the chain left and right one inch to make sure that the tension is right.

Before lubricating the chain, make sure that you have removed all the dirt from it. After removing the dirt lubricate it properly.

Lubricate the chain properly and clean extra lubricant from the chain.

Adjust the tension of the chain. Move the chain to and fro and then adjust the tension as required.

Level of fluid: Check properly the brake, the clutch and the coolant levels. Replace the missing container and try to use the same company that you used before. Do not change the company. After the fluid is poured in the bike, start it and keep it start for few minutes so that the oil is well distributed in the engine.

Tires and suspension: Make sure that you have checked everything before riding the bike. Also check the tires of the bike. They should not be flat and check the air level in the tires before going on a ride. You should be careful in checking each and every part of the bike to prevent any mishap!

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This article was published on 2010/04/01