Keep your motorcycle in top condition between regular services with these 9 routine maintenance checks you can perform yourself. These tips are especially tailored for our Dubai-based riders at XBYKE.

1. Chain Lubrication and Tension

Regular chain lubrication is key to extending the life of your bike’s chain and sprockets. Incorrect chain tension can lead to premature wear of sprockets and even affect your bike’s suspension and handling. Always refer to the manufacturer’s guidelines for the correct tension.

2. Battery Maintenance

A flat battery can quickly ruin a perfect ride. Monitor your bike’s voltage output regularly. If the battery is flat or the voltage is low, clean the terminals and connect the battery to a suitable charger.

3. Oil Level Checks

Regular oil level checks ensure your bike isn’t consuming oil at an irregular rate. If you notice a milky residue under the cap, it could indicate water in the oil. Changing the oil yourself is a simple process, just follow your owner’s manual and stick to the guidelines specific to your bike.

4. Coolant Level Checks

An engine running at an optimal temperature is the most efficient. Always check your coolant levels but remember never to remove a radiator cap when the engine is hot.

5. Brake Fluid Levels

Brake fluid levels are easily checked via the transparent master cylinder reservoirs. Regular checks can help maintain optimal braking performance.

6. Brake Pads

Check the thickness of your brake pads regularly. If you hear a metallic grinding or scraping noise during braking, it’s time to get them checked by your mechanic.

7. Tyres and Pressures

Your tyres are the only thing between you and the road. Always ensure they are in top condition and inflated to the correct recommended pressures.

8. Regular Cleaning

Regular cleaning not only keeps your bike looking good but also helps you spot anything that needs attention.

9. Lighting and Indicators

Regularly check your headlight, indicators, and brake lights. The last place you want to discover a malfunction is on the road.

Remember, these tips are meant to supplement regular professional services, not replace them. Stay safe on the roads of Dubai with XBYKE!