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03/11/2020
Buying a motorcycle takes a serious investment, so it only makes sense to take proper care of your ride. To help you keep your motorcycle in the best shape, use these basic care tips.



Basic Motorcycle Care Tips

As a motorcycle owner, it can be well worth it to learn how to take basic care of your ride. By learning how to maintain your motorcycle, you'll be able to keep it in better shape for longer while saving time and money by avoiding a mechanic. To learn some basic care methods, use these tips.

Basic Tire Checks

Your motorcycle's tires will need to be checked on every so often just to ensure they're still in good enough shape to keep you safe. To check on your tires, start by checking on the tire pressure. To do this, grab your pressure gauge and measure the pressure in each tire. If you're not sure what level they should be at, it will often say it on the tire wall. If your current air pressure isn't quite right, you can definitely fix this. If your tire pressure is too high, simply let out air slowly until it's perfect. If the opposite is what you're dealing with, head over to your nearest gas station and use their air compressor to fill up your tires. After this, it's time to check on the tire tread. This is easy because most tires have a wear indicator. If your tread and the wear bar are at about the same level, then it's time to start looking for new tires.

Change Your Motorcycle's Oil

Changing your motorcycle's oil can sound like an enormous task, but it really isn't that hard to accomplish on your own. When you're ready to change your oil, take your motorcycle out for a short ride to warm up the engine. This will make draining your oil easier. Before you open anything up, grab a drain pan to catch the oil so you don't make a mess. Once that's in place, remove the drain plug and the oil fill plug and allow the oil to drain into the pan. Remember to remove the oil filter as well since you will want to replace this with a clean one. Once the old oil is done draining, put in the new filter and replace the drain plug. Add in your new oil and replace the oil fill cap, and you're all set. Make sure your motorcycle stays in great shape by giving it a synthetic oil change in Austin, TX. Click here to find AMSOIL's 20W-50 Synthetic V-Twin Motorcycle Oil and keep your engine clean and riding strong for longer. The friendly oil pros at AMSOIL Dealer-Carol Bell will be happy to help you find the right oil for all of your engines. You can learn more about their products by giving them a call at (512) 658-0357. Check out their online store for more great items or to place your order.

Keep Your Motorcycle Chain Clean

Your motorcycle's chain won't require attention very often, but it's still worth learning how to take care of it. To start, check your manufacturer's recommendations to see how often you should be cleaning the chain. When the time comes or if you notice that your chain is looking quite dirty, place your motorcycle on a stand so that the back tire is elevated and put it on neutral. Grab a soft bristle brush and use this to carefully remove the dirt and other debris trapped in the chain. Once it's clean, don't forget to lubricate it as well. Use a motorcycle chain lubricant and make sure you cover the entire chain evenly.

Change the Air Filter

Many people don't realize that their motorcycle's air filter can affect the efficiency of their ride quite a bit. In fact, a dirty air filter can lower your motorcycle's performance by quite a bit. Luckily, the air filter is easy to change, so you won't have any trouble doing it on your own. To get started, first check your owner's manual to find exactly where your air filter is located. Once you know where it is, open it up to remove the dirty air filter. Simply replace this with a clean one and carefully put everything else back in its place.

Give Your Motorcycle a Synthetic Oil Change in Austin, TX

Keep your motorcycle in great shape by giving a synthetic oil change in Austin, TX. To find the right oil for your ride, contact the friendly oil pros at AMSOIL Dealer-Carol Bell. Give them a call at (512) 658-0357 to learn more or to place an order.
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