Preparing for the season

08.06.2016

START INTO THE NEW MOTORCYCLING SEASON

START INTO THE NEW MOTORCYCLING SEASON

1st March or 1st April? The motorcycle close season is over! So off with the cover and open the garage door.

Now‘s the time to breathe fresh life into your beloved bike at the start of the season. Simply cleaning and polishing already gives an enormous boost to your anticipation of the new biking season, many wonderful tours or one or two trips to the racetracks.

Follow the steps described below to ensure that your machine is perfectly pre­pared to start the new season.

Preparing for the season

First of all use a dry, soft cloth to wipe off the protective film on chrome or other metal surfaces which were conserved for wintering with the all ­purpose oil, Motul E.Z. Lube. Then check the tire tread and pressure. If necessary, correct according to the infor­mation in the operating instructions.

Preparing for the season

If the tire has already been used for a longer period (4–6 years), it is sometimes advisable to change the tire before the start of the season.

Preparing for the season

Check the function, easy operation, and ne­cessary play of the throttle grip, clutch lever, gear, and brake levers. Install and connect the recharged and tested battery. Test the function of full ­beam and dipped headlights, rear light, brake light, indicators, and horn.

Preparing for the season

Switch on the ignition only. If the battery has been completely disconnected, the en­gine control unit and other electronic com­ponents have to adjust or reconfigure themselves after the ignition has been switched on.

After completing these checks, you're ready to ride!

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