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MID-SUMMER MAINTENANCE CHECKLIST

Check the fluids

Letting your fluids go for too long can create mechanical problems while on the road. Too little oil can lead to disaster and old oil can release harmful acids into your system and potentially clog your fuel system.

Change your oil and filter regularly, and keep the oil at its HIGH or MAX level. Inspect oil when the oil is cold and when your bike is as level as possible.

Check the intake and exhaust

Your air filter keeps dust and debris out of your engine. Give your filter a look and remove any visible debris. If it's looking too dirty or has holes, replace it.

While you're at it, take a look at your head pipes and mufflers. If they have any cracks or damage, or look like they're about to fall off, get them repaired ASAP.

Tires and driveline

Keep a tire pressure gauge in your tool bag at all times and check your tire pressure each time you gas up. Under-inflated tires generate lots of heat that wears them quickly and can lead to a blow out. If your tread depth is 1-2mm, it's time to replace them.

Be sure your bike's belt for cracks or tears. Replace your pulleys if they're worn or have noticeable damage.

Brakes

Over time, brake fluid absorbs moisture, which makes it less effective. Replace it every one or two years. Bikes have two brake fluid reservoirs (one for the front brakes and one for the back). Check the fluid regularly and top off with fluid from a sealed bottle if required.

Brake pads worn to the metal will damage your brake disc leading to an expensive replacement. Keep an eye on them and replace when necessary.

Battery and electronics

Batteries deserve a check every month. If possible check the fluids on each chamber and carefully top off any that are low with distilled or deionized water. Tap water has minerals that can harm your battery. Check cables for tightness or corrosion also.

Be sure to wear gloves and protective glasses. Top off in a ventilated area.

Need Some Help?

Let Witchdoctor guide you step-by-step

Need a little help with that mid-summer maintenance? The Witchdoctor has you covered! Our DIY Garage has videos with everything you need to get your bike ready to roll for the rest of the summer and into the fall.

Click the links for each collection of videos:

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Wheels and Tires

Lighting and Electrical

Fuel and Ignition Systems

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