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Spring Cleaning? Don't Forget Your Motorcycle!
Can you believe that spring is just a few weeks away? At RC Components, we can’t believe how quickly winter flew by, and we couldn’t be more excited to hit the road for some springtime riding in just a few weeks. Whether you braved the cold to hit the road this winter or you’ve had your bike in storage for the last few months, it’s important to make sure that your bike is fully prepared for warm-weather riding.
In today’s post, we’ll take a look at three different ways to prepare your bike for spring. When you’ve finished reading today’s entry, be sure to browse through the RC Components catalog to find the perfect custom motorcycle parts for your bike. We have custom chrome motorcycle wheels, custom exhaust pipes, and so much more, so take a look through our selection and place an order today!
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Inspect the Air Filter
Your air filter is one component that probably isn’t given much attention as it needs throughout the year. Your air filter should be changed between 15,000 and 30,000 miles, depending on your riding habits. If you typically drive down country roads, you can probably get away with changing it as you approach 30,000 miles, but commuters who ride in heavy traffic will almost certainly have to change their air filters sooner.
Regardless of whether your bike has been in storage for the last few months, it’s a good idea to remove the current air filter and compare it to a new one. Replace it if it’s dirty, and be sure to examine the area for insects and other living things that may have taken up residence in your bike during winter. Small critters often make their way inside of bikes that are stored away, and you don’t want to risk damaging any of your bike’s internal components by starting it without a quick inspection!
Flush and Refill Fluids
As we noted in one of our previous entries, you should have emptied your tank before putting your bike into storage. Gasoline becomes stale and can clog your carburetor jets and fuel lines if it has sat for more than six weeks, so fill up the tank with fresh gas before you put your keys into the ignition.
After examining the gasoline, turn your attention to your bike’s oil. The beginning of each season is the perfect time to change your bike’s oil, or to take your motorcycle to a professional if you’re not comfortable doing it yourself. Either way, hitting the road with new oil is a great way to ensure that your bike runs at peak efficiency.
Check Your Lights
Before you take your bike out on the open road, you should check to make sure that all of your lights are working properly. Bulbs sometimes break or burn out during long periods of storage, so be sure to check that they’re all responsive and bright. If the indicators and gauges aren’t working properly, the brake light isn’t responsive, or your headlights aren’t as bright as they should be, then purchase replacement bulbs and install them before you put the keys in the ignition.
Purchase Your Custom Motorcycle Parts Today!
We hope that today’s entry will help you prepare your bike for springtime riding. Keep an eye on our blog page for even more helpful tips, tricks, and resources that can help you make the most of your bike.
RC Components is proud to be your one-stop shop for a variety of custom motorcycle parts. Whether you’re shopping for custom chrome motorcycle wheels, a new custom exhaust pipe, or drag racing wheels, our catalog has it all. Place your order today!