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03/11/2020
Taking care of your motorcycle is a must. You probably paid a pretty hefty price for it, so why not make sure it stays in great shape? To accomplish this, use these helpful tips.

Beginners Guide to Motorcycle Care

Learning how to take care of your motorcycle is a must. It's never too late to start learning how to take care of some basic maintenance tasks. If you're interested in learning how to maintain your ride, use these tips.

Keep an Eye on Your Chain

Checking on your motorcycle's chain may not be necessary very often, but do keep in mind that your motorcycle will need a clean chain in order to work properly. To know how often to clean yours, check your manufacturer's recommendations for the most accurate information. If it's now time to clean your motorcycle's chain or if it looks quite dirty, this task is easy to take care of. Start by elevating the back wheel, put your motorcycle in neutral, and grab a soft bristle brush. Use the brush to gently remove the debris caught in the chain. Once that's done, grab some motorcycle chain lubricant and add an even layer to the entire chain.

Give Your Motorcycle an Oil Change

Giving your motorcycle an oil change may sound hard, but it's definitely something you can learn to do on your own. Start by taking your motorcycle out for a quick ride to warm up the engine and make draining your oil easier. Before you remove anything, grab a drain pan so that you have something in place to catch the oil and avoid a huge mess. After that, remove the drain plug and the oil fill cap. Allow the oil to drip out onto the pan and wait until it's all out. Don't forget to also remove the oil filter while you're there. Once the oil is all drained, replace the oil filter with a new one and put back the drain plug. Add in your new oil carefully and replace the oil fill cap. That's it! To ensure your motorcycle is able to operate at its best, give it a synthetic oil change in Wichita. If you're looking for a great oil for your motorcycle, click here to purchase AMSOIL's  20W-50 Synthetic V-Twin Motorcycle Oil. Using an oil like this one can keep your engine running smoothly for longer. For help finding the right oil for your different engines, contact the friendly oil pros at Hartmans Inc. Give them a call at (316) 686-1069 to get your questions answered. Check out their online shop for a full range of their products.

Tires and Tire Tread

Your motorcycle's tires will need to be checked on more often for a number of reasons. Your first step should be to check on your tires' air pressure. The ideal pressure will usually be printed on the tires themselves, so look there to know what level your tires should be at. Grab a pressure gauge and use this to get an accurate reading of your current air pressure. If your tires are overinflated, simply let out some air until the pressure is right. If they're too low, head over to your nearest gas station and use their air compressor to increase their air pressure to the right level. Once this is done, check on your tire tread. Your tires should have a wear indicator that makes it easier to see when it's time for new tires. If the wear bar is almost even with the tread, now is a good time to get new tires.

Change the Air Filter

The air filter may be a small part you don't ever think about, but it can make a huge difference in your motorcycle's performance. When it's clogged and dirty, it can negatively affect your motorcycle's performance. Because of this, you want to be sure it stays clean and makes life easier for your motorcycle's different systems. Replacing your air filter definitely isn't hard, but it can take some work depending on where it's located. Before you start removing parts, check your owner's manual to locate exactly where your air filter is. Once you know where to dig, carefully remove any parts that are in the way. Once you're there, remove the old filter and replace it with a fresh one. Carefully put everything back in its place, and you're good to go!

Give Your Motorcycle a Synthetic Oil Change in Wichita

Give your motorcycle a synthetic oil change in Wichita to keep it running strong. Contact the friendly oil pros at Hartmans Inc. for help finding the right oil for your motorcycle. To learn more or to place your order, give them a call at (316) 686-1069.
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