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10/22/2018
For new motorcycle owners, keeping up with maintenance may seem nearly impossible. In reality, it's not that hard, especially after a bit of research.

Keep Your New Motorcycle in Great Shape

If you're a new motorcycle owner, congratulations! There's nothing quite like your first bike. With that said, you will have a bit of work to keep up with if you want your motorcycle to stay in great shape for a long time. Luckily, keeping up with motorcycle maintenance isn't hard, you just have to know how to approach it. The following tips can make maintenance a breeze.

Pay Attention to the Owner's Manual

The one place where you can find all the best and most accurate information is without a doubt your owner's manual. You don't necessarily have to read the entire owner's manual to know what you're doing with your bike, but reading up on the things you have questions about and understanding the maintenance your motorcycle requires will help you take better care of it. Don't ignore your owner's manual and consult it instead of the opinion of strangers who may not be familiar with your motorcycle. In fact, your manual should let you know what maintenance tasks you will need to perform and how often these should be taken care of. Since this information is coming straights from the pros (who know how your motorcycle works), don't ignore it!

The Importance of Regular Maintenance

Taking care of maintenance tasks isn't really most people's idea of fun, but it has to be taken care of. Neglecting maintenance tasks may not seem like a big deal because it's not like your motorcycle will break down right away if you skip an oil change, but this neglect can lead to serious issues that develop over time. Your maintenance schedule may include simple tasks like inspecting and cleaning parts as well as more involved tasks like getting an oil change or replacing old parts. No matter how big or small the task may seem, don't avoid getting it all done. One of the many maintenance tasks you will have to take care of is giving your motorcycle synthetic oil changes in Wichita. Using a synthetic oil can keep your motorcycle's engine better protected for longer. To find a great synthetic oil for your motorcycle contact the oil pros at Hartmans Inc. Give them a call at (316) 686-1069 for help finding the perfect products for your motorcycle.

Easy Maintenance Tasks Anyone Can Take Care Of

If you're feeling a bit intimidated by the maintenance your motorcycle will need, there's really nothing to worry about. Below are some easy tasks to get you started.

Check on the Tires

Checking on your tires is something that should be done often because tire pressure can change as a result of various factors. Under-inflated tires can negatively affect maneuverability while overinflated tired can reduce your traction on the road. To prevent this, grab a pressure gauge and check your tire pressure weekly. Your owner's manual should have a recommended tire pressure you should try to stick to.

Inspect the Battery

The battery is often overlooked because if it isn't causing trouble you simply don't think about it. However, checking on it regularly can help it have a longer life. Start by checking the acid level. If it's low, fill it up with deionized water if possible. Newer batteries are sealed, so this may not be an option. However, you may have the option to charge your battery to help it stay healthy for longer. While you're at it, grease the battery terminals before putting the battery back in its place.

Clean It Up

Your motorcycle will benefit from being cleaned often. You may think washing it is all about its appearance, but keeping your motorcycle clean is also good for its health. If you allow moisture or other residue to stay on your bike's body, this can lead to rust and other damages. To prevent this, wash your bike often using warm water and a motorcycle shampoo. Once you're done washing it, dry it thoroughly and apply a layer of wax. The wax will help keep your motorcycle protected from the elements which can be quite corrosive.

Give Your Motorcycle a Synthetic Oil Change in Wichita

Giving your motorcycle a synthetic oil change in Wichita is essential if you want to keep your engine in top shape. You can definitely perform this task yourself, but you will need to have the right products for the job. To get product recommendations for your next oil change,  contact Hartmans Inc at (316) 686-1069. They can recommend products like AMSOIL's Signature Series 0W-20 Synthetic Motor Oil or you can also browse their online store for even more quality products.
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