Motorbike Maintenance - Road Trip Checklist
Modern motorcycles are sturdy beasts, especially when they come from Japan. Nick Sanders' Yamaha R1s famously and regularly go around the world (55,000 km) on only two services. Even Ducati has lengthened the service intervals of its delicate machines. But this doesn't mean bikers can afford to neglect their machines, especially when a problem can ruin those precious two-wheel journeys.
To help your motorbike trips stay problem-free, we have developed a maintenance list which covers the essential things to check before setting off. At the very least, you should always remember the two principles of motorbike maintenance:
- Oil and coolant are the blood of the engine;
- Avoid crash by checking brakes, tyres and linkages.