Motorcycle maintenance chain tips

ANGELA .W. WANDERA By ANGELA .W. WANDERA, 8th Nov 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/3miby4rx/
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Accumulation of dirt can damage your motorcycle and cause you to pay for unnecessary expenses. Keeping your motorcycle clean is crucial in the proper functioning of your motorcycle chain. Dirt and mud that is lodged in your chain, can in the long run damage your motorcycle chain.

Motorcycle maintenance chain tips

Your motorcycle has to be well maintained for maximum efficiency. As a motor bike owner it is important that know how to keep your motorcycle chain in top shape.
Proper maintenance of your motorcycle is something that you should be able to do comfortably. The following tips will help show you how to maintain your motorcycle chain.

1. Do a thorough check

It is important for you to check the motorcycle to make sure that all the connections and parts are properly installed. Checking the installation of the chain is very crucial so that nothing goes wrong when the motorcycle is in motion.

2. Check the tension on the chain

The level of the tension chain should be checked regularly. Any slight change in distance or tightness can affect the engorgement of the motorcycle chain. When checking level of the tension of the chain, you must put into consideration the distance of the chain tension.

Usually the information regarding the level of tension of the chain is found under the sticker which is usually under the on the lid that covers the chain wheel.

3. Adjusting the position of the chain

Adjusting the position of the motorcycle chain will help in avoiding any friction from occurring between the chain and the lid that covers it. The adjustment also helps in reduction of a noise when the motorcycle is running.

4. Lubricate the chain regularly

You must use the right type of lubricant for your chain as a way of reducing wearing out of the motorcycle chain. Another advantage of regular lubrication is prolonging the life of the chain and making it function efficiently.

This should also be done to all other parts of the motorcycle that need regular lubrication. This means that you should have a service schedule for your motorcycle as a way of keeping it in good shape.

5. Repair any damaged parts on the chain

Most times small damages if not attended too can lead to further complications. That is why it is advisable to always do any repairs needed if you want to have a proper functioning motorcycle, a damaged chain will not be efficient and can easily cause you to have an accident.

6. Keep the motorcycle chain clean at all times

Accumulation of dirt can damage your motorcycle and cause you to pay for unnecessary expenses. Keeping your motorcycle clean is crucial in the proper functioning of your motorcycle chain. Dirt and mud that is lodged in your chain, can in the long run damage your motorcycle chain.

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Chain, Lubrication, Motorbike, Motorcycle, Tips

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