St. Clair County

SAFETY AND EDUCATION

T-Clock Inspection Sheet

 

T-CLOCK ITEM              WHAT TO CHECK                     WHAT TO LOOK FOR                                        CHECK           OFF

 

T - TIRES & WHEELS

 

Tires                             Condition                           Tread depth, wear, weathering,

                                                                                    Evenly seated, bulges, imbedded objects                  front                  rear

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                                    Air pressure                         Check when cold, adjust to load/speed                      front                  rear

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Wheels                      Spokes                                  Bent, broken, missing, tension, check at top

                                                                                    Of wheel “ring” OK – “thud”, loose spoke                 front                   rear

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                                    Cast                                       Crack, dents.                                                                      front                   rear

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                                    Rims                                      Out of round/true > 5mm.  Spin wheel,

                                                                                    Index against stationary pointer.                                  front                  rear

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                                    Bearings                               Grab top and bottom of tire and flex:

                                                                                    No free play (click) between hub and axle,

                                                                                    No growl when spinning                                                front                  rear

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                                     Seals                                     Cracked, cut or torn, excessive grease on

                                                                                    Outside, reddish-brown around outside.                   front                 rear

 

C – CONTROLS

 

Levers                         Condition                            Broken, bent, cracked, mounts tight,

                                                                                     Ball ends on handlebar lever.                                       left                   right

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                                    Pivot                                       Lubricated

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Cables                       Condition                              Fraying, kinks, lubrication: ends and length.

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                                    Routing                                 No interference or pulling at steering head,

                                                                                    Suspension, no sharp angles, wire looms in

                                                                                    Place.

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Hoses                        Condition                              Cuts, cracks, leaks, bulges, chaffing,

                                                                                     Deterioration.

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                                    Routing                                 No interference or pulling at steering head,

                                                                                    Suspension, no sharp angles, wire looms in

                                                                                    Place.

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Throttle                     Operation                             Moves freely, snaps closed, no revving.

 

L – LIGHTS

 

Battery                      Condition                              Terminals, clean and tight, electrolyte level,

                                                                                     Held down securely. (Add only distilled water)

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                                    Vent Tube                             Not kinked, routed properly, not plugged

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Lenses                      Condition                              Cracked, broken, secure, mounted,

                                                                                     Excessive condensation.

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Reflectors                 Condition                              Cracked, broken securely mounted

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Wiring                        Condition                              Fraying, chaffing, insulation.

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                                    Routing                                 Pinched, no interference or pulling at

                                                                                    Steering head or suspension, wire looms

                                                                                    And ties in place, connectors tight, clean.

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Headlamp                Condition                               Cracks, reflector, mounting and

                                                                                     Adjustment system.

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                                    Aim                                          Height and right/left.

 

O – OIL

 

Levels                       Engine Oil                               Check warm on centerstand, dipstick, sight glass.

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                                    Hypoid Gear Oil                    Transmission, rear drive, shaft. (Shaft-driven motorcycles)

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                                    Hydraulic Fluid                     Brakes, clutch, reservoir or sight glass.

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                                    Coolant                                   Reservoir and/or coolant recovery tank-cool only.

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                                    Fuel                                          Lines, fuel taps, carbs.

 

C – CHASSIS

 

Frame                       Condition                               Cracks at gussets, accessory mounts,

                                                                                     Look for paint lifting.

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                                    Steering Head                      No detent or tight spots through full

                                    Bearings                                travel, raise front wheel check for play by

                                                                                     pulling/pushing forks.

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                                    Swing Arm                            Raise rear wheel, check for

                                    Bushing/                                play by pushing/pulling

                                    Bearings                                swing arm.

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Suspension             Forks                                      Smooth travel, equal air pressure/damping

                                                                                    Anti-drive settings.                                                                    left          right

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                                    Shock (s)                             Smooth travel, equal pre-loading/air                                     left          right

                                                                                    Pressure/damping settings, linkage moves

                                                                                    Freely and is lubricated.

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Chain or Belt           Tension                                 Check at tightest point.

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                                    Lubrication                          Side plates when hot.

                                                                                    Note:  Do not lubricate belts.

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                                    Sprockets                            Teeth not hooked, securely mounted.

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Fasteners                 Threaded                             Tight, missing bolts, nuts.

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                                    Clips                                     Broken, missing.

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                                    Cotter Pins                         Broken, missing.

 

K –KICKSTAND

 

Centerstand            Condition                             Cracked, bent.

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                                    Retention                             Springs in place, tension to hold position.

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Sidestand                Condition                               Cracks, bent (safety cut-out switch

                                                                                     Or pad if equipped).

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                                    Retention                               Spring in place, tension to hold position.

 

 


 

 

 

Last updated 29 Dec '08