T - Clock
TIRES & WHEELS, CONTROLS, LIGHTS, OIL CHASSIS KICKSTAND
It is very important to check your motorcycle
before you ride to avoid
T - TIRES & WHEELS
Tires Condition -Tread depth, wear, weathering, evenly seated, bulges,
Air pressure- Check when cold, adjust to load/speed
Wheels- Spokes Bent, broken, missing, tension, check at top of wheel “ring”
OK – “thud”, loose spoke
Cast- Crack, dents. front rear
Rims- Out of round/true = 5mm. Spin wheel, Index against stationary pointer.
Bearings- Grab top and bottom of tire and flex: No free play (click) between hub
and axle, No growl when spinning front rear
Seals- Cracked, cut or torn, excessive grease on outside, reddish-brown around outside.
C – CONTROLS
Levers- Condition Broken, bent, cracked, mounts tight, ball ends on handlebar lever. Pivot Lubricated
Cables- Condition Fraying, kinks, lubrication: ends and length. No interference or
pulling at steering head,
Suspension- no sharp angles, wire looms in place.
Hoses- Condition Cuts, cracks, leaks, bulges, chaffing, deterioration. No interference
or pulling at steering head
Throttle- Operation Moves freely, snaps closed, no revving.
L – LIGHTS
Battery- Condition Terminals, clean and tight, electrolyte level, held down securely.
Vent- Tube Not kinked, routed properly, not plugged
Lenses- Condition cracked, broken, secure, mounted, excessive condensation.
Reflectors- Condition Cracked, broken securely mounted
Wiring- Condition Fraying, chaffing, insulation. pinched, no interference or pulling
at steering head or suspension, wire looms And ties in place, connectors tight, clean.
Headlamp- Condition Cracks, reflector, mounting and adjustment system. Aim
Height and right/left.
O – OIL
Levels- Engine Oil Check warm on centerstand, dipstick, sight glass.
Hypoid Gear Oil- Transmission, rear drive, shaft.
Hydraulic Fluid - Brakes, clutch, reservoir or sight glass.
Coolant- Reservoir and/or coolant recovery tank-cool only.
Fuel- Lines, fuel taps, carbs.
C – CHASSIS
Frame - Condition Cracks at gussets, accessory mounts, Look for paint lifting.
Steering- Head No detent or tight spots through full
Bearings- Travel, raise front wheel check for play by pulling/pushing forks.
Swing Arm- Raise rear wheel, check for bushing/ play by pushing/pulling bearings
Suspension- Forks Smooth travel, equal air pressure/damping anti-drive settings.
Shock(s)- Smooth travel, equal pre-loading/air Pressure/damping settings,
linkage moves freely and is lubricated.
Chain or Belt Tension- Check at tightest point.
Lubrication- Side plates when hot. Note: Do not lubricate belts.
Sprockets- Teeth not hooked, securely mounted.
Fasteners- Threaded Tight, missing bolts, nuts.
Clips - Broken, missing.
Cotter Pins- Broken, missing.
K – KICKSTAND
CenterstandCondition Crack, bent.
Retention Springs- In place, tension to hold position.
Sidestand- Condition Cracks, bent (safety cut-out switch or pad if equipped).
Report hazardous road conditions to the agencies responsible for their upkeep.
Phone: 800-87-ABATE - Local: (309) 343-6588 - Fax: (309) 343-6387