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
Air pressure - Check when cold, adjust to load/speed
- Spokes Bent, broken, missing,
tension, check at top of
Cast - Crack, dents. front rear
Rims - Out of round/true = 5mm. Spin wheel, Index against stationary pointer.
- Grab top and bottom of tire and flex: No free play (click) between hub
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
- Condition Fraying, kinks, lubrication: ends and length. No
Suspension - no sharp angles, wire looms in place.
- Condition Cuts, cracks, leaks,
bulges, chaffing, deterioration. No interference
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
- Condition Fraying, chaffing,
no interference or pulling
- Condition Cracks, reflector, mounting and adjustment
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.
- Raise rear wheel, check for
play by pushing/pulling bearings
Suspension - Forks Smooth travel, equal air pressure/damping anti-drive settings.
- Smooth travel, equal pre-loading/air Pressure/damping
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
Centerstand Condition 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.
A.B.A.T.E. of Illinois Inc. - 311 E. Main Street, Suite 418 - Galesburg, IL 61401
Phone: 800-87-ABATE - Local: (309) 343-6588 - Fax: (309) 343-6387