There’s nothing like a motorcycle ride to celebrate the arrival of warmer weather in the Hudson Valley. Before that first ride though, it’s important to check that your bike is ready to hit the road after sitting in wait during the winter. To see whether your ride is good to go, use the T-CLOCK acronym. If your bike passes all six steps, it’s ready for a sunshine-filled cruise — and so are you.
T = Tires
C = Controls
L = Lights
O = Oils
C = Chassis and chain
K = Kickstand
Step one of your motorcycle inspection involves making sure your tires are roadworthy. Here’s what to check:
Controls keep your motorcycle running as you want it, so check to make sure they’re working as they should.
Proper lighting is essential for any motorcycle ride, so it’s important to test whether beams and signals are shining bright.
Ensure that your bike runs smoothly all season with the right oil and fluids.
Are these critical bike parts in good shape? Here’s what to inspect:
Before you end your review, test to see if your bike’s kickstand is working properly.
On top of that, all riders should make sure that loose items like saddlebag guards, fender guards, and flag attachments that could fall off and create a hazard for other vehicles are properly secured. T-CLOCK is the acronym to remember to ensure that every motorcycle ride in the Hudson Valley is a fun, happy, and safe one.
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