A motorcycle service is essential to the safety and longevity of your bike. Regular maintenance will save you money in the long run and ensure that your bike is working at its best when you need it most.
How often you need to get your bike serviced will depend on how much you ride it and how the engine is used. However, most manufacturers recommend a service every 6,000 – 8,000 km.
The brakes on your bike are a critical component of keeping you safe and comfortable on the road. They must be regularly maintained to ensure that they function correctly and don’t cause you any issues on the road.
The majority of modern motorcycles use disc brakes, which are designed to stop the bike with as little loss of traction as possible. Some of them even have an anti-lock system to avoid wheel lock up.
Depending on the type of brakes you have fitted, there are several maintenance steps that you can take to make sure your brakes remain in good working order.
Brake pads are a key part of your brakes and should be checked regularly to ensure they are within spec and thick enough to stop the bike effectively. If they are worn too thin, they won’t give you the stopping power you need and could burn or gouge your rotors.
Tyres are a key element in the performance of a motorcycle. They must perform a variety of functions including steering, carrying a load, absorbing road shock, rolling smoothly and transmitting mechanical inputs.
In addition, tyres must be durable, have good grip and wear evenly. Grip is influenced by the profile, tread pattern and rubber compound of the tyre.
A softer rubber compound promotes cornering grip and traction, while a harder one wears more slowly. The tire’s tread pattern also determines how well it handles in wet conditions.
There are many different types of tyres available, designed for different uses. They can range from sport/performance tyres for racing bikes to cruiser and “sport touring” tyres that seek to find the best balance between grip and durability.
Electrical systems are a vital part of any bike. Whether it’s your engine or your lighting system, the right parts can be the difference between a ride and a disaster. Fortunately, the experts at Motorbike Service are here to help you keep your motorcycle running like new. We can tackle all your electrical needs from batteries and wiring to LED tail lights and high-output headlights. The best way to find out what’s causing your electrical problems is to bring your bike in for a free diagnostic. If you’re looking for the latest and greatest in a power upgrade, we have a few options for you including the mighty VAPE 12v system and a variety of LED bulbs and accessories from leading manufacturers.
Located in Buffalo, NY, the knowledgeable team at Motorbike Service has you covered. Contact us today for a free quote.
Bodywork affects the performance of a bike in many ways. It can make a difference in how the radiator works, how the engine runs and how the fuel system operates. It can also change how the brakes work, whether or not you can get the traction you need and how quickly the engine runs when you accelerate.
At Motorbike Service we stock a range of period race and street replica bodywork. Our kits are exceptionally engineered and designed to be light, strong and flexible. Kits are available in black gelcoat, white gelcoat and come with hardware and stress mounting points pre drilled. We can also offer a full painting service. Please ask us for more information on our bodywork. We can also provide a wide range of other services, including wheel alignment and engine management.