The spring season is when many motorcycle enthusiasts decide to tune up their machines and look for strategies to reduce their chances of getting into accidents. In Phoenix, where you can ride almost all year round, taking the time to do so in the winter can also be wise. If you are in a motorcycle accident, keep these suggestions in mind and call The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 602-340-0030.
Examine your battery
If several months have passed since you last rode your motorcycle, the battery probably needs to be cleaned and charged. Examine your battery's terminals to see if there is any debris, dust, corrosion, or other problems. Scrub it away with a toothbrush and battery cleaning if you notice there is. If it's really difficult to remove, think about using a wire brush.
After you've cleaned it, put your battery in charge. By connecting it to a motorcycle battery charge, you can accomplish this. Disconnect it once it has finished charging. It is likely that you need to replace the battery entirely if you experience problems with it while you are trying to charge it.
Examine your tires
Motorcycle tires have the potential to drop air slowly enough that it might not be noticeable. Even these minor adjustments might increase the likelihood of a flat tire and make it more challenging to control the motorcycle. This not only increases your risk of getting involved in a fatal collision, but it also causes the tires to wear out prematurely. Verify the accuracy of your tire pressure. Stop by an air pump if it isn't and add enough air.
Examine your brakes
To ensure that you can stop safely, you must have effective brakes. The hand and foot brakes should both be inspected when you inspect your brakes. If you hear any kind of scraping or screeching, listen carefully. If you do, there is a problem. Additionally, you want to check your brake lines for leaks and breaks. Last but not least, make sure the brake fluid reservoir is full.
Check your bike chain
If the bike chain on your motorcycle is not properly tensioned, catastrophic damage to your motorcycle may result. Check your chain to check whether it is too tight or has too much slack. Check the lubrication. To see how it should be set up, consult the owner's manual. It's preferable to let a mechanic handle it if you're unsure of how properly you maintained it or if you think there's a problem.
While following these suggestions will help you lower your risk of getting involved in a motorbike accident, accidents cannot always be avoided. Call The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 602-340-0030 for a free legal consultation if you are hurt in this kind of accident.