Motorcycle Pre-Ride Checklist

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Here is a motorcycle pre-ride checklist brought to you by Bob LaRosa. He explains how to make sure you are ready for your next ride. A short ride to the local hang out or a trip of a lifetime to a far away rally warrant the same amount of preparation and care. We want to get out on the road and to return safe. Since you have been maintaining your motorcycle you know more about it than anyone else. You know what has been done to your motorcycle and what is on the list of things to be done. It’s the little things like tire pressure that are easy to check and crucial to motorcycle performance and your safety. In this video, Bob will review that we should check:

All fluid levels
Battery voltage
Brakes, pads and operation
Filters
Clothing
Operation of essential parts
Tire Pressure
Handlebars
Lighting
Windshield
Foot-pegs
Comfort
All Electrical

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11 Responses to “Motorcycle Pre-Ride Checklist”
  1. James L. Taylor

    This is very good advice, Just took a Motorcycle safety course and checking your motorcycle out before you ride is one of the most important things you can do , to ride safetly and for the fun of the ride.

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  2. Wayne

    Wish this video was mandatory for every rider to view.Can’t remember how many times I have seen a bike with no working brake light.

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    • FixMyHog

      Hi Wayne, Thank you and pass the video along maybe if everyone shares it we’ll all ride a little safer. Wrench Safe, Dennis

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  3. Len Siciliano

    Good sound advise, the best part is these pre-ride checks take only a few minutes.

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  4. Vernon R. Nesmith

    Great information. The MSF Course recommends TCLOCKS for the pre-ride inspection. Every time I start my bike, I use the TCLOCKS and the ride always goes without a hitch. Once again, thanks for the information.

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  5. Rick Snyder

    One VERY important thing you left out of your pre-ride checklist is the KICKSTAND. 1 month ago I had an accident when the kickstand spring unhooked on one end while I was riding, I leaned into a left hand turn, the kickstand dropped down, dug into the road and threw me off the back. I never checked the kickstand in my 40 years of riding, but I won’t get on a bike anymore without checking it. Luckily I wasn’t going that fast and wasn’t hurt too badly. This was on a bike I bought the day before. This is a part that I, and I’m sure, many other people just take for granted!

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