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Chicago Motorcycle Accident Attorneys - Malman LawTaking care of your motorcycle will not only reduce repair costs down the road, but it could save your life. Most accidents are caused by other drivers, but there are instances where motorcycle accidents are caused by improper maintenance. Before you take your bike out for another ride, make sure you have properly cared for your bike.

A motorcycle is not unlike a vehicle – it requires regular maintenance to keep it safe and operational. Whether you are looking to maintain it yourself or hire someone, there are a few ways you can ensure that you follow the maintenance needs specific to your model of motorcycle.

Tips for Maintaining Your Motorcycle

  1. Read the Owner’s Manual – All bikes have different requirements. You must refer to your specific owner’s manual to read recommendations for things like oil changes or tire rotations. While different recommendations will apply to various makes and models of bikes, general rules typically apply. Also, be sure to take into account your riding conditions, since your bike could experience more wear and tear than the manual anticipates.
  2. Change the Oil Regularly – Most motorcycle engine oil will require replacement between 3,000 and 5,000 miles. Some mechanics will also recommend changing it every six months regardless of the miles driven. It will also depend on the type of oil and bike.
  3. Monitor Tires – Your bike relies on two tires and those two tires are pivotal when it comes to safety. Because your motorcycle will often sit for long stretches in the winter, you should check the tires before your next ride. Dry rotting and cracking of tires is common, especially after winter dormancy. These conditions can lead to dangerous blowouts. If your bike has different tire sizes, you cannot rotate them. Instead, you will need to replace them at the first sign of wear.
  4. Create a Checklist – Create a maintenance checklist and ensure that your mechanic follows all of your requirements. This should include:
    • Checking the brakes;
    • Ensuring lights and signals are operational;
    • Replacing the oil and checking the tires;
    • Examining the fuel lines;
    • Regularly checking fuel, air and oil filters;
    • Checking and tightening steering; and
    • Examining and testing the battery.
  5. Go for Annual Checkups – Just like your body, your motorcycle requires an annual physical. At this appointment, your mechanic will tune-up the bike and replace components that typically wear out in less than a year.

Injured in a Motorcycle Accident? Contact Malman Law

If you were injured in a motorcycle accident, despite your best care of your bike, contact the attorneys at Malman Law. We understand that driver negligence, manufacturing issues, or even faulty mechanics can lead to devastating accidents and injuries. We are here to ensure that you receive compensation for your injuries. Call us to schedule a free consultation at 888-751-2297 or fill out our online contact form with your questions.

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