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Why Routine Motorcycle Maintenance is Important

When you take care of your bike, it takes care of you, providing you with countless hours of excitement on Thornton roads. If you’re a veteran rider, you know how important motorcycle maintenance is to safety and performance. But what you may not know is the service center at Erico Motorsports is able to carry out all the routine services your new or used bike needs to operate at its best, such as the ones listed below.

Oil

Like car engines, motorcycle engines require fresh oil to operate efficiently and at their best. Typically, it’s recommended that cyclists schedule an oil change at least once a year. If you drive your bike frequently, your bike may need oil changes more often. Before you venture out on Westminister roads, it’s a smart idea to check your bike’s oil level. Add more if it’s a bit low.

Drive Chain

What does the drive chain do? It sends engine power to the rear wheel. Ensuring the drive chain is lubricated can help lengthen its life. Additionally, you’ll want to make sure the tension of the drive chain is just right. Our service technicians can examine your bike’s drive chain to ensure it’s in working order.

Brake Pads & Other Brake Components

Your motorcycle’s brakes are its most valuable safety feature, so it’s important to keep them working at their best. This includes regular inspections of the brake pads’ thickness, as well as brake fluid changes. Usually, bikes require an oil change once every one to two years. Check your owner’s manual for the exact interval.

Tires

The tires are the only parts of your bike that make contact with the road. Keeping up with routine tire inspections for wear and tear can help you avoid problems down the road. Additionally, it’s crucial to ensure your bike’s tires are always properly inflated. Improperly inflated tires can lead to a blowout. The service technicians at Erico Motorsports can help care for your tires, ensuring you get the most out of your investment.

Air & Fuel Filters

Your bike’s air and fuel filters play indispensable roles when it comes to performance. When the air filter isn’t clean, it can hinder engine performance, as air isn’t able to travel through it freely. Air filters can be cleaned with compressed air or simply replaced — whichever you prefer. The same can be said for the fuel filter, which should be free of debris and clogs.

Motorcycle Battery

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The average lifespan of a motorcycle battery is about four years. The best way to get the most out of your battery is to make sure it’s fully charged, even when it’s not being used. This can be facilitated with a trickle charger. It’s important to have the electrolyte level checked. If it’s too low, distilled or deionized water can be added for a boost.

Schedule Motorcycle Maintenance at Erico Motorsports!

Don’t have the time to perform each of these services yourself? Contact us at Erico Motorsports to schedule service near Aurora and Lakewood. Our team of certified professionals can help you keep your bike in excellent condition. While you’re here, take a moment to browse our service tips and tricks for everything from changing motorcycle oil to properly washing your bike.

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(303) 308-1811
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