The following 5 Things to Do to Your Bike During Social Distancing article was provided by www.BikeBandit.com.
Are you stuck at home because of the ‘Stay At Home’ order issued in your state? Don’t worry! We’re all in this together, and now is the perfect time to start wrenching inside. Here’s a list of 5 DIY things to do to your bike(s) during social distancing.
We list out the highlights below and the video provides more step-by-step details.
Change Your Oil
We’re all guilty of postponing our oil change until the next ride at least once in our lives, aren’t we? Well, guess what? No more excuses! Now’s the perfect time to get yourself in the garage and start wrenching! Change your oil! It’s very important to keep up with your bike’s maintenance and changing your oil on time should be a priority!
Service Your Air Filter
We can’t live if we don’t breathe, and neither can our bikes! Having a clean and oiled air filter on your bike is an essential part of extending its lifespan. Always inspect your air filter and keep a close eye on it. Having an extra one laying around is good practice!
Inspect Your Spark Plug
When is the last time you changed the spark plug on your bike(s)? Really!? That long ago!? It’s always good to inspect your spark plugs. But, since you’re there already, why not just change it?
Do a Thorough Bolt Check
Check all the bolts on your bike! A bolt check is extremely overlooked by most but is very critical. The last thing you want is to have an important component fly off of your machine when you’re in the air or coming into a corner at full speed. Not to mention, it’ll get you very familiar with all the bolt sizes on your bike so your next big upgrade will come super easy to you!
Check Your Spokes
Last, but not least, check your wheel spokes! We can’t stress enough how important this is, yet how much it is overlooked! You can also check your axles while you’re in that area.
Products Used in the Video
- No-Toil Air Filter Oil, Cleaner & Rim Grease
- BikeBandit.com 6″ Magnetic Bowl
- BikeBandit.com Fast Funnel
- BikeBandit.com Nitrile Worx Performance Gloves
- BikeBandit.com Premium 1″ Tie Downs with Soft Tie Loop
- Twin Air Air Box Cover
What are you waiting for? Get to it! That bike isn’t going to work on itself! Trust us, when it’s time to hit the track again, you’ll thank yourself because your bike will be fully prepped and ready to go! Have any questions regarding the maintenance of your bike? Need some help? No worries! Give BikeBandit a call at 1-888-339-3888. One of our expert sales and customer service representatives will be more than happy to help you!
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