Pre Flight Checks
Before taking to the road, whether it be for your commute or a long trip, ask yourself when the last time you looked over your motorcycle. Keeping on top of your bike by checking the following points gives you the confidence to do some serious K’s and keeps you safe. Never underestimate the importance of an inspection of your motorcycle for roadworthiness.
Ensure that the bars:
Are free but not loose.
Operate all lights (front, rear, brake, instrument cluster lighting, turn signals).
Adjust the rear brake pedal and front brake lever;
Ensure braking efficiency;
Check for fluid leaks;
Check the gear indicator light;
Check the engine management warning light.
Check throttle cable tension.
Check the pressure (32psi front and back on a Mutt);
Check the depth of the tread;
Check for notches or cracks.
Ensure that it is working properly.
Check the clutch cable tension.
Fill the tank sufficiently, taking into account the distance to be travelled (don’t overfill the tank).
If your unsure always check the manual or take it to your local mechanic. Or give us a buzz, we are here to answer any Mutt related questions!