Tips for Bringing Your Motorcycle Out of Storage

Tips for Bringing Your Motorcycle Out of Long-Term or Winter Storage

For those of us with long winters, we can’t wait to get out and ride! Here are a few simple tips for bringing your bike out of storage:

  • Pull the bike out and get it off the ground (securely strap it to a motorcycle jack)
  • Check the following for damage from corrosion and replace when needed:
    • Brake and throttle cables
    • Brake Lines
    • Oil lines
    • Rims and spokes if applicable
    • Frame corrosion
  • Check all light bulbs to see if they are in working order
  • Check and replace fluids if needed (Oil, gas, coolant)
  • Check condition of tires for dry rot (fill with air to manufacturer specifications)
  • Check for loose bolts from previous vibration and tighten them
  • Check condition of brakes and replace if needed
  • Check the condition of wheel and neck bearings for proper endplay
  • Give the bike a wash and wax and good detail (Click Here for tips on detailing your bike)

Take the bike out for a short ride and make sure everything is working properly and the bike feels good. Once you are confident, it’s time for a road trip!

tips for bringing motorcycle out of storage

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