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How to adjust chain tension on a motorcycle

Chain replacement isn't something that will make your bikes chain any faster but it definitely works when you are attempting to prevent future wear on your vehicle. Chain tension can often be the cause of transmission problems and excess wear on the engine. Read to your owners manual and you can determine the ideal amount of drivetrain slack that you should have on your motorcycle. To start the process of making these adjustments turn your engine off and...

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10 motorcycle maintenance tasks you can do in your home garage

Not every motorcycle rider seems to have an affinity for completing maintenance at home or expertise as a mechanic. By learning some of the basic mechanics of how your motorcycle works and handling some of the basics for maintenance, you can make sure that it stays in good condition and you can actually work to save money on your garage fees. If you're the type of rider that regularly take your bike in for service on a tire...

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How to replace motorcycle Brake pads

Regularly replacing your motorcycle brake pads is a good aspect of motorcycle maintenance that can make sure that you are ready to take on the roads with the best handling. Replacing motorcycle brake pads can be an incredibly easy process, if you have access to a paddock stand and you are willing to put in a bit of work, this is something you don't need to go to a garage for. Getting started: With a few good wrenches,...

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How to Grease up components of your bike

Lubrication is essential to motorcycle maintenance over short period of time various components on a motorbike can actually start to seize up and stiffen. Whether it's through overuse or changing weather conditions prevention of this stiffening process is essential to improving control with your bike. There are a number of elements that need proper lubrication across any motorcycle. Here is a quick description of everything that needs treatment: Operating cables: any of the operating cables including your clutch...

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How to replace motorcycle spark plugs

If your engine is starting to run a little rough or you are having difficulty with starting your motorcycle, it could be time to replace the spark plugs. Luckily it's fairly easy to replace these components without going to a garage. Here are step-by-step instructions for how to replace your motorcycle spark plugs more easily: Organize your tools: to get started you will just need a ratchet, a spark plug socket, a spark plug gap tool as well...

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