Modern motorcycles are precision machines that are a blast to ride, but they require regular maintenance. Well maintained machines are more reliable, and safer. A maintenance schedule will result in a ride that doesn’t break down halfway through riding season, and will have a longer life and higher resale value.
Here is a suggested schedule to get you started.
Consult the manual. The motorcycle manufacturer knows your bike better than you do, so check the manual for recommended maintenance intervals. If you do not have your manual, you can get usually get one online as a PDF download.
Follow break-in procedures. Obviously this only applies to new bikes.… Read the rest