How often

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by pookibr, Aug 12, 2009.

  1. pookibr

    pookibr Active Member

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    do you check everything before you ride. I know you are supposed to do a check each time. I confess, I dont. :15:
     
  2. johns07gmc

    johns07gmc Member

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    I try to most of the time but like you I don't do it all the time either:(
     
  3. kemo

    kemo R.I.P

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    I must say about once a week I will go give the bike some TLC. A little shine here and a little rub there check the tires and pull the dip sticks. The bike doesn't need oil between changes and there are no obivous leaks from trans or primary, so I feel comfortable with a once a week program.
     
  4. cuznjed

    cuznjed Junior Member

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    The oil not every time but I will give the bike a good visual check real quick to make sure nothings wrong!
     
  5. xlcruser

    xlcruser Active Member

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    Most of the time yes, but I do get a bit lazy from time to time.
     
  6. Jean-Pierre

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    Before each ride, a quick overview on the motorcycle, quick clean before starting (dust).
    Check lights after starting.
    Quick clean when I come back, the moisquitos are not in harmony with my chrome and paint.
    Once a week, oil, belt (just a pressure on it)
    Once a month, tire pressure
     
  7. ksboy

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    I give a quick visual each time and a closer inspection about once a week. If I ride more, it's more and if I ride less, it's less. Lately it's been less.
     
  8. bwalsh22

    bwalsh22 Junior Member

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    I'm guilty. Rarely. When I have not ridden it for a while I will do a fairly thorough check, tire pressure oil...However, on a typical day, I hop on, lights come on and away I go. As for cleaning, I'm bad at that too, maybe once a month, else I would spend hours out there cleaning bugs and such off and my wife would kill me. It is bad enough it usually takes me an extra 10-15 minutes to get home from work when I ride, if I added cleaning to that I am sure my bike and me would be hurting.
     
  9. walleye

    walleye Junior Member Contributor

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    I am guilty as most, but recently have learned (from this site mostly) the importance of tire pressure. It really is a matter of life and death. I have since payed much more attention and am amazed how often it needs adjustment. Not from leakage but from temperature and load changes. I feel lucky I have not had a failure. Ride safe.
     
  10. dangerdan

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    Walleye I totally agree. I got new tires last year and never bothered to check tire presssure. THEY'RE NEW, WHY DO I NEED TO CHECK PRESSURE. Last week I went for a ride and almost lost it due to a high speed wobble. The only thing I could think of was, I SHOULD CHECKED THE AIR.

    When I got back home, I found both tires at 25 LBS. I got careless and it wont happen again