Pre-Trip Inspections arent just for Trucks

Discussion in 'Trikes' started by zoood, Feb 6, 2010.

  1. zoood

    zoood Junior Member Product Contributor

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    Just as a safety precaution. Whether I'm on 2 wheels or even 3 in this case. Even though a certified technician may have worked on my ride. I still take the extra step to look over my ride. Whether there was work performed or not. It's always better to be safe than sorry. I bring this out to our attention because of the following mishap.

    Accident

    RJ
     
  2. Iceman24

    Iceman24 Well-Known Member

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    How true...I always do a "walk-around" while the bike's warming up to ops. check & ensure everything's good for take-off. Guess it's the 20+ yrs. of USAF service in me, but a few minutes of observation can prevent years of rehab. Thanks for sharing.
     
  3. The4opps1

    The4opps1 Junior Member

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    I always do the walk around on the scoot while it's warming up. Check all of the lights, horn, etc. . 99% of the time everything checks out, but I can recall a time when the brake light wasn't working. Better safe than sorry....
     
  4. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    Good reminder to make it part of the daily regimen...ESPECIALLY if your HD is your daily driver. Things loosen up, but in the case of a 2009 HD Tri-Glide, one can only wonder for the failure of such a young ride...losing a wheel is certainly a forensics issue and more to the story is probably going to be kept "mum".
     
  5. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    As my bikes are for pleasure and perhaps not ridden more than a couple of time a week then i do take the time to walk round and look over them prior to setting off
    when stopped for a fag (smoke) break also check round the bike my 75 bonnie would need stuff tightened after 50 miles of motorway constant speed/vibration so got used to a fairly strict check over on every break

    I have on 2 occasions stooped to help a car driver retrieve a wheel and re fit it cos i saw where the wheel went when it came off
    Military doctrine was to check the torque of wheel nuts for the next 3 working days of the vehicle after a wheel has been fitted/refitted

    Brian
     
  6. iteachit2u2

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    For me... every ride get's a pre-inspection (I do this for the wife before she heads out to work on too) and at each fill-up I do a walk-around. Some people might think I am being anal about it but it's my butt sitting on it, not theirs. (oh, and my wifes :newsmile092:)