• Check that the brake fluid is at the
Check that the differential
fluid is at the recommended level.
Check for fluid on the ground
under the motorcycle.
• When squeezing the clutch lever,
check that the cable moves freely
and feels tight.
• If you have a hydraulic clutch,
check that the fluid is at the
recommended level according
to the owner’s manual.
Check that it moves freely.
It should return to the closed position
easily, without your assistance.
Check that the mirrors are clean,
properly adjusted and securely fastened.
Apply the front and rear brakes
separately. Check that each one keeps
the motorcycle stopped when you
apply the brake fully and try to move the
motorcycle forward or backward.
Check that it is securely
attached. It should be mounted to the
rear mudguard or rear fender, and be
Check that it is
working and clean.
Center stand and sidestand
Check that the spring
is not broken and for cracks and
bends and the stand should be secure
Check for cracks and
bends. The stand should be secure
In the fall, your motorcycle will need to
be stored properly for the winter. When
you store your motorcycle make sure you
take care to protect your tires, deal with
remaining fuel in your fuel tank, remove the
battery, protect your motorcycle from harsh
weather, and address other general storage
concerns. Check your owner’s manual for
more information about proper storage.
After your motorcycle has been
sitting for the winter or in storage for an
extended time, some maintenance will
be needed. A tune-up and an oil change
are a good idea. Check your owner’s
manual for more information about
preparing your motorcycle to ride after
it has been in storage.