The recent blustery and snowy weather has created conditions that are far from ideal for motorcycle riding. As long as the temperatures are low, and there exists a chance for precipitation, riders would be well advised to keep their motorcycles in storage and wait for the warming of springtime.
However, this does not mean that your motorcycle must be left untouched. In fact, this could be a very good time to go out to the garage and do some maintenance so you can get back on the road as soon as weather permits. There are several measures you can take while your motorcycle is stored in your garage. These measures include:
- Changing the oil and filter.
- Filling the tank with gas and adding fuel stabilizer.
- Draining the carburetor.
- Blocking the exhaust pipe and air intake to keep out small animals.
- Checking the antifreeze.
- Keeping the battery charged by installing a maintainer. It’s important to note that a battery maintainer is different from a trickle charger, which could damage your battery.
By keeping your motorcycle roadworthy during these cold winter months, you are giving yourself the opportunity to get back in the saddle that much quicker. Not only that, you are better ensuring that your motorcycle will not experience mechanical difficulty when you get back out on the road.
While you may be solely responsible for keeping your motorcycle in safe mechanical condition, you share your safety on the road with all the other drivers. If you should be injured because one of these other drivers did not respect your rights on the road, you may wish to get in touch with a Pennsylvania motorcycle accident attorney. The attorney could act as your representative and help you pursue compensation from an insurance company or through a civil suit against those who were liable.