T - Clock
TIRES & WHEELS, CONTROLS, LIGHTS,
OIL CHASSIS KICKSTAND
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T - TIRES & WHEELS
Tires Condition Tread depth, wear, weathering, evenly
seated, bulges, imbedded objects
Air pressure Check
when cold, adjust to load/speed
Wheels Spokes Bent, broken, missing,
tension, check at top of
wheel “ring” OK – “thud”,
Cast Crack, dents. front rear
Rims Out of round/true
= 5mm. Spin wheel, Index against stationary
Bearings Grab top and bottom of tire and flex: No free play (click) between hub and axle, No growl when spinning front rear
Seals Cracked, cut
or torn, excessive grease on outside,
reddish-brown around outside.
C – CONTROLS
Levers Condition Broken, bent, cracked,
mounts tight, ball
ends on handlebar lever. Pivot Lubricated
Cables Condition Fraying, kinks, lubrication: ends and length. No
interference or pulling at steering head,
Suspension, no sharp angles, wire looms
Hoses Condition Cuts, cracks, leaks,
bulges, chaffing, deterioration. No interference
or pulling at steering head
Throttle Operation Moves freely, snaps closed, no revving.
L – LIGHTS
Battery Condition Terminals, clean and tight, electrolyte
Vent Tube Not kinked, routed properly, not plugged
Lenses Condition cracked, broken, secure, mounted, excessive
Reflectors Condition Cracked, broken securely mounted
Wiring Condition Fraying, chaffing,
no interference or pulling at steering head or suspension, wire looms And ties in place, connectors tight, clean.
Headlamp Condition Cracks, reflector, mounting and adjustment
system. Aim Height and right/left.
O – OIL
Levels Engine Oil Check warm on centerstand, dipstick, sight glass.
Hypoid Gear Oil Transmission, rear drive, shaft.
Hydraulic Fluid Brakes, clutch, reservoir or sight glass.
Coolant Reservoir and/or coolant recovery tank-cool only.
Fuel Lines, fuel taps, carbs.
C – CHASSIS
Frame Condition Cracks at gussets, accessory mounts, Look for paint lifting.
Steering Head No detent or tight spots through full
Bearings travel, raise front wheel check for play by pulling/pushing forks.
Swing Arm Raise rear wheel, check for
play by pushing/pulling bearings swing arm.
Suspension Forks Smooth travel, equal
air pressure/damping anti-drive
Shock(s) Smooth travel, equal pre-loading/air Pressure/damping
settings, linkage moves freely
and is lubricated.
Chain or Belt Tension Check at tightest point.
Lubrication Side plates when hot. Note: Do not lubricate belts.
Sprockets Teeth not hooked, securely mounted.
Fasteners Threaded Tight, missing bolts, nuts.
Clips Broken, missing.
Cotter Pins Broken, missing.
K – KICKSTAND
Centerstand Condition Crack, bent.
Retention Springs in place, tension to hold position.
Sidestand Condition Cracks, bent (safety cut-out switch
pad if equipped).
Retention Spring in place, tension to hold position.