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Always perform a pre-ride inspection using START-GO. Consult your owner’s manual to determine how to conduct the inspection. Remember, equipment on your motorcycle may vary.


  • Handlebars
  • Footpegs

Throttle and Brakes

  • Throttle
  • Ignition switch
  • Brakes
  • Shifter mechanism

Activate Lights

  • Headlight
  • Taillight
  • Brake light


  • Registration decal
  • Trail pass decal

Tires, Wheels, and Suspension

  • Tire pressure and air leak
  • Axle nuts
  • Bearings
  • Major fasteners


  • Gas levels and leaks


  • Oil levels and leaks

Additional Items

In addition to checking the items listed in START-GO, your pre-ride inspection should include the following.

  • Spark arrestor/muffler: Make sure it’s attached firmly and working properly.
  • Air filter: Make sure it’s clean, undamaged, and unblocked.
  • Spark plugs: Replace if necessary.