Nothing spoils a fun outing faster than mechanical problems. If you break down after an hour’s ride, you may discover that you’re a day’s walk from help. In some cases, malfunctioning equipment also can cause injuries. To help prevent problems, make a habit of performing a pre-ride inspection.
- Set the parking brake.
- Check the basic items explained on the following pages.
- Consult your owner’s manual for additional items that may need to be lubricated, tightened, adjusted, aligned, or checked for wear.