TIPS FOR KEEPING YOUR BIKE COOL IN THE EXTREME HEAT
As the hot weather of summer is upon us, the heat and humidity can cause issues for your bike if you aren’t careful. In order to keep a motorcycle cool in the heat, it requires some extra maintenance.
1. CHECK YOUR ENGINE
During the summer months, it is important to keep your engine cool. To do that, it is important to take precautions prior to rides and trips. Check for signs of leaks and obstructions in your water pump and hoses to make sure that the oil cooler runs optimally. Additionally, use a bristle brush along the radiator and cooler to clear away debris and dirt. This should be done every few weeks because this can lead to excess heat build up.
2. CHECK YOUR FLUIDS
Proper levels of coolant and oil are critical to keeping your motorcycle cool and clean. Every month, you should check the coolant level and drain and replenish fluids as needed. Also, check your oil regularly and change it according to the manufacturer’s recommended schedule. Remember to keep an eye on the oil pressure gauge, this will warn you of any serious problems that could damage your engine.
3. CHECK THE TIRE PRESSURE
Make sure that the pressure of your tires remains at the recommended level. An under-inflated tire is very dangerous and you don’t want to get caught on a long ride without proper tire pressure. If tires are under-inflated, they are more likely to blow especially in hot and humid conditions. To prevent this from happening, use a pressure gauge to check the tire pressure on a weekly basis.