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Looking after cables, levers and stands

Everything is exposed to the elements on a motorcycle, so you need to keep a watch on moving parts.

Every month:

  • Check the:
    • clutch cable slack. Adjust, clean and lubricate if necessary
    • position and action of the brake and clutch levers. Are they exactly where you want them?
      Adjust if necessary and ensure knurled adjusters are working smoothly
  • Clean and re-grease the:
    • side stand pivot
    • clean and re-grease the pivot points if you have a centre stand.


Looking after the basic maintenance on your motorcycle is also the opportunity to check everything over visually and make sure nothing is about to fail.