Nothing could ruin your day more when you're driving in the countryside and then in the middle of nowhere, your Honda CBR motorcycle breaks down. All that because you never checked anything before you went out thinking, "I've checked that yesterday so there shouldn't be any problem."
It's important to check your motorcycle before you go for a ride. Maybe it would be too much for you to do it everyday but you have to do it at least before you go out especially for a very long ride. This ride can't just be hauled and you'll be spending hundreds of dollars because you missed one thing that led to another problem. So here are some of the things that you should check before going out, full throttle.
Tires - the most important of them all. Check the tires of your Honda motorcycle and make sure they are inflated properly. Under-inflated tires will take in heat faster than regular tires. With too much heat, the tire will blow up unexpectedly, and you'll be lucky if you don't have an accident because of blown tires. To make sure you have the digits correct, purchase a portable gauge to know the psi of your tires.
Brakes - most of the accidents come from the fact that brakes don't work. So before you go out and take the long ride, check your brakes. Make sure the break fluid in your motorcycle is enough. It's even better if it's. Check the front and back break fluids of your motorcycle. Check the break pads when you're at it. Thin break pads should be changed immediately. You don't want to realize that you don't have any break when you are already on the road and more than 60mph on your motorcycle.
Chains - It will not really cause major accidents but it will cripple your motorcycle to a halt. Before you go out and do a major road trip on your motorcycle, lubricate them before you even go out. You really don't need to do it everyday but at least do it every time you visit the gas station. This will ensure your chains will complement your rear tires and will not contrast to it. The last thing that you need in your motorcycle is a busted chain especially on a road trip since chains maybe the last thing you'll think will break.
Fuel and Oil - probably the most important for a smooth ride. You Honda CBR 600 will naturally stop if you don't have enough gas. For long rides, oil should be checked especially the oils in your break fluids.Battery - You'll know you need one when you can't start anything electronically. Every light and signal that you'll need for your trip should be there. If it needs refill, do not use tap water. There's specific water for batteries and they are deionized water. Distilled water could also be an option.
These are the things that you should check before you go out even for a short ride. This will also ensure that your motorcycle will also last longer.