Staying on top of the maintenence of your bike is crucial to your safety and a fun ride.
Here is a simple checklist that should be done every time your bike will be out on the road.
Check the pressure and condition of the tires. Look for wet or dry rot. Thread should
be at least 2/32 of an inch. If you have spoke wheels, the spokes should be checked
Check the headlight, running lights, turn signals and break lights to make sure they
are all working properly.
Start the bike and warm it up. Fluid levels should be checked while the bike is hot, as
per the service manual.
The battery should have no leaks or corrosion at the terminals. It should be at
full charge. As a general rule, your battery should be no more than 2 years old.