8. Grease

New to biking? Getting hands-on with your motorcycle may be easier than you think

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Submitted by Visordown on Wed, 11/01/2017 - 14:55

YOUR BIKE will benefit from a squirt of the right sort of grease in the right places.

Work your way around the bike with spray grease, lubricating foot-rests, hinges, levers, locks, stand hinges and, as we've mentioned previously, cables. Just be careful you don't spray anywhere near brakes.

If you're feeling a little more adventurous, you may want to try greasing other parts of the bike, like the wheel spindles or swingarm, for instance. Check the workshop manual for the location of any greasing points.

If you've really got the bug, invest in a tin of copper grease, so you can remove non-structural bolts on your machine (like brake caliper bolts) and then apply a bit of grease to prevent them seizing up over time. Just remember to tighten them to the correct torque setting.

Not sure which sort of grease to use for each job? Consult your local dealer or accessory shop for best advice.

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