How to prepare for the MOT test - Step 5

Guarantee your bike will pass it's MOT with Whitham's guide

Posted: 24 November 2010
by James Whitham

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Step 5

Headrace, wheel and suspension bearing faults account for a huge number of failures. Support the bike under the headers to lift the front wheel off the ground. Grasp the forks and feel for play in the head bearings by pushing and pulling equally on each leg. Turn the wheel lock to lock to feel for roughness in the head bearings. Play in the front wheel bearings can be felt by holding onto a fork leg with one hand and a wheel spoke with the other. Check the brake discs for binding and warping.

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