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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-22-2002, 03:43 PM Thread Starter
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Pre-Flight Inspection ?


Thanks to Maley2000 for this weeks poll.

There can be many variations for poll options, but the basic idea is that it goes from a lot of things to not very many, top to bottom.

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-22-2002, 06:24 PM
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I check the oil the most and blinkers second just because it's easy to do while the bike's warming up. I usually just check things when I am cleaning the bike or if I think of something while I am near it. I like to mess with my bikes so I'm always checking stuff .
I know a few people who think the clutch adjustment is for adjusting the point that the clutch engages, like it's a personal setting for comfort, so they adjust it really loose or really tight to bring the lever closer or away from the bars. I like to stay within the specs in the manual. I don't know if it really matters but who knows ... just a thought LOL
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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-19-2003, 01:08 PM
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I just get on and ride-It is not a Duc-it needs no pampering.

Seriously though I have washed every bike I ever owned after every ride and the dual sports at least once a week. By doing that you pick up 99% of the problems and sort them before the next ride. The last thing you need is to find a missing bolt or simmilar while warming up with your buddies waiting to go ride.
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-18-2003, 04:57 AM
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Kick the tires and say a prayer. Then off to cheat death again.
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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-18-2003, 05:51 AM
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Kick the tires and say a prayer. Then off to cheat death again.

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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-14-2003, 08:52 AM
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first thing i check for is my keys

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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-01-2003, 12:43 PM
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Usually, I just hop on and ride. About once a week (maybe two) I do an inspection. Tires, chain, lights, oil...that's about it. I am kinda anal about keeping it clean...I agree that you will usually pick up any problems at that time.
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-05-2004, 10:44 PM
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I check tire pressure and the chain when I remember, but most of the time I am riding to work and am in a hurry. I just make sure I have any extra gear like rain gear (if the weather is iffy) before I take off.

Checking for keys is helpful.


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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-06-2005, 04:42 AM
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I ride almost every day so most of the time: find my keys, wipe off the dust, kick the tires, throw on my gear and blast off.

About every tank of gas I'll clean/lube the chain clean the rims, inspect the bike and tires when I get home, That way she's always ready for my next ride. I have this thing about checking the air pressure in all my vehicles about once a mounth so air pressure isn't a big issue for me.

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I ride almost every day, but I still take time time to check tyre pressure (give 'em a kick to make sure they're still hard), make sure all my lights work, and check the km's since my last fill-up.

At least once a week, I lube the chain, check oil and water.

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