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04/08/2016

How to Prepare Your Motorcycle for Spring in Plant City

The cold seasons of the year are usually less fun for motorcycle riders because their bikes tend to end up in storage. If your motorcycle has been stored all fall and through the winter, chances are you are anxious to get it out and back on the road this spring. Before you hop back onto your motorcycle, there are precautions you should take in order to ensure your safety. Nortoil LLC in Plant City has some simple tips to help you take your motorcycle out of storage and back out on the road safely.

Inspect Your Motorcycle Before Taking it for Your First Spring Ride

Even though you might be in a hurry to get back on the road, certain areas of your motorcycle require thorough inspection before you're ready to go. Follow this checklist to be sure your motorcycle is ready for the spring roads.

Drain the Fuel

If you didn't drain your motorcycle's fuel before putting it in storage for the winter, chances are that it's no longer good. Fuel deteriorates fast and once it breaks down it can cause clogs in the filters and injectors. The best thing you can do for your motorcycle is to drain the old fuel and replace it with a fresh new tank full. If you drained the fuel before storing your motorcycle, check the tank for condensation and rust. Both are common when the tank is left empty and moisture makes its way into your motorcycle. If you do notice rust in the tank, take care of this issues because it can cause larger problems in the future.

Take Care of Your Motorcycle's Fluids

When checking on your motorcycle's fluids, your primary three concerns should be the motor oil, antifreeze, and brake fluid. Before replacing any fluids, check the area around your motorcycle for leaks. This simple inspection will let your know if you have any serious fluid issues. Because brake fluid absorbs moisture quickly, it's a good idea to drain it and replace it after a long winter in storage. Even if you cover your motorcycle properly, you still run the risk of moisture getting into some components. For safety's sake, draining and replacing your antifreeze is a good idea, especially if your motorcycle tends to ride hot or if you're expecting scorching temperatures on the road. Don't forget to also drain and replace your motorcycle's motor oil and oil filter. It's good practice to do both together. While you're at it, check your air filters just in case any critters decided to build a nest around them. Before changing your motorcycle's oil this spring, consider making the change to a full synthetic oil. Trust AMSOIL and their full range of synthetic oil for motorcycles to take care of your motorcycle this season. Contact Nortoil LLC in Plant City to find out more about our AMSOIL synthetic oil as well as our full range of products. Give us a call at (863) 698- 1150 for more information and don't forget to ask about our synthetic oil specials and deals.

Test Your Motorcycle's Battery

Dead batteries can be a common occurrence during winter storage. Trickle chargers or chargers with a tender are both great ways to combat dead motorcycle batteries during the winter. Both of these options will ensure your battery stays charged but doesn't overcharge. Keep in mind that each time your battery dies it can cut away at your battery's overall lifespan. If you connect your battery to a charger and notice no signs of it charging or working, you will need to replace the battery before your first spring ride.

Inspect Your Motorcycle's Tires

The cold winter temperatures can cause issues for your motorcycle's tires even while it's in storage. The drop in temperatures can cause your tires to deflate and even develop cracks. Check your tires for both of these issues and for flat spots if it wasn't stored on a stand. Inflate your tires to their recommended air pressure and give the tread a through inspection. If your tires are looking worn, consider getting them replaced before taking on the spring roads.

Synthetic Oil Change in Plant City

As you prepare your motorcycle for your first spring ride, count on a synthetic oil change in Plant City to get you through the season. Contact Nortoil LLC in Plant City to find the best synthetic oil deals and specials in Plant CityDon't forget to check out our online shop full of AMSOIL's quality products. Give us a call at (863) 698- 1150 for more information or to place an order.
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