Have your bike serviced at your local bike shop at least once every six months to ensure optimal performance. For casual riders, it is recommended that you get your bike serviced once a year, provided that you maintain your bike properly. However, this is only the beginning. There is more to it than just that.
Following this initial service, we recommend a major service every 12 months, followed by a brief checkup at the beginning of each season. However, it is important to note that it is dependent on how frequently you bike and in what sorts of situations you are riding in. Heavy use, rain, dirt, and dust are all factors that contribute to more regular service.
How often should I service my bike?
Although servicing periods vary depending on riding circumstances, there are a few indicators that your bike is time for a service. Normally, a chain will last around 800-1000 miles under typical conditions. Mountain riding, on the other hand, is more demanding on chains, limiting their range to 400-600 miles.
What should I do in between bike servicing?
In order to increase the life of your components and the amount of time between services, you should do the following simple maintenance tasks yourself in between services: Maintaining your bike’s cleanliness is essential. Wipe off the frame and wheels (including hubs) every couple of rides, especially if you’re riding in damp circumstances.
Why should you service your motorcycle?
In contrast to a car, where the engine is sheltered from the weather, your bike’s exposed drive system and lightweight components require frequent maintenance. Servicing not only enhances the performance of your bike, but it also helps to extend the life of its components, which saves you money in the long run.