Kawasaki Bikes are some of the best motorcycles in the world today. The bikes not only look beautiful but have also seen years of success both in sports, motor cross and off-road services. The performance, comfort and reliability features of this bike are second to none. For these reasons proper maintenance has to be put in place to ensure that your motorcycle gives you the best service for a long time. Whether it’s periodic servicing at a repair shop or just doing it all by yourself in your home garage, several tips have to be considered to save you money. Here are some of the tips that will help you reduce the cost of maintenance on your Kawasaki bike.
Replace the Brake Pads
If your brakes are feeling a little soft then replacing the brake pads might fix the problem. It might sound like a hard place to start, but it takes only 45 minutes and with your tools. Kawasaki bikes use the EBC/HH brake pads that can be found by any reputable dealer. The best choice when replacing the brake pads is going for the original brand of your Kawasaki model, specifically the OEM pads. You can easily get help on Kawasaki’s website where they have listings of brake pads for each type of motorcycle.
Check the brake fluid level on your bike
Kawasaki has a standard window with a marker near the cylinder indicating the minimum and maximum level noted on the window so you can know whether the fluid is high or low. When the fluid level is low, you will be required to add more fluid and when the fluid level is high siphoning could be the best solution to avoid too much overflow from the tanks.
Bleeding the brakes
There are different ways of bleeding the brakes and these vary from one person to another. Kawasaki manufacturers have their recommended way of bleeding the brakes among the dozen ways. You need to fill the oil pump with new brake fluid and attach it to the brake bleeder valve via a hose. This will slowly push the old oil and let in the new. You should be careful not to get any fluid on the bike’s exterior during this process as it may strip the paint. This might take some few minutes of pumping for the brakes to squeeze out the air so be patient.
Check the oil filters
The oil filters act as a sieve to catch any dirt or debris entering the engine. Many riders fail to check their oil filters, and this isn’t a good thing. Certain items can poke holes into the filters allowing larger items to slip inside. It is, therefore, important to clean out the debris regularly and also ensure that you replace the filters if they have caused any damage.
If you are looking to reducing the cost of maintenance for your bike, then start with these easy steps you can do right now. Most will only require a small amount of money but save you expensive repairs in the future.