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3. Examine both of your wheels for missing or loose spokes. Check the rims for cracks or dents.
4. Lift the wheel off the ground and spin it. Then watch its motion, listen for noise and move it from side to side to check for looseness.
5. For smooth operations, inspect the controls. Watch for kinks or broken strands in your cables. Also, lubricate the control mechanisms at each end of the cables.
6. Oil the chain and check the sprockets for worn teeth.
7. Does the motorcycle bounce several times after you ride over a bump? Do you hear a big clunk? If the answer to either of this is yes, adjust or replace the shock absorbers.
8. Be on the lookout for loose or missing nuts, bolts or cotter pins. If you keep your bike clean, its easier to spot the missing parts.
9. Adjust your brakes so they lock the wheel when fully applied (see your owners manual for instructions). If the wheel does not lock, or if you hear a scraping sound when youre trying to stop have the lining checked.
10. If you suspect that your motorbike can land you into trouble, fix things right away. That is the only way you can avoid an accident.