Pre-Ride Check List


Ensure a smooth ride with our comprehensive motorcycle pre-ride pre-race check list. from tire pressure to fluid levels. Gear up for success with our essential guide.

Tires and Wheels:

  • Check front and rear tire pressure.
    • Inspect tires for any signs of wear, damage. Ensure axle nuts,sprocket and brake rotor bolts are securely tightened.
  • Check for any bent or damaged rims.
  • Air Cleaner:
  • Check air cleaner and replace as needed
  • Controls:
  • Check throttle for smooth operation and proper cable tension.
    • Ensure brake levers are functioning properly and adjusted to preference.
    • Test clutch lever for smooth engagement and proper adjustment.
  • Verify that handlebars are straight and securely tightened.
  • Fluids:
  • Check engine oil level and top off if necessary.
    • Inspect coolant level and ensure it’s within the recommended range.
    • Check brake fluid level and inspect for any leaks.
  • Ensure fuel tank is filled to the desired level.
  • Electrical System:
  • Verify that the kill switch is operational.
  • Test the starter motor to ensure it’s working.
  • Chassis:
  • Inspect frame for any cracks or damage.
    • Check suspension components for leaks, damage, or excessive wear.Clean fork tubes and inspect for nicks – smooth nicks out with 600 grit sand paperEnsure chain tension is correct and lubricated properly.
  • Inspect sprockets for wear and replace if necessary.
  • Exhaust System:
  • Check exhaust for any leaks or damage.
  • Ensure exhaust and silencer is securely attached.
  • Safety Gear:
  • Check that helmet, goggles, gloves, boots, and other protective gear are in good condition.
  • Ensure any additional safety equipment, such as neck braces or chest protectors, are clean and ready to go.
  • General Inspection:
  • Look for any loose or missing bolts, nuts, or fasteners and tighten or replace as needed.
  • Inspect the overall condition of the motorcycle for any visible damage or abnormalities.
  • Fuel System:
  • Check fuel lines for any signs of wear, leaks, or blockages.
    • Ensure fuel tank vent is clear.
  • Test fuel petcock for proper operation on non-fuel injected bikes.
  1. Final check:
  • Test front and rear brakes for responsiveness and adjust if necessary.
    • Inspect brake pads for wear and replace if needed.
    • Check brake rotors for any signs of damage or warping.
    • Double-check all items on the checklist to ensure nothing has been missed.
  • Conduct a brief test ride to confirm that everything is functioning properly before the race.

Following this checklist diligently can help ensure that your motorcycle is in optimal condition, minimizing the risk of mechanical issues during the event.