Sometimes your bike gets broken, but you have no money to pay the servicemen. Naturally, they won’t work for free. So you might think, what if I try to repair it on my own? What a marvelous idea if you already have experience repairing your bike and know how to approach it! But what if you don’t? You can’t just give up on your bike because of that!
In our large-scale CryptoMoto application for motorcyclists, we cover all the possible needs of motorcyclists. We are implementing the function of creating communities and chats, including for sharing experiences on bike repairs. Our advantage over YouTube videos and articles from the Internet is the relevance and freshness of the information that bikers will share with each other through the application in real-time.
Of course, in a short post, you can’t tell about all the nuances of repairing motorcycles of various brands or troubleshooting all bike nods. For this, long videos and multi-page manuals are created. However, useful and relevant tips can still be pointed out.
The legacy of ancient Rome shares with us a smart principle “Victory loves preparation“. We think it is absolutely relevant to bike repairs.
When their iron friend “gets ill”, some motorcycle enthusiasts instantly bury themselves into tons of videos and articles to find out the “diagnosis“. Naturally, it makes sense, but the first question should be: “Where would I repair my bike?”
See, there is no reason to waste time studying how you will do the repairs if you do not have a place where you can do it — for example, a personal garage, preferably a warm one, or free space in the apartment. Of course, do not forget about safety. Remember that you should not do any welding work or use a grinder on residential premises.
The second step is to prepare the tools you will use while troubleshooting.
Most often, you will need the following:
- Torque wrench. It is necessary to determine the tightening force of the bolts accurately.
- A spark plug wrench is a very handy tool for both unscrewing and pulling spark plugs out of the cylinder.
- Socket heads in a set, preferably with a knob equipped with a ratchet mechanism.
- Hammers with steel heads of various weights, optimally in the range of 100 – 500 grams. For work with plastic parts, rubber or plastic heads are needed.
- A set of screwdrivers.
- Tire pressure manometer.
- Chisels with different blade widths.
- Regular pliers and Lineman’s pliers.
An extremely useful tip
When you don’t have much experience, it’s natural to make some mistakes when repairing your bike. For example, it can be terribly disappointing when you take apart an engine and then you just can’t remember how to assemble it back. In order to avoid frustration, record all of your actions with the motorcycle on a camera. The recording will help you to:
- Restore the sequence of your actions.
- Show the video to a more experienced biker or serviceman so they can tell you where and what you were doing wrong.
And remember, you can always ask for tips and help at the CryptoMoto biker app, no matter what troubles you face while repairing your bike. At cryptomoto.org just click “Join“, and get the experience of thousands of bikers for free.