There are several reasons why the motorbike has not been used for a long time. As at this time, the government urges people not to move outside the home due to the Covid-19 outbreak. Well, for those who are accustomed to doing activities using a motorbike, they should pay attention to the maintenance of the motorbike while it is not in use. Here are tips for caring for a motorbike that hasn’t been used for a long time.
1. Wash the motor
We recommend that you wash and clean it first before storing the motorbike to remove dust or mud that sticks to the motor body, so as not to cause rust (excessive) or can damage the coating of the motor body paint. Dirt from the mud that sticks for a long time will make components become damaged.
2. Use Middle Standards
If indeed the motorbike has not been used for a long time, you should use the middle standard, especially for automatic motorbikes.
3. Give lubricant
On parts that tend to or have the potential to cause rust. For example, wheel chains, or other rubbing parts.
4. Warm the Machine Routinely
We recommend that you heat the engine for about 3-5 minutes, so that the engine oil circulation remains smooth and for battery charging. If there are symptoms of difficulty starting with an electric starter, then you can use a kick starter & warm up longer (about 15 minutes) so that battery charging is maximized.
5. Do Checks Every Day
If the motorbike has not been used for a long time, the space or cavity on the motorbike can become a shelter for animals such as rats. Do this check when heating the engine, especially for automatic motorbikes. And don’t forget to try to park in an area that does not have the potential to be passed by these wild animals so that the animals do not nest on the motorbike.
6. Keep doing the maintenance of the motorbike to the official repair shop through the home service
While at home, if consumers need maintenance assistance, consumers can use the Honda Home Service facility or pick-up service provided by MPM and the AHASS network.