2. Tire Pressure


The second entry on this list was checking the condition of your tires, but monitoring tire pressures is important enough to warrant its own spot on the list. Both over and underinflated tires can compromise a motorcycle’s handling, and the thing is, maintaining proper tire pressure is such an easy task there’s really no reason not to do it. Check your owner’s manual for the manufacturer’s recommended tire pressure, and use a gauge and adjust as needed. You don’t need a fancy electric pump to add air, either. Even a simple bicycle pump will do the trick.