You are out riding with your buddies on a sunny day. The bike is running great and you think to yourself, it doesn’t get much better than this! As you get a few hundred kilometres from home you get a flat tire, broken throttle cable, dead battery etc. Now you are stuck and you have to find a way to get yourself and your broken bike home.
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It is a beautiful Sunday morning, not a cloud in the sky. You get up early, call your friends and get geared up in preparation for what is sure to be a fantastic day of riding. As you get to the garage and get on your trusty steed, you notice that there is something wrong. Your bike has a flat tire, there is a puddle of oil/ gas underneath it; or some other problem. Your perfect day of riding is now ruined!
If one of these situations has happened to you, then you know how infuriating it can be to have your ride ruined, because your bike has broken down. Finding out that there is something amiss with your bike during a ride or just before you leave is definitely not a good thing! This is where the pre & post-ride checks can help you avoid some grief, as well as make your ride a little safer.