Both versions of the Skilled Rider Course begin with a pre-ride inspection of your motorcycle. Plan ahead and conduct this before your class, so you aren’t sorting things out at the range. Check these items and your bike will pass the inspection like a boss.
Tires- check your tires for dry rot, that is cracks in the side walls, tread depth and air pressure. Be sure to use the tire pressures recommended in your owner’s manual.
Controls- Check your levers, pedals, cables
Lights and Mirrors- Make sure your headlights, turn signals and taillights are functioning and your mirrors are tight.
Oil and fluids- Check your oil levels and verify that there are no obvious oil leaks.
Chassis- Check out your suspension front and rear for function and tightness and have a look at your final drive too.
Stands- make sure your side stand or center stand function correctly and stow fully. These checks take about ten minutes and will ensure that your bike is as ready for the class as you are.
You will need:
The course is rain or shine so be ready for the weather as you would for any day long ride - pack your rain gear.
At the range you will start the day with that pre-ride inspection on your bike, if you prepped it before the class you’ll be feeling confident about passing the pre-rid