Motorcycle Servicing in Singapore
The Importance of Motorbike Servicing
Singapore motorcycles have to go for yearly inspection after they reach a certain age. But keeping your motorcycle road worthy is the responsibility of all riders. This is done through servicing. Regular servicing will ensure that your motorcycle remains in tip top condition and to prolong the usability. It will also make it a relatively enjoyable and safer riding experience as compared to moving around in one that is on the verge of a breakdown.
What Does A Motorcycle Servicing Consists Of?
There are various services for the various components of the motorcycle. These are the most common:
Engine Oil change – the grade used is dependent on the manufacturer and climate in which the motorcycle is ridden in.
Replacement / Refilling of coolant as required
Chassis & Braking System
Brake calipers cleaning/ replacing
Brake pistons degreasing
Hydraulic Brake Fluid System checked, topped up or replaced (if required)
Control cables and levers (such as throttle, clutch, brakes) cleaned and lubricated
Adjusting of throttle and clutch
Battery level checked and replaced as required
Front fork – checked for leakages and optimal operation
Rear suspension –checked for leakages and optimal operation
All bolts, nut and fasteners – check and tighten if required
Wheel bearings – check for loose/ wobbly movements
Main and side stands checked and lubricated
Headlight checked for brightness (both high and low beam) - replace if required
Fuel hose checked for leakage
Tyre pressures – checked and pump if necessary
Chain – adjusted and lubricated/ replace if necessary
The Difference Between Full Service vs Regular Service
The most common type of service is the regular service. It is less comprehensive and is cheaper as compared to a full service but the downtime is also much shorter.
A regular service is meant to keep your bike in good condition between full services.
The regular motorbike service will include an engine oil, oil filter, spark plug(s) replacement, and checks to key motorcycle parts including:
What is a Full Service?
A full service is a very detailed inspection and servicing of your motorbike’s components. It might include removing, cleaning of brake calipers and bleeding the brake system. Replacement of scooter transmission/ belting etc.
These helps to identify any potential issues which would help keep you safe on the road.
How often should you service your motorcycle?
The ideal frequency for regular servicing is about:
3,000 km for Class 2B motorbikes or every 6 months depending on which comes first
5,000 km to 8,000 km for Class 2A and Class 2 motorbikes or every 6 months depending on which comes first
With our humid tropical weather, it is advisable to go for regular servicing for your own road safety.
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