Water damage repair is often an afterthought for motorcycle owners, but a new report says it’s a crucial part of the repair process.
Motorcyclists who want to repair their damaged or missing wheels should also pay attention to water damage prevention, which includes the importance of checking your tire pressure to make sure it is in working condition before you start work.
“If you’re concerned about the quality of your tires and you don’t have access to water, you should have your tires checked out and tested,” says Steve Dickson, owner of Motorcycle Shop, an Austin, Texas-based motorcycle repair company.
The best way to avoid a leak or leaky tire is to maintain good tire pressure, says Dickson.
“It’s the same as checking your airbag.
If your airbags are working, you’re not going to get a leak.
If they’re not working, then you should replace them.”
When the water damage starts, it’s important to take the bike to a local motorcycle shop for a tire repair.
“Tires are supposed to be in working order,” Dickson says.
“They don’t need to be inspected or checked.”
If you’ve lost your tires, you can also visit a local repair shop.
“A local shop is a good place to find a repair shop,” Dinson says.
“The owner of the shop knows the type of work they do, so they can get you started with a repair.”
If your tires have broken, they can be replaced at a local shop.
You can also call a local mechanic to fix the problem.
“The owner can fix the issue and you’ll have your new wheels,” Denton says.
If your motorcycle has a leaking tire, you may be able to repair it at a bike shop, which will cost more than a repair at a dealer.
Dickson recommends looking for a local dealer that does a lot of work, such as repair and service parts, to help you find a local bike shop.
The report says the average cost of a bike repair is $100.
“There are plenty of bike shops that do a lot, but you’ll pay a premium for them,” Dison says.
Checking tires in the garageA repair shop or garage repair shop may be an alternative to a dealer, but if you can’t afford a repair, Dickson suggests checking tires in your garage.
“I think a garage shop is cheaper than a dealer because you can do the work yourself,” he says.
You may want to check the tires before you take the motorcycle out to the mechanic to repair the problem, as a check will make sure the problem is solved before you move forward.
Drickson suggests checking the tires in a garage or garage mechanic’s garage.