P.O.W.D.E.R Stands for Petrol Oil Water Damage Electrics Rubber
P.O.W.D.E.R is our health check program
Petrol. Check if you have enough fuel.
If you decide to lay your bike up for a long period of time, “brim” your tank to the top with fuel, petrol unlike other fuels is extremely cold; when it sits in a metal container (your tank) it will generate condensation which in turn will mix with the petrol, as everyone knows water mixed with petrol is a very bad thing and will seriously damage your engine. A lot of people lay up their bikes over the winter period, a very bad thing to do.
Oil. Check the oil level to make sure it is at the correct height either by a dipstick or a spy glass in the side of the engine casing. Check oil Seals. Check for leaks.
Water. If you have a water cooled engine, we’re check the level of the coolant and top up with a mix of distilled water and antifreeze, (coolant) antifreeze not only keeps the coolant from freezing in the winter but also helps to stop your bike from over heating in the summer, we won’t only check the water/antifreeze (coolant) level but we also check the antifreeze mix, and test it to be sure that it measures the correct amount of antifreeze present in the coolant mix, also we will make visual checks for any leaks or worn hoses.
Damage. A visual check over your bike totally for damage not only to fairings but also light lenses, brake and coolant hoses, cracks to the bike’s frame, missing fairing bolts, dents to the wheel rims from pot holes, loose brake calliper bolts from vibration, cuts or brakes to the wiring harness.
Electrics. Complete a full lights check, a check of both the foot and hand brake switches, and check the horn, connection to a battery conditioner (package dependent)
Rubber. Check the tyre pressures when the tyres are cold, the pressure will read higher when the tyres are hot, valve check, check the tread depth of both tyres and clear out any small stones from between the tread pattern, the minimum tread depth for motorcycle tyres in the UK is 1.0mm. Visually check both walls of each tyre to make sure there are no cracks starting to form due to lack of use or age.