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Tips to Maintain Old Bikes

By Urvi Subscribe to RSS | January 26th 2012 | Views:

Everyone who has ever owned a bike will agree to the fact over a period of time their bikes becomes an imperative part of their life, and in some cases it even becomes like a member of family. We all would’ve come across someone who has named their bikes or in fact even many among us would have named their bikes. This is the reason why we start taking care of the bikes like an own baby and protects it from any kind of harm. In some cases people even have preserved their first bike and have presented or showed them to their grand children. In some family there are certain vehicles that are passed on by one generation to another as a tradition. But the most important thing is to preserve the bike in a way that it can become a tradition for your family and that’s why I’ve compiled some vital tips for maintaining the Old Bikes just like new ones.

The Old Bikes are not like the new ones, and they already have taken the blows of time during their stay with you and hence now deserve to be treated and preserved gently. So check out some of the following tips to learn some easy but effective way of preserving your bikes like your traditions.

• Keep Away From Moisture

Moisture is the biggest foe of old bikes, and hence the far you keep your bike from moisture, the better condition will it be having. It’s a well known fact that moisture causes rust and corrosions in the metal parts of the bikes and hence reduces their life significantly. Rust in the metal part reduces the like of metal parts significantly and hence it’s always recommended to use a rust-proof polish for polishing the metal parts. Its also nice to have a regular inspection at the inner parts of the bike and provide the rust-proof polish there for saving the bike from corrosion in the places where generally your eyes doesn’t go.

• Regular Visit To Mechanic and Changing of Oils

Now, according to you your Old Bikes might be in top condition and ready to roll down the street, but there are chances that an expert mechanic might not agree to that. This is because a professional mechanic examines the areas that we as a normal bike owners doesn’t even know about. And hence the professional mechanic suggests the essential steps that need to be taken in order to take care of those areas. Its also very important to change the engine oil on regular basis. This enhances the life of the engine and keeps in functioning smoothly.

• Use Genuine Cleaning Equipments

The third and the last point might not sound all that impressive but trust me, when it comes to cleaning and maintaining the Old Bikes using genuine cleaning equipments is the best way to go. Be it the soaps, cleaning agents or the waxes you should always get the genuine ones always so as to make sure that they don’t affect the lifecycle of the parts of your bike in later stages.

So these are some of the really handy and practical tips for maintaining old bikes and if you own a bike and plans to preserve it with you for a long period of time then these tips are really handy. These tips not only will extend the life of your bike, but at the same time will keep it young forever.

Urvi - About Author: provides excellent information, buying guides and tips related to bikes. Starting from the small points such as buying a new bike to some serious bike issues like maintaining old bikes, the website provides information on each and every aspect of the biking. So if you own a bike or wants to know some information about bike this is the place to be.

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