Chain and sprockets
Check the chain tension regularly according to your handbook, and make sure your sprockets don't have too much wear in them.
The right gear. Regular bike maintenance. Seasonal precautions. There are some essential things you need to take care of before you head out.
Alcohol and riding don't mix – simple. Even one drink can reduce your ability to respond to changing conditions, and your reaction time gets worse with every additional drink. So – don't drink and ride, and don't let your friends do it either!
Always think about the safety of your passenger. Make sure they’re wearing an approved motorcycle helmet, eye protection and high-visibility protective clothing. Keep a close eye on the weather and road conditions – a passenger can affect the responsiveness of your machine.
Never ride beyond your personal abilities or faster than is safe for the conditions. And as we’ve already said, alcohol, drugs and fatigue can significantly reduce your ability to make good judgments.
For safe riding, it's important that you inspect your motorcycle before every journey, and perform all the maintenance we’ve recommended. Never exceed load limits, and only use accessories that have been approved by Honda for your motorcycle.