A motorcycle can typically endure 12 to 15 years as long as it has not been involved in any serious accidents or falls. If you own a high-end bike and have been attentive with its upkeep and maintenance, the lifespan of this vehicle may also extend. This is when replacing motorbike parts can be quite helpful.

Motorbikes require special care to keep them in the finest condition possible. Purchasing the proper motorcycle parts is essential to extending the life of your vehicle, especially when necessary.

Important Motorcycle Parts to Check Frequently

It’s crucial to regularly inspect vital bike components to identify whether it’s time to replace them. The critical motorcycle components listed below are those you should regularly inspect, especially before riding your bike, to determine whether you need to repair them right away.

Brake Pad

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Squeezing the brake lever on your bike causes a series of events to occur in the brake system. To stop the motorcycle, it forces the brake pads to contact the rotors. The brake pads will eventually rust as a result of normal wear and tear.

Check your brake pads frequently to ensure your two-wheeled vehicle is operated safely. You must have them changed right away if they have shrunk to less than 2mm.

Tyres

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Before using your tyres, always check them. Keep an eye out for punctures, cuts, and cracks as well as over- and underinflated indicators. Bring your bike to the repair as soon as you notice these. Additionally, if the tread depth of your tyre has already worn down to 1 to 2mm, don’t waste time replacing it.

Replace them every five years to ensure that your bike is still safe to be used on the roads, even if the tread wear on your tyres isn’t too terrible after years of use.

Battery

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Gas and the motorcycle’s battery are used to power it. Even though the majority of motorcycles have maintenance-free batteries, having the battery’s electrolyte level tested when getting an oil change can provide you the assurance that this component is working well.

Typically, motorcycle batteries have a two-year shelf life. You need to have them replaced after this time period.

Fork oil

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The motorcycle’s fork is the component that joins the front wheel and axle to the main frame. The fork oil is housed in this component, which consists of two tubes, and is totally sealed. Bumps or unevenness in the road doesn’t have as much of an impact on the bike thanks to the fork oil.

Additionally, it is crucial for lubricating the parts of the bike that are used when it is moving. In the event that oil is seen dripping from the tubes, the fork seals should be changed right away. When you perform the yearly mechanical inspection on your bike, the fork oil should also be changed.

Drive shafts, belts, and bicycle chains

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Three of a motorcycle’s most robust components are the drive shafts, belts, and bike chain. They normally last between 15,000 and 30,000 miles. The bike chain, however, needs to be kept in good condition and shouldn’t be too loose. Additionally, it needs to be kept tidy.
Ask your mechanic if it has to be replaced or tightened if it is too slack.

Spark plugs

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When your motorcycle has travelled 10,000 miles, you must replace the spark plugs. Remove the spark plug right away if you see an abnormally large gap, an eroded centre wire, a broken ground electrode, or any combination of these issues.

Motorcycle Parts to Upgrade

Investing in the best bike upgrades can also prolong the life of your motorcycle and even improve its performance.

Oil Cooling System

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This add-on also referred to as a fan-assisted oil cooler regulates and keeps the temperature of the engine’s oil constant. With this innovation, you can be sure that the engine is always safeguarded and functions without issue even in the hottest temperatures.

Other brands or types of V-twin motorcycles and many Harley-Davidson motorcycle models can use this technology.

Rearsets

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With the help of aftermarket rear sets, you may fine-tune how your lower body is positioned on the bike. As a result, you are able to tie yourself to your equipment while sitting more comfortably. Your upper body is free to perform the controls and turning of the bike better because of the more stable platform.

Auxiliary Lighting

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In the late fall and winter, your motorcycle needs to be equipped with the proper lights if you frequently ride it at night. Riding at night can be easier with LED lights. Although halogen lights are also widely used, LED lights have greater advantages due to their lower energy consumption, increased lifetime, smaller size, and lower price.

Motorcycle Cover

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Last but not least, even while it’s not in use, your bike needs to be adequately protected. A high-quality motorbike cover can offer the required protection. It is preferable to wear a waterproof cover in the winter. This item is extremely helpful in shielding your bike from inclement weather, especially during the chilly, rainy months.

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The greatest advice that can assist you in the event of a motorcycle breakdown is provided in this blog.

If your worst riding nightmare comes true and your motorcycle breaks down in the middle of an unfamiliar road, won’t start, and you’re all by yourself with no one to turn to for assistance, what will you do? Who will you call? How will you get by? Because, believe me, even the best-maintained motorcycles can break down when you’re riding.

In order to better prepare you for roadside problems, Aliwheels decided to share some brief advice with other riders in case their motorcycle breaks down in the middle of nowhere;

Without further ado, let’s get to the advice below;

First Tip or Tip No 1: Carry a Small kit for Minor Repairs

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Some riders may think this is a little too technical, but rest assured it isn’t. Learning is essential in this case. Once you’re on the road, it’s likely that you’ll experience minor malfunctions. Because aid isn’t always available, you could have to handle these situations on your own. To handle these situations, we advise you to carry a small repair kit.

A small toolbox, a tire inflate, a charger, a puncture kit, and a jump starter should be included in the bag to make these urgent repairs. Learning basic skills to handle minor repairs can go a long way in managing emergency circumstances on the road.

Although having all these items in one bag may seem excessive, each instrument you have is essential when using all these things.

Let’s move on to Tip No 2: Keep Reflector Clothing and Emergency Sign with you

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For most individuals, this advice may not matter, but if you find yourself stopped in the middle of the road—especially at night when visibility is poor—it may be crucial.

Unfortunately, most of the highways in our nation lack adequate lighting. Poor illumination is a major contributing factor in an excessively high number of accidents in our nation. If you’re stuck on a busy road and need to be seen by oncoming traffic, any kind of low visibility could be fatal.
We urge you to either purchase safety equipment with built-in reflectors or wear separate luminous clothes to keep yourself safe in this situation; it can be a good idea to do both.

Finally

Tip 3: Become a Member of Breakdown services

We encourage you to join a breakdown service, which is currently provided by a number of business. Once you join an assistance service, you will be able to call them for assistance in case of an emergency on the road. They offer vehicle pickup and drop-off, minor repairs, and other life assistance services.

All you need is a phone, and you can call for assistance in the majority of our nation’s locations because they provide service in almost all major towns and cities.

The risks that the massive roadway throws at us must be anticipated even though highway riding is an awesome experience.

 

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There have been rumours about a mini RR sportsbike ever since BMW disclosed plans to produce a series of small single-cylinder bikes in cooperation with India’s TVS back in 2013.

A2-licence-friendly G310RR has been launched in India, and after years of rumours, it has finally occurred. A global release for the vehicle is now anticipated for later this year.

BMW’s G-series project began in 2013, and by 2015 the G310 Stunt concept served as the blueprint for the new line.

Even though it would be another two years before the G310R production version started to be delivered, it was obvious that the bike was ideally positioned to develop into a fully-faired sports model.

The sporting potential of the G310 was in fact so obvious that within months TVS displayed its faired 2016 Akula concept bike, and shortly after the commencement of the G310R production, a faired sports bike rolled off the lines alongside it.

The wheels, brakes, suspension, and frame were all the same. With the exception of its complete fairing and insignia, it was nearly identical to the G310R and was marketed as the Apache RR310 in India.

It seemed as though a BMW G310RR will be released soon, but it has taken four years.

It’s not like the G310RR is a four-year-old model dressed in new clothes. The Apache RR310 was updated in 2020 with better emissions to comply with India’s BS6 (and Europe’s Euro5) requirements, as well as optional adjustable suspension, lower clip-ons, and elevated ‘pegs – features that seem to be included in G310RR teaser photographs.

Since the TVS has already been given the go-ahead to be sold in Europe, there are no restrictions on its availability in other regions.

It would be surprising if the G310RR weren’t eventually introduced to the wider range because the brand change gives the G310RR access to BMW’s dealer network.

BMW G310RR in detail

Singles club: The 313cc, DOHC single is identical to the G310R’s and features a slipper clutch as standard along with the odd reverse-cylinder design.

a bounce in your step The G310R’s steel tube frame is used. Compression, rebound, and preload adjustments should be available on inverted KYB forks, along with settings for the shock’s preload and rebound.

 

There are four power modes available. Rain and Urban are limited to 25.8hp and 7600rpm, while Sport and Track provide 34hp at 9700rpm.

 

Rims that were taken from another vehicle: The G310R’s wheels and brakes, which have the same characteristic spoke pattern and By Bre calipers gripping a single 300mm disc and a 240mm rotor at the front and back, respectively, are used.

 

Electric Avenue: A five-inch TFT dash in full color is installed in portrait mode

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Weight is an enemy of the bike.”
Richard Hatfield, CEO of Lightning Motorcycles
The world’s leading expert on niobium technology, CBMM, and a US electric motorcycle company collaborate to design and incorporate innovative applications into various components.
Boost your speed and performance. Lightning Motorcycles, known for being pioneers in the e-mobility business and electric motorbike developers, teamed up with CBMM, the world’s leading provider of niobium goods and technology, to achieve this goal.
The cooperation with the Silicon Valley-based company was signed in January with the goal of leveraging niobium applications in the mobility sector and developing an electric two-wheeler to shatter the existing commercial motorbike Land Speed Record (LSR). The goal of the programme is to innovate and test metal in various car components in order to increase performance and eventually surpass the 250 mph (approximately 403 km/h) mark.
Niobium Battery – Fast Facts

Fast charging – NTO anodes can safely recharge lithium-ion batteries in as little as six minutes, putting Horwin’s sub-10-minute charge aim within reach.

Toshiba’s next-generation SCiB batteries, which use niobium titanium oxide anodes, aim for a 1.5-fold increase in energy density. This means you can get longer range out of the same size battery.

Streamlined – Smaller, lighter batteries with higher energy density can be employed, which enhances the remainder of the bike’s design. Alternatively, companies might occupy the same space with more people and have a longer range and more power.

Lower cost – Because NTO batteries are expected to last a long time, even when fast-charged, they should never need to be replaced: 20,000 charges, each with a range of 150 kilometres, equals 3 million kilometres.

Longevity – Existing SCiB batteries with LTO anodes have 20,000 charge/discharge cycles, and future niobium versions are expected to have the same endurance. During ultra-fast charging, NTO anodes experience less lithium metal deposition (which can cause internal short-circuits) than conventional designs.

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The plethora of rider aids available on today’s motorcycles would have been unfathomable even a decade or so ago, but Yamaha’s latest addition could be a game-changer, not only offering an extra layer of safety but also allowing for a rethink on steering geometry.

Yamaha’s electronic power steering (EPS) will be used in the All-Japan Motocross Championship for the first time on the works machines this year, but the system is set to be employed on a range of bikes in the future. It’s a rather small setup, but the fact that it’s computer-controlled means there’s a lot of room to expand its capabilities.  For motocross use, however, there’s more sense in that most straightforward element of the idea; anything that can reduce rider fatigue will be a benefit.

However, lowering the amount of effort required to turn the bars is only one part of the system. It also functions as an active steering damper, absorbing external forces so you don’t have to wrestle with the bars to keep them pointing in the right direction. Again, motocross is a rigorous test of the concept, but it may be useful for road motorcycles and other racing as well.

To figure out what you want it to do, the power steering uses magnetostrictive torque sensor technology from power-assisted bicycles. These torque sensors are used on e-bikes to detect when you’re pedalling and how hard you’re pedalling, delivering that information to a control computer, which interprets the amount of electric assistance required. It does the same thing here, but with the steering of the bike.

Similarly, increased trail, which would normally make for over-heavy steering, could be adopted, using the power assistance to make it feel light. Quite simply, the system could remove the shackles currently placed on designers by the compromise between stability and responsiveness.

The technology also means that the steering may be linked to the IMU, traction control, and cornering ABS, resulting in a holistic stability control system that controls throttle, brakes, and steering – all of the major rider inputs – to assist prevent accidents.

Yamaha’s MOTOBOT robot rider system has already demonstrated that computers can ride a motorcycle around a track, and the power steering system displayed here is the final piece of the puzzle in translating that knowledge into something that can be used on a real-world motorcycle.

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Sensing the power The magnetostrictive torque sensor measures the amount of force you apply to the bars and sends the data to a control computer.

Control by a computer : The computer calculates the amount of steering torque you want to apply and transfers the appropriate amount of power to an actuator ahead of the steering head, which turns the front wheel.

Keeping things on track : When external forces try to move the front wheel, such as bumps, the system recognises that the order didn’t come from the bar inputs, therefore the actuator resists the movement and acts as a steering damper.

Simple but clever : The entire arrangement is extremely compact and does not necessitate a new frame, fork, or headstock redesign. As a result, it should be simple to implement. Yamaha say the plan is to “equip EPS on various motorcycles in order to provide a wide range of riders with greater motorcycling fun, safety, and comfort.”

Time to perfection : As on cars with power steering, there’s still a physical connection between the bars and the front wheel so you don’t lose control if the system fails.

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Except for annual fluid bleeding and pad examination or replacement, modern motorcycle brakes require little maintenance. Changing pads is a simple afternoon project, and if you buy high-quality ones, you’ll get better performance for less money. Check your pads with a ruler or a calliper if they appear to be too small. It’s time to replace them if there’s only two millimetres of material left. Here’s how to take care of your brake pads and callipers.

Remove Your Callipers :

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Although the callipers fastened to the forks can be used to change brake pads, it’s preferable to remove them so you can thoroughly inspect all of your braking components. Begin by putting your bike on a centre or rear stand to support it. It’s beneficial to be able to spin the front wheel for access, therefore leave the fork free to turn. After that, release the pad retaining hardware with the calliper in place. Any retaining pins and clips are included in this. Then unbolt the calliper and remove the old brake pads, making a mental note of their orientation and any spring plates or spacers that may be present

Scrub & Clean Everything :

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Although the callipers fastened to the forks can be used to change brake pads, it’s preferable to remove them so you can thoroughly inspect all of your braking components. Begin by putting your bike on a centre or rear stand to support it. It’s beneficial to be able to spin the front wheel for access, therefore leave the fork free to turn. After that, release the pad retaining hardware with the calliper in place. Any retaining pins and clips are included in this. Then unbolt the calliper and remove the old brake pads, making a mental note of their orientation and any spring plates or spacers that may be present.

Push Your Pistons Back In :

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Remove the master cylinder—or rear brake cylinder if you’re changing the rear brake pads—reservoir cap and record the fluid level to press your pistons back in. Using your fingers or the old brake pad, gently press the pistons back into the calliper body. As you press in the pistons, the reservoir will fill with fluid; wick it off with a paper towel or draw it off with a syringe so it doesn’t overflow and spill all over your bike.

Dress Your Rotor :

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Dress the rotor with a red Scotch-Brite pad and brake cleaner, then a clean rag while the calliper is still off. The goal is to remove any filth and glazing so that the new pads can settle into a clean surface. This is an important step that you should not skip!

Install the New Brake Pads : 

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Install the new brake pads—noting the direction marked on the pads—in the caliper then reattach the caliper and torque all fasteners according to the service or owner’s manual. Pump the brake lever and check the brake fluid level. Now would be a great time to bleed your brakes, but otherwise, reinstall the reservoir cap.

Ride & Bed Your Pads :

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Start with a few hundred stops at greater speeds to break in your new pads. Your brake rotor must have a layer of new brake pad material on it to work at their optimum. When you slow down and stop, this will reduce brake squeal and vibration. Also, keep in mind that your new pads may not be completely mated to the disc for several hundred miles.

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Hybrid cars are quickly becoming the standard as a stepping stone to complete electric power, and there’s growing speculation that bicycles will follow suit.

In 2030, it will be unlawful to sell new cars in the UK that are solely powered by fossil fuels, with combustion-engined vehicles being phased out five years later. Even if no particular regulation is passed, the pressure on bikes to follow suit will only grow as the deadline approaches.
Kawasaki has already committed to a quick expansion of their battery-powered lineup, with plans to introduce a significant number of hybrid and pure-electric models, while Yamaha now appears to be revisiting the concept of hybrid motorcycles.

In this field, Yamaha was a pioneer. It debuted two hybrid-powered designs in 2005: the Gen-Ryu, which paired an R6 engine with an electric motor in a low-slung tourer, and the HV-01, which was a more conventional scooter.
In 2007, Yamaha introduced the Luxair hybrid idea, and in 2009, the HV-X showcased a near-production hybrid system in a maxi-scooter, combining a 250cc single and a 20hp electric motor — just as the global financial crisis slashed R&D resources. The company’s enthusiasm for the concept has resurfaced.

The old Yamahas were parallel hybrids, with the gasoline engine and electric motor operating the rear wheel separately or in tandem.

Yamaha’s new designs, on the other hand, have a hybrid drive system with a small petrol engine acting as a range-extender generator to recharge the batteries.

In 2020, a patent for such a bike was issued, and now new documents revealing three hybrid designs have been released.

The smallest is a 125cc scooter with a low-mounted petrol engine/generator, a battery under the seat, and an electric motor in the swingarm. The petrol-powered generator component is bolted to elastic mounts so vibrations don’t reach the frame or rider because it doesn’t need to move the back wheel.

The single-cylinder engines lack the power and torque to provide usable performance on their own, but they can trickle-charge the battery by running at their most efficient rpms.

Warm combustion engines are more efficient; cool electric engines are more efficient. Yamaha’s designs demonstrate a variety of radiator configurations that might be used to attain this purpose.

The following concept is a maxi-scooter with a TMAX-style chassis, with the petrol engine and generator situated forward of the electric motor between the rider’s legs and a traditional chain or belt drive to the rear wheel.
Finally, there’s a motorcycle with a small petrol engine mounted high up, just below the steering head, and a big electric powertrain filling the space where the engine and transmission would typically be.

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The single-cylinder engines lack the power and torque to provide usable performance on their own, but they can trickle-charge the battery by running at their most efficient rpms.

Warm combustion engines are more efficient; cool electric engines are more efficient. Yamaha’s designs demonstrate a variety of radiator configurations that might be used to attain this purpose.

The following concept is a maxi-scooter with a TMAX-style chassis, with the petrol engine and generator situated forward of the electric motor between the rider’s legs and a traditional chain or belt drive to the rear wheel.
Finally, there’s a motorcycle with a small petrol engine mounted high up, just below the steering head, and a big electric powertrain filling the space where the engine and transmission would typically be.

 

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