The annual MOT test can be an anxious time for owners but there are some simple checks you can do before bringing the bike to us to alert you to potential problems.
Director Dave Willis said: “I’m happy for people to pay us to do simple maintenance jobs on their motorbikes for the MOT test but there are so many things they could do themselves.
“We sometimes squeeze a motorbike in for an MOT test at short notice and then find a lot of things wrong with it. We don’t always have the time to put them right immediately which is inconvenient to the owner.
“A lot of the checks you can do yourself before the MOT test are ones that should be done regularly when you are riding your bike,” he added.
If you find something wrong, that you are unable to fix yourself, warn us so we can have the parts ready and the time to fit them.
You can check the comprehensive MOT inspection manual for motorcycles in detail at www.gov.uk/guidance/mot-inspection-manual-for-motorcycles
Here are some simple checks you can make ahead of an MOT test:
While the above checks are not extensive, nor a guarantee that your bike will pass an MOT test, they will help alert you to potential problems early so they can be fixed before the inspection itself.
You can book your bike in for servicing or an MOT test at orwell.co.uk/workshop or call 01473 257401.