Owning a motorcycle is a lot like owning a car. First, you cannot ignore crucial service and maintenance needs, like scheduled oil changes, tire checks and engine cleanings. Motorcycles require regular care and maintenance to ensure they stay in good working order both now and in the future. Before buying one, you should really consider that owning a motorcycle could be a significant time and money investment—are you ready to dedicate chunks of your time to maintaining it yourself, or spend money taking it into the shop for service?
There is an alternative: just rent a motorcycle when you want to ride! Renting is the easiest way to not have to worry about maintaining a motorcycle for the long term. All you do is reserve a motorcycle, pick it up and head out on your trip. Rentals are always in good condition, as they are serviced by the rental company after every return. Still not sold on the idea that a rental is an excellent option? Escape Eagles has drawn up a list of maintenance needs you will be able to avoid if you choose a Harley-Davidson motorcycle rental in Las Vegas instead.
If you own a motorcycle, you will need to reference the manufacturer’s service manual to see how often you should check and change the motor oil. It’s recommended that motorcycle oil be changed about every 3,700 miles or so, depending on how hard you ride it, and up to 5,000 miles for bikes running on synthetic oil. You’ll also have to change the oil filter—plan on doing this every other oil change, or according to manufacturer recommendations.
Renting a motorcycle means it’ll have the right tires and the right air pressure. While maintaining proper air pressure is a simple enough task, you’d be surprised just how many riders don’t do it regularly. The reality is that improper air inflation leads to steering issues, and is thus a safety concern. It’s best to check the tire pressure when tires are cold, as well as recheck them throughout long trips. When you rent a bike from a rental company, you can rest assured that every tire in their fleet is not over- or under-inflated.
Like car and truck engines, motorcycle engines need clean air filters to function properly. The air filter keeps abrasive debris like dust, dirt and grit, as well as moisture, out of the combustion chamber, but neglect it and it can get clogged up. A dirty air filter affects how the engine runs, reduces gas mileage and compromises power output. Damage caused by a dirty air filter can be costly! Rent a bike from Escape Eagles instead and you won’t ever have to worry about a clogged air filter.
Sprockets, chain and other components
How often do you plan to clean and lubricate your bike? This won’t be your responsibility when you rent one instead! A motorcycle rental company regularly lubricates the chain, sprockets and other moving components to prevent accelerated wear and tear and drying out.
If you want to reserve a Harley-Davidson motorcycle rental in Las Vegas, look no further than Escape Eagles. Call us today!