VIDEO: Basic motorcycle brake checks

Brakes are pretty important, just ask anyone who’s ever had another vehicle pull out without warning from a side street.

But they’re often taken for granted by motorcycle riders.

The second video in our motorcycle maintenance series shows the basic checks you can carry out on your motorbike’s brakes at home to check they’re in good working order.

The checks are simple and quick to carry out, as demonstrated by Lewis Osler, Thundersport 500 rider and Honda mechanic.

It’s also worth pointing out that if you’re unsure about your brakes or concerned about doing the checks yourself, it’s probably best to go and see a qualified mechanic for peace of mind.

WATCH our video on how to change a wheel on your motorbike.

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