T-CLOCS Inspection Checklist

T-CLOCS Inspection Checklist
TiresConditionTread depth, wear, weathering, evenly seated, bulges, embedded objects.FrontRear
Air PressureCheck when cold, adjust to load.FrontRear
WheelsSpokesBent, broken, missing, tension, check at top of wheel: “ring” = OK — “thud” = loose spoke.FrontRear
CastCracks, dents.FrontRear
RimsOut of round/true = 5mm. Spin wheel, index against stationary pointer.FrontRear
BearingsGrab top and bottom of tire and flex: No freeplay (click) between hub and axle, no growl when spinning.FrontRear
SealsCracked, cut or torn, excessive grease on outside, reddish-brown around outside.FrontRear
BrakesFunctionEach brake alone keeps bike from rolling.FrontRear
ConditionCheck pads and discs for wear.FrontRear
HandlebarsConditionBars are straight, turn freely, handgrips and bar ends are secure. 
Levers and PedalConditionBroken, bent, cracked, mounts tight, ball ends on handlebar levers, proper adjustment. 
CablesConditionFraying, kinks, lubrication: ends and interior. 
RoutingNo interference or pulling at steering head, suspension, no sharp angles, wire supports in place. 
HosesConditionCuts,  cracks, leaks, bulges, chafing, deterioration. 
RoutingNo interference or pulling at steering head, suspension, no sharp angles, hose supports in place. 
hrottleOperationMoves freely, snaps closed, no revving when handlebars are turned. 
BatteryConditionTerminals; clean and tight, electrolyte level, held down securely. 
Vent TubeNot kinked, routed properly, not plugged. 
HeadlampConditionCracks, reflector, mounting and adjustment system. 
AimHeight and right/left. 
Tail lamp/brake lampConditionCracks, clean and tight. 
OperationActivates upon front brake/rear brake application. 
Turn signalsOperationFlashes correctly.Front leftFront right
Rear leftRear right
SwitchesOperationAll switches function correctly: engine cut-off, hi/low beam, turn signal. 
MirrorsConditionCracks, clean, tight mounts and swivel joints. 
AimAdjust when seated on bike. 
Lenses & ReflectorsConditionCracked, broken, securely mounted, excessive condensation. 
WiringConditionFraying, chafing, insulation. 
RoutingPinched, no interference or pulling at steering head or suspension, wire looms and ties in place, connectors tight, clean. 
LevelsEngine OilCheck warm on center stand on level ground, dipstick, sight glass. 
Gear Oil, Shaft DriveTransmission, rear drive, shaft. 
Hydraulic FluidBrakes, clutch, reservoir or sight glass. 
CoolantReservoir and/or coolant recovery tank — check only when cool. 
FuelTank or gauge. 
LeaksEngine OilGaskets, housings, seals. 
Gear Oil, Shaft DriveGaskets, seals, breathers. 
Hydraulic FluidHoses, master cylinders, calipers. 
CoolantRadiator, hoses, tanks, fittings, pipes. 
FuelLines, fuel valve, carbs. 
FrameConditionCracks at gussets, accessory mounts, look for paint lifting. 
Steering-Head BearingsNo detent or tight spots through full travel, raise front wheel, check for play by pulling/pushing forks. 
Swingarm BushingsRaise rear wheel, check for play by pushing/pulling swingarm. 
SuspensionFront ForksSmooth travel, equal air pressure/damping, anti-dive settings.LeftRight
Rear Shock(s)Smooth travel, equal pre-load/air pressure/damping settings, linkage moves freely and is lubricated.LeftRight
Chain or BeltTensionCheck at tightest point. 
LubricationSide plates when hot. Note: do not lubricate belts. 
SprocketsTeeth not hooked, securely mounted 
FastenersThreadedTight, missing bolts, nuts. 
Clips & Cotter PinsBroken, missing. 
Center standConditionCracks, bent. 
RetentionSprings in place, tension to hold position. 
Side standConditionCracks, bent (safety cut-out switch or pad equipped). 
RetentionSprings in place, tension to hold position.