Module 2 Maintenance Questions

The Examiner will ask two questions from the list below at the start of your Module 2 Test. You must show a good understanding of each question.

The examiner will ask you to DEMONSTRATE one question and EXPLAIN another.  This will require you to get “hands-on” with the motorcycle for one of the questions.

Identify where to check level, ie dipstick or sight glass. 

Explain that the bikes engine must be cold and the bike itself must be on level ground. For dipstick, remove dipstick and wipe clean, return and remove again to check oil level against max/min marks. For sight glass, ensure glass is clean when checking. 

Check is carried out by using control (turn on ignition if necessary).

Identify reservoir, check level against high/low markings.

Operate switch (turn on ignition if necessary), identify reflectors. Check visually for cleanliness and operation.

Check for chain wear, correct tension and rear wheel alignment. Tension should be adjusted as specified in the machine handbook. Drive chain should be lubricated to ensure that excessive wear does not take place.

Handlebars should be free to move smoothly from full left lock to full right lock without any control cables being stretched, trapped or pinched and without any snagging between moving and fixed parts.

Correct tyre pressure settings can be found in the owner’s manual. Pressures should be checked using a reliable gauge. Tread depth must be at least 1mm deep, forming a continuous band at least 75% of the breadth of the tread and all the way around. There should be no lumps, bulges or tears.

Wheel the machine forward and apply the front brake. Ensure the bike can be moved when the brake is released (not binding).

Check for excessive travel on the brake lever and the brake pedal and for unusual play or sponginess. Ensure the bike can be moved when the brakes are released (not binding).

Put kill switch to ‘off’ position.  Turn ignition on.  Pull in clutch lever. Press start button.  Engine should not turn over.

Module 2 Passenger Questions

The Examiner will ask one question from the list below at the start of your Module 2 Test. You must show a good understanding of each question.

  • Make sure they are wearing the correct clothing including an approved safety helmet.
  • Make sure they sit on the bike astride, facing forwards with their feet on the foot pegs at all times.
  • Tell them were to hold. Either to the rider or the grab rail.
  • Don’t fidget about.
  • Lean with the rider and the bike into the corners.
  • Don’t do any arm signals.
  • Don’t look over my shoulder.
  • Increase the tyre pressures according to the manufacturer’s advice (owner’s manual).
  • Adjust the suspension according to the manufacturer’s advice (owner’s manual).
  • Fold the foot pegs down.
  • Adjust the headlights according to the manufacturer’s advice (owner’s manual).
  • Adjust the mirrors up, as the back will squat down.
  • Acceleration is going to be affected
  • On more powerful bikes the front could go very light.
  • Deceleration is affected.
  • Stopping distances are going to increase.
  • Cornering is going to be affected. 
  • Centre of gravity is higher therefore it is wise to go into corners slower.
  • Front wheel is going to be lighter.  Therefore it will feel a little bit vague.
  • Wind.
  • Drink/Drugs.
  • Poorly maintained machine.
  • Additional weight.
  • Road surface.
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