‘Don’t let any­one bor­row your tools’

TONY AND NEIL’S WORK­SHOP WIS­DOM

Performance Bikes (UK) - - The Garage -

NEVER LEND

We get so many peo­ple ask­ing to bor­row our tools at track­days, but, take our word for it, if you lend your tools out you never, ever, get them back again! Don’t do it. Just don’t do it!

CLEAN YOUR WHEELS

I hate work­ing on dirty wheels and if you clean them reg­u­larly you will spot any po­ten­tial faults such as cracks. Wheels do crack, es­pe­cially af­ter an ac­ci­dent, and dirty tyre valves will let crud into the valve it­self.

WATCH THE SPAC­ERS!

We have a col­lec­tion of spac­ers and cush drive rub­bers peo­ple have dropped while car­ry­ing wheels around pad­docks. When you re­move a wheel, put all the spac­ers and rub­bers in a tub. And dou­ble-check you’ve re­moved them all!

LAY THINGS OUT

Al­ways clean up be­fore a job and then lay things out so you know what parts you have re­moved and what needs to go back on again. Work­ing in a mess will al­ways lead to a bad job or lost parts.

CLEAN YOUR BIKE

On our in­voices we print in big red let­ters, ‘Please clean your bike reg­u­larly as this can iden­tify faults early.’ It is so true. If an en­gine is cov­ered in dirt how will you spot a small oil leak be­fore it de­vel­ops into some­thing more con­cern­ing?

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