Fowlers 45 Point Used Bike Check

All our used bikes undergo a thorough 45 point safety check before leaving our showroom. Meaning that you can buy used from us with confidence.

The 45 Points


  1.     Engine oil level/check, adjust.
  2.     Check tightness of drain bolt.
  3.     Engine stop switch.
  4.     Instrument lights & Indicators, warning lights etc.
  5.     Starter.

Drive Train

  1.     Final Drive oil level/check, adjust.
  2.     Drive chain lubrication/check, adjust.

Cooling System

  1.     Coolant level: add if necessary.

Fuel System

  1.     Choke/check operation & cable free play.
  2.     Throttle/check free play, cable routing & operation.
  3.     Tank & hoses/check for leaks.


  1.     Hydraulic brakes fluid level/add fluid if necessary.
  2.     Hydraulic brakes: brake lever and/or pedal feeling. Bleed if spongy.
  3.     Mechanical brakes: brake lever and/or pedal free play. Adjust free play.


  1.     Operation.
  2.     Hydraulic clutch: clutch lever adjust & feeling. Bleed system if necessary.
  3.     Hydraulic clutch: check fluid level. Top up if necessary.
  4.     Mechanical clutch: free play and feeling. Adjust if necessary.

Electrical System

  1.     Main switch/all positions.
  2.     Headlight/high & low beam, aim.
  3.     Brake light: front/rear switches.
  4.     Turn signals & indicator lights.
  5.     Horn.


  1.     Nuts, bolts, fasteners.
  2.     All applicable campaigns/recalls completed.

Test Ride

  1.     Instrumentation.
  2.     Cold starting performance.
  3.     Throttle responses.
  4.     Gear shifting.
  5.     Cruising.
  6.     Handling & stability.
  7.     Brakes front/rear.

Static Checks (After test ride)

  1.     Hot restart.
  2.     Idling/stability.
  3.     Leakage/coolant.
  4.     Cooling fan operation.
  5.     Appearance/clean machine.
  6.     Operation & adjustment.


  1.     Smoothness of steering head movement & pre-load. Adjust if necessary.
  2.     Steering lock/ check operation.

Wheels & Tyres

  1.     Wheels/spokes. Check tension, tighten as required.
  2.     Tyres. Check air pressure, settings, damage.
  3.     Check alignment.