Originally Posted by sethumurugan
My friend is planing to be Honda-Shine. Tomorow he might have delivery. He is not much in to auto mobiles. He checked with me about the things do before taking delivery of a two wheeler.
I searched our 2-wheeler section, but could n't find one. Can some one help me to get a list or locate one if we have any this section.
I wonder how can a human plan to be a Honda Shine!
Just joking. Please tell him to check the following things:
1. Front wheel: Check for free rotation fore and aft. Look our for date of manufacture of tyre. Look closely for any bend/chipping on the alloy wheel.
2: Front mudguard: Check for sufficient play between the front suspension forks and the mudguard. Ensure all nuts and bolts are tightened properly.
3: Headlamp assembly: Check for proper fitment of fairing. All bulbs should function properly. Headlamp focus can be cheched by throwing headlamp beam on a wall.
4: Meters: All meters/warning lamps should function properly. Check out the calibration of the fuel gauge. How much is the reading on the odo. Do the blinkers/high beam indicators work propely?
5: Key: the key shoud go smoothly inside the key hole. Check for locking of handle.
6: Handlebar: Shoould be tightened at a proper angle (compare with other bikes in the showroom). Park the bike on main stand, sit on it so that the rear wheel touches the ground (i.e. the front wheel comes up in the air). Bring the handle bar to straight ahead poosition and leave it - it should remain straight and not drop off to either side. You may have to try this multiple times in order to get it right.
7. Switches: Do all switches function properly? Does any switch show any resistance? Do the indicators cancel when the blinker switch is pushed in?
8. Fuel tank: Look our for dents and scratches. Is there any discolouration on the paint, especially at the top side? Check the functioning of fuel cap. Hold the tank with both hands on either sides and try to shake it left-right. Movement should be zero or minimum.
9. Seat: Look out for cuts, sogginess of foam compound, and fraying at the seams.
10. Rear grab rail: Should be bolted properly.
11. Rear mudguard: should not be loose. Look out for dents/scratches.
12: Rear wheel assembly: Check for free movement of wheel fore and aft. Look out for any damage on the alloy wheel. What is the date of manufacture of the tyre? A new 2 wheeler tyre will generally have small, evenly spaced rubber bristles all around the circumference of it's sidewall.
13. Rear Suspension: Take the bike off stand and sit on its rear sit. Jump up and down on the seat. Is there any noise from the rear suspension? Does it feel too hard or too soft? Paark the bike on main stand and compare both rear dampers while standing behind the bike. Does one damper look longer/smaller than the other?
14: Drivechain: The Shine comes with an enclosed drive chain. Take the bike off stand and sit on it. Jump up-down vigorously? Is there any noise from inside the chain cover? The free play in the chain should be 1 or 1.25 inches measured with the rider sitting on the bike while it is off stand.
15. Front/Rear brake adjuster mechanism: Check for free movement of the adjuster. It should be able to be screwed in/out with a single hand's worth of effort. Check the brake fluid level in the master cylinder if the bike is fitted with a disc brake.
16: Side Covers/Panels: Look out for dents/scratches. Check the locks. Do the panels fit flush on their mountings after being locked?
17. Battery: does the battery look new or old? Check the electrolyte level. Look for spillages. Both terminals should be clean and tight. Ask for battey warranty card.
18. Engine: Look for any signs of oil leak at all joints (clutch cover, crankcase, clinder head, carb manifold, engine oil filler/drain screw). Start the engine and let it run for 5 minutes. Is the idling smooth? Are there any wnanted/strange noises coming from the engine? Check the engine oil level. Is there paint coming off from any part of the engine? Are there signs of any screw having tempered with?
19: Horn: Is the sound clear and consistent?
20: Gearbox: Check for oil leaks at the gear lever mount. Do all gears engage smoothly? Is the neurtal easy to find?
21: Footpegs: Are all footpegs tightened properly? Is any rubber covering missing from any footpeg?
22: Sparkplug: Open the sparkplug from the cylinder head and inspect it. Is the spark plug new? Is there any oil on its electrode? What is the colour of the electrode (on a new bike , there should be no deposits on the electrode)? Refit the spak plug and put on the plug cap. Does it fit properly? Is there any looseness?
23. Fuel tap: Does it operate smoothly? Do you see any red deposits on the fuel tap or on the pipe that connects it to the fuel tank (red deposits = leaking petrol).
24. Carburettor: Does the carburettor appear clean? Are the rubber hoses connecting it to the air filter and the cylinder head properly tightened? Is there any missing screw?
24: Air filter: Is it clean? Does it appear new?
25: Clutch: Is there sufficient play in the clutch? Does it engage and disengage smoothly?
26: All cables: Are they routed properly? Look for fraying.
27: Front/rear brake: Are they set properly? Is there proper free play in the levers?
28: Front suspension: Take the bike off stand. Apply the front brake and push the handlebars down amd up several times. There should be no noise from the front suspension. Check foir any oil leaks.
29: Number plates: Are both number plates present?
30: Rear view mirrors: Are both rear view mirrors present? Do they adjust properly? Get them adjusted to your riding position.
31: Saree guard: Is it fitted?
32: Valve caps: Are they missing?
32: Chassis: Look out for rust at all welding joints? Are all weld joints painted? Take the bike off stand and hold it perpendicular to the ground with the front wheel pointing dead ahead. Ask your friens do go go to the front end of the bike and look of both the front and the rear wheels seem to be in a straight line (there should be ZERO offset. Repeat the same process while standing behind the bike. Your friend will have to kneel down in order to inspect this properly at both ends.
33: Steering head: Does the handlebar mover freely from end to end? Does it travel more in one direction than the other?
34: Handlebar grips: Do they look like new?
35: Silencer: Check for dents/holes/paint fade. Is it bolted properly to the cylinder head?
36. Tire pressure: Are the tires inflated to the manufacturer recommended air pressure (I bet they wont be)
37: Test Ride: Now take the bike out for a test ride with a pillion. Does the engine pull smoothly? Do the gears engage freely? Is there any struggle in the engine? Does the clutch bite properly? Is there any noise from anywhere,especially from the suspension? Does the bike turn smoothly? Is the ride hard or soft? Is there smoke coming from the silencer? Get the bike back to the showroom and park it on a level surface. Do you see any oil leakage?
37: Documentation: RC book, Insurance, Battery warranty, PUC certificate (if applicable), Invoice, Bill for accessories fitted, if any, Owner's manual, Service/Warranty booklet, Duplicate key, First aid kit, Tool box.
38: Petrol: Is there sufficient petrol to take you till the fuel bunk?
39: Camera: For capturing the moment :)
40: Final look: Does everything look okay on the bike? Look closely.
41. Take delivery
42. Enjoy, thank TAI
, and take care of the little Honda!