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Module 2 Show me / Tell me (Maintenance) Questions

OilTell meIdentify where you would check the engine oil level and
tell me how you would check that the engine has
sufficient oil.
Identify where to check level, i.e. dipstick or sight
glass. Explain that level should be between max
and min marks. 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.
HornShow meShow me how you would check that the horn is
working on this machine (off road only).
Check is carried out by using control (turn on
ignition if necessary).
Brake FluidTell meIdentify where the brake fluid reservoir is and tell me
how you would check that you have a safe level of
hydraulic fluid.
Identify reservoir, check level against high/low
LightsTell meTell me how you would check that the lights and
reflectors are clean and working.
Explanation only: Operate switch (turn on ignition if
necessary), identify reflectors. Check visually for
cleanliness and operation.
Brake LightShow meShow me how you would check that the brake lights
are working.
Operate brake, place hand over light or make use
of reflections in windows, garage doors, etc, or ask
someone to help.
ChainTell meTell me how you would check the condition of the
chain on this machine.
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.
SteeringShow meShow me what checks you would make on the steering
movement before using the machine.
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
TyresTell meTell me how you would check your tyres to ensure that
they are correctly inflated, have sufficient tread depth
and that their general condition is safe to use on the
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 ¾ of the breadth of the tread and all the way
around. There should be no lumps, bulges or tears.
Front BrakeShow meShow me how you would check the operation of the
front brake on this machine.
Wheel the machine forward and apply the front
BrakesShow meShow me how you would check the operation of the
brakes on this machine.
Check for excessive travel on the brake lever and
the brake pedal and for unusual play or
Emergency Cut OutShow meShow me how you would check the operation of the
engine cut out switch.
Operate switch, without the engine being
Rear Fog LightShow meShow me how you would switch on the rear fog light
and explain when you would use it (if fitted).
Operate switch (turn on ignition and dipped
headlights if necessary). Check warning light is on.
Explain use.
HeadlightShow meShow me how you switch your headlight from dipped
to main beam.
Operate switch (with ignition or engine on if
necessary), check with main beam warning light.

Module 2 Pillion Passenger Questions

What advice you would give a pillion passenger?
• 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.

What adjustments would you make to the bike if you were taking a pillion passenger?
• 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.

How is the extra weight on the back going to affect the handling?
• Acceleration is going to be affecting. On more powerful bike 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.

What would affect your balance?
• Wind.
• Drink/Drugs.
• Poorly maintained machine.
• Additional weight.
• Road surface.