SIGNS WHEN TRANSMISSION OIL NEEDS REPLACEMENT
Your motorbike’s engine and braking system aren’t the only ones that need special fluid. There is one more component that may be often overlooked but plays a vital part for your vehicle. That part is the transmission system, which also needs oil and, as such, requires regular oil maintenance.
While engine oil lubricates engine parts, transmission oil lubricates the transmission gears and ensures that the gears work properly. By being well-protected, the gears will not easily experience wear.
So, what could happen if you fail to perform regular check-up of your transmission oil? Here are some potential problems that should nudge you towards re-considering your oil maintenance schedule:
1. Noises in the transmission box, caused by gear friction. It may be because the oil has lost its viscosity, resulting in metal friction. Eventually, this may cause your motorbike to break down.
2. Component friction. Gear transmission requires fluid to protect the metals and make sure the gears can work optimally. When oil dissipates, the temperature inside the transmission box may rise to the point of overheat.
Another downside of ignoring the warning signs of immediate oil replacement, in which damage may occur, is certainly the huge repair cost. You can easily avoid this by sticking to your routine maintenance schedule, typically after 4,000 to 8,000 km or once after every two times of engine oil replacement.
You may also be advised to replace your transmission oil every three to four months. However, during the wet season, you may need to replace the oil quicker than usual due to the risk of having rainwater mixed with your oil.