Most Common Motorcycle Repairs

Jun 27

Most Common Motorcycle Repairs

Driving safely is paramount when you ride a motorcycle, but there is more to staying safe than just following the rules of the road. Sometimes, motorcycle accidents are caused by faulty maintenance, faulty motorcycle parts, or faulty repairs, and the results can be disastrous. Some of the most common motorcycle repairs include:

If a motorcycle manufacturer or repair shop’s negligence leaves you or someone you love injured in an accident, don’t wait to reach out and consult with an experienced Indiana motorcycle accident attorney.



The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) reports that tire issues play a primary role in motorcycle accidents, which makes checking your tires every time you ride a critical element of your maintenance routine. Worn tires leave you more vulnerable to the dangers of the road, and faultily manufactured tires are more susceptible to becoming dangerously worn. If there are no visible signs of dangerous wear on your bike’s tires, there are also warning signs to be on the lookout for when you ride:

  • Your bike wobbles.
  • Your tires make an unusual sound when you ride.
  • Your bike feels less stable than it once did.


The Gas Tank

While manufacturers continue to focus on improving bike safety features, one component that hasn’t changed much over the years for many manufacturers is the gas tank. Most motorcycles are constructed in such a way that – in motorcycle accidents – bikers can fly forward onto the tank, causing pelvic fractures that are known as fuel tank injuries (FTI). In other words, the very design of your bike can leave you more vulnerable to life-threatening injuries. 


Other Common Repair Concerns

Some of the motorcycle repair issues that are frequently associated with motorcycle accidents include the following:

  • Clutch repairs
  • Fuel system repairs
  • Electrical repairs
  • fiberglass motorcycle fairing repairs

Keeping your bike roadworthy is crucial to your own safety, and when the repairs you obtain are dangerously inadequate or faulty, they can contribute to or even cause life-threatening motorcycle accidents. 

Motorcycle Repairs and Maintenance

You count on the repairs and maintenance of your bike to keep it in safe working order, but if an issue arises, it can lead to serious safety concerns. Consider the following:

  • Repairs made with faultily manufactured parts
  • Repairs made with inferior parts
  • Repairs or maintenance performed by those with inadequate training or experience.
  • Repairs or maintenance in which safety corners were cut in order to increase profits   

Motorcycle accidents are not always caused by the negligence of other drivers. If you are injured in a single bike accident, motorcycle repair concerns may be the cause and should not be overlooked. 

Look to an Indiana Motorcycle Accident Attorney for the Help You Need 

The focused Indiana motorcycle accident attorneys at Blackburn Romey have an impressive wealth of experience handling challenging motorcycle accident claims in support of our client’s legal rights and best interests. We are on your side and here to help – so please don’t wait to contact or call us for more information today.

Tom Blackburn

Blackburn Romey founding partner Tom Blackburn graduated with honors receiving a degree from Indiana University at the Robert H. McKinney School of Law. Initiating his legal career in 1977, he has been active in practicing law and currently serves as a member of the Indiana State Bar Association on the Ethics and Advertising Committees, the American Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, as a board member at the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, and as an appointed member of the Executive Committee for the State of Indiana for the National Trial Lawyers Association.

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This page has been written, edited, and reviewed by a team of legal writers following our comprehensive editorial guidelines. This page was approved by Founding Partner, Tom Blackburn, who has more than 47 years of legal experience, including over 39 years specializing as a personal injury attorney.