Read more about the Top 10 Overlooked Maintenance Items at Motorcycle.com.Perhaps the motorcycle manufacturers are to blame. Theyve made their products so reliable that we take them for granted. We almost feel that if we just keep our bikes tank full and spoon new rubber on the rims when necessary, weve got our machinery handled. Well, thats not quite true, and consequently, many riders tend to overlook basic maintenance for extended periods. While lots of riders have the off-season in which they have the time away from riding to take care of annual upkeep, many little things need to be done on a regular basis throughout the riding season.