Here at Art of War Suspension Technologies, we want to help all dirt bike and motocross enthusiasts get the best possible performance from their bikes, and we have the right experience and skills to do just that. We provide a range of services designed to help you keep your bike in optimal condition, and one of those services is shock rebuilds. In this article, we’ll go over a few signs that it may be time to have your bike’s shocks rebuilt so that you can know when to give us a call.
- Check the Hours. One way to tell whether your bike is due for a shock rebuild is to check how long it has spent being ridden. You can do this by using an hour meter, or if no hour meter is being used, estimate as closely as possible how many hours you’ve ridden the machine since last service. Dirt bike suspension should be serviced at anywhere from 20 to 30 hours spent in use.
- Pay Attention to Performance. The second main strategy for determining whether you need a shock rebuild for your bike is simply to pay attention to how it handles and performs, and how those things change over time. For instance, if you find that your adjusters are becoming less and less effective, it’s probably time for a complete shock rebuild.
- Ask an Expert. A third thing you can do to figure out whether you need a shock rebuild is to consult experts like ourselves. For instance, when you bring your bike in for routine services, we can help figure out how worn the parts of your shocks are and establish a timeline for replacement.