If you ride trails, spend your weekends at the sand dunes, or race, maintaining the moving parts in your dirt bike is necessary for optimum performance. Having us do a dirt bike shock rebuild on your bike regularly is critical to keeping your suspension in optimum condition and enhancing the quality of your ride.
However, in between every dirt bike shock rebuild, there are things you can do to enhance your bike’s performance:
- If your steering head bearings are loose, tight, or worn, they’re going to affect how your bike handles and steers. Check these bearings for free play, and if they are too tight or too loose, follow the manufacturer’s instructions for adjusting them.
- Damaged or worn-out wheel bearings can result in your bike weaving and wobbling along the track, similarly to having a flat tire. Check your wheel bearings every time you clean your bike or lubricate the chain.
- After you ride in sandy or dusty conditions, check your fork seals for any leaks. These seals are made up of two different seals: the dust seal and the oil seal. If you notice oil is running down the tube, clean under your dust tube before you consider replacing this part.
- For your bike’s suspension to work correctly, you need to bleed the forks on it. All you have to do is twist the bleeder screw counterclockwise until you hear air hissing out of it. Since bleeding the forks takes just a few seconds, it’s something worth doing every time you ride.
If you have questions or need to schedule your next dirt bike shock rebuild, contact us today at Art of War Suspension Technologies.