Dirt bike manufacturers don’t know the skillset and specific needs of every individual user. Because of this, they implement a setting that will work adequately in the majority of situations. But by having a shock revalve done, you can customize your bike’s suspension to your personal needs, skillset, and riding style. In simple terms, a shock revalve involves setting the valves that control the flow of oil through your suspension to your specific needs.
Before a shock revalve, we will need to know your riding ability, weight, and the type of riding you do most often. This will give us a baseline idea for your revalve and what will be the most effective. It’s also helpful for us to know what the problem is. For example, if your bike bottoms off when you go over flat landings, let us know. The better you can determine what is wrong with your bike and what you don’t like about the current suspension, the better we will be able to fine-tune your suspension for the results you want.
A shock revalve is worth it in the majority of cases, but there are some instances in which you should wait to have this service done. For instance, if you recently bought a new dirt bike, are new to riding, have put in less than 50 hours on your bike, or don’t recognize any problems with your suspension, wait a little while to have this service done.