Your dirt bike isn’t riding like it used to, so you bring it to us at Art of War Suspension Technologies for a shock rebuild. You’ve been trying to ride your bike in its current condition for a couple of weeks now, and you wish you’d brought it in for a shock rebuild sooner. But it’s hard to tell exactly when you should get your suspension components serviced.
When it comes to how often you should bring your dirt bike in for a shock rebuild and other maintenance, there’s no one-size-fits-all formula. This is because how much your suspension wears depends on the following factors:
- Track conditions
- Soil type
- Riding style
If you ride hard, you’re going to need maintenance sooner than someone who rides with a smooth style. And if you ride on sand tracks, your bike will need service faster than if you mainly ride on hard-packed tracks because of the higher internal temperatures sand tracks get to.
Our advice to you is to pay attention to how worn your suspension is and how long it takes for this to happen between every shock rebuild. It can be helpful to get an hour meter to learn how many hours you put both on your engine and your suspension. Of course, you should also look for clues that your suspension’s performance is off, such as having to go slower or stiffer with your adjusters. Doing both of these things can help you create a personalized service timeline that matches your riding style and the type of riding you frequently do.