One of the most important components in any motorcycle is the shocks, as these components absorb some of the impact from the ground and allow the bike to remain stable instead of being knocked off-balance. As you might expect, the shocks on motocross bikes take a lot of punishment, as they are subject to frequent impacts and high stress. Because of this, you will most likely need to have your shocks rebuilt multiple times throughout your bike’s lifespan. Our team at Art of War Suspension Technologies has extensive experience in working on bikes, and you can count on us to take care of your shock rebuild needs. In this article, we’ll provide more information about shock rebuilds, so you can know what to expect from the process and recognize when you need this service.
• How Shock Rebuilds Work. In a shock rebuild, your mechanic will first remove the old shocks from your bike. From there, they disassemble the components and check each for wear and tear, determining which, if any, can be restored and which will need to be replaced. Then, they will thoroughly clean all the components that are still in good condition and choose replacements for all the others. Finally, the mechanic will reassemble the components and attach the shock to your bike.
• Signs that You Need a Shock Rebuild. There are a few signs that indicate your bike needs a shock rebuild. If you notice that your ride feels bouncier than it used to, your bike swerves unexpectedly as you ride, or your brakes make noise or take longer to work, then we encourage you to give our team a call to schedule a shock rebuild.