A dirt bike, just like any other machine, undergoes wear and tear, meaning that its wear parts will eventually need to be replaced and whole systems will need to be rebuilt. One part of a dirt bike that is under a lot of stress is the forks, so it’s not surprising that they need to be rebuilt on a regular basis. Our team here at Art of War Suspension Technologies wants to help you take the best possible care of your bike, and we provide the dirt bike fork rebuild services to do just that. In this article, we will provide a brief overview of how this process works so that you can know what to expect.
First, we carefully clean and inspect the exterior of the components and then record the compression and rebound clickers. Then, we drain the suspension fluid and disassemble the fork. After that, we remove all the seals and bushings from the fork tubes and disassemble the cartridge. Once everything is disassembled, we thoroughly check each component for damage, inspect the tubes for scratches or nicks, and clean and dry each item to prepare for re-assembly.
The next step in the dirt bike fork rebuild process is to install new seals and bushings and refill the cartridge with suspension fluid. Then, we bleed all the air out of the cartridge and install the compression base valve unit. Once the cartridges are fully rebuilt, we reinstall them with the springs and ensure all fasteners are torqued. The last steps in the dirt bike fork rebuild process are to reset the clickers, give one last clean, and then install fresh fork decals.