Basic 2 Stroke Top & Bottom End Testing

Basic 2 Stroke Top & Bottom End Testing

A lot of riders are always asking how they can determine the condition of their 2-stroke engine and or help troubleshoot a current running issue. So I decided to put together a quick little article that addresses the basics around performing a compression test and crank case pressure testing. Enjoy and I hope this information helps with the basics to […]

How To Clean Your Moto Boots

How To Clean Your Moto Boots

When it comes to motocross, its doing motos that is by far the fun part. When it comes to cleaning up afterwards, getting rid of the mud on your ride and gear can be a lengthy process. The fun begins… STEP 1: One of the most vital things to keep in mind after a hard day of doing motos is […]

December 14, 2011 at 7:30 am 1 comment

How Does The Suspension Work?

How Does The Suspension Work?

Here is an awesome write-up from a Showa engineer on how mx suspension works, enjoy its pretty good stuff! As the damper or shock is compressed a rod is pushed into the damper body. At the end of this rod is a piston that gets forced through oil that is contained within the damper. The oil is then forced through […]

November 30, 2011 at 9:12 am Comments are Disabled

Goggle Cleaning Tips

Goggle Cleaning Tips

When it comes to MX goggles there is only one brand that Dirt Hammers will wear and that is Spy goggles. We have been using them for over 8 years and still have the original pair we started with. Some of the key features are listed below. Spy goggles are the most comfortable and most durable goggles on the market. Anti-fog […]

November 1, 2011 at 10:52 am 2 comments

Brake Bleeding Tips

Brake Bleeding Tips

Learn the tricks to mastering brake bleeding using techniques from World Champion Racer and acclaimed instructor Shane Watts

August 21, 2011 at 11:40 am 1 comment

Basic Tools Needed For Servicing Your Dirt Bike

Basic Tools Needed For Servicing Your Dirt Bike

Having the proper tools, supplies and work environment is critical to be able to service your dirt bike(s) efficiently and properly. Organize your work area and other specialty equipment in what space you have available to you. Having the proper tools for the job will make repairs / maintenance a whole lot easier and safer. Listed below is a basic […]

January 6, 2011 at 5:03 am 0 comments

Electrical System

Electrical System

Electrical System Basic maintenance to your electrical / ignition system can be the difference of riding your bike or pushing it back to the truck. Most systems will fail due to the vibration, moisture, and even heat that dirt bikes are exposed to. Basic Electrical Maintenance Visit your local auto parts store and purchase a tube of dielectric grease and a can […]

November 10, 2010 at 10:10 am 0 comments

2-Stroke Top End Inspection

2-Stroke Top End Inspection

Top End Inspection Tips Inspection Chart Displacement 80/85cc 125cc 250cc 500cc Tear Down Hrs 10 15 25 50   The top end on your bike should be torn down periodically for proper inspection of the cylinder, cylinder head, piston/rings, power valves, reeds, etc. The above chart is just a general guide. It’s hard to place an exact service interval for the […]

November 6, 2010 at 7:09 am 0 comments

Air Filter Service

Air Filter Service

 Air Filter System The air intake system uses an air box, air filter, and air box drain. Believe or not but there’s a cheap piece of foam and a thin layer of oil protecting your engine from harmful debris and expensive repairs. Inspection And Cleaning Air filters should be cleaned after each ride for best performance. Each and every time […]

November 1, 2010 at 9:56 am 0 comments

Drive Train

Drive Train

Chain And Sprockets Even with today’s technologies the simple chain and sprocket drive train is still the best way to deliver power to the rear wheel especially with dirt bikes that have suspension travel of 10 inches or more. The drive train can affect the handling and the suspension of your bike. Under acceleration the chain forces the rear wheel in to […]

October 9, 2010 at 10:07 am 0 comments

Suspension

Suspension

 Suspension Baseline Settings Do not send your suspension off to get re valved until you have gotten a solid baseline of suspension settings. Today’s bikes come with pretty good suspension and the average rider would only need to dial in the compression and rebound, sprung correctly for rider’s weight, and proper sag settings. Springs This is the first step in […]

October 8, 2010 at 4:46 am 0 comments

Clutch Tips

Clutch Tips

The Clutch The clutch inside your dirt bike has a very important role: which can affect handling and power delivery. Traction will be lost if the clutch doesn’t engage and disengage smoothly. A few questions to ask yourself about your clutch: Does your clutch plates burn out fast? Does you clutch make any grinding noises while idling in neutral? Does […]

October 7, 2010 at 9:51 am 0 comments

Seat Covers

Seat Covers

 Seat Cover Installation Tips A pneumatic staple gun is best to use because it has enough force to fully inject the staples into the plastic seat base. A hand operated staple gun doesn’t have enough force to fully seat the staples into the seat base. A staple remover tool would be helpful but a flat blade screw driver with the use of side […]

October 7, 2010 at 5:02 am 0 comments

Set Compression and Rebound Damping

October 6, 2010 at 5:17 am 0 comments

Cooling System

Cooling System

Cooling System You’ll find aluminum radiators on all high performance dirt bikes built today. Due to weight and size issues related with dirt bikes these aluminum radiators are placed in tight areas and at the front part of the bike where they will get hammered with rocks, sticks, and crashes. If your radiators get damaged to the point of it leaking coolant then you race or […]

October 2, 2010 at 7:37 am 0 comments

Carburetor Tuning and Theory

Carburetor Tuning and Theory

The following article was found online, but without a byline showing the author’s name. Photos have been added to show what the text explains. If you know the author, please send a message so we can contact them, give them credit and thank them for their work. Intro Carburetor tuning has the greatest effect on engine performance. When a motorcycle […]

October 1, 2010 at 5:37 am 0 comments