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 […]

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

Throttle Assembly

Throttle Assembly

Throttle You’ll find that most riders of all levels are very cautious about throttle assembly performance. Walking through the pits during an mx / offroad race it’s not uncommon to find factory mechanics or riders themselves disassembling throttle assemblies for cleaning between races. Having a sticky throttle assembly can be very dangerous for the rider. Basic Inspection And Cleaning Start by removing the rubber dust cover and […]

October 10, 2010 at 8:56 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

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