Adjusting 4-stroke mx bike valves is critical to maintaining your bikes performance and getting the maximum life out of your bike’s engine. Valve adjustments are needed to be checked at about 40 hours. Consult your bike’s owner or service manual to get the recommended adjustment interval for your bike.
Read and understand the manual before attempting this repair. If the cam timing is off then serious engine damage can result including total engine failure. Check out the video below for some great tips on adjusting valves.
Remember to check your bike’s owner or service manual for complete directions on how to properly adjust your 4-stroke bike valves.
If you riding hard and putting a lot of hours on your mx bike, you will need to replace your bike’s brake pads. Brake pads wear out, it’s a fact of life. The harder and more you ride the sooner your brake pads will wear out. New pads can restore the brake performance of your mx bike.
Watch this video and get some great tips on how to replace your brake pads. Make sure you understand how to make this repair. Brake failure can lead to injury. Consult your bike’s owner’s manual or repair manual for specific information on brake repairs.
Check out the video below.
Thanks and make sure you know what your doing when replacing your brake pads.
Tires are critical to getting maximum performance from you mx bike.
Tires are your connection to the dirt. The better the connection the better the control and performance of your dirt bike. MX tires are designed for certain types of dirt conditions Dunlop, Michelin, and other mx tire manufacturers have their own designation for what type of soil the tire is designed for. Many tires are able to work acceptable for a wide range of soil conditions.
Here are the guides for several popular mx tire manufacturers.
New triple Clamps are a popular upgrade for many mx bikes. Proper installation of the new triple clamp with good bearing maintenance are critical to your bikes performance. Check out the video below on how to install and maintain your new triple clamps and bearings.
Packing your bearings with new grease will greatly increase the bearing life. Especially if you use bearing tension to act as a steering dampener. The extra tension you apply on the bearings may reduce bearing life and increase the need for proper grease maintenance.
Why do you Need a Chest Protector? They just stop roost, right?
Well that is just one thing that a chest protector can do. They can also protect vital body organs such as you heart, lungs and other internal organ. The stuff that help keeps you going.
I have been using a Leatt 3DF body protector for over a season now and have given it a couple of great crash tests. I’m an over 50 vet rider and really do a good job of testing the limits of my gear when I crash.
The first crash was an over the bars endo on a downhill jump. I took the end of the right bar to my chest and stomach. That was after a 25-30 foot drop. Well other than a slight scrape mark to my chest no big deal. I then at the last race came up short on a 30 foot double. Bounced my chest off the bars and again no problem.
Keep in mind that the 3DF body protector is made of the same material as the Leatt cool suits/vest. So not only do you get great body protection but also a cool suit that works great. During some over 90 degree days I was actually getting too cool, waiting for the gate to drop. The 3DF cool suit works great.
Setting up your new bike is critical to getting the best performance and fun. Check out this video for some great tips.
These are some great tips for not only helping the performance of your bike but also helping to increase the life of your bike. Changing the oil frequently will increase the life of the modern four stroke or two stroke bike. Checking the spokes and the chain will prevent costly damage to your bike. Take the time to go over your bike each and every time you ride, you will both last longer.