Dirt Bike Tuning Tips That Don’t Cost You A Dime

Whether you just bought a new dirt bike or are simply looking to get your current bike working better, there are plenty of things you can do to tune it up for little or no cost. Keep your bike clean and maintained with these easy tune ups:

Check You Oil and Filter

Making sure your oil and filter are clean, and that your oil is at an appropriate level is one of the easiest ways you can improve your bike’s performance. To keep your bike in good shape, especially a four-stroke, you will want to change your oil frequently. All you will need is the oil, a filter, and very basic tools to remove the oil filter cover.

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Clean Your Rotors

To ensure that your brakes always have incredible stopping power, clean your rotors before every major ride that you do. Use a brake contact cleaner, and wipe away any visible grime on the brake rotors. Dirt, oil, and grease can build up, and will interfere with the sensitivity of your brakes.

Check Your Air Filter

Dirt bikes are typically ridden in mud or dirt, so it is important to check your air intake filter frequently. Unless there is a tear or physical damage to the filter, you can simply use compressed air to remove the dust, or wash and rinse it.

Clean Your Bike

Cleaning your bike regularly will keep it looking and running great for longer. Make sure to take off the seat, remove the air filter, and block the air tract. After you wash your dirt bike you will need to lubricate your drive chain and control cables, and make sure that you properly clean your brake system.

Check Your Tires

Checking your tires can help prevent malfunctions when you are riding. Check for physical damage, tread, level, and air pressure. Your owner’s manual will give recommendations for air pressure for when the tire is cool or hot.

Check Your Spark Plugs

If you are riding your dirt bike regularly, you will want to change your spark plugs every month. The condition of your spark plug indicates whether you are running too lean or too rich. This helps you understand if your dirt bike is properly jetted.

Doing these minor tune ups and repairs on your own saves you a lot of money both because you do not have to see a mechanic, and because you are less likely to break down in the future.

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