Updated: Mar 30, 2019
What You Must Do to the Bike Not only must your performance be good, your bike must be in an optimal condition so keeping your bike in good working orders is a must in motocross. Here are just a few rules to stick by:
Air Filter Prior to every ride you should change and/or clean your air filter. This helps the bike breathe correctly and function properly. Riding with a dirty and dusty air filter increases the risk of dirt entering the bikes engine and can cause unnecessary wear. Costing you more money on maintenance in the long run.
Tyre Pressures Depending on where you are riding depends on the tyre pressures you want. For example, on hard pack tracks or on the rocky mountains of Wales, you want to be riding a higher PSI as this will prevent you from getting punctures. Notre this can decrease your traction so make sure to check the recommended pressures for your bike for certain locations or ground types.
Oil & Filter Changes This is another maintenance tip, most bike manuals state a longer period between each oil change, personally I like to change my oils every two rides and a filter every five but this is only personal choice . Changing oils and filters means keeping your engine in as best condition as possible taking out any metal fragments or contamination from the engine which may cause future break downs. Make sure to check that you’re using the correct oils for your bike!
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