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03/08/2017
To take care of your dirt bike, there are some essential steps you must take. This post can teach you the right steps for dirt bike maintenance and introduce you to the best synthetic dirt bike oils.

How to Keep Your Dirt Bike in Top Shape

Whether you're new to dirt bike riding or are a seasoned pro, taking care of your dirt bike is probably one of your priorities. Follow these basic tips to help keep your ride in great shape all year long.

Safely Wash Your Bike

After any ride around the track, whether conditions are muddy or not, it's essential that you wash your bike. Even if you're tired after a long day in the sun, making the extra effort to get your bike clean will pay off. Start by gently removing any caked on dirt or mud. In some areas, like the chain, it may be easier to remove the mud once it has dried. Use water and gentle brushes to get your bike nice and clean. If you choose to use a hose or a power washer, be careful not to push water into areas where it can cause damage. Once your bike is clean, dry it in order to reduce the appearance of water marks or rust.

Inspect Your Dirt Bike for Damage

Now that your bike is clean, you can start inspecting it for damage. It's not uncommon for things like the spokes and the nuts or bolts to come loose during a ride. Check these areas and tighten any parts that are loose. Next, check your bike for leaks. Leaking fluids can be dangerous because they can leave your bike unprotected or unprepared for your next ride if they aren't caught and taken care of.   An easy way to catch a leak is by looking for puddles forming on the ground around your bike. The color of the fluid and where it is dripping will help you figure out what fluid is leaking so you can take care of the issue.

Give Your Dirt Bike a Synthetic Oil Change

Just like in all other vehicles, you will need to change your dirt bike's oil every so often. How often it needs to be replaced will depend on various factors. Some of these factors include how often you use your dirt bike, the conditions you ride in, and the type of oil you're using. For more accurate information, check your manufacturer's recommendations. If you're looking for synthetic oil for your dirt bike, be sure to check out AMSOIL's full range of synthetic dirt bike oils. To find the perfect synthetic oil for your dirt bike, contact Synthetic Oil Direct at (215) 834-8720. They have everything from synthetic 2-stroke racing oil to high quality synthetic dirt bike oil for on-the-track and off -the-track riding. You can check out the rest of their products in their online shop.

Change or Clean the Air Filter

Your bike's air filter may seem like an unimportant part of your riding experience, but, in reality, it does a lot for your bike. It helps keep your engine cleaner and running well for longer. Because it plays such an important role, you should do your best to keep it clean. To do so, remove the air filter after riding your dirt bike. You can use a cleaner meant for this part or a solution made up of water and a basic household cleaner. Allow your air filter to dry and then coat it in air filter oil. Before putting it back in your bike, allow it to get a bit tacky.

Check Your Tire Pressure

Your tire pressure will inevitably be affected while you ride your dirt bike. While this is normal, you do need to make sure it's at the proper pressure before heading out on the track again. The best way to do this is by checking your tire pressure after a ride using a tire pressure gauge. It's important to keep in mind that the correct tire pressure will depend on the conditions you plan to ride in. Although it's ideal to take care of this after a ride, you should also check your tire pressure before your next ride.

Essential Dirt Bike Fluids

Finally, don't forget to check on your bike's fluids. Brake fluid is prone to absorbing moisture so it may need to be changed more often than other fluids. If you're riding in especially dusty conditions or putting your engine under added strain, your coolant may need topping off or changing quite often. Whatever the case is, check on your fluids and top them off often.

Give Your Dirt Bike a Synthetic Oil Change in Montgomeryville

synthetic oil for your dirt bike is ideal if you want to keep your bike in top shape. To find out more about how synthetic dirt bike oil can help keep your engine running better, contact Synthetic Oil Direct at (215) 834-8720. They can help answer all your synthetic dirt bike oil questions.
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