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05/03/2019
Keep your dirt bike in the best shape by taking care of crucial maintenance after every ride. If you're not sure what to focus on while doing maintenance, check out these tips.

Dirt Bike Maintenance Tips to Keep Your Bike in Top Shape

For new dirt bike riders, keeping up with bike maintenance can be a struggle. It may feel like there's so much to do, but with practice, it will all get more manageable. To help you keep up with essential dirt bike maintenance tasks, use these tips from Hartmans Inc.

Thoroughly Clean Your Bike

It's no secret that dirt bike riding can get quite messy. With all the dirt and mud you'll be riding through, it only makes sense that your bike will end up quite dirty after a day of riding. Not only will this make your bike look unkempt, but it can also cause issues for your ride in the long term. To keep your bike in great shape for longer be sure to wash it after every ride. While you can use a power washer to remove the caked on dirt and mud, this can be a bit dangerous if you're not careful. There are certain parts of your bike that shouldn't get wet, it'll be easier to wash it with a bucket of water and some brushes. Once you've cleaned your bike thoroughly, take the time to dry it off so you can continue with your maintenance.

Clean Your Air Filter

All of the dirt you're riding through can end up getting caught in your bike's air filter, causing a major clog. If this doesn't sound like a big deal, you've probably never tried running with a seriously stuffy nose. If your air filter is clogged, this can impede efficient combustion. This, of course, leads to a drop in performance which can make your ride a lot less fun. To clean your air filter, remove it and wash it. Once it's dry, put some air filter oil on it before putting it back in its place.

Get a Synthetic Oil Change for Your Dirt Bike

Next up is changing your bike's oil. Just like your car relies on oil changes to keep its engine in top shape, your bike will also need oil changes for the same reason. Instead of using just any oil, invest in a quality synthetic oil so that you're sure your car's engine is being taken care of properly. Dirt bikes operate under quite a bit of stress, so using a quality oil is super important. How often you should change it will depend on how often you use your dirt bike and the riding conditions. For the best advice, consult the manufacturer's recommendations. To keep your dirt bike operating at its best for longer, give it synthetic oil changes in Wichita at regular intervals. Not sure what oil to use? Check out AMSOIL's 10W-40 Synthetic Dirt Bike Oil which can keep your engine at its best. Contact Hartmans Inc. at (316) 686-1069 to find even more quality AMSOIL Oil products for all of your engines. To find even more products like this, you can also check out their online shop.

Maintain Your Bike's Fluids

On top of checking on your oil, you'll also need to check on your coolant and brake fluid after a day out riding. Your bike relies on its coolant to keep things cool in the engine. Since you push your bike pretty hard, your coolant is something you'll need to stay on top of. Your brakes are crucial during a ride, so ensuring that your brake fluid is still at its best is a must. After a day out riding, check on both of these fluids and make the necessary changes and adjustments before storing your bike.

Keep an Eye on Your Dirt Bike's Tires

Another thing to check on before storing your bike for another day is the tires. Start by checking your spokes and tightening any that have come loose. Riding around on loose spokes isn't just bad for your bike, it can also put you in a bit of danger. Once your spokes are nice and tight, check on your tire pressure. Chances are your tires will be a bit low, so now is the perfect time to fill them back up to where they should be.

Give Your Dirt Bike a Synthetic Oil Change in Wichita

To keep your dirt bike performing well, be sure to give it synthetic oil changes in Wichita. For help finding the right products for your oil change, contact Hartmans Inc. at (316) 686-1069. You can also check out their full range of AMSOIL Oil products in their online store.
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