Dirt Bike Service Intervals

It's no secret that giving your dirt scooter some love on a regular basis will keep her happy as well as save you some serious repair $$$ in the long run, but what EXACTLY should you do?? Read on my friend! Below is a list of service items and intervals to cover your dirt bike from head to toe.

FEW NOTES:

  • The below service intervals are based on our real world experience and are intended for reference use only.

  • Your dirt bike's service manual should be considered as the ultimate authority on service intervals.

  • Obviously riding conditions, previous maintenance habits, riding styles, and crashes can have an effect on service intervals.

BOTH 2 & 4 STROKE

  • 2 - 4 hrs: Clean air filter
  • 20 hrs: Inspect and adjust suspension sag
  • 40 hrs: Replace chain and BOTH sprockets
  • 40 hrs: Inspect front and rear brake pads, replace as needed
  • 40 hrs: Change front and rear wheel bearings
  • 40 hrs: Lubricate cables (throttle & brake)
  • 60 hrs: Change fork seals and fork oil
    • Inspect bushings, replace as needed
  • 60 hrs: Change shock seal and shock oil
    • Inspect bushing, replace as needed
    • Inspect and replace lower shock bearing as needed
  • 80 hrs: Grease chassis bearings (swingarm, linkage, shock, and headset)
    • Replace if any show signs of wear or excessive play
  • 80 hrs: Change exhaust packing
    • 100 hrs: Change radiator fluid
    • 100 hrs: Change front & rear brake fluid
    • 100 hrs: Change clutch plates, fibers and springs

    2 STROKE ONLY

    • 6 - 8 hrs: Change transmission oil
    • 50 - 60 hrs: Change piston and rings
      • Inspect crank in the process, replace as needed
      • Inspect and clean power valve in the process

      4 STROKE ONLY

      • 4 - 6 hrs: Change engine oil
      • 6 - 8 hrs: Change transmission oil
      • 12 - 15 hrs: Valve inspection
        • Adjust / re-shim valves as nedded
      • 50 - 60 hrs: Change piston and rings
        • Inspect crank in the process, replace as needed
        • Inspect cam chain in the process, replace as needed

       

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      Need a little help with servicing your dirt bike? Don't be afraid to reach out by emailing us at wes@roccoracingproducts.com!