MAINTAIN YOUR MOTOCROSS WELL

Your motocross is often put to the test; it must be maintained in excellent condition to ensure your safety. Maintenance is the secret of its longevity. It is done at each exit and on a regular basis. Be careful, remember that maintenance is different if you have a motocross 2T or 4T.

Maintain a two-stroke motocross

During the races and with each use:

  • Wash thoroughly with high pressure and WD40 spray, except for the brakes.
  • Clean the air filter, air purge, and dust covers at the fork.
  • Check the tightening, transmission (crown, chain, and pinion), tires, and spoke tension.
  • Check the oil level of the gearbox, brake fluid (front and rear), and coolant.
  • Check the brake pads (front and rear).
  • Clean the chain with the motorcycle chain care products and lubricate it.
  • Lubricate the joints (pedal, chain, lever, etc.).

Every 10 hours of use:

  • Empty the oil from the box.
  • Check the condition of the brake discs (front and rear), the moving parts of the shock absorber, the tightening of the tires and the hubs, the condition of the clutch (sheath, cable and possibly the hydraulic system) and the accelerator (cable, sheath and handle).
  • Check the conditions of the fork, frame, and swingarm.
  • Replace the spark plug if your motocross 2T is up to 200cc.
  • Check the intake pipe.
  • Make check all hoses and hoses.

Every 20 hours of use:

  • Check the piston and its segments and replace the parts if they are in poor condition.
  • Replace the spark plug if it is a motocross 250cc or more.
  • Make sure the exhaust valves are functional.
  • Change the rock wool at the muffler.
  • Check the chain kit and replace it if necessary.
  • Check the battery and/or charge.

Every 30 hours of use:

  • Maintain the fork.

Every 40 hours of use:

  • Check the carburetor and the injection as well as their respective components.
  • Maintain the damper.
  • For displacements of 200cc or less: change the connecting rod, the crank pins, as well as the bearings of the connecting rod. However, this replacement is not always necessary if you do not use your motorcycle intensively.
  • Check the commitments of the reports of the gearbox.
  • Perform an integral replacement of the motor bearings.

After 50 hours of use or every year:

  • Performing a draining brake fluid (front and rear).
  • Replace the sheath and the cable or drain the hydraulic clutch.
  • Grease and/or replace the steering bearings.

Maintain a four-stroke motocross

During the races and at each exit:

  • Wash thoroughly with high pressure and use a WD40 spray for protection (except the brakes).
  • Clean the air filter.
  • Check the various tightenings, the level of oil in the box as well as that of the coolant.
  • Check the brake pads (front and rear).
  • Check the brake fluid level (front and rear), transmission (crown, chain, and pinion), tires (general condition and air pressure), and spoke tension.
  • Clean the chain and lubricate it.
  • Lubricate the joints (pedal, chain, lever, etc.).
  • For recent motors, check the error memory using the diagnostic box.

Every 10 hours of use

  • Drain the engine oil and change the filter. Thoroughly clean the oil sieve. This step is to be done every two races and/or every 500km if you use your motocross on a hike.
  • Replace the oil filter.
  • Check the condition of the brake discs (front and rear), the hinge at the damper, the hubs, and the wheel bearings, and the entire acceleration mechanism.
  • Check the swingarm, frame and fork wear, the entire clutch mechanism, the condition of the intake pipe, and the condition of all hoses and hose assemblies.

Every 20 hours of use

  • Check and/or change the chain kit.
  • Check and/or charge the battery.
  • Change the rock wool at the rear muffler.
  • Perform a complete check of the valve sets.

Every 30 hours of use

  • Maintain the fork.
  • Check the condition of the sealing rings at the water pump.

Every 40 hours of use

  • Check the various components of the injection and/or carburetor.
  • Maintain the damper.
  • Check that the gearbox is working properly by testing the commitments of the reports.
  • Fully change the motor bearings.

In addition to motorcycle maintenance, remember to clean your helmet cross after every ride! On the blog, we give you all the good gestures to wash it effectively.

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