A motocross workshop can help tune your bike perfectly for your upcoming season – and when it travels to the race, that means you can get the benefit of professional quality testing and servicing even at the last minute.
The mobile servicing workshop is equipped with everything necessary for making last minute adjustments, tuning suspension or even giving the equipment a genuine major overhaul. By having suspension serviced or tuned at the side of the track you can customise the service not just to the type of riding that you do, but to the specific terrain of the course you are riding or about to race.
The motocross workshop is able to undertake full repairs and rebuilds of suspension. Or it can be used as part of a dedicated suspension setup day, designed to give your bike the personal treatment from a team of professionals.
A suspension setup day starts with servicing, re valving or lowering the suspension in accordance with the rider, the bike and his or her expectations about what is required from the ride. Usually the servicing, re valving or lowering is done by the motocross workshop as a separate job, though technically it could be incorporated into an exhaustive suspension setup routine if required.
Once the bike is ready to be fine-tuned, the rider puts in a few laps to get the bike warm and the suspension working. The experts take a look at the way the bike rides, taking into account the rider’s style and weight – and then begin adjusting the sag, the clickers and the fork height until the optimum performance is reached for bike, rider and expectations combined.
After a break for lunch the motocross workshop can begin tinkering with handlebar position; brake adjustments; and clutch adjustments.
One of the corollary advantages of taking your bike to a workshop, be it static or a travelling one, is that you get advice from expert riders and technicians about things other than the purely mechanical aspects of your bike and the way it rides. For example, many motocross workshop professionals will also be able to offer you advice on the way you stand and sit when you ride – giving you the knowledge you need to make the union between rider and machine more complete. Sometimes, the missing ingredient in your riding can be as small and simple as a little tip about shifting your weight when you are riding in a standing position.
Often stock bike suspensions is too soft for the endure tracks the bikes are riding on. So you may find that the first thing a mobile motocross workshop needs to do is to tighten the suspension up a bit, giving you more rigidity and less sag through the corners. But of course the beauty, as noted, of having the professionals take a look at your machine in action is that they will be able to identify exactly what needs doing, when and how.
For your bike to ride as you want it to, with the right feedback and the right feeling, it is almost always necessary for you to adjust. Do it with the pros and you won’t regret it!
About the author: Alisia Jones is a freelance writer and a motorcycle enthusiast. Here she is sharing some valuable information with her readers on motocross workshop, motorcycle servicing and many more.