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Keeping Your Engine Breathing Easy: Dirt Bike/ATV Valve Service

Why Choose Our Dirt Bike/ATV Valve Service?

Your dirt bike or ATV's engine relies on precise valve timing to breathe efficiently. Intake valves allow fresh air and fuel into the combustion chamber, while exhaust valves release spent gasses. Over time, valves and their components can experience wear and tear, leading to performance issues. This blog post delves into our Dirt Bike/ATV Valve Service, priced between $150.00 and $450.00 (including spark plug change), designed to ensure your engine's valves operate optimally for peak performance and reliability.

  • Improved Engine Performance: Properly adjusted valves ensure optimal air-fuel mixture intake and efficient exhaust gas removal. This translates to better power delivery, smoother running, and potentially improved fuel efficiency.
  • Reduced Emissions: Precise valve timing minimizes unburned fuel and harmful emissions released by your machine.
  • Prevents Engine Damage: Neglected valves can lead to problems like overheating, power loss, and even engine damage. Our service helps prevent these costly issues.

The Dirt Bike/ATV Valve Service Process

A qualified technician will perform these key steps during a valve service (price varies depending on factors explained below):

  • Valve Clearance Check: The technician will meticulously measure the clearance between the valve stem and rocker arm using specialized feeler gauges. Manufacturer specifications dictate the ideal clearance for optimal valve operation.
  • Valve Adjustment (if necessary): If the valve clearances deviate from the manufacturer's specifications, the technician will carefully adjust them using shims or other methods specific to your machine.
  • Valve Inspection: The technician will inspect the valves and valve seats for signs of wear, damage, or pitting. This might involve cleaning the valves with specialized tools.
  • Spark Plug Replacement (Included): Since access to the valves often requires removing the spark plug, our service includes a complimentary spark plug change to ensure proper ignition.

Factors Affecting Service Cost ($150.00 - $450.00):

  • Valve Accessibility: On some dirt bike and ATV models, accessing the valves is a relatively straightforward process. In other models, reaching the valves might require additional labor due to fairing removal or other steps involved. This can affect the overall service cost.
  • Valve Adjustment Complexity: The complexity of adjusting the valve clearances depends on the specific type of adjustment method used on your machine. Some methods might require replacing shims, while others involve screw adjustments.
  • Valve Condition: If the valve inspection reveals excessive wear or damage, replacing the valves or valve seats might be necessary. This would incur additional costs beyond the base valve service price.

Invest in Optimal Engine Performance

Our Dirt Bike/ATV Valve Service, priced between $150.00 and $450.00 (including a spark plug change), is an investment in keeping your engine running smoothly and efficiently. By ensuring your valves operate within the proper specifications, you'll experience:

  • Improved power delivery
  • Smoother engine operation
  • Reduced emissions
  • Prevention of costly engine damage

Schedule Your Valve Service Today!

Don't let neglected valves compromise your engine's performance. Schedule your Dirt Bike/ATV Valve Service today. Our qualified technicians will ensure your engine breathes easy, keeping you riding strong on your next off-road adventure.

Motorcycle Dirt Bike/ATV Valve Service

Charges: $150 - $450.00 (includes spark plug change too)

Mileage: Recommended as part of regular maintenance, typically every 1,000 to 3,000 miles or as specified by the manufacturer.

Perform the Service:

  • Inspect the valve clearances and determine if adjustments are needed.
  • Remove the valve cover and access the valves.
  • Adjust the valve clearances to the manufacturer's specifications.
  • Replace the valve cover gasket if necessary.
  • Reinstall the valve cover and test the engine for proper operation.

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Motorhelmets Fullerton CA

1871 W. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton CA 92833 USA
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General Dirt Bike ATV Service Guideline Below

Dirt bikes and ATVs are built for rugged terrain and high-performance riding, but they require regular maintenance and care to perform at their best. This service guideline outlines the key aspects of maintaining and servicing these off-road vehicles to ensure safety and longevity.

STREET & SPORTS BIKE MOTORCYCLES SERVICE CENTER Fullerton Orange County California at Motorhelmets

Dirt Bike and ATV Maintenance Suggestions

  • Take a quick walk around your bike for a visual inspection before every ride.
  • Look for any drips or stains under the bike, indicating potential fluid leaks.
  • Inspect tires for proper inflation, wear, and any embedded objects.
  • Check for proper chain tension and lubrication.
  • Ensure all lights are working properly, including headlight, taillight, brake lights, and turn signals.
  • Check and adjust tire pressure to the manufacturer's recommended level using a reliable pressure gauge.
  • Don't attempt tasks you're not comfortable with. If you're unsure about any maintenance procedure, consult a qualified mechanic.
  • Safety first! Always wear proper safety gear while performing any maintenance on your motorcycle.


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Located in Southern California, serving Los Angeles and Orange County areas, Whittier, Santa Ana, Irvine, Anaheim, Yorba Linda, Motorhelmets Motorcycle Shop has a team of experienced professionals available to assist with any motorcycle-related issues. Their highly experienced technicians and mechanics can service most Harley Davidson, European, and Japanese Motorcycles and most types of bikes, including sport bikes, road bikes, cruisers, ATVs/Quads & Dirt Bikes.

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