Maintenance of the front fork of a terrain power bike, a home sports power bike
by Vy Nhat on Jun 07, 2023
After a long time of use, the front fork of a sports bike or a racing bike should be lubricated and cleaned to increase the life of the bike as well as ensure the safety of the vehicle user. ADO E-bike will share with you how to maintain the front fork of a mountain bike and a sports bike.
When washing dirt bikes, sports bikes you need to pay attention, check the cover, shoulders and the part around the brake booster plate, the hoof and the bottom pipes near the disc brake, these are the parts that are prone to damage. cracks during impact.
Bicycle front forks often have a protective cover, which should only be removed when you clean the bike. The lid has the function of preventing sand and other impurities from sticking to the inside.
Note that when choosing a shock absorber front fork, you need to pay attention to regular maintenance. Fork maintenance is just as important as chain maintenance. When not properly maintained, the fork will become stiffer, lose its good elasticity when cycling as well as shorten the life of the bike.
Preparation: 6-way wrench, wooden base, oiling tool, inflatable.
- Clean the dirt inside the rubber cover:
The rubber cover is the protective layer of the shock absorber tube, which needs to be cleaned regularly.
You can proceed with cleaning by peeling off the rubber cover, cleaning the fork with a clean rag. Checking the front fork periodically will help you control the condition of use, as well as repair them in time. For the best of your speed experiences on all terrains.
- Oiling on the shortened extension tube:
This is an indispensable step after cleaning the car. Apply a thin layer of oil or grease on the extension tube, to ensure that the tube is always in top condition.
- Disassembling and cleaning the shock absorber:
All shock absorbers have fixed screws, some on the inside, and some on the outside, depending on the vehicle's design.
You should carefully read the instructions before disassembling. Make sure you don't have any spare parts when reinstalling!
Use a rag to wipe away dirt accumulated inside the shock absorber of sports bikes, off-road racing cars.
Solvents of any kind should not be used, as they will damage the inside of the shock absorber as well as the interior of the vehicle.
- To oil:
You should apply a thin layer of oil on the surface of the shock absorber. A good oil for the front fork will not erode the properties of the Teflon coating on the inner wall. Oiling the shock absorber springs will help you limit the noise of the car.
- Assembly and pressure adjustment of the front fork shock absorber system:
Do not over tighten the screws. You need to wipe away the excess oil and grease, only ensuring a thin layer. Excess oil and grease will quickly absorb dirt and impurities.
The front fork shock absorber (SID) system is pressure tested 3-4 times a year.
The air pressure pump should not be used to pump, the reason is that the capacity inside the front fork is limited, when using the pressure pump, it can easily lead to the waste of other internal components.
Only with the process of cleaning and maintaining the bike periodically will help you save the cost of repairing your new bike. Please contact ADO E-bike for a reference of sports racing bikes, high-quality terrain bikes and affordable prices right away!