Knowing how to fix a dirt bike bogging has a lot to do with what is making the dirt bike bog. There are many factors that can make a dirt bike bog. For this reason, there are a multitude of ways listed here to explain how to fix a dirt bike bogging.
To fix the dirt bike bogging, you may need some or all of the supplies listed below:
- Crescent wrench
- New filters
- Clean your dirt bike. Dirt bikes tend to bog when there is a problem with the gas or oxygen. The dirt bike may be getting too much or too little gas and will not run properly. The same is true of the oxygen. Be sure to clean your dirt bike on a regular basis to avoid items such as mud clogging any of your filters. Your dirt bike can be cleaned easily with soap and water. Use a bucket of soap and water or take your dirt bike to a manual car wash and spray the mud off of it.
- Turn the choke off. One of the most common reasons for dirt bike bogging is that the choke is on. This means the bike is getting too much gas. Turn the choke off and try to ride the bike again. The choke is usually located under the gas tank or on the handle bars. Turn it to the "off" position.
- Turn the gas on. The bike may start with the gas off because there is some gas left in the motor. The dirt bike will quickly bog when it runs out of gas. You may even need to change the gas if it is old. The gas switch is located below the gas tank and is usually clearly marked. Simply turn it to the "on" position.
- Clean the filters. Riding dirt bikes is as tiring as it is fun. It's easy to just put the bike away when you're done and forget to clean the filters. The problem is that if the air filter or oil filter are clogged, either one will cause the dirt bike to bog. Either clean or replace the filters to fix dirt bike bogging. If the filter is the sponge sort, simply remove the filter and wash it out in a bucket of soap and water. If the filter is a paper filter, remove it and use an air compressor to blow the filter out. Replace filters once they are dry and clean.
- Check for leaks. If your bike is leaking any fluids or if there is a vacuum leak in any of the lines, the dirt bike will bog. Examine the bike and the ground to see if there are any leaks. Repair the leaks as needed. If there is a leak in a part of line, you may need to replace the entire part or line.
- Ride hard. Maybe your dirt bike just needs some carbon pushed out of it. Run it wide open to see if this helps. Besides, you wanted an excuse to do this didn't you?