The do’s & don’ts of adjusting dirt bike sag include: Always measure to the same fixed point to get an accurate reading; Rider sag should only be adjusted to within the recommended “sag window” for your model of bike; Always check rider sag with you on your bike so the the correct sag is set for your weight and riding position.
Before you can adjust the sag on your dirt bike, you’ll need the correct tools to do so. There are some specialist tools that make the job easier. Plus you’ll need the help from a friend or two in order to make the job that little bit easier.
Rider sag on a dirt bike is the measurement of how much the forks and shocks compress. In this case it’s the measurement when you get on your dirt bike. This is also known as “total sag”. When we talk about sag, we are talking about how much your dirt bike “sags”. Or put this another way, and in particular with reference to “rider sag” it’s how much your shock absorber compresses when you are sat on the bike.
Buying a used dirt bike checklist includes top checks: A compression check; How easy the bike starts; Taking a test ride to check the gears, clutch and brakes. Be prepared to walk away from the deal if you find too many things wrong. Or use the problems you find to negotiate the final price you pay.
There’s a belief that four wheels must be safer than two wheels. This translates to a belief that all-terrain vehicles (or 4-wheeler ATVs and quad bikes) must be safer than dirt bikes. But it appears the opposite is true. Research and statistics show that victims involved in ATV crashes are more likely to die or suffer serious trauma than those in similar accidents involving dirt bikes. Therefore ATV riding crashes are more deadly and more injurious than dirt bike crashes.
My conclusion is that the pros of dirt bikes outweigh the cons vs the cons of 4-wheeler ATVs outweigh the pros. These ATV vs dirt bike pros and cons include comparisons over their safety; the cost of each vehicle; how easy they are to store and transport; the cost of running each vehicle; how easy they are to ride or learn to ride; plus more.