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10/17/2017
You don't need to break the bank to boost your motorcycle's horsepower. Constant maintenance, synthetic oil changes, and taking care of your tires can help, you can also try some of these easy and cheap tweaks to make your bike go faster.  

Easy Ways to Make Your Bike Go Faster in Ham Lake

There's no need to spend thousands of dollars on renovations and expensive pieces to boost your bike's performance. There are some simple changes you can make to make your motorcycle go faster. Granted, you will have to spend some money, but you won't go broke on your quest of going full throttle. Enjoy the wind in your hair and the fast speed in Ham Lake with these tips to boost your bike's performance that All Service Oil has compiled for you.

Start With the Wheels

The cheapest way to change how your motorcycle feels is by having the right air pressure in your tires.  Under-inflated tires wear out faster, perform poorly, and are more unsafe. Consult your owner's manual for the correct pressure and check it every time you go for a ride.  You should examine your tires when they're cold as the heat can increase the pressure up to 10 percent. Over-inflated tires have less contact with the road and will make your ride worse. Also, too much air pressure can cause your tires to overheat quickly. If it's around that time for you to change your tires, should look for a pair that has an excellent grip on the road. The added grip will give you more confidence to go full throttle. Take some time to learn a bit more about tires so you can make the best decision.

Switch to Synthetic Oil

Switching to synthetic oil can make a ton of difference. Synthetic oil is better at reducing friction, making your engine perform more efficiently. A more efficient engine has better horsepower, which is what you need to make it go faster. You should know that thicker oil reduces your motor’s strength, while thinner oil can lead to excessive engine wear. When you change your oil, be sure to use AMSOIL Synthetic Oil. They have the best synthetic options for your motorcycle’s lubrication needs. Just don’t try to use car oil on your bike’s engine, you’d only ruin the purpose of improving your bike’s performance. Instead, you can choose something like their 10W-40 Synthetic Metric Motorcycle if you drive a cruiser or 10W-60 Synthetic Dirt Bike Oil if you’re looking for dirt bike oil. Of course, they have many other oil options for you to choose from, just visit their online store to learn about them. If you’re not into online shopping, you can call All Service Oil at (763) 257-3130 to place your order and get some personal recommendations to boost your bike’s power.

Modify the Suspension

Adjusting your suspension according to your weight and riding style will give you a better handle of your bike. Most motorcycles come with a preset suspension to support a person weighing 150 pounds. When you change your suspension, you should do it full gear. You own a simple suspension; you are only going to be able to adjust it to your weight. However, if your bike has a fully adjustable suspension, you can also change the compression and rebound damping. The compression is how fast the springs compress and return to normal. As for the rebound damping, it’s how your tires hit the road. Take your bike to a mechanic if you don't feel confident about modifying the suspension on your own.

Make use of Fuel Additives

Another simple way to improve your bike’s performance is by mixing in some fuel additives when you visit the gas station. Additives can help clean your engine by clearing up any pollutants or sludge gathered in the fuel lines and cylinder heads. You must thoroughly read the instructions to make sure that you’re using the right product in the correct quantity. Excessive use of additives can potentially damage your bike. If you see smoke coming out of your motorcycle the first time you mix in the fuel additives, don’t panic, it’s just the engine burning off the carbon and contaminants in the cylinders.

Motorcycle Grease, Bike Oil, and Everything You Need for Your Bike's Lubrication in Ham Lake

To improve your bike's performance, you need to make sure you are providing it with the right lubrication.  AMSOIL has every product you need to meet your bike's lubrication needs. Visit their online store or contact All Service Oil at (763) 257-3130 to get all your supplies for a synthetic oil change.

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Ham Lake, MN 55304 
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