When I was riding my ATV, I was able to notice the shocks were too stiff. So, went on to do some research on shocks and how much it costs to rebuild ATV shocks.
So how much does it cost to rebuild ATC shocks?
An average ATV shock rebuild costs anywhere between $80 and $100. It also includes a thorough inspection along with the replacement of damaged parts.
Why do ATV Shocks need to be rebuilt?
An ATV shock rebuild ensures that ride consistency is maintained and eliminates the chances of wear and tear of shock components including the sock body, shaft, bushing, and the fork. Learn more about what is involved in a rebuild process and reasons you need to rebuild your shocks.
What is involved in a complete ATV Shock rebuild process?
A complete shock rebuild includes:
- Complete cleaning and inspection
- Cleaning and polishing the shock shaft
- Replacing the wear items like the seals, polishing
- Set nitrogen pressure
- Replace new shock suspension fluid
Reasons to rebuild ATV Shocks
- Shocks are the ones that absorb all the bumps during the run and convert that energy into heat. This heat produced helps in breaking down the oil and seals present. Excessive heat will break down a lot of oil from the seal and may decrease the performance of the shock.
- Along with all the bumps they encounter, the shocks are also subjected to various environmental conditions. Over time, the dirt and the moisture enter the shock chamber and spoil the oil, seals and the brushings.
- A complete rebuild ensures that ride consistency is maintained and eliminates the chances of wear and tear of shock components including the sock body, shaft, bushing, and the fork. Even though there are shock rebuild kits available on the internet, it is always better leaving the rebuilding work to professionals.
- A total rebuild of an ATV shock ensures that it can handle even the extreme motocross tracks and offer the needed control on the trails.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Signs that my suspension needs a complete overhaul?
A: If your seal is leaking or suspension is too soft or you don’t seem to be out of control of the ATV? These are the vital signs that indicate that your ATV shocks need a rebuild
Q: Is it possible to adjust the suspension based on the rider’s weight and riding speed, etc.?
A: Yes, it is possible to adjust the suspension where the adjustments are made on the oil weight, spring rate and valving etc.
Q: Are there cheaper seals available?
A: Yes, china-made seals are available on the market for less than $10. But remember they leak quickly and hence it is better to go for branded seals.
Q: Any suggestions for maintenance of the ATV shocks during the OFF season?
A: Regular spraying of the shafts and under the bumper with some light oil is enough to keep the shocks in good shape.