Dragon Motorbikes can provide you with Engine Services backed up with decades of experience to get you and your bike back on the road.
Engine Failed ? Running Rough? Suspect possible internal damage ?
An engine rebuild/overhaul maybe cheaper than you think.
You count on Dragon Motorbikes for your engine rebuild services.
With 30 years experience , we are confident that you will notice the difference immediately. So many riders take their bikes for granted and think theyll just keep on churning out what they always have ! It is common knowledge that with the usual wear and tear a high revving motorcycle engine withstands, power is lost over time. On average, it is stated that around 3-5bhp can be lost every year, due to wear of the mechanical parts of an engine. So whether you want to be that split second faster around the track, or have that little bit more power in reserve for the longer journeys, feel free to give us a ring at Dragon Motorbikes to discuss your engine rebuild.
2 stroke engines – Patrizio,s real passion !
The conventional 2 stroke engine was (and is) an absolute mechanical marvel – the fact that such a simple, lightweight engine can produce the power that it does – almost double the power of a similar sized 4 stroke engine. This is due to the fact that what takes the 4 stroke engine, 4 strokes, or cycles, to do, the 2 stroke can do in just 2 cycles! Thats not including other delicious attributes such as the sound, the smell and the power delivery…
However, there is a balancing act to be had which results in additional maintenance. The common modern two stroke engine needs, on average, a change of piston rings every 5000 miles, and a new piston and rings set every 10,000 miles. Obviously this varies with the exact engine, and it’s maintenance schedule.
New two strokes are becoming more of a rarity nowadays, due to emissions laws however we are finding that they are attracting a growing crowd. If you are the owner of a two stroke, and love that feeling every time you wring the throttle wide open, why not bring your bike down to Dragon Motor bikes and let us restore its once former glory and make it feel like it did when it left the factory? Apart from the scheduled top-end rebuild, we can also rebuild the crank, and other engine components, diagnose engine failure, or just strip it down and give it a full refurbishment. With two-stoke prices starting from just an hour’s labour, give your pride and joy the love it needs. At Dragon we are equally happy to work on modern machines as well as the older two strokes.
4 stroke engines
The 4 stroke motor is a reliable piece of kit – so long as it has been taken care of properly – operative word is care !
Most bikers would (or should) know that (depending on make and model), the valve clearances need adjusting, to ensure that timing of the opening and closing of the valves happens when it should. This is critical for performance and optimum running of the engine. This comes part of a major valve clearances service, which we offer. With modern engines running higher and higher rpm this area cant be over looked.
However, due to the multiple valves present in four stroke engines, cam-chains (or belts in a range of bikes) are important. These are responsible for timing the valve openings and closings – catastrophic engine failure could occur should this go wrong.
Aside from adjusting the valve clearances, and replacing cam-chains/belts, we can also overhaul your engine, a complete rebuild up , or diagnose/repair other issues that you may have.
Needless to say, if you use your motorcycle on the track, your engine will have been put through much more strain than the average commuter or weekend rider. Hotter running tempretures including your oil, sustained higher revs etc. Therefore, your bike will need too undergo much more rigorous servicing than the average bike….oil changes every 2 trackdays preferably every trackday…shims checked and adjusted once a year, and if you have belts (Ducati owners pay attention) consider twice a year !…i think your getting the picture….?
At Dragon Motorbikes, you can be sure that your engine is in safe hands, as we are as passionate about our work, as you are about being the first rider across the finish line.
We like to build long lasting customer relationships at Dragon Motorbikes, and so we can offer a bespoke engine rebuild service and with you decide on the recipe that suits you, which is tailored to your needs.