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How Does a Dirt Bike Engine Work?

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The dirt bike engine takes a tremendous beating with off-road riding, a crazy amount of shifting and inconsistent riding conditions. Designed to take this abuse, the engine type comes in two versions, a 2-stroke and 4-stroke, both capable of durable

How Does a Dirt Bike Engine Work?

The dirt bike engine takes a tremendous beating with off-road riding, a crazy amount of shifting and inconsistent riding conditions. Designed to take this abuse, the engine type comes in two versions, a 2-stroke and 4-stroke, both capable of durable performance with proper, ongoing maintenance.

The 2-Stroke Version

The 2-stroke engine design has been used for decades, being reliable under less than stellar conditions. The 2-stroke uses three main parts to run: the crankshaft, piston and rod between the two. Everything else encases these parts or is driven by the energy produced. This makes the engine easy to work on.

The 4-Stroke Version

The 4-stroke engine uses a complicated assembly that ignites every other stroke (thus, 4 versus 2). It has more parts than a 2-stroke engine, weighing more as a result, but the power production is the same. These engines run cleaner than their simpler cousins, which makes them favoured by emission regulators.

Maintenance Cost

Many 2-stroke engines can be worked on by the owner, because they are very simple in construction and assembly using basic tools. The 4-stroke engines involve more complex assemblies, which force many dirt bike owners to have mechanics do the work, upping the maintenance costs with the advanced engines.

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