Mini Motocross and Pit Bike Performance Handbook

Mini Motocross and Pit Bike Performance Handbook

by Eric Gorr


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780760328965
Publisher: Motorbooks
Publication date: 02/15/2008
Series: Motorbooks Workshop Series
Edition description: First
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Eric Gorr, who runs the highly respected motorcycle-modification shop Forward Motion and its companion website, is Dirt Rider’s Dr. Dirt and the author of Motocross and Off-Road Performance Handbook, 3rd Edition, also from MBI Publishing Company. He has served as a tuner for American and European off-road racing teams, and he resides near Chicago, Illinois. (

Table of Contents







Chapter 1

Minicycle and Pit Bike Profile Guide


Chapter 2

How to Choose and Buy the Right Bike


Chapter 3

Basic Maintenance


Chapter 4

Carburetor Cleaning and Rebuilding


Chapter 5

Two-Stroke Top-End Rebuild


Chapter 6

Four-Stroke Top-End Rebuild


Chapter 7

Clutch Rebuilding and Tuning Tips


Chapter 8

Suspension Tuning and Rebuilding


Chapter 9

Chassis Rebuilding


Chapter 10

Cobra Tuning Tips


Chapter 11

KTM Tuning Tips


Chapter 12

Honda CR Tuning Tips


Chapter 13

Kawasaki KX Tuning Tips


Chapter 14

Suzuki RM Tuning Tips


Chapter 15

Yamaha YZ Tuning Tips


Chapter 16

Pit bike Racing and Model Makeovers


Chapter 17

Do-It-Yourself Machining Guide








Thank you for purchasing the Mini Motocross and Pit Bike Performance Handbook. This is the junior book to the best-selling, award-winning Motocross and Off-Road Performance Handbook that covers bigger dirt bikes.

This book was written with parents in mind. My goal was to help them deal with the routine of caring for dirt bikes and to encourage interaction between parents and kids. The "maintenance monster" is the toughest part of the sport and it's the biggest source of emotional stress between kids and parents.

The information covered in this book ranges from basic to intense. Each chapter starts out with basic things that anyone can do and wraps up with tips geared for professional race mechanics and tuners.

If you're new to the sport and haven't purchased a bike yet, the first few chapters will help you figure out what is the best bike for your riding needs and how to evaluate used bikes, purchase a new one, and perform the basic maintenance necessary to keep it running.

The middle chapters of this book will introduce you to the major maintenance issues that need to be addressed in one- and two-year cycles unless you are racing, then it becomes a weekly routine.

Finally the last group of chapters deals with specific models, which parts are likely to break and why, and how to correct these flaws with the best aftermarket accessories or original parts.

Updates to the information presented in this book can be found at my Web site and you can email me specific questions from there.

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