Thursday, November 30, 2017

2018 Rider Support Program Details

The Boss Bearing Rider Support Program

                Here at Boss Bearing we are looking for a few good riders to join our Rider Support Program.  It doesn’t matter whether you are a rookie trying to make a name in the racing circuit or an experienced racer.  As long as you give 100% in all aspects of your life, whether it is racing, school, work, family, or being involved in your community, we want you in our program!  We are looking for riders who are driven, focused and can conduct themselves in a professional manner on and off the track.
                We are always accepting new applications but will only be evaluating new riders at the end of each evaluation period.  If you are selected we will contact you within 2-4 weeks, via e-mail, after the application due dates.  The 2018 evaluation schedule is located at the bottom of the blog post. 
                If you are selected to be in our Rider Support Program you will receive our Boss Bearing Promo Kit.  It includes Boss Bearing stickers, a Boss Bearing T-shirt, a Boss Bearing hat and other freebies that you can give out to your fans, fellow racers, and your crew. Riders will also receive a discount code that can be used for any products at our website and discounts on items that are special order or custom aftermarket products.
                We do require a professional presentation and in your packet you should include:
  • ·         Resume
  • ·         Two or three letters of reference (from non-family members)
  • ·         Report card or transcripts (if you are still in school)
  • ·         List of bikes or quads that you currently own and race
  • ·         Pictures (hard copies or .pdfs of head shots and action shots required. Links to photo sharing sites are a plus. CDs, DVDs and Memory Sticks will not be accepted.)
  • ·         Social Media involvement with direct link URLS
  • ·         Current Standings and/or Last season’s standings
  • ·         E-mail address

* Please note that anything you include in your packet will not be returned.

We prefer you to email your application to:
However, you can also mail your application to:
Boss Bearing RSP
Attn: Jill Gaio
2100 West Front St
Statesville, NC 28677

2018 Evaluation Period Schedule

First Evaluation Period Selection: Applications due before December 31st 2017
Second Evaluation Period Selection: Applications due before March 31st 2018
Third Evaluation Period Selection: Applications due before June 30th 2018
Fourth Evaluation Period Selection: Applications due before September 30th 2018

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Dirt Bike Fork/Dust Seal Replacement

*As always, these instructions are general guides to helping you; always check with your service manual for your machine to make sure that you have a clear understanding of the setup. If you are not experienced with installing parts on your machine, Boss Bearing always recommends taking your machine to a mechanic to ensure proper installation. You can buy the partsthrough us, save a few bucks, and take them to your local mechanic to be installed!


*It is important to make sure you clean your machine to prevent any problems going forward with the installation.

*Please be sure to follow the instructions thoroughly! If the steps to replacing any parts on your dirt bike are done improperly, this can lead to parts failure or possible injury.


1. Place the dirt bike on a stand getting the front wheel off the ground. Remove the front wheel and hang caliper so no damage will occur to the brake line hose.

2. It may be necessary to remove the handle bars. Loosen the top cap of the fork (usually 46mm-50mm fork cap wrench will be best to use). It’s best to loosen it while the forks are still on the bike.

3.  Loosen the triple clamp bolts holding the fork legs in place. Remove the forks from the bike.

4.  Remove the top cap and compression adjustment rod and spring. Drain the old fluid from the fork.

5.  Remove the dust seal with a flat screw driver. Then remove the retaining ring clip to allow the fork tube to be disassembled. Separate the fork inner and outer tube by jerking them in opposite direction of each other.

6.  After the fork is separated, you can now remove the bushings, washers, and inner oil seal (keep the parts organized). Clean and inspect all parts for wear and tear. (Replace any parts that are damaged)

7.  Using a seal bullet or, if you don’t have one, use tape on the sharp edges of the fork to prevent the new seal lips from tearing. Slide the new seals, clip, washers, and bushings back on the fork tube in the same pattern they were removed.

8. Reassemble the fork tube and using the proper fork “seal driver” (needed and required), drive the new seal in place. Put the retaining clip back in place, then drive the dust wiper seal.

9. Drip the fork spring into the fork then fill it with the proper amount of appropriate fork oil.

10. Reinstall the compression adjustment tube and the fork cap.

11. Compress the fork leg many times to circulate the fluid.

12. Reinstall the forks back on the bike and reassemble it.

Now you are all set to get back out there and ride again!