Does your bike billow smoke? Does your engine make strange sounds when starting, stopping, while it's accelerating or even when it's idle? Have people ever suggested that you need to get your bike’s engine overhauled?
But what actually is an engine overhaul?! 🤷♂️
When a bike’s engine begins to sound ‘funny’ when idling, accelerating or as it turns off, you may want to get your bike looked at by a mechanic and he may suggest an engine overhaul.
Sometimes the smallest symptom like smoke coming from the exhaust pipe or if your bike runs too hot, it could spell serious engine damage. It is hard to say without a check-up from a workshop, but you may need to take your engine apart, clean it up and replace any damaged engine parts or seals, and then put it back together like new. And, that is exactly what an engine overhaul is!
Top overhaul / Partial rebuild
There are a few ways or terms used to describe an engine overhaul. For example, some workshops term it a ‘top overhaul’ or partial rebuild. This happens when mechanics don’t have to take the whole engine out to rebuild and repair it or they don’t overhaul the whole engine, but just components of it such as replacing the pistons rings, cylinder liners or all pistons (if needed). A top overhaul will get your engine back in shape, and its performance will be as good as new!
Major / Full engine overhaul
More extensive rebuilding is considered a major or full engine overhaul, and this requires the whole engine to be removed from the chassis so it can be thoroughly taken apart. Every nut, bolt and removable part is cleaned and replaced with new, original factory engine parts. So, a complete engine overhaul is more expensive than a top overhaul/partial rebuild, for obvious reasons – the engine must be removed from the chassis, however, you vehicle’s engine will function like new or even better.
This is why many people rebuild their vehicle’s engines every few years, especially for enthusiasts who care very much how well their ride sound, function and look. An engine rebuild can make your vehicle more dependable and run its best.
Bear's Garage takes pride in rebuilding engines because we know how inconvenient it can get without a proper functioning vehicle for transport. All engines are rebuilt with original factory parts, unless otherwise stated or if it’s an engine upgrade. We offer quality engine overhaul packages at affordable pricing with minimum downtime, so you get to spend more time with your bike rather than with us.
For booking or enquiries, Whatsapp or call us directly @ 93276125.
For now, enjoy the pictures below of a recently rebuilt engine off a Spark 135, and our cats ✌️