Q&A with Ryan Villopoto - Return of a Champion

He's back! Ryan Villopoto announced last month he's coming out of retirement and returning to Supercross. Well, not exactly, but kind of, sort of. He's not returning to Supercross the way many of his fans surely want but he's definitely racing t...

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Q&A With Chad Reed: A Serendipitous Interview

Last year when Chad Reed folded his company TwoTwo Motorsports then seemed to go underground for a few months leaving everyone wondering whether we had seen the last of the Supercross and Motocross Champion, we tried reaching out to him. To no a...

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Profile: Zero Motorcycles - Charging Towards the Future

Zero is golden. Zero emissions, zero trips to the gas station and zero decibels of noise. This is what many people think about electric vehicles and that's what brings them shopping. But for Zero Motorcycles, that's all ancillary. For them it'...

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Symptoms of a Clogged Air Filter

Unlike a car that runs relatively normal with a dirty air filter, operating a dirt bike or ATV using a clogged lung poses a number of problems. In fact, you might not even get the engine to start if it's completely gummed up. Dirt bike and ATV...

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Best Brake Pad Material for Dirt Bikes

If you're in the market for a new set of brake pads it should come as no surprise that you have some choices. And we're not talking brands. A variety of brake pads exist and they don't all fit one application. By variety we mean what compound ...

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Do You Need Oversized Brakes On Your Dirt Bike?

Braking is a big deal on a dirt bike and not just for the obvious reasons. Motocross riding requires constant repetition and motion from numerous muscles in your body especially your hands. It might not seem hard to work the clutch and brake whi...

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Smoke Signals: Exhaust Smoke Color

When cylinders go bad, gaskets leak or really anything internal on your dirt bike or ATV engine that allows for flawed combustion of fuel or any fluid used for the proper function of a 2-stroke or 4-stroke the telltale sign is usually seen coming ...

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Help! My Dirt Bike Engine Won't Turn Over

Oh boy, you're in trouble now. A lifeless bike is a dead bike and you'll know it when nothing happens when trying to start it up. And we mean nothing. You can kick or hit the start button as hard and often as you want but when you can't get the ...

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How To Remove Handlebar Grips

That was easy. Exactly what you'll say after removing the handlebar grips on your dirt bike or ATV. It is indeed a rather simple process and the time involved really depends on how you installed them. Before removing t...

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How To Find An Oil Leak on Your Dirt Bike

Jubilation always turns to dismay after discovering the black gold seeping through a fissure in the foundation of your garage is simply oil dripping from somewhere on your dirt bike. Now you've got to figure out the origin of the leak. If the ...

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What 2-Stroke Premix to Use in Your Dirt Bike or ATV

One day long ago someone decided to pour a quart of motor oil into a tank of gasoline and voila the 2-stroke engine was born. OK, so it didn't exactly work out that way but if you ride a 2-stroke dirt bike or ATV, or operate 2-strok...

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87, 89, 92 or Race Fuel - What Gas to Use in Your Dirt Bike or ATV

The oil is changed. New filter too. Air filter is clean and the coolant is fresh. You just added a screaming new pipe and the tires look so slick you question whether to ride them or display in your man-cave. Bottom line - you're ready to ride a...

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How To Tie Down a Dirt Bike

If you're lucky to live and play near a trail system (or have your own Motocross track built on your backyard!) then tying down your dirt bike for a trip away from home isn't so much of an issue. But, since heaven must wait for...

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