ATV Tech Tips

Dent in Exhaust Pipe - Buy New or Fix It?

Little else turns a dirt bike into an aging relic than a romped, reamed and dented exhaust pipe. Bar banging, tree hitting and plain 'ole crashes can wreak havoc on just about every inch of the exhaust system. Minor dents usually pose little iss...

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How To Repack Exhaust On a Dirt Bike or ATV

It's a dirty job but somebody has to do it. And that somebody should be you since repacking the exhaust on your dirt bike or ATV is a pretty simple and straightforward process. First, know when to say when. It doesn't matte...

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6 Tips for Dirt Bike and ATV Winter Storage

Riders in southern states can't fathom the idea of storing their dirt bikes or ATVs during the winter but for some where cold reigns supreme - starting just about now - packing it in and waiting for the spring thaw is often the only opt...

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Intake Upgrade - What You Need to Know

The engine on your dirt bike or ATV needs to breath therefore helping it expand its "lung" capacity presents an ideal way to boost power and performance. The most cost effective and easiest course of action is to upgrade the in...

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Exhaust Upgrade - What You Need to Know

You've pinched pennies, said "No" to evenings with friends and put in longer hours all for the sole reason of saving money to buy that prized new exhaust system for your dirt bike. After you placed the order, delivery day turns...

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How to Prevent Goggles from Fogging

Call it foggy goggle syndrome. You're out for an early ride on a cool brisk morning or perhaps it's a sticky summer day in the South. You first notice the moisture in the upper corner of your goggles. A few minutes later the de...

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Exorcising a Stripped Bolt

The stripped bolt conjures images of beet red faces, bloodshot eyes and thrashing body movements usually resulting in fastball style pitches of hand tools thrown across the garage. Those suckers just won't come out. The stripped bolt comes in ...

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An Easy Technique to Resurface Cylinder Heads

You don't ride on warped wheels so don't reinstall a warped cylinder head. It's an oft forgotten check when replacing top ends, bottom ends and just about any metal to metal surface contact on your dirt bike that requires a gasket. Heat, vibrati...

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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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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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