Dirt Bike Tech Tips

What Does a Steering Stabilizer Do?

Uh oh. Possibly your last words before hitting the dirt. You wore gloves. Had a solid grip. But still left holding air as the handlebars yanked away from your hands and a desperate attempt to grab them proved futile as your dirt bike squirreled ...

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How To Clean a Dirt Bike Gas Tank

Cleaning the fuel tank on a dirt bike is probably something most riders have never done. It's not exactly a part of routine maintenance and can mostly be avoided by taking care when adding gas. However, competing in an off-road race tends to let...

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How To Clean a Dirt Bike Chain

Cleaning the chain on your dirt bike is a comprehensive, involved task that requires a thorough attention to detail if it's done correctly. You'll need a host of tools and cleaning supplies, some extra help and a lot of spare time. Many riders b...

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Motocross Suspension - Maintenance Tips

You'll probably never hear "bed springs" on your dirt bike - you know like the car that sounds like an antique bed frame when rolling over the slightest dip in the road. That doesn't mean the suspension on your dirt bike doesn't require maintena...

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First Dirt Bike Upgrade - What You Need to Know

Your new dirt bike needs some help. OK, yes, it works (mostly) fine on all those stock parts. Riding it off the showroom floor with nary an upgrade won't cause it or you any harm. But! A few upgrades here and there not only offer noticeable imp...

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First Dirt Bike Maintenance - What You Need to Know

You've experienced joy few encounter. Now it's time to get to work. Your new dirt bike is an investment and with proper care it should last you many years if not a lifetime. The hard work you put into it gives you freedom to ride another day. ...

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First Dirt Bike - What You Need To Know

When you finally get home with that thing of beauty it's possible - just possible - you won't want to ride it. It's perfect. Maybe it belongs right next to that signed Moto jersey in your office. Oh, but the feeling fades and then it's time to...

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Pros and Cons: Heavy Duty Tubes vs. TUbliss vs. Mousse

The flat tire. A dreaded inconvenience, at best; the end of your Moto, at worst. It happens. Less so, on a Motocross or Supercross track though it's not out of the ordinary. Usually, the enduro or off road rider encounters...

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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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