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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5 Ways to Make Supercross More Exciting

Supercross has gotten some heat lately. So much, in fact, a new fan might think based on what's posted, written, and/or discussed online, that baseball offers more exciting action. Apparently it's all that Ryan Dungey's fault. ...

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The Top 17 Overused Words During Podium Interviews

If you want to be a Motocross rider, make that a true Motocross star it's imperative you know how to talk like one. Forget learning to ride, grabbing the holeshot and stepping on the podium - a 100 percent, for sure, pumped up rider who is just ...

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Dirt Bike Tech Tips

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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Dirt Bike Chain Length - Need Help?

It's too looooong! Yes it is. It's supposed to be too long. It's actually a common gripe we get after a customer, usually new to dirt biking, attempts to install their new dirt bike chain and discovers it doesn't fit. So, we're here to dispel ...

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Symptoms of a Clogged Fuel Filter on a Dirt Bike and ATV

The clogged fuel filter is a common yet sometimes overlooked problem when dirt bikes fail to start, hesitate once running, frequently stall or just straight up give erratic performance. Once clogged, fuel obviously can't get to...

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Help! My Dirt Bike Won't Start

Why won't my bike start!? You've said it. You've heard it. And it usually comes shortly after realizing the bike is dead. It won't start and you've got no clue as to why. You can kick all you want even with the ferocity of the Incredible Hulk bu...

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What Is a Hot Start?

Nothing raises the ire faster of a rider than a dirt bike that refuses to start after a mid-moto crash or stall. That's actually the genesis of a number of new swear words you hear on the track today. Thanks to the modern adaptation of fuel in...

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When to Replace a Dirt Bike Clutch Pack

Checking clutch components is generally not part of the pre-ride check nor is it really something addressed when performing routine maintenance. Usually, the first sign of trouble is when the gears slip. Since most seasoned riders can trouble sh...

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