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Ask a Mechanic: Bearing Lubrication Frequency

You ask we answer. Here's the latest in our "Ask a Mechanic" series. Q: How often should I lubricate my bearings? A: Do you ride a dirt bike or ATV? Ah, it doesn't matter. The short answer is once a year. But don't run away yet because it's not...

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Tips for Cleaning Your Muddy Riding Gear

If the summer Motocross season proved anything, rain happens. All year round. And you can bet on one thing to take place 100 percent of the time during a mud race. Riders get muddy. So much, in fact, the muck sometimes makes them unrecognizabl...

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Don't Fork This Up - When to Change Suspension Fluid in a Dirt Bike

Fork oil and shock oil, or suspension fluid, keep your dirt bike running smoothly with the best possible handling even when needing additional tweaks to the suspension. Turn those compression and rebound clickers all you want but if you haven't ...

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How To Use Loctite on Your Dirt Bike or ATV

Loctite this, Loctite that. Loctite the @#$% out of everything and go. Now wait just a second. Loctite won't make your dirt bike or ATV indestructible but get a little too footloose and fancy free with it and you just might want to run your ride...

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Ask a Mechanic: Coolant Change

You ask we answer. Here's the latest in our "Ask a Mechanic" series. Q: How often should I change my coolant? A: Whether you ride a dirt bike or ATV, the easy answer is check your owner's manual for the recommended service intervals on changing...

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Trail Dirt Bike Riding

To the trails! Summer winding down and the racing season coming to an end doesn't mean you have to put your dirt bike away. Trail riding becomes quite popular in the fall as riders enjoy cooler weather and take in a bit of...

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Should You Install an EFI Tuner for Your Fuel Injected Dirt Bike?

Just when you thought that shiny new aftermarket upgrade would finally mean the difference between reaching the podium and hanging out mid-pack, you still struggle to get up front. Unfortunately, the expected boost in performance got left behind -...

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How Often Should You Bleed the Brakes on Your Dirt Bike or ATV?

Think of the last time you changed the brake fluid in your car. If like most people, you can't remember, you might have the same approach towards the brake fluid in your dirt bike or ATV. The importance of oil and filters changes in a dirt bike ...

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How To Make Changes to the Power Delivery on Your Dirt Bike

Starts got you down? Maybe you have the throttle pinned but people still pass you with ease. You might need a faster bike. You also might need to up your game. Do both by changing the way your bike delivers power. The need for bottom end power o...

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Ask a Mechanic: Fouled Spark Plugs

You ask we answer. Here's the latest in our "Ask a Mechanic" series. Q: I keep fouling the spark plug on my 2008 YZ250. Like after every ride. What's going on? A: Old gas! But Probably Something Else Running old gas is one possible answer th...

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