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Stock Your Portable Tool Box With These Dirt Bike or ATV Tools

You can wreck, crunch, munch or smash a dirt bike or ATV and more often than not continue riding without much difficulty. You can also grind away on the ride of your life only to encounter one troublesome problem after another. Usually though a...

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5 Tips to Show Some Love to Your ATV

Despite what some other people say, your love never falters. Unfortunately, you've lost some of that loving feeling and it has nothing to do with those "couch" comments from your jealous neighbor. We all neglect our true love sometime or another...

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Ask A Mechanic: Steering Stabilizer Settings

Q: I bought a steering stabilizer. How should I set it up? A: Certainly, little more takes a rider by surprise than when the front wheel gets jerked out of his or her hands. It's annoying, frustrating and sometimes dangerous depending on the lev...

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Ask A Mechanic: Breaking In a New Piston

You ask we answer. Here's the latest in our "Ask A Mechanic" series. Q: What's the best way to break in a new piston? A: Replacing the piston on a dirt bike (or ATV) hardly embodies an entire engine rebuild however the same principles apply whe...

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How To Do a Compression Test On a Dirt Bike or ATV

Much like the human body a dirt bike often rides well, sounds fine and by all accounts performs in great shape. Until you look under the hood, so to speak, and perform some diagnostics. Little did you know, it was falling apart on the inside. An...

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How To Properly Use An EFI Tuner

The 4-stroke engine introduced fuel injection and simplified the involved task of jetting the carburetor when running rich or lean. However, it also brought an electronic component to ensure the right ratio of gas and air that on the surface see...

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How To Stay Warm This Winter While Riding Your Dirt Bike or ATV

Lots of riders retire their dirt bike or ATV to the garage when temperatures drop below a certain point, but for some, winter weather simply represents another challenge to overcome while taking to the track or trails. Riding a dirt bike or ATV ...

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Freezing Cold Weather and Your ATV

Winter is coming. And for most of the country it's already here with an estimated 90 percent of the United States at or below freezing temperatures to start the New Year. But who says you can't ride in the cold? Actually, the cold does particula...

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What To Do In Your Spare Time This Holiday Season

Feeling a little bored or just a bit antsy? It's the Holidays so presumably you have some time off. The Christmas shopping is done. The house is decorated. Traffic sucks. Football is banned. But you don't want to sit around the house all day wai...

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A Seized Engine and Other Parts That Seize

"My engine seized!" It's as bad as it sounds and don't get it confused with sneezing. Mostly bearings seize on a dirt bike or ATV but when you hear the dreaded words of a seized engine that could also mean the piston. A seized engine or anything...

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