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Ask a Mechanic: Proper Chain Maintenance

You ask we answer. Here's the latest in our "Ask a Mechanic" series. Q: I hear all these suggested methods for chain maintenance. Is there a proper way to maintain a chain or just clean and spray it down? A: Good question. Yes, you will get...

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Best Way to Store Dirt Bike Tires

Owning a dirt bike means having a garage stuffed with spare parts including tires. Granted, most riders have a handful of oil filters at the ready and usually wait on new tires until the current set wears down. But don't consider storing tires a...

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A Guide for Traveling With Your ATV

Plenty of destinations exist around the country for riding ATVs and if you have the travel bug you just might develop a bucket list of places to ride. Classic MX parks, the dunes or off-road adventures await but you have to get there first....

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A Guide for Traveling With Your Dirt Bike

Don't leave home without it - perhaps the first rule when traveling to a destination to ride your dirt bike. Bring your dirt bike! An obvious statement but someone, somewhere, sometime got all packed up and underway only to forget their ride....

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Ask a Mechanic: Soaking Clutch Plates

You ask we answer. Here's the latest in our "Ask a Mechanic" series. Q: I know you're supposed to soak clutch plates in oil but for how long? A: Five minutes. An hour. Overnight. All three answers are correct however the longer the better....

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What You Need to Know About the Tire Mousse

Lots of questions surround the growing popularity of the tire mousse and whether it offers a better flat-free alternative to the traditional tire tube. Some riders swear by them. Others have never used them. Even more, some riders won't bother...

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Fixing a Misaligned Dirt Bike Axle

Axl. Axel. Or axle? Take the revival of an 80s band and a long forgotten buddy cop film of the same era out of the equation and you have just an axle. And when that gets out of alignment expect to find riding your dirt bike a bit difficult at...

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Tips for Removing and Replacing a Dirt Bike Tire

Changing the tire on your dirt bike offers an excellent way to save money on a potentially high-cost undertaking. It can also produce fits of rage and an overwhelming feeling of defeat leaving you haggard and still without a ride. Suffice it to...

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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...

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