Category: MECHANICAL & MAINTENANCE TIPS

Buying a Used Dirt Bike? My 28 Point Checklist to Uncover Hidden Problems.

Are you buying a used dirt bike and want to ask the right questions? Use this 28 point checklist to uncover hidden issues so you don’t get ripped off.  If you don’t have any mechanical experience with dirt bikes, I recommend bringing a friend or mechanic with you that is handy with the wrench to …

7 Ways to Make a 2 Stroke Dirt Bike Go Faster & 2 Things You Should Never Do!

The best way to make a 2 stroke go faster is to have a big bore kit installed. A big bore kit is when the entire top end of the dirt bike is replaced and your dirt bike is increased in size by about 50cc. This means that instead of having say a 250cc, you …

How to Get Air Bubbles Out of Dirt Bike Graphics (the Easy Way)!

Fast answer:  Get yourself a fresh razor blade and a hair dryer. (The razor blade needs to be new because an old one won’t slice the vinyl as cleanly and may leave rust on the vinyl.)  First, heat up the air bubble with the hair dryer. This will make the trapped air inside the air …

How to Wash a Dirt Bike the Right Way in 10 Steps!

Anyone can give their bike a spray down with a garden hose after a ride. But as we well know this doesn’t do a very good job. There is still plenty of dirt and muck left on the bike, especially in the hard to reach areas. If you really want to restore your bike to …

How to Change a Dirt Bike Tire. The Easy Way and the Hard Way!

Yeahhh, I know. Changing a tire on a dirt bike is a total pain in the ass! Trying to get that tire off the rim is like wrestling with an angry, giant squid. Normally, beginner riders should just take their bike to their local bike shop and have a mechanic do it for them. That …

My 23 Point Dirt Bike Maintenance Checklist.

Checking over your bike for potential issues before going riding is really important. Not only will it save you from pushing your bike back to camp because of a breakdown, but regular bike maintenance is crucial to keeping your dirt bike healthy. A healthy bike is a happy bike and that means it will operate …

The Essential Guide to Buying and Maintaining Dirt Bike Pants.

Comfort is a really big factor when riding a dirt bike. The way you sit, the shape of the seat, the way you sweat and the quality of your dirt bike pants all play a big part in your overall comfort. If your comfort factor is low, you will enjoy dirt bike riding a whole …

How to Clean Motocross Boots. 8 Easy Tips for Doing it the Right Way!

Fast Answers: #1 Always use light soap or recommended cleaning agent to clean your boots. Never use hard chemicals.  Never use a high pressure sprayer and avoid bleach and de-greaser as they breakdown the materials and will reduce the lifespan of your boots. I recommend Mastersons Motocross Boot Cleaner for best results. #2 Use a basic formula …

How to Clean a Dirt Bike Helmet. 6 Tips for Washing and Keeping it Safe.

To clean a dirt bike helmet, first pull out the inner dirt bike helmet pads and throw them in the washing machine using a low washing machine setting. A high spin cycle can decrease the life of the lining, so go easy with this. Also, avoid using a spin dryer as the intense heat and …