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2-Stroke Racing: Maintenance Checklist

It may not seem like it, but spring resides just around the corner and that means the Motocross racing season looms large. Thanks to the resurgence of the 2-stroke revolution, more and more riders have stopped with all the nostalgia and simply ...

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Dirt Bike Exhaust - Does an Upgrade Help?

One of the top upgrades many dirt biker riders get shortly after taking their new ride home comes in the form of a new aftermarket exhaust system. Even though the stock exhaust works completely fine. This results in one of the most common ques...

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Ask a Mechanic: Bad Bearing Symptoms

Q: What are the signs of bad bearings especially bad wheel bearing symptoms? A: A number of bearings help keep your dirt bike moving (literally in some cases) and functioning properly. Bearings either come sealed from the manufacturer, meaning yo...

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Bad Clutch Symptoms on a Dirt Bike

Most parts on a dirt bike have manufacturer's recommended intervals in terms of when to replace so you ensure uninterrupted optimum performance. The clutch, however, varies widely and no set timetable exists giving you an idea of when to change ...

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What to do if Your Motorcycle Breaks Down

Poor guy. You have probably uttered those words on occasion or two when riding or driving past a broken down motorist, stranded on the side of the road, probably clinging to their cell phone and with little hope of getting underway anytime soon. ...

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Ask a Mechanic: Lower Gearing

You ask we answer. Here's the latest in our "Ask a Mechanic" series. Q: How do I lower the gearing on my dirt bike? A: Let's start off the new year with an easy one! An oft asked question which sounds like it has a complicated answer but loweri...

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Ask a Mechanic: Clip-on Handlebars

You ask we answer. Here's the latest in our "Ask a Mechanic" series. Q: What are clip-on handlebars? A: OK, for starters, not sure if you're talking dirt bikes or motorcycles so let me say clip-on handlebars do not have a dirt bike application....

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Symptoms of a Bad Caliper

Go ahead and take a look at the brake system on your dirt bike. Stopping your bike on demand rests solely upon the operation of a relatively small piece of metal that fully squeezes two brake pads against spinning rotors. The caliper, though o...

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8 Motorcycle Maintenance Tips

Almost no one has the availability to check the oil level in their motorcycle anymore what with the time suck of streaming TV, social media and generally sitting around the house doing nothing after a long day's work. And the weekends? Forget it...

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Why You Need a Dirt Bike Pipe Guard

You can't keep a dirt bike in pristine condition unless of course it sits in the garage unridden so outside of that expect scratches, dings, stains and general overall wear and tear. But that doesn't mean throwing caution to the wind and neglect...

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