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Dirt Bike Tech Tips

Some MOTOvation to Get Through Coronavirus

If you have given up hope for the afternoon soaps and a bottle of cold brew, and got nothing to do and all day to do it, don't let it tick away with your sanity. Use the forced downtime to work on your dirt bike. It's hard to believe such a ca...

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How To Keep Dirt Bike Bolts Tight

Oh man, again!? Another bolt, forever lost in a sea of Motocross dirt. You factory torqued the thing. Over and over. Only this time it managed to free itself. Probably somewhere over a triple. You ever go around your house with a screwdriver a...

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Tips for Buying a Used 2-Stroke Dirt Bike

If you want to ride the 2-stroke dirt bike popularity wave be ready to shell out big bucks for a new 2-stroke from Yamaha, KTM or Husqvarna take your chance on an older model from any of the big manufacturers sold by someone with or without good i...

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2-Stroke Dirt Bike Exhaust: Upgrade Pipe, Silencer or Both?

The stock exhaust on a 2-stroke dirt bike doesn't offer much to look at. It braps but it doesn't braaaaap. Basically it gets the job done. You have the expansion chamber (pipe) and the silencer (muffler) along with a generic power band. A stock ...

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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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Mechanic installing muffler on dirt bike

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

You ask we answer. Here's the latest in our "Ask a Mechanic" series. 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 ...

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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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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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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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