DIY Tire Change: It’s Not As Difficult As You Think

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You can save quite a bit of money by doing most of your own service and maintenance work on your motorcycle. Sure, more in-depth things like full engine rebuilds may be beyond most people’s skill level and should be left to the professionals, but thing like oil changes and brake services can easily be performed […]

What To Do When Your Dirt Bike Won’t Start

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There’s nothing more disappointing than gearing up for a day of tearing up the track only to find out that your dirt bike won’t start. Your prized possession’s problems probably aren’t too serious, so go through a short checklist of probable false-start causes will most likely expose any engine issues and send you off revving right away. […]

Dirt Bike Modifications For All Riding Styles

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Modifying your dirt bike can be an overwhelming process. Several riders look to upgrade their stock parts to make their bike faster, stronger and more fine-tuned. However, modifying a dirt bike can get expensive in a hurry – especially so if you don’t know exactly what you’re doing. Instead, you want to invest in parts […]

How to Tie Down a Motorcycle

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Many motorcycles can be damaged by bad tie-down jobs. It’s a tragedy that never needs to happen. It can also be a safety hazard to other drivers on the road if your bike in not secured properly. Here’s what you need to know to tie down your motorcycle: STEP 1 Hook the tie-downs to the […]

How To Install Front Brake Lines On An Off Road Motorcycle

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Replacing your motorcycle brake lines can be intimidating for a novice mechanic. Galfer offers a great tech video on how to replace your brake lines, and offers a superior brake line to set your dirt bike up with a stainless steel option. Galfer’s standard brake line kits are anything but standard. Galfer starts off by […]

Preventing Motorcycle Theft: Part I

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Motorcycle theft is a serious issue in the U.S., and it’s always recommended to lock up your bike as much as possible when left unattended. According to a report by the National Insurance Crime Bureau, the summer months from June to September are highest times for motorcycle theft in the U.S. Additionally, July and August see the […]

How To Teach Motorcycle Riding Basics

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Do you have a friend or relative who constantly bugs you about your motorcycle and wishes he or she had one as well? The one thing that might be stopping them is your ability to teach them how to ride on their own. Motorcycle teaching takes a lot of responsibility, as those who learn from you will eventually take your knowledge […]

5 Things You Need To Know About Your Motorcycle Tires

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Most motorcyclists know their tires are an extremely important part of their ride, but how much do riders truly know? As a rider, you were most likely taught early to keep enough air in your tires and to inspect them before you take to the road. However, there’s a lot to know about motorcycle tires that […]

Tips On How To Clean Your Dirt Bike The Right Way

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After a muddy and fun-filled day on the dirt track, your motorcycle might be absolutely filthy. Washing your dirt bike can seem like a nightmare with the amount of mud covering it, but the process is actually very important to keep your bike lasting. Many riders simply want to head straight to the car wash, […]

5 Tips On How To Ride A Motorcycle In The Rain

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While riding a motorcycle in the rain is never a good option, sometimes it’s the only one. The best advice you’ll ever have toward riding in wet conditions is to not do it at all. You put yourself in a dangerous position when you try to tackle slippery surfaces with just two wheels. Your balance […]