Ever smashed your radiator? New radiators can cost a few hundred dollars but sometimes it's not necessary to buy new. A bent radiator can also tweak the plastic and cause stress to other components while ultimately restricting air flow. Obviously if the radiator is leaking, it may be necessary to replace it, but a bent radiator can usually be straighted out with a little … [Read more...] about How-To: Straighten a Dirt Bike Radiator
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Depending on the climate, certain times of year can prove to be better than others when looking to purchase a used dirt bike. In climates with all four seasons, winter is usually the best time to purchase used dirt bikes. This is one of the more significant tips I can give when purchasing used. Prices of a used bikes seem to climb right before spring and summer. Buying during … [Read more...] about How to Find a Good Buy
There's nothing worse than being ready to race and right before the race starts, you remember you forgot something important. If you're like me, I get a one track mind and all I can think about is jumping on the bike and tearing it up (well, while trying to). I like to make a race day checklist so forgetting things doesn't happen and it helps ease my mind and keep me focused. … [Read more...] about Checklist For Race Day
Two of the most important steps in racing for me are first, being physically ready and second, making sure my bike is in working order and has had all necessary tune-ups and maintenance done before the race. There's nothing worse than stressing about bike repairs right before lining up at the gate. Not to mention worrying about it while racing. … [Read more...] about Bike Prep for Race Day!
Used dirt bike seats tend to get a black coating on the vinyl. Depending on the type of seat, this can be done fairly easy without much cost or time. Cosmetically it is not appealing and if not properly taken care of, seat covers will deteriorate and wear out quicker. Cleaning vinyl seats is easy to do and doesn't require much time. Here is a simple task to shine up that old … [Read more...] about How-To: Clean a Dirt Bike Seat