A common problem with dirt bike and atv plastics is oxidation. This usually occurs from be over exposed to the weather and sun. It is not always in the budget to go and buy new plastics or a new gas tank. Here are a few tips to help restore your plastics or old nasty tank back to (or close to) their vibrant look. … [Read more...] about How To Restore Plastic
If you have youngsters in the family that want to ride, it may be hard to shell out a bunch of money for something they will outgrow in a couple years. Yamaha has been building the PW 50 for over 30 years! This means there are many used ones to choose from and parts are cheap. Sometimes it can be hard to come across a 50cc of any kind that hasn't been a little beat up. Let's … [Read more...] about Tips for Overhauling a PW 50!
Everyone likes to put their own touches on dirt bikes. I know I do. Don't let the cosmetics of a bike deter you from buying an old, used bike. Assuming the engine is sound, plastics, graphics, seat covers, hand guards, hand grips, etc can all be easily replaced. Sometimes you have an older bike, but you like the look of the newest model. There are many products that can be … [Read more...] about Easy “Facelift” on a Dirt Bike
I like a challenge when it comes to cleaning up dirt bikes. I found this 2003 TTR 250 for sale and I felt I would give it a go since I had never done one before. There was some work to be done, but I was up for the project. This particular bike didn't need much engine work, but the electrical was a mess. The plastics were also slightly faded and worn. Sometimes its hard to buy … [Read more...] about Cleaned up TTR 250 – Plastic Restoration Tips
If purchasing a brand new dirt-bike is not an option, there are many used ones to choose from. Maybe you want to start a project and don't know where to start. Hopefully these tips can help. … [Read more...] about How to Buy a Used Dirt Bike