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
How old is too old? One day I came across an old 1983 Yamaha PW 50. This bike was 35 years old, WOW! That's as old as I am! After looking the bike over, I decided this could be a good snag and a fun challenge. This was definitely a diamond in the ruff. Restoring a 35 year old bike, bring it on! … [Read more...] about Successful Old Bike Challenge- 1983
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!
Should I buy after market parts for my dirt bike or stick with OEM? Stock parts come durable and functional, but after market parts can add additional power, durability, and style. After market parts may function similar or better than stock and can often times be cheaper than OEM. Aftermarket parts are usually readily available for most machines but sometimes OEM is the only … [Read more...] about After Market vs. Stock?
Years ago my family started a fun tradition of racing dirt bikes around Easter time. On some family property out of town, I made a track to practice riding on. We decided that would be a perfect spot to have an annual desert race. Not the same family members come each year, so the challenge changes. It is always fun to see who will take home the bragging rights. We have loved … [Read more...] about Annual Family Desert Race