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What Dirt Bike Size Should You Get For Your Height?

Purchasing the right size dirt bike is an important decision.  It’s common for people to see how large a dirt bike is and become intimidated, so they choose a bike that is too short for them.  Hopefully, I can help you to avoid that problem with this post. Some people erroneously think that the taller you are, the higher CC …

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Dirt Bike vs ATV: 12 Pros and Cons of each sport

There are good reasons to choose dirt bikes, and other good reasons for choosing an ATV for your off-roading toy.  One is not clearly better than the other because it depends on what you want to get from the sport.  However, hopefully this post will point you in the right direction. In general, I recommend dirt bikes to anyone who …

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This is Why Dirt Bikes Don’t Have Kickstands

Most new dirt bikers assume that all dirt bikes would have a kickstand to support the bike when you’re not out riding.  Unfortunately, this is not always true. While some dirt bikes do come with kickstands, many do not.  The reason why is that it shaves a little weight off the bike, is one less piece to get caught in …

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How to Downshift on a Dirt Bike: Skip the clutch!

Most adults people who learn to ride a dirt bike have, at some point, driven a manual-transmission car.  Consequently, they shift on a dirt bike the same way you’d shift on a car; however, a dirt bike clutch is not similar to a car’s clutch, so you can shift differently. Unlike a car, a dirt bike’s inner workings are bathed …

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How to Charge a Dirt Bike Battery

There are two scenarios where I sometimes have to charge the battery on my dirt bike: (1) during the winter to keep the battery fresh, and (2) if I accidentally leave the key in the “on” position after finishing a ride. Charging a dirt bike battery is very simple.  You’ll simply remove the side panel on the dirt bike to …

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10 Tips for Teaching Kids to Ride a Dirt Bike

I recently taught my two boys (ages 8 and 6) to ride a dirt bike.  I made lots of mistakes in the process, but I successfully got them confident on their bikes and they absolutely love it! Here are a few of the lessons I learned along the way: Start on a Flat, Straight Dirt Road I made the mistake …

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How to Buy a Used Dirt Bike on the Cheap

Over the last few months, I’ve purchased three dirt bikes and I’ve found some really incredible deals by using a few tricky methods for finding the dirt bikes and negotiating good deals.  I hope this post will help you to find a good dirt bike on the cheap. Where to Find Used Dirt Bikes for Sale Facebook Marketplace – The …

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Where to Ride Dirt Bikes Near Boise, Idaho

I have lived in Boise for almost 20 years and I love to dirt bike.  So I thought I’d write this post to share a few of my favorite places to ride in the Treasure Valley.  There are many more places that I’m sure I’ll discover after writing this post initially, so I’ll keep coming back to this post and …

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What’s a Dirt Bike Spark Arrestor? What you need to know.

When I got my first dirt bike, I noticed that several places where I wanted to ride dirt bikes listed that they required spark arrestors in the bikes to be able to ride there.  The problem was, I wasn’t sure what a spark arrestor is, or if my bike had one.  Here’s everything you need to know. A spark arrestor …

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11 Essential Tips for the Newbie Dirt Bike Rider

If you are a new dirt bike rider and you want to get started off on the right foot, here are 11 non-obvious tips to help you learn to become a dirt biking legend.  Okay… maybe not a legend, but at least much more competent. Dirt Bike Clutches Are Different than the Clutch on a Car All adult dirt bikes …