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How to Find Neutral on a Dirt Bike: Easy beginner’s trick

When I first got a dirt bike, it was frustrating to try and find neutral.  I kept accidentally going into first or second gear and the bike would die when I came to a stop, or I’d start it in gear accidentally. Neutral on a dirt bike is half-way between first and second gear. To find it, kicked down the …

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These Are the Top-Ranked Dirt Bike Brands of 2018

There are many different dirt bike brands, and if you’re just getting started into dirt biking, it can be difficult to know what the best brands are, and which ones should be avoided. The following are my favorite brands of dirt bikes, ranked from #1 to #7.  The ranking below tracks with my personal impression of the dirt bike lineups …

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Best Torque Wrench for Dirt Bike Maintenance

If you own and maintain your own dirtbike, you really should get a torque wrench for working on your dirt bike.  When I first started taking care of my own dirtbike, I did not have a torque wrench and I just did things by feel.  I thought this would be just fine until I made the mistake that changed my …

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How to Wheelie a Dirt Bike On Your First Try

Knowing how to do wheelies on your dirt bike is not only fun and looks ace, but it can get you through and over some tricky and otherwise very difficult situations. If you’re trail riding you will need to be able to pop the front wheel up to get over logs, cross streams and challenge rutted or uneven terrain. The …

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Honda CRF110 Dirt Bike: An owner’s review

  A few months ago I bought a Honda CR F110 dirt bike for my son Ruger. I had already purchased another dirt bike for his brother, and he was ready for a dirt bike of his own. Overall, my review is that the CRF110 dirt bike is probably the best overall dirtbike out there for a kid who is …

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Best Dirt Bikes for 10-Year-Old Kids

Dirt bikes start to be really fun once a kid is 10 years old.  It’s a great time to get them ripping up the dirt on a bike.  However, sizing a dirt bike correctly for a 10-year-old can be tricky.  You don’t want to get them something too powerful and heavy for safety reasons, but you also want to give …

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Dirt Bike Tire Pressure: A quick reference guide

When I first got my dirt bike, I had no idea what I should inflate the tires to.  I searched all over the internet and everyone had a different answer. This post is my simple guide to setting the correct tire pressure on your dirt bike. Generally, the tire pressure on a dirt bike should be between 6 and 18 …

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Best Dirt Bike Protective Gear for Kids: A parent’s guide

When my two boys (ages 8 and 6) started dirt biking, I was nervous about how much the protective gear would cost.  I also didn’t want to make any mistakes that would cost me extra.  I learned a lot, and in this post I want to share the things I learned about buying dirt bike gear for kids. I recommend …

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How Old Do Kids Need to Be to Ride a Dirt Bike?

Initially, it was a friend of ours who got us hooked on dirt biking. She has ridden dirt bikes her entire life and now rides them with her own 4 children. She told us it was a great family hobby because it was something everyone could do at once and it was the perfect amount of “togetherness”.  However, my wife …

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How to Winterize a Dirt Bike in 10 Minutes or Less

If you care about your dirt bike and want it to run smoothly next summer, then spending a few minutes to winterize the bike is essential.  Depending on how much time you have, the winterization process can either be very quick, or can take about an hour if you want to do a full and complete job–for those who obsess …