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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 is a Spark Arrestor on a Dirt Bike? Everything 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 …

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How to Secure a Dirt Bike in a Trailer Without Straps

I’ve spent the last week deciding how I can set up my dirt bike trailer so that I won’t have to spend 15 minutes strapping down all of our dirt bikes each time.  I want a strapless solution that will be easy and secure. There are dozens of products on Amazon and elsewhere that have been invented over the years, …

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Yamaha TTR-50 Dirt Bike: An owner’s review

A few months ago I bought a Yamaha TTR-50E for my son, Cole, who is 6-years-old.  He has absolutely loved his dirt bike and I’m glad I bought it. The Yamaha TTR-50 is not a perfect bike and in this review, I’ll outline some of the things that are wrong with the bike; however, all-in-all it’s a very solid dirt …

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What Size Trailer Is Needed to Fit 2, 3, 4, or 5 Dirt Bikes?

I have spent the last few weeks researching dirt bike trailers.  As I looked through Craigslist, I couldn’t help but notice the high number of postings from people who bought a trailer that same week and were selling it because it didn’t fit their number of dirt bikes/atvs, or it didn’t fit in the space next to their house, etc. …

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When to Replace a Dirt Bike Helmet

Dirt bike helmets are an expensive investment, so I want to keep them as long as possible, but at the same time I want to make sure I’m safe while out riding. Dirt bike helmet manufacturers recommend replacing a helmet after 3-5 years of use, or 7 years after the production date of the helmet, or if the helmet sustains …