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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 dirt bike, you really should get a torque wrench.  When I first started taking care of my own bike, 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 mind.  I was changing 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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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 …

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Best Simple Trail Riding Dirt Bikes for Beginners

If you enjoy camping or the outdoors and just want a simple trail bike to explore off-road, this post is for you. After a recent camping trip, my dad who is 70-years-old tried my dirt bike on the trails and dirt roads throughout the mountains around us and he was instantly hooked.  He asked me what bike he should get, …

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How Fast Does a 50cc Dirt Bike Go? 5 kids dirt bikes tested.

As a parent, I understand the concern of getting your kid a 50cc dirt bike and being concerned about safety issues related to the fast speed they can go. Most 50cc dirt bikes from any of the major manufacturers max out between 25 and 40 miles per hour.  While this may seem dangerously fast for a young 4-7-year-old rider, in …

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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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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 …