How To Adjust My MX Bike Valves?

Adjusting 4-stroke mx bike valves is critical to maintaining your bikes performance and getting the maximum life out of your bike’s engine.   Valve adjustments are needed to be checked at about 40 hours.  Consult your bike’s owner or service manual to get the recommended adjustment interval for your bike.

Read and understand the manual before attempting this repair.  If the cam timing is off then serious engine damage can result including total engine failure.  Check out the video below for some great tips on adjusting valves.

 

Remember to check your bike’s owner or service manual for complete directions on how to properly adjust your 4-stroke bike valves.

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How to Install Brake Pads

If you riding hard and putting a lot of hours on your mx bike, you will need to replace your bike’s brake pads.   Brake pads wear out, it’s a fact of life.  The harder and more you ride the sooner your brake pads will wear out.  New pads can restore the brake performance of your mx bike.

Watch this video and get some great tips on how to replace your brake pads.  Make sure you understand how to make this repair.  Brake failure can lead to injury.   Consult your bike’s owner’s manual or repair manual for specific information on brake repairs.

Check out the video below.

 

 

 

Thanks and make sure you know what your doing when replacing your brake pads.

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Great MX Crash video AMA MX

Motocross punishes your mistakes.  Some you walk away from and some you don’t.  Here are some great shots from the 2013 mx season.

When you go all out sometimes things don’t work out the way you planned.  The result is some great mx crash videos.

 

Wasn’t that an awesome mx crash video.

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Why You Don’t Land On the Front Tire MX Crash

There are times when you want to land on the front tire.  This however wasn’t one of them.  Over rotating on the front and landing on the front tire can end with a landing that you don’t walk away from.

 

That was brutal wasn’t it.

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All the big Crashes from AMA Supercrosses 2013

Check out all the big crashes from 2013 AMA supercross series.

 

 

Best sx crash video I’ve seen.  This will get you ready for the 2014 supercross season.

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Guide to MX Tires

Tires are critical to getting maximum performance from you mx bike.

Tires are your connection to the dirt.  The better the connection the better the control and performance of your dirt bike.  MX tires are designed for certain types of dirt conditions Dunlop, Michelin, and other mx tire manufacturers have their own designation for what type of soil the tire is designed for.   Many tires are able to work acceptable for a wide range of soil conditions.

Here are the guides for several popular mx tire manufacturers.

Dunlop

Dunlop tire guide click here

Michelin

Michelin tire guide here

Metzler

Metzler tire guide here

Bridgestone

Bridgestone tire guide

There are some great info on available compound tires for different conditions, your opinion is the one that counts when racing motocross.
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Most tracks will change during the race day so picking a tire that works for you in different conditions is often a great idea.   Just remember no tire like a new tire so keep that in mind.

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How to Install new Triple Clamps and Grease the bearings?

New triple Clamps are a popular upgrade for many mx bikes.  Proper installation of the new triple clamp with good bearing maintenance are critical to your bikes performance.  Check out the video below on how to install and maintain your new triple clamps and bearings.

 

 

 

Packing your bearings with new grease will greatly increase the bearing life.  Especially if you use bearing tension to act as a steering dampener.   The extra tension you apply on the bearings may reduce bearing life and increase the need for proper grease maintenance.

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Why You Need a Great Chest Protector?

Why do you Need a Chest Protector?  They just stop roost, right?

Well that is just one thing that a chest protector can do.   They can also protect vital body organs such as you heart, lungs and other internal organ.  The stuff that help keeps you going.

I have been using a Leatt 3DF body protector for over  a season now and have given it a couple of great crash tests.   I’m an over 50 vet rider and really do a good job of testing the limits of my gear when I crash.

The first crash was an over the bars endo on a downhill jump. I took the end of the right bar to my chest and stomach.   That was after a 25-30 foot drop.   Well other than a slight scrape mark to my chest no big deal.   I then at the last race came up short on a 30 foot double.  Bounced my chest off the bars and again no problem.

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Keep in mind that the 3DF body protector is made of the same material as the Leatt cool suits/vest.   So not only do you get great body protection but also a cool suit that works great.  During some over 90 degree days I was actually getting too cool, waiting for the gate to drop.  The 3DF cool suit works great.

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Buying a Used Dirt Bike?

Getting a good used bike can be a difficult to solve problem.  You don’t want to pay too much.  You don’t want your new used dirt bike to just be a project vehicle or your own personal money pit.

Don’t get me wrong, if you know the cost of the repair and, or can do the repair yourself sometimes you can save big money by purchasing a bike with some “issues”.

Check out this video on Tips for Buying a Used Dirt Bike.

 

Making sure you get the right dirt bike is the key to getting the most out of it.

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How to prep your new bike

Setting up your new bike is critical to getting the best performance and fun.   Check out this video for some great tips.

 

These are some great tips for not only helping the performance of your bike but also helping to increase the life of your bike.   Changing the oil frequently will increase the life of the modern four stroke or two stroke bike.   Checking the spokes and the chain will prevent costly damage to your bike.   Take the time to go over your bike each and every time you ride, you will both last longer.

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