Technical and maintenance tips for dirt bikes
Technical tips for dirt bikes
Dirt riding and technical troubles go hand in hand. Here we'll have tips, tricks and helful hints to keep you on the tracks longer, go faster and hopefully save you some money. Every now and then we may even have a DIY video, as we have this week on how to change your own tyres.

Each tip takes quite a while to write up, photograph, etc, but we'll try to add new ones on a regular basis. If there is something you'd like us to cover, drop us an email at help@dirtriders.info - or you can post a question to our user forums and hopefully one of our knowledgable members will be able to help you.
Fitting Dirt Bike Tyres
Having new tyres fitted is a common thing on a dirt bike, and it's mostly done at the shop where you buy your tyres. However, there are places where you get a discount for buying more than one set of tyres, or you may use a different set for Summer/Winter or different terrains. Sometimes you may need to remove and replace your tyres to fix a tube or something. If you know how to do it yourself, it can save you a nice little chunk of cash to spend on other important things, like fuel, helmets and beer.

Setting Rider Sag
A critical part of suspension set-up, often neglected and not hard to do. Watch this video and become an instant expert.

Fuel : Oil Ratios
Often misunderstood, even by people with years of experience, the correct ratios make a massive difference to performance and reliability. Click here for free mixture charts.
Fitting New Grips
Fitting new grips can be a nightmare if you don't know the tricks. Here are all that we know.


Lubing the Chain
How much, how often and what to use.

Buying a Secondhand Dirt Bike
There's lots of things to consider when buying a secondhand dirtbike. Here's some of the important questions to ask.

2 Stroke vs 4 Stroke
Forget 'To be or not to be', 2 stroke or 4 stroke, that's THE question. Find out what we think in this article.

How to Fit New Graphics
A flashy new graphics kit can really transform your bike. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to easily fit a new graphics kit, with a cool video tutorial at the end.
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