Dirt Bikes & Maintenance

What is rider sag on a dirt bike (Article in the dirt bike sag 101 series)

Rider sag on a dirt bike is the measurement of how much the forks and shocks compress. In this case it’s the measurement when you get on your dirt bike. This is also known as “total sag”. When we talk about sag, we are talking about how much your dirt bike “sags”. Or put this another way, and in particular with reference to “rider sag” it’s how much your shock absorber compresses when you are sat on the bike.

Buying a used dirt bike checklist (Includes all the top checks & tips)

Buying a used dirt bike checklist includes top checks: A compression check; How easy the bike starts; Taking a test ride to check the gears, clutch and brakes. Be prepared to walk away from the deal if you find too many things wrong. Or use the problems you find to negotiate the final price you pay.

Dirt bike or four wheeler which is safer? (Dirt bike vs ATV safety statistics)

There’s a belief that four wheels must be safer than two wheels. This translates to a belief that all-terrain vehicles (or 4-wheeler ATVs and quad bikes) must be safer than dirt bikes. But it appears the opposite is true. Research and statistics show that victims involved in ATV crashes are more likely to die or suffer serious trauma than those in similar accidents involving dirt bikes. Therefore ATV riding crashes are more deadly and more injurious than dirt bike crashes.

ATV vs Dirt Bike (What are the Pros and Cons of each sport)

My conclusion is that the pros of dirt bikes outweigh the cons vs the cons of 4-wheeler ATVs outweigh the pros. These ATV vs dirt bike pros and cons include comparisons over their safety; the cost of each vehicle; how easy they are to store and transport; the cost of running each vehicle; how easy they are to ride or learn to ride; plus more.

How much land do you need to build a motocross track? (On private property)

Motocross or scramble tracks on private property for your own use can start at roughly 1/2 acre. But you are best to acquire an area of land of an acre+ to create a reasonable sized personal motocross track. One acre of land will allow you to have features that include undulating land with dips, mounds and jumps. Planning permission may be required for the creation of the man-made jumps. Think about noise levels and the location of your motocross or scramble course.

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