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10/11/2016
Whether it's climbing a grassy mountain, racing around a track for the best time, or even just trying your hardest to throttle out of a mud pool, the adventure has no limits when it comes to owning and riding a dirt bike. The key to the adventure, however, is how well the ride performs.

To get you on the (dirt) track to taking care of your dirt bike, TenEyck Distributing has a post with some effective tips to help keep your bike in good shape and hopefully get you out of that mud pond.

Start With a Wash

It's a proud moment when you return from your ride and your bike is covered in mud. What isn't an equally fun moment, however, is a bike that suffers corrosion and needs parts replaced. After each ride, make the time to give your bike a thorough wash and wipe down. Take a close look through the engine and body and remove and debris which may have accumulated or become caught. This will help to prevent corrosion and body damage.

Don't Underestimate the Basics

When it all comes down to it, your bike is just a large number of parts held together with bolts, nuts, and screws. If any of these become loose or fall out, it could spell the end of your planned adventure and potentially cause injury. Once your bike is dry, take a couple of minutes to inspect your bike and check for any loose items, and tighten anything that needs it.

Leaks

With the bike still dry, run a clean cloth in and around the engine and the body to identify any small fluid leaks. Even if you find a small drop of engine fluid, don't ride your bike until you've found and fixed the leak.

Fluids

You should be checking your fluids the day before each ride and topping up before you head out. Just like any engine, how well it performs depends on the fluid levels and the quality of the lubricant. If you can see your oil has seen better days, replace it instead of just topping it up. To get the right engine lubricants for your ride, speak with TenEyck Distributing at (208) 589-4660 and ask about the range of AMSOIL engine oils. If you prefer, check out the online store for more information.

Cables

If you feel that your bike is either losing power or giving you too much when you are working your way through tight corners, it could be that your cables are loose and are being caught on the body of your bike. Around once a month, check your cables and adjust their tension and length.

Air Filter

Checking and replacing the air filter is a relatively simple task, however, one which is often overlooked. Inspect your air filter after every two of three rides and give it a clean. If it's come to the end of its lifespan, don't hesitate to replace it. The performance of your bike will depend on the availability of clean air, which isn't always available when you consider the condition your bike sees.

Chain

The right chain tension can be a tricky balance to find. As a general guide, keep around a half an inch of slack. Remember that along with enough tension to give you power, the chain also needs some room to accommodate changing riding conditions and suspension.

Tire Pressure

The right tire pressure can be the difference between powering out of a muddy turn and getting stuck. Don't get stuck on your ride because of something simple. Before you head out, adjust your tire pressure for the terrain you will be spending the most of your time on. If possible, take an air compressor with you and adjust your pressure if you will be alternating your riding conditions.

Safety Gear

Riding isn't just about the bike. It's also about the gear that keeps you safe. Give your riding gear a close look for any rips or tears you may not have noticed. If you find any, be sure to have them taken care of, or get new gear. If you have worn out any of the reinforcements, such as plating around the knee or elbows, it's best to replace it.

Benefit From a Synthetic Oil Change in Idaho Falls

Keeping your dirt bike in good shape doesn't take a lot of time and can increase the performance and lifespan of your ride. To make sure you are using the right and the best products available for your bike, speak with TenEyck Distributing at (208) 589-4660 and ask about the range of AMSOIL engine lubricants.
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