Motocross Videos & Dirt Bike Video Clips - Dirt Rider Magazine
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Quick Tip: Bike Stand Oil Change
Just when you think you've seen it all something happens right in front of you that's so cool because it's so simple and effective. A few years ago while walking through the Houston Supercross pits we spotted something looking very odd under the BTO Sports awning - it looked like mechanic Nate Alexander was struggling to put Andrew Short's bike on the stand, and had in fact let the bike slip off the back. Rather than look flustered, Nate just grabbed an oil drain pan and started to change the bike's oil. He'd figured out this clever way to get a bike to stand straight up and remain stable, all while keeping the bike stand out of the way for an oil change. And if your bike, like most, has the oil drain plug on the bottom of the cases, be sure you're turning the bolt the correct way, you can get it backwards pretty easily if your reaching down and working 'upside down.' **Note:** This quick tip will work on most four-stroke dirt bikes. Two-strokes may have pipe clearance issues.
Canvas MX Gear - DR Tested
Are you looking to brand yourself and create your own identity on the track? Canvas MX puts you in charge of what logos and designs you want on your next riding pant and jersey. We designed and tested our own pant and jersey to see how it looked and how it performed out on the track as well. Learn more about Canvas MX right here in this DR TESTED video with Associate Editor Kris Keefer.
Moose Sahara Vented Gear - DR Tested
Riding mostly in Southern California, we can use vented gear almost all year long. The Sahara line of gear from Moose is on the burlier side of vented gear not so thin that it is unsubstantial, it just flows more air than a standard set of gear. Both the jersey and the pant are cut pretty generously, especially below the knees in the pant. Since that part of the pant end up in your boot anyway, it could be a lot slimmer fitting and still get the job done. Durability was pretty great for this set of gear. After six months or more of hard riding and abuse, there were only a few holes in the jersey and the pant was pretty much unscathed.
2016 Yamaha YXZ1000R in Glamis
We sent our web gal Lindsey Lovell on a trip with Yamaha out to the Glamis sand dunes to try out the 2016 Yamaha YXZ1000R pure sport side-by-side. We donand 39:t normally test machines with four-wheels, but since you can shift this thing we couldnand 39:t resist the invite.
JGR MX Team Meeting At Anaheim 2
Dirt Rider gets a lot of access to the race team pits during the supercross season. It s why we can give you detail shots of the trick parts, Pro Wrenching Secrets that we sometimes grab between qualifying sessions, and rider interviews. But every once in awhile a team welcomes us even further into their inner circle, and we get to venture even further back behind the scenes. At the Anaheim 2 supercross this year Team Manager Jeremy Albrecht invited us to drop in on one of the meetings he has with the racers. The JGRMX team is unique in many ways, from having their own NASCAR race shop to create their own parts (not a NASCAR-type shop, an actual NASCAR race car building shop!), to bringing in outside sponsors to the sport, to selling many of their parts and services to the public. Of course we said yes to this quick peek at Jeremy talking to some of the racers before the night show.
Quick Tip: Clutch Cable Freeplay Adjustment
Your bike s clutch needs to have a little freeplay in the adjustment so that you re not riding the clutch even when the lever is fully out. If your clutch is adjusted too tight, this will happen, which will not only wear out your clutch plates quicker and make your clutch fade sooner, but all that extra clutch friction creates more heat for the engine. For this tip we used a CRF-F kids trail bike with a standard cable clutch that requires a wrench to loosen the lock nut. A lot of modern bikes have quick-adjust clutch wheels at the perch so you can tighten up your clutch without any tools, even during a race. If you are a rider who adjusts the clutch on-the-fly, you especially need to be sure to check that you still have the proper freeplay once the bike has cooled down. And that s the key here, check this freeplay with the engine cool, not after it s warmed up. To gauge how much is the right about, use a nickel: you should be able to pull the lever away from the perch freely for a
Shoei Hornet X2 Helmet Review - DR Tested
Shoei s Hornet X2 was released last year, and it s a great option if you re looking for a helmet that you can take on or off the road. The helmet features the quality and fit that Shoei built its reputation on, which means the helmet is comfortable and fits snugly (aka securely) with no hot spots. Shoei offers a cheek pad exchange program they will swap the helmet s standard cheekpads for a different thickness pad free of charge if you make the exchange before you use your helmet (when trying on helmets, you should fit it around the crown of your head, not based on how the cheekpads feel). Besides comfort and quality, two other great features of the Hornet X2 are the slick aerodynamics of the helmet (It doesn t want to pull up, but is less aerodynamic when turning your head to the side), and the channels in the padding for glasses. If you are a four-eyed rider you will probably love this helmet it does a great job of not jostling your lenses while you ride. Also, the helmet comes w
Moto Gizmo Moto Light - DR Tested
The Motogizmo Moto Light is not really a light, but a mount to attach a 1 diameter flashlight to your helmet. This is a way to get a helmet light relatively cheaply, especially if you already have a flashlight that fits it. This is a cool thing to have in your tool bag for those rides when you don t expect to need a helmet light, but then Murphy tags along for the ride and you re out at night. It works good, but since the mount attaches with a bolt through one of your visor mounts, the light beam travels through your field of vision, which is not ideal, especially if there is dust or rain. The light will stay in place while you ride, but you need a quality flashlight that is up to the vibration and impacts. This is not a replacement for a true helmet light, but you should be carrying a flashlight in your pack anyway, and this is a lightweight and simple way to give yourself another option for riding home in the dark, or just as a hands-free light holder for trailside repairs. At $24.9
Quick Tip: Applying Baby Oil To Goggles
Going out for that dusty, dry trail ride with your buddies? Have no fear, in this video we show you an old age trick of using a little baby oil to spread around your goggle's foam, to prevent dust from creeping inside and sticking to your lens. This way whenever you go to wipe your goggle lens (while you're riding) it will be like a magic windshield wiper of clear vision. Watch and learn the basic use of "a little dab will do ya" oiling.
FMF S/S Aluminum Factory 4.1 Muffler System Review - DR Tested
The 2016 YZ450F was Dirt Rider's open class motocross shootout winner, but that doesn't mean it can't benefit from a little engine massaging. Kris Keefer decided to to try an FMF S/S Aluminum 4.1 muffler system to see if it improved the already potent engine package the Yamaha has to offer. FMF's aluminum 4.1 version still incorporates a carbon fiber end cap and comes with a spark arrestor screen for all you off-roaders out there. The complete system system will cost you $799.99 and is made right here in the good ol' USA!
FXR Clutch Jersey and Pant Review - DR Tested
Canadian based snowmobile gear company FXR Racing is making a push in the U.S. motocross market with their mid line level price point "Clutch" set of motocross gear. Our Associate Editor Kris Keefer has been wearing the "Clutch" gear the past few months and in this video you will learn more about the company's flagship product. The $44.99 Clutch jersey is made out of lightweight high-performance birds-eye mesh polyester, moisture- wicking yarns to maximize comfort. Side and under arm mesh inserts for enhanced ventilation, shaped front collar and tapered cuff and fade-free sublimation prints. The "Clutch" pant is $139.99, has pre-curved knees to allow room for all braces, vented 900D polyester fabric for enhanced airflow, accordion stretch inserts above knees for expansion and extra protection from wear, adjusters at the waist help dial in the right amount of snug around the hips.
Jeremy McGrath Guest Editor, Dirt Rider Magazine
When Jeremy McGrath the undisputed King of Supercross stops by your office and offers to help you do your job, it would be rude to turn him down, right? That s pretty much the scenario that the Dirt Rider team found itself in earlier this month, as MC col