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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.
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.
Switchback Skills With ISDE Veteran Scott Bright
Pro Riding Secrets: Switchbacks are a tricky off-road obstacle, and riders are often confused as to the proper technique for negotiating tight trail turns. Here, ISDE veteran AA Enduro racer Scott Bright shows you the proper and improper ways to tackle a
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
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.
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!