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05/09/2017
Dirt bike riding looks incredibly fun but experienced riders know that it is about more than just thrills and excitement. In order to enjoy your ride more make sure you avoid the following mistakes and stay safe.

Dirt Bike Riding Mistakes You Want to Avoid

There is a lot of work that goes into dirt bike riding, whether you do it for fun or actually compete, it requires time, preparation, practice, and dedication. From making sure that your dirt bike is well maintained and ready for the road to practicing and working on your riding skills it takes a lot more than just getting on the bike. That is why it is important that as a rider you and your bike stay prepared for the road ahead and that you avoid costly mistakes that can put your life at risk. The following advice can help you avoid some of the most common and dangerous mistakes that riders make.

Mistake #1: Not Maintaining Your Dirt Bike in Top Shape

The most dangerous and easy to make mistake is not taking proper care of your dirt bike.  Your dirt bike is your ride to glory or death and if you don´t ensure that it is in good shape you are not only risking failure and harm but also putting your life at risk.  Your dirt bike requires constant inspection, and care. That means you need to verify that the brakes are always working well, you need to ensure the chain is lubed, check the wiring system, and ensure that the tires are well inflated and in good shape. You should change the tires as soon as they start wearing out and make sure that all fluids are at a good level.

Mistake #2: Not Inspecting Your Bike Before Heading Out

It is also vital that you care for your engine and inspect your bike before heading out. Besides checking the tires and air levels along with other routine inspections, it is important that you change the oil often. Your dirt bike will need oil changes more often than any of you other vehicles, especially if you use it on a regular basis. Dirt bikes need to have the oil changed around every 5 to 10 hours of operation but every bike is different and therefore you should verify in your owner´s manual how often your bike requires an oil change. Also, make sure you use the right lubricant for your model. AMSOIL carries a variety of dirt bike synthetic oils each created for the protection of your bike´s engine. Their DOMINATOR® Synthetic 2-Stroke Racing Oil is specially formulated for two-stroke dirt bikes that require outstanding lubrication for the ultimate engine performance. Contact Maints Tech Sales and Service today at (843) 224-1454 get the best synthetic lubricant for your dirt bike today.

Mistake #3: Riding on Unknown Roads Without Being Prepared

When heading out and riding off-road there can be many surprises, especially in new roads that you haven´t been on before. That is why it is especially important to ride with precaution in trails you haven´t been on before. Do not head out to rough trails if you haven´t mastered your dirt bike. Once you get an idea of the road conditions and have memorized the road then you can start speeding up a bit but do not reach high speeds in areas you are unsure of.  Always ensure that you are able to keep control of your bike while riding in those unknown places, and make sure you are focused on the road. Try to mark your route and get a good idea of where you are heading ahead of time. Caroline Adventure Park is a great place for dirt bike riding and they provide a map of their trails so you can plan your ride ahead of time. Check out their web page, here for more information.

Mistake #4: Not Being Alert

Riding a dirt bike is not like riding other vehicles at high speeds.  You not only have to look out for where you're going and what you are doing but you have to do this at a high speed while controlling the bike. This isn´t an easy task and if you are on a road that is hard to ride on, it can get even more difficult. Sand, mud, and other unstable surfaces can make it tricky to ride that is why you can´t rely on your skills all the time and it is important to always be very alert to the surroundings. Do not make the mistake of getting too comfortable and putting your guard down when you ride. Even expert riders need to stay focused on their surrounding, the road, and their bike in order to stay safe and perform well. For more riding tips and dirt bike information visit the Dirt Bike 101 website and check out their riding tips.

The Best Synthetic Oil Change in Charleston, SC for Your Dirt Bike

Take proper care of your dirt bike and ensure a quality oil change today. Visit AMSOIL´s online store to select the best synthetic oil for your ride or contact Maints Tech Sales and Service directly today at (843) 224-1454 .
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