Tech Tips

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    Tech Tips: Changing a Motorcycle Tire (video)

    Who better to show us the tricks of the trade when it comes to changing tires than someone who's job literally implies it? Check out this Tech Tips segment where Dunlop's Jay Clark shows us how they make it look so easy, time-after-time. Remember, if you need to get your hands on some new tires...

    Posted by ML512 on 9/29/2017 8:50 AM

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    Tech Tips: Wheel Maintenance (video)

    A incorrectly maintained wheel can really ruin your day when a few spokes break...or worst, when the whole wheel decides to fail entirely. To make sure this doesn't happen, we snagged one the main wheel builders from Dubya USA to show us how they maintain all the customer and race team wheels th...

    Posted by ML512 on 8/6/2017 7:05 PM

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    Tech Tips: Reed Cages (video)

    If you're a two-stroke fanatic, then your motorcycle has a few less moving parts compared to their four-stroke brethren. But that means each one of these part hold even more performance value, such as the often forgotten about reed cage/reed valve. If your reeds are cracked, deformed, or damaged...

    Posted by ML512 on 2/23/2017 4:27 PM

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    Tech Tips: Footpeg Removal and Installation (video)

    While stock footpegs are slowly getting wider and more supportive, it's still hard to beat a good set of aftermarket pegs. With multiple options on materials, grip areas, and platform size...there's a bit of something for everyone. Get some quick tips for changing out your next set of footpegs. ...

    Posted by ML512 on 2/14/2017 6:18 PM

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    Tech Tips: Exhaust System Installation (video)

    One of the first things on most people's upgrade list is a full exhaust system. While most exhausts aren't too big of a project to swap out, the dual systems on the latest Hondas add a bit more work to the equation. So to show you a few tips, we're going to install a Yoshimura RS-9T system on th...

    Posted by ML512 on 2/7/2017 9:40 PM

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    Tech Tips: Throttle Body/Carburetor Removal (video)

    Swapping out an engine, or giving a bike a full race prep? Need to get that pesky throttle body or carburetor out of the way? Click play for some tips and a how-to on removing it. Looking for motorcycle parts, accessories, or gear needs, you can find them at Chaparral-Racing.com. Transcribed v...

    Posted by ML512 on 1/17/2017 4:29 PM

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    Tech Tips: Airbox Removal (video)

    Removing your airbox isn't a common practice but needed for proper cleaning, switching out a built in backfire cage, adding an intake aftermarket piece, or even change out the airboot itself. Need some help? Click play and see how it's done. Remember, if you need to get your hands on a new flyw...

    Posted by ML512 on 12/29/2016 11:24 AM

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    Tech Tips: Flywheel Removal and Install (video)

    Need to remove that pesky flywheel out from under the ignition cover to do some general maintenance, or maybe you want to change it for a heavy or lighter version? Either way, we'll show you how to get the job done. Remember, if you need to get your hands on a new flywheel or other engine compo...

    Posted by ML512 on 9/25/2016 7:40 PM

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    Tech Tips: How-to Replace and Lube a Clutch Cable (video)

    Does your clutch grind and snag as you pull it? Wish you could go back to how it felt when your bike was brand new? Then check out our how-to on replacing and/or lubing your clutch cable. Remember, if you need to get your hands on a new clutch cable, cable lube, or other tools; hit up Chaparral...

    Posted by ML512 on 8/6/2016 7:49 PM

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    Tech Tips: Linkage Removal and Installation (video)

    Looking at changing out your bike's rear linkarm for improved performance, or maybe it's just time to take a peek inside and see if it needs some fresh grease? Either way, here's some helpful tips for you to tackle the task. Remember, if you need to get your hands on some new seals, suspension ...

    Posted by ML512 on 7/6/2016 10:07 PM

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    Tech Tips: Replacing Fork Seals (video)

    Maybe you just noticed a bit of oil weeping dow your fork tubes, or the puddle underneath the front wheel in the garage, either way it's time to replace your fork seals! Get some hands on examples and tips from some of the best in the business, Race Tech, along with finding out what you need to ...

    Posted by ML512 on 6/15/2016 12:18 PM

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    Tech Tips: Chain Removal and Installation (video)

    Is your chain stretched out or rusted beyond belief? Need to change it out? Check out our Tech Tips on swapping out your old, beat-up chain, for a fresh and correctly measured replacement. Looking for chains, sprockets, guides, or other drivetrain related parts? Check out Chaparral-Racing.com/D...

    Posted by ML512 on 5/11/2016 12:16 PM

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    Tech Tips: Shock Spring Removal (video)

    While the manufactures try there best to build a bike for the masses, it's definitely common to be enough below or above their average weight settings to need a different shock spring. So check out how you can remove and replace your spring for a better ride. Need some help removing your suspe...

    Posted by ML512 on 4/6/2016 7:39 AM

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    Tech Tips: Replacing Radiators and Coolant (video)

    Damaging a radiator can be a common occurrence when your bike goes end-over-end, or just tips over in a corner. Swapping out one can be a messy situation, so check out our latest Tech Tips on how to change out your radiator and also replace the coolant. If you need to get a replacement rad...

    Posted by ML512 on 3/2/2016 9:34 AM

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    Tech Tips: Oversized Brake Rotor Kit (video)

    Looking to change out your brake rotor for a larger and stronger model? Check out this how-to on switching out not only the rotor, but also the hanger bracket and what to look for to get the best out of your new brakes. If you want to get your hands on some new brake rotors, lines, or pads;...

    Posted by ML512 on 2/2/2016 9:11 AM

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    Tech Tips: Replacing and Bleeding Brake Lines (video)

    Are your brakes feeling a bit mushy, or maybe you'd just like to upgrade their feel and performance? Check out this how-to on replacing your brake lines and bleeding them, with a little help from our friends at Galfer. If you want to get your hands on some new brake lines, rotors, or pads; hit ...

    Posted by ML512 on 1/13/2016 7:03 PM

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    Tech Tips: Fork Seal Maintenance (video)

    Sick and tired of having leaky fork seals end your day at the track or in the hills? Check out some helpful tips from our friends at Race Tech on how-to properly service and maintain your fork seals for the best performance. If you want to get your hands on some new seals, suspension tools, and...

    Posted by ML512 on 12/3/2015 9:45 AM

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    Tech Tips: Rear Brake Pads (video)

    Looking to swap out your worn rear brake pads for some fresh stopping material? Get some quick tips on how to make your removal and installation process a bit easier along with some maintenance advice. If you want to get your hands on some new brake pads, rotors, or other brake related accessor...

    Posted by ML512 on 11/8/2015 9:58 PM

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    Tech Tips: Air Fork Setup (video)

    Since the Motocross industry has been moving towards air forks, there's been a bit a of a learning curve for the general public in regards of how to adjust and take care of these new damping units. In particular, Showa's SFF TAC fork take a bit more attention when it comes to adjustments, due to...

    Posted by ML512 on 10/8/2015 9:35 AM

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    Tech Tips: Installing Triple Clamps (video)

    Getting ready to swap out your bikes triple clamps? Get some quick tips on how to make your removal and installation process easier along with some easy maintenance advice. If you want to get your hands on some new triple clamps, check out Chaparral-Racing.com/TripleClamps. For any other motor...

    Posted by ML512 on 9/2/2015 1:16 PM

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    Tech Tips: Installing a Seat Cover (video)

    Looking for some extra traction between your bike? Then a new seat cover may just be the answer to your problems. Click play to get some helpful tips on how to speed up your next seat cover installation. If you want to get your hands on some SDG products, check out Chaparral-Racing.com/SDG. Fo...

    Posted by ML512 on 8/7/2015 11:20 AM

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    Tech Tips: Suspension Removal and Installation (video)

    Get some quick tips on how to remove and install your forks and shock. Check out Chaparral-Racing.com for any parts or tools you may need while working on your bike. Transcribed version: "Hey, this is Michael Lindsay from Vital MX, we're at Chaparral Motorsports today. When most of us get a n...

    Posted by ML512 on 7/1/2015 5:09 PM

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    Tech Tips: Clutch Plate Replacement (video)

    Get some quick tips on how to change out your motorcycle's clutch. If you need any clutch components or other parts for your motorcycle, make sure to check out Chaparral-Racing.com. To jump directly into clutches, click here: Chaparral-Racing.com/Category/dirt-bike-clutch-components. Transcri...

    Posted by ML512 on 5/6/2015 11:42 AM

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    Tech Tips: Setting Sag (video)

    Get some quick tips on how to properly set the rear sag on your bike. If you're looking for the tools to help you do the job, jump on Chaparral-Racing.com. Currently on sale at Chaparral: Motion Pro Folding Sag Scale. Vital MX review on the Motool Slacker Digital Sag Scale. Transcribed Versi...

    Posted by ML512 on 4/2/2015 9:03 AM

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    Scott Goggle Service Tech Tip: Get the Sweat Out (feature story)

    Posted by GuyB on 6/11/2009 6:41 PM

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    Tech Tip: Installing a New Seat Cover (feature story)

    Posted by GuyB on 3/25/2008 4:22 PM

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    Tech Tips: Fork Installation (feature story)

    Posted by GuyB on 2/4/2008 7:31 PM

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    Tech Tips: Fork Installation (video)

    Want to make sure you're getting the most out of your freshly reworked forks? You need to install them correctly.

    Posted by GuyB on 2/4/2008 3:56 PM

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    Tech Tips: Setting Rear Suspension Sag (feature story)

    Posted by GuyB on 11/16/2007 7:00 AM

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    Tech Tips: Setting Rear Suspension Sag (video)

    Do you want to make sure your rear suspension has a good starting point? Of course you do.

    Posted by GuyB on 11/9/2007 4:29 PM