Tech Tips

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  • Vital Tech Tip: Removing The Fuel Tank From EFI Four-Stroke (video)

    In the days of carburetors, removing the gas tank was a simpler task. However, EFI adds a few more steps to the process that Michael Lindsay will explain. For any other motorcycle parts, accessories, or gear needs, you can find them at Chaparral-Racing.com.

    Posted by B_Rez991 on 6/21/2019 9:31 AM

  • Vital Tech Tip: How To Adjust Your Steering Stem (video)

    Feel like you need to tighten or loosen your steering stem? Take a look and see how Michael Lindsay explains step by step to do just that. For any other motorcycle parts, accessories, or gear needs, you can find them at Chaparral-Racing.com.

    Posted by B_Rez991 on 6/17/2019 9:33 AM

  • Vital Tech Tip: How To Install Front Wheel Properly (video)

    Placing your front wheel on your dirt bike sounds simple enough, but there are a few steps you want to keep in mind. Michael Lindsay explains some of the finer points to adjust and avoid binding in the front forks when doing so. For any other motorcycle parts, accessories, or gear needs, you ca...

    Posted by B_Rez991 on 6/10/2019 10:06 AM

  • OEM Tech: Swapping Bar and Peg Positions on KX450 (video)

    Kawasaki KX's have adjustable bar mounts and adjustable footpeg positions. Swapping them is fairly easy but there are a few tips to keep in mind to help things go smoothly. Most people that own Kawasaki's never even try any of the available cockpit configurations, but peg and bar placement can dr...

    Posted by Klinger on 6/6/2019 4:37 PM

  • OEM Tech: 2019 Kawasaki KX450 Battery Tips (video)

    Electric start is new for the 2019 Kawasaki KX450, and with that convenience comes a battery. In this video, we use the KX to talk about battery safety and maintenance, but this applies to any bike with a lithium-ion battery.

    Posted by Klinger on 5/28/2019 9:25 AM

  • Tech Tip: Motocross ECU Tuning (video)

    We grab Chad Braun of XPR Motorsports to talk about what can be done to stock ECUs to change a motocross bike's power, as well as the massive amount of adjustability running an aftermarket ECU.

    Posted by Klinger on 5/21/2019 11:36 AM

  • OEM Tech: How To Bleed A Hydraulic Clutch (video)

    In this OEM Tech video, we look a few different ways to maintain a hydraulic clutch, and a few things that that are unique to the Nissin system on the new 2019 Kawasaki KX450.

    Posted by Klinger on 5/13/2019 2:58 PM

  • Mechanic's Files: Chris Blose's Husqvarna FC 250 (video)

    Nathan Fite is the man behind Skase MX Race shop who builds all the AJE Motorsports Race Team motors, include the one in Chris Blose's Gas Monkey Husqvarna FC 250. Fite runs us through Blose's supercross race bike that is pretty trick for a non-factory team.

    Posted by Klinger on 4/26/2019 7:10 AM

  • OEM Tech: Honda Chassis Retorquing (video)

    Want to make your bike handle better for free? This no-cost tip applies to all dirt bikes, but especially applies to the 2019 Honda CRF450R. This model's new chassis design tends to "bind up" with normal riding and after about 10 hours, it is a good idea to retorque critical bolts.

    Posted by Klinger on 4/25/2019 10:17 AM

  • OEM Tech: How To Remove The Shock On A 2019 Honda CRF450R (video)

    When we get new bikes, it is obviously more fun to focus on the changes we feel on the track. But there are also changes in the garage. Here is the best way that we have found to remove the shock from a 2019 Honda CRF450R.

    Posted by Klinger on 3/22/2019 11:25 AM

  • Vital Tech Tip: How To Change Your Oil (video)

    Changing the oil in your dirt bike sounds simple enough, but there are a few more steps if you want to do it right. Michael Lindsey explains some of the finer points of swapping your machine's life-blood.

    Posted by Klinger on 3/20/2019 2:01 PM

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    Posted by Klinger on 1/31/2019 11:23 AM

  • Tech Tips - Removing a Honda CRF's Clutch E-Start Switch (video)

    Sick of pulling your clutch lever in to start your Honda CRF450R or CRF250R...maybe you want to place an aftermarket clutch perch on? We got you covered in our latest Tech Tips. Remember, if you're looking for a new motorcycle, parts, accessories, or gear...you can find them at Chaparral-Racing...

    Posted by ML512 on 11/14/2018 1:58 PM

  • Tech Tips - Motocross Tire Sizes and Compounds (video)

    What do tire sizes mean and how do they effect your riding experience? With the help of Jay Clark from Dunlop, we dive into this and some info about compound choices in our latest Tech Tips.

    Posted by ML512 on 10/29/2018 2:49 PM

  • Tech Tips: Setting Up and Adjusting a Motorcycle Shock (video)

    Need some tips and info on what-does-what with your shock? Here we'll give you a quick run-down of what to turn, how a shock reacts to speed and what it'll do. Remember, if you need to get your hands on some suspension related parts or tools; hit up Chaparral-Racing.com/DirtBikeSuspension....

    Posted by ML512 on 4/1/2018 1:41 PM

  • Tech Tips: How to Change Your Fork Springs (video)

    Changing your fork springs may seem like a daunting task, but really it isn't too bad with modern day cartridge forks. Today we're going to show you the quickest way to do so, without fully disassembling the fork and not having to change the fork oil. Remember, if you need to get your hands on ...

    Posted by ML512 on 2/23/2018 11:31 AM

  • Tech Tips: Setting Up and Adjusting Motorcycle Forks (video)

    Need some tips and info on what-does-what with your forks? Here we'll give you a quick run-down of what to turn and what it'll do. Remember, if you need to get your hands on some suspension related parts or tools; hit up Chaparral-Racing.com/DirtBikeSuspension. For any other motorcycle pa...

    Posted by ML512 on 2/8/2018 8:48 AM

  • Tech Tips: Changing a Two-Stroke Pipe and Silencer (video)

    While aftermarket exhausts almost always make a difference, some forget how big a of a difference they make on a two-stroke. Enough so that many teams used to cross brands and some brands even make multiple pipes for a different hit and pull. Honestly, two-stroke pipe and silencers are a pretty ...

    Posted by ML512 on 10/20/2017 8:15 AM

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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