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Top 3 Single-Track Dirt Bike Trails in Minnesota

Unloading dirt bikes from pickup.

Minnesota offers dozens of single-track dirt bike trails to ride all over the state. In our opinion, these are the three best.



How to Change Compressor Oil

Air compressor oil

Changing oil in most homeowner or contractor-grade compressors is easier than changing oil in your car. Here’s how to change compressor oil.



Is Starting Fluid Bad for Gas Engines?

In small doses and used properly, starting fluid can be effective in hard-starting gasoline engines. But it can be bad for two-stroke or diesel engines.



How to Wash a Dirt Bike

Dirt bikes covered in mud.

Avoid abrasive cleaners, cover the airbox and beware if using a pressure washer. Here are our tips for how to properly wash a dirt bike.



What’s the Best Motorcycle Oil?

V-twin motorcycle alongside highway

We think AMSOIL Synthetic Motorcycle Oil is the best available, and here’s the testing to demonstrate its excellent performance.



How to Bleed Brakes

How to bleed brakes

It’s a good idea to change brake fluid every two years or whenever you change brake pads. In this video, we show you how to bleed brakes.



What’s the Best Dirt Bike Tire for Woods or Trail Riding

Best dirt bike tire for woods or trail riding

Using the right tires affects how well you ride. We provide guidelines for choosing the best dirt bike tire for woods or trail riding.



What is the Best Dirt Bike Oil?

Best dirt bike oil

Most dirt bikes use the same volume of oil as a push lawnmower despite making 10X the power. Use the best dirt bike oil for best protection.



Do Transmission Fluid Additives Work?

Do transmission additives work?

Transmission additives supposedly fix erratic shifting, leaks and other problems. However, testing has shown they can make transmission performance worse.



Our Top Motorcycle Safety Tips

Motorcycle safety tips for riders.

Motorcyclists are more likely to suffer a fatal accident than motorists. Follow these motorcycle safety tips to help avoid becoming a statistic.