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Every avid cyclist should know how to fix his bike; learn the basics in this video series.
You Will Need
- Right-size bike
- Right-size engine
- Internet access
- Test drive (optional)
Get the correct size
Get the correct size bike, which is especially important for children. Make sure to have whoever will ride the bike sit on the dirt bike to ensure the handlebars are easily reached, the steering is comfortable, and the bike feels comfortable.
Consider engine size
Consider the engine size or power of the dirt bike. A two-stroke engine, recommended for beginners, is lighter and easier to handle. A four-stroke engine is more fuel-efficient and will last longer.
Decide the level of engine power you need. The maximum power for a dirt bike engine is about 600 ccs, so beginners should stick to engines with between 200 and 300 ccs.
Research the model you're considering and read professional and customer reviews in magazines or online.
Consider buying used
Consider buying a used bike Make sure the bike was purchased new so that you'll be the second owner, and find out how often the bike was used and if the bike was regularly maintained. Happy trails.