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When the swingarm bearings need replacing in your ATV you'll know by the loose or unstable feeling of movement, or what is also known as chatter, in the rear of the bike. Of course, it never seems easy pinpointing problems on ATVs and this case is no different because of the rear chatter while riding could also mean bad linkage (see below) or shock bearings. It all feels mostly the same. Therefore, if you feel this chatter, pop your dirt bike on a stand and have someone push and pull (shake) the rear axle while you watch for noticeable slop...

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In the spring and fall months, desert, MX and XC racing dominate the headlines. However, when summer rolls around and temperatures rise up, these guys take a break from the action. This gives way for dirt track racing to take center stage. Dirt track events typically take place at night, in front of big crowds, and on small, tight tracks at great venues throughout the country. On the ATVA National scene, there is a full field of pros to watch and plenty of amateur classes to enter yourself. Here is a little break down of what it takes to build...

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Sand dune riding is a whole other animal to off-roading on rock or soil. The feel of it is more fluid, and the softer landing gives you a bit more liberty if you want to try out a few simple tricks for the first time. Off-roading on sand also takes a little more prep work to make sure that your gear is up to speed for the adventure, though. Make sure you’re prepped and ready to go before you start blazing a trail. Your ATV Parts Checklist Protecting your gear properly from sand struggles will keep your ATV and parts...

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Freedom looks like sand in your gears, blazing through wide-open spaces, and tearing through that G-force at the bottom of a dune at full throttle. The best kicks and thrills come from making your own adventures. If you happen to be on the lookout for a new desert ATV adventure, maybe one of these locations can help you find your next adrenaline fix.   Glamis – California There’s a reason this place is called the sand toy capital of the world. The Imperial Sand Dunes in southern California give 40 miles out of open space for tearing it up, or...

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ATV riders seem to either love riding at night or hate it. Both are justified views, because of the benefits and disadvantages on either side. If you are on the fence, this pros & cons list may sway you one way or the other. Bad news first: NIGHT RIDING CONS If riding in wooded trails, you may be surprised by the amount of wildlife. Flashing your light on these night critters is inevitable, and hitting them is not out of the question. This may only be a con for the animals, but in the unfortunate case of a deer going...

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