Step 10: TM Designworks Slide-N-Glide Kit

Step 10: TM Designworks Slide-N-Glide Kit

It’s hard to believe but a chain guide can be a performance product. You are asking yourself how? Think about it this way, anything that creates drag on the chain is diminishing horsepower. Most factory chain guides have an aluminum outer shell with a rubber/plastic slider which creates a significant amount of drag. TM Designworks’ plastic chain guide almost eliminates chain […]

Step 9: Moose Racing Radiator Braces

Step 9: Moose Racing Radiator Braces

You’ll find aluminum radiators on all high performance dirt bikes built today. Due to weight and size issues related with dirt bikes these aluminum radiators are placed in tight areas and at the front part of the bike where they will get hammered with rocks, sticks, and crashes. If your radiators get damaged to the point of it leaking coolant […]

Step 8: Suspension Service

Step 8: Suspension Service

If you’re reading this then you’re interested in dirt bikes right? Hopefully interested enough to own a dirt bike and understand the workings of all the systems on your bike. Well if you don’t already know the single most important (in my opinion) thing you can do to improve your overall riding skills, and that is to improve your suspension. […]

Step 7: AllBalls Racing Bearing Replacement

Step 7: AllBalls Racing Bearing Replacement

Bearings on dirt bikes just don’t get any love until it’s too late, by then the whole back end of the bike is floppin’ around with rusted, broken down bearings. Ride the bike long enough with worn out bearings and other components on the bike will begin to be damaged, so it’s important to service & inspect the bearings on […]

Step 6: Applied Racing Triple Clamps

Step 6: Applied Racing Triple Clamps

Improving the overall feel and ride of any off road bike can be one of the most important factors to consider when pursuing you’re target for rider safety and bike control, at least that’s two of my target areas. My first step in achieving a more confident feel and control is to install a set of Applied Racing Triple Clamps. […]

Step 5: Boyesen Engine Accessories

Step 5: Boyesen Engine Accessories

Keeping your thumper cool can be a tall order under most riding conditions. Boyesen’s Super Cooler Water Pump kit can make all the difference you might need, whether you’re a top level racer or a weekend warrior. Four strokes are commonly known for overheating under some circumstances, but generally speaking 2-strokes are not known for overheating, but could greatly benefit from […]

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Step 4: L.A Sleeve Top End Replacement

Step 4: L.A Sleeve Top End Replacement

If you hang out on any of the dirt bike forums there are always riders looking for any form of guidance on rebuilding their 2-stroke top end. Not much has changed in servicing 2-stroke top ends and it still remains a very simple task for most mechanically inclined weekend wrenches’. This bike build wouldn’t be a proper bike build without […]

Step 3: Barnett Clutch Components

Step 3: Barnett Clutch Components

Well I have reached the point of no return. I have bike parts new and old stacked everywhere with just an aluminum frame and engine sitting on the bike stand, that once was my dirt scooter. Finding my path or direction on what to address first has been clogging my head during the day while I’m not working on the […]

Step 2: Dis-assebmly and Inspection

Step 2: Dis-assebmly and Inspection

Let’s do a small recap here on this project. First and foremost I will not be restoring a ragged out dirt bike that I found on Craig’s List to bring back to its glory. My bike is in pretty good shape and has given me several years of trouble free use. So with this project I will be upgrading the performance and style while making the bike more off-road race ready, instead of […]

Step 1: Introduction to Project YZ250

Step 1: Introduction to Project YZ250

Let’s start out by me introducing myself; I’m Richard Hughes owner and operator of Dirt Hammers.com. If you have not figured it out already I’m going to be performing a bike build project and yes it’s been done many times before, by all of the major dirt bike magazines. My project will be similar but different in terms of budget, time frame, and […]

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