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Grime bike trail riding can be a lot of fun for any driver, but whats not fun is your bike getting damaged, or even worse, you getting injured. Of which is why there are many options and add-ons to protect you and your cycle. Any rider that has hit a tree or another similar object while blitzing through dirt bike trails would have to agree that it damages and they wouldn't want to do it again (Unless of course you are on the show "Jesse James Is A Dead Man" and another of you 'deadly' stunts is using a dirt bike over an off-road course). Anyhow, protecting you and your dirt bike for riding on trails can save you some big money, particularly if you "accidentally" tip over a lot. Don't be concerned, these tips will help keep your bike in better condition ultimately, and yourself as well if you choose to pay attention to me.

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Protective Equipment (For You)

The first thing to do before you go trail riding on your dirt bike is to buy protection gear for your body. Your bike may be expensive, but it's much more beneficial if you save your own butt rather than the dirt bike. Bear in mind, the bike is replaceable, you are not. At least not in this life you aren't. The essential protective gear is obviously a DOT approved off-road helmet, a good couple of motocross boots, and some long clothes. Now to really protect yourself from all of those woods, rocks, roots, and other hard objects that you would hit when or if you fall on the trails, good body armor is the best protection you can get. Some people may say that they are extremely uncomfortable to wear, they are itchy and hot, or they may just plain annoying to wear while riding. The majority of of those people probably have never Best Dirt Bikes even attempted using one while path riding, let alone even trying one on. Entire body armor/suits are excellent for any type of riding since they are full upper-body protection and many come with kidney belts that help prevent too much back stress, which is somewhat common when dust biking on trails because you sit down a lot. I use one when I go racing, trail riding, so when We ride my dirt bicycles with friends, and am may really have anything to complain about. I use an EVS BJ22 Physique Armour and can say that it was a good investment. I won't go into too much details about it, but actually will say that it is amazing protection. It doesn't bother me much and it's not extremely bulky. Thankfully this body armor has good ventilation and is also still usable in hotter conditions without making me perish from sweat. This suit comes with chest protection, shoulder pads, elbow pads, back-plate protection, and a kidney belt. If you want to provide a higher body a break when you wipe out or hit something, try adding on some armor; your body will like it.

Another good protective piece of gear for trail riding is a neck brace/collar. This is another thing that is neglected, particularly when driving on dirt bike paths. Most people that contain one only utilize it when they ride on the monitor because that is usually the most dangerous type of riding. But if you act like you are blazing through dirt biking trails there is a good chance of hurting your neck as well if you crash. We use an EVS RC2 Neck Collar and am glad I got it (Click here for a review i made for this neck collar). It can save a throat injury or collar bone if you fall and land on your brain or if your bicycle hits you. I always ride with it on and will say that I never notice it. The only time it restricts the head is when you turn and try to look backwards, or else it's great protection with good comfort. Trust me when I say these will pay on their own probably after one bad crash.

Protecting Gear (For Your Bike)

Once you get all of the necessary equipment for yourself then you can start protecting your valuable bike. Probably the most crucial part to protect on a two stroke dirt bike for trail riding is the pipe. The brain pipe/expansion chamber can simply get damaged if you crash, particularly if it hits stones or other hard items. A simple way to continue to keep it from getting badly damaged or cracked is by buying a pipe protect. Moose Racing has Tube Guards and Pipe Armour that will fit almost every two-stroke dirt cycle from 2000 to current. These will make your pipe last much lengthier than without needing one. It can a cheaper alternative than buying another new tube, and they hardly add any weight to the bike.

Hand guards are one of the most popular dirt bike customization for trail riding because they protect the hands from hitting annoying trees, weeds, branches, and other items in the woods that will hurt your hands. Acerbis makes many different Palm Guards for pretty much every off-road bike possible. They have many models with several colors to match your needs. If you want to protect your hands from roost and trees, you need some hand pads!

Acerbis also makes Front Disc and Rear Compact disk Covers to protect your braking mechanism rotors from getting ruined or bent from reaching rocks and other firm objects on the tracks. This is a cheap way to keep your brake discs/rotors safer and cleaner.

Moose Racing also makes Aluminum Skid Discs that will protect the underside of the motor and the frame. This specific is another common mod that trail riders because of their dirt bikes because logs and rocks can really do some damage to the under part of your bike. Stop the wreckage with a skid plate before it's too late. They are light, easy to install, and don't add bulk to your bike.

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