Watch more Bike Repair & Equipment videos: http://www.howcast.com/guides/80-Bike-Repair-and-Equipment Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - http://howc.st/uLaHRS Learn how to buy a dirt bike with these tips. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: http://howc.st/ytmainplaylists Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - http://howc.st/HOE3aY Howcast Video Games Channel - http://howc.st/tYKKrk Howcast Tech Channel - http://howc.st/rx9FwR Howcast Food Channel - http://howc.st/umBoJX Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - http://howc.st/vmB86i Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - http://howc.st/vKjUjm Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - http://howc.st/vbbNt3 Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Warning Always wear protective clothing, including a helmet. Step 1: 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. Tip Test ride the bike whenever possible. Step 2: 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. Step 3: Decide power 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. Tip Make sure the bike has quality shocks and suspension. Step 4: Research Research the model you're considering and read professional and customer reviews in magazines or online. Step 5: 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. Did You Know? According to the Motorcycle Industry Council, about 25 million Americans rode a motorcycle in 2008.
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