Suspension

The 2016 500 EXC should have be sprung as standard with 4.6 springs in the forks and a 7.2kg spring on the shock. The previous owner must have been a big guy, as my used model came fitted with 5.0 springs in the front, and […]

Tyres and Tubes

It seems everyone you talk to is running different tyres and pressures, and everyone has an opinion on what works best. What they really should be saying though, is what works best for them. A tyre that works well in dry sand might not do […]

Wheel Bearings

Ever had a wheel bearing failure? You get that metal on metal knocking from the back wheel, and it kinda ruins your day, right.. Seeing as I’ve had a number of ruined days, these days I consider wheel bearings as a consumable, a service item, […]

Oil & Filter changes

Changing your oil and filters regularly is important if you want to keep your bike in top condition. It’s a simple process that everyone should easily be able to do themselves, but there are a few things to note on any bike before you start. […]