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When it comes to recycling, we generally don’t think twice about tossing grocery items like cans, bottles, boxes, and even newspapers into the proper bin so they stay out of landfills.

But in other facets of our lives, we completely ignore recycling because there are no systems in place. Take our well-known red Loctite® bottles, for example. They’re most often used while we’re working in facilities that likely don’t have a formalized recycling program. When they’re empty, most of them get tossed in the trash and end up in landfills – until now.

With 2025 CAFE standards on the horizon mandating an average 54.5 mpg per vehicle, automakers and suppliers are examining every vehicle component and manufacturing process to subtract weight. Remove a few ounces here and a pound there, and suddenly an automaker may realize a vehicle weight reduction of 600 to 700 pounds. It’s not enough […]

Remember your first chemistry set? The white lab coat, mysterious chemicals and a microscope complete with a slew of slides? Maybe you found a butterfly and examined its wings. Or, maybe you inspected an egg shell to see the differences between it its bumpy and smooth surfaces. It was curiosity and the need to know […]

Do the grips on your dirt bike look like this? If so, it’s time to swap them out for new ones. When you’re hitting jumps during a ride, I don’t think you need me to tell you how important a good handlebar grip is. There are lots of different kinds of grips ranging from waffle to half […]

Throttles cables are one of those things that can be overlooked when maintaining your dirt bike, but they shouldn’t be! Cleaning and lubing them on a regular basis will prevent the cable from fraying and snapping, ensure a smooth throttle action lowering the chances of arm pump, and help you avoid an accident caused by a jammed throttle. […]

Imagine planning a summer day at the beach. With a heavy beach bag in tow, you arrive at the water’s edge only to discover that noise from speedboats are poking holes through your vision of a relaxing and quiet day. What’s wrong with this scenario? Let’s remove the weight of the bag and the irritating […]

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During the summer offseason, I swap out a sled for a dirt bike and hit the course at my home compound. It’s one of the ways I stay sane when I’m missing the snow!  Summer riding brings some unique challenges, though. The fluffy, white buffer between my ride and the Earth is gone. That means […]

Just as a knight protects itself with the use of a shield, vehicles are shielded from corrosion through the use of coatings. In an effort to meet CAFE standards, new metals are being used in engine and powertrain designs. According to the Center for Advanced Automotive Technology (CAAT), using lightweight components and high-efficiency engines enabled […]

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One of the simplest ways to keep your dirt bike going strong is consistently lubing the chain. It sounds obvious, but some riders don’t do it often enough, or worse, don’t do it at all!  Consistently using a good chain lube will keep your bike’s chain from corroding and will make it more pliable. This […]

You wouldn’t want a gas leak in your house – the same holds true for your car. The auto industry holds this same quality-focused mindset, and is taking on this notion to ensure that lighter, reliable cars are held to the highest quality standards.   The Effects of Lightweighting 2025 CAFE standards are influencing a […]

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