Levi’s Tips: How to Prevent Mud and Dirt Buildup on Your Dirt Bike
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 dirt and mud flying everywhere! If you ride, you know how tough it can be to wash all of that grime off of your bike. That’s why I’m going to let you in on a secret that makes cleaning a breeze for me!
The Secret Weapon
If you want to make your cleaning job much easier after a ride, just spray the underside of your fenders with Loctite® Penetrating Oil while they’re clean! That’s it! It will provide a protective coating that repels dirt and mud. The stuff that does get stuck on will come off easily if you spray it with a hose. Check it out!
Step 1: Make sure the underside of your fender is clean, and then spray Loctite Penetrating Oil on the surfaces.
Step 2: Go ride!
Step 3: It’s time to clean!
When you’re done riding for the day, take out the hose. Your bike will have some dirt and mud caked on still, but it’ll be a lot less than usual. Here is mine after a recent ride:
All you need to do now is attack it with a hose!
Bonus! Bigger Air and More Speed
Because Loctite Penetrating Oil repels dirt and mud, less is going to get stuck to the underside of your fenders while riding. Less mud and dirt caked on means a lighter bike, bigger air and more speed — all good things!
If you’re like me and ride UTVs, you can use Loctite Penetrating Oil on those too! Here’s my ride:
I prepare for a ride in a UTV the same way as I do with my dirt bike. Just coat the underside of the fenders and you’re good to go.
Over to You
Got any dirt bike or snowmobile maintenance questions you’d like me to answer? Let me know in the comments and I’ll pick out some of my favorites to answer in the future!