Levi’s Tips: How to Prevent Mud and Dirt Buildup on Your Dirt Bike

    July 5, 2016

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.

loctite penetrating oil dirt bike

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:

loctite penetrating oil dirt bike

All you need to do now is attack it with a hose!

loctite penetrating oil dirt bike

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!

Another Bonus

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.

loctite penetrating oil dirt bike

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! 

About the Author, Levi LaVallee

Levi started riding snowmobiles at the young age of eight and from the start, he was hooked and wanted to give racing a try. After placing 2nd in his first snowmobile race, Levi has continued to succeed in racing and worked his way up to the Pro Class in 2003. With the desire to win and the need for speed, after multiple snocross podiums and wins, Levi had the opportunity to try snowmobile freestyle. With the tricks coming naturally, Levi was able to win his first freestyle competition he entered (with only a month of practice) and was awarded an invite to compete in Freestyle, Speed & Style and Snocross in the 2008 Winter X Games (the most disciplines any snowmobile athlete had ever competed in). Since then, Levi has continued to compete in all Snowmobile disciplines in the Winter X Games. He has earned himself a total of 10 Winter X Games medals (7 of which are gold), a snocross Championship Title, the first athlete to attempt a double backflip on a snowmobile and holds the current world record for longest snowmobile distance jump of 412ft (2011 Red Bull: New Year. No Limits. live on ESPN). If being a racer and a freestyle rider wasn’t enough, Levi embarked upon a new opportunity of Team Owner, Team LaVallee in 2009. The future? It is unknown, but one this is certain- Levi has the determination and the desire to continue pushing the limits and elevating the sport of snowmobiling.

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