Dirt Bike Tools Checklist

Your Handy Dirt Bike Tools Checklist

Dirt Bike Tools Checklist

The dirt bike industry is booming. With more riders than ever before it's important to have the right tools on hand for any situation. 

Whether you're out in the wilderness or your backyard, knowing what to bring with you can make all the difference between a great ride and an emergency situation. 

Dirt bike riding is a sport that requires a little maintenance. You need to be sure your dirt bike is always in top shape so it can last you as long as possible. 

Check out our article on our top 10 list of must-have dirt bike tools!

A good quality air filter

If you're looking to maintain your dirt bike, it all starts with the air filter. That's because dirty filters can lead to decreased fuel efficiency and reduced power while riding.

If the power is reduced, the performance of your bike will be reduced as well.

Every dirt bike rider needs a good quality air filter to keep their ride in top shape.

A tyre gauge and pump

Keeping all four tyres inflated properly is crucial for most bikes, but it's especially important for motorcycles because they rely on maintaining traction with the ground.

That's why having a good quality tyre gauge and the pump is an absolute necessity.

The good thing is they're not that expensive and they can be found at any car, motorbike or outdoor gear store.

A long-handled metal scraper for the chain

It's important to keep your dirt bike running smoothly by periodically cleaning the chain with a good quality, long-handled metal scraper.

The best thing about these scrapers is that you don't have to spend a lot of money on them. They're pretty cheap to purchase.

A torque wrench and socket set

It's always important to make sure that any bolts are properly tightened on your dirt bike, but it's especially critical when you're riding them off-road because they can get jostled around more than normal bikes would.

Hence the reason why we recommend investing in a good torque wrench and socket set. It'll help you to tighten the bolts properly.

A can of bike degreaser

It's best if you clean your dirt bike after every ride, especially before storing it away for winter or unpacking it for the summer months. Make sure you use a quality degreaser to remove oil and grime before it builds up.

The problem is, if you don't have the right tools to do so, it can be a real headache. That's why you'll want to invest in some quality degreaser that will make your job easier.

A bottle of chain lube

It’s important for every dirt bike owner to keep their chains well-lubed before they get ridden and after use. The reason is that if your chain is dry, it’ll get worn out more quickly. And a dirty and messy bike isn't going to be much fun when you're ready to actually use it.

Mole/Vice Grips

Another useful tool to have is a pair of mole or vice grips to loosen up bolts. If you don't have any, then make sure when buying your next tool kit that it includes one.

There are alternatives to these tools, but they are more expensive and a little harder to find.

A set of Allen Keys/Hex Drivers

An Allen key set is always useful for tightening and loosening screws on your dirt bike. The vast majority of car and hardware stores sell these so you should have no problems getting hold of them. Just make sure they are quality.

Wire Cutters

This may actually surprise you but wire cutters are handy for cutting all kinds of things on your bike. They can be used to trim the excess from a cable as well as stripping down wires or even breaking zip ties.

If you don't have any, make sure you get some when next shopping for tools because they're invaluable in keeping everything neat and tidy.

Spoke Key

If your dirt bike has spokes, then these are a must. They're used for tightening and loosening the spoke nuts on your dirt bike wheel to make sure everything is aligned correctly when you go out riding.

You always need to have safety in mind when you're out on the trail, so be sure to keep them tight.

Compression Gauge

If you have an air suspension fork or shocks on your bike, check them with this compression gauge before every ride. 

The reason why this is so important is that if the shock isn't functioning right and you go riding, this could seriously damage your dirt bike or could possibly cause you an injury.

Bonus - Mechanic Stands

These are excellent for easy lifting of bikes or anything else heavy. They're very useful when it comes to maintaining a clean workspace, as they can be used to hold up tools so you don't have to lean them on the ground or other surfaces.

Tool Box

This is an essential tool for any dirt bike rider that's traveling a lot and needs to store all of their tools in one place, as well as keep everything organized. You never know when you'll need it, but it's good to always have backup tools.


If you're looking to purchase your next dirt bike, then you may want to consider investing in a few tools. 

The list of items can be found below and will help make the maintenance process much easier. 

A good quality air filter is an important tool for any rider because it helps keep dirt from clogging up your engine which could lead to costly repairs. However, we also recommend that riders invest in a tyre gauge and pump (as well as torque wrench) so they know how much pressure their tyres are at before heading out on the trail.

Bike degreaser is another must have item since it's perfect for getting rid of all that pesky grease or grime that accumulates over time-especially if you ride often!

Also, a good starter set might include chain lube, mole grips, Allen keys or hex drivers and wire cutters. 

You can also add spoke wrenches and compression gauges as needed based on what type of motorcycle you ride.

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