In the world of dirt bike tips and tricks, dirt bike grip tape is arguably the best-kept secret in the industry. Do you race dirt bikes and want a competitive advantage, look no further. Frame tape can make the difference that you need to get to the front.

Whether you are a professional racer or a weekend warrior, anti-slip dirt bike grip tape is a game changer.

This article will teach you the advantages of using frame tape on your dirt bike. We will also teach you how to use it effectively for maximum benefit. From giving you the extra grip, you need to control your dirt bike with your legs to protect your frame from scratches.

There are a few different types of dirt bike grip tape available, and we will explore these with you so you can choose the correct one for your needs. So, let’s get to it and learn how to take your riding to the next level.

Why Grip Tape is Essential for Dirt Bikes

Riding dirt bikes is one of the most physically demanding sports in the world. Although there are many different disciplines, the one that stands out the most is Motocross.

We all know how important it is to have a perfectly maintained dirt bike, and adding an extra layer of grip to help you stay on the bike should be a top priority. This is where anti-slip grip tape comes into play.

Dirt bike grip tape is a thin, self-adhesive anti-slip tape. It has course traction granules that allow the rubber section of your boots to cling to it so that you use less energy to squeeze the bike. The tape also protects the frame on your dirt bike from scratches and scuffs. This comes in very handy when you want to sell your dirt bike. Your frame will look well looked after.

Benefits of Using Frame Tape

Dirt bike grip tape keeps your legs stuck to the frame and helps when you are in the air after taking a jump. Sometimes, when jumping, you lose grip of the bike, and it is often difficult to correct. With dirt bike grip tape applied to your frame, it removes the guesswork and lets your leg grip the frame much more easily.

There are also a few different styles and colors available. There is our standard anti-slip dirt bike grip tape, which has a 60-grit traction bead. This tape is very similar to the grip tape that is found on a skateboard, only a bit rougher and harder to wear. Then there’s the vinyl-pressed dirt bike grip tape for dirt bike frames. This tape has a diamond pattern stamped into it and although it serves the same purpose, it does not have as much grip and will be kinder to your boots. We also manufacture a clear version of both the grit and vinyl tapes, which can be used on the side number boards of dirt bikes.

Another benefit of dirt bike grip tape is its lightweight properties. Unlike bulky protective covers or cases, frame grip tape for dirt bikes adds minimal weight to your bike. You can also replace it at a fraction of the cost of replacing a cover or guard. A dirt bike frame tape roll can easily last you the bulk of your race season.

Dirt bike grip tape also offers versatility and ease of application. You can easily cut it to fit any part of your dirt bike frame. If the frame tape looks worn away, you can peel it off and stick a new piece quickly.

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Best Practices for Applying Tape to Dirt Bikes

Applying dirt bike grip tape on your dirt bike might seem easy, but we suggest you follow these tips for the best results.

Applying frame tape may seem like a straightforward process, but there are some best practices to ensure optimal results.

First, make sure your dirt bike grip tape is the cleanest. We mean it must be free of oil, silicone overspray, grease, or water.

Before applying the dirt bike grip tape, ensure the bike frame is clean and free from dust or grease. Spraying carburetor, brake, or parts cleaner on the areas will do the trick. Just remember to use a clean, dry cloth. This will help with adhesion and prevent air bubbles. Also, always apply the dirt bike frame tape in a well-lit area.

Begin by measuring how much frame tape you need for the area of your dirt bike. Trim the edges to make them rounded and cut out any holes that it could potentially cover. Leave the frame tape in the sun before applying it, making it easier to work with. If you do not have any sun, use a heat gun to heat the frame tape up slowly, but not to the point that it gets too hot to touch.

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Peel the backing tape away and apply the dirt bike grip tape gently from one end. Work slowly in case you need to correct a mistake. If you place the frame tape incorrectly, you can always lift it and reapply it.

Once you are happy with the dirt bike grip tape placement, push down hard on it to activate the pressure-sensitive properties. Using a rubber roller will work the best, but if you don’t have one, a small paint roller will work fine, too. Applying heat to the dirt bike frame tape will also help activate the glue.

After application:

  1. Allow the frame tape to settle over some time so that it can bond properly to the frame of your dirt bike.
  2. Inspect it regularly and look for areas that might be peeling or coming loose.
  3. If there is any damage, replace the dirt bike frame tape rather than try to re-stick it.

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