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Old 08-12-2003
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Talking Techniques to avoid bum on ground

Hello out there
Here i am new to riding and new to the site. So don't reeeally know much. So if anyone has any smart arse info about riding, and how to take corners or brake without landing on your bum while learning please post here.
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Thumbs up Howdy & Welcome.

I guess the best advice is to find a wide open space with no obstacles, that shouldn't be to hard to do in Central Aus, and just practice. Get used to your machine and learn its (and your own) limitations.

Even the bestest most fastest riders fall off too.

As you get more experience and more confidence you can go a bit quicker. Try some trickier maneuvers like small jumps, wheelies, power slides etc.

Remember to ALWAYS wear safety gear, helmet, boots, gloves, body armour if you can afford it and ride within your own limits... oh, and have fun!

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Buy a quad......


Seriously, Off Road Riding Academy's exist to provide training and they are usually worth the money - not sure if there would be a venue near you though.

Otherwise, as per Crusty's advice find a wide open area - take it easy and build your confidence.

Remeber, its a dirt bike and and the surface is variable so it can feel partially kinda out of control even when your doing things right!

There area couple of good Magazines and articles as well.

Enjoy!!
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How to wheelie. (start on a 500 2 stroke as they are easy to handle)

Start bike.

Pull clutch lever in.

Click into first gear.

Twist right wrist down and rev engine till max rpm.

Let go of clutch.



Then lean back gracefully



and



Kiss your ass goodbye.:bty
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find other riders and ride learn from them, don't try to pass them until you are ready just learn from their technique by riding within your limits.

oh - and as Dan says in Central Aus it's a 500 or nothing.
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Re: Techniques to avoid bum on ground

Quote:
Originally posted by beginner
Techniques to avoid bum on ground?
Land on your head!

Oh god I kill me. But yeah seriously, there's no way to "avoid" crashing, it's mainly a case of:

- Practice
- Watch other, better riders
- Practice
- Don't ride over your head (or not too much over anyway)
- Practice
- Read up on techniques, ask guys you're riding with, experiment, and better still do a course
- Practice

And have fun :LLL
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Re: Howdy & Welcome.

Quote:
Originally posted by Crusty
Even the bestest most fastest riders fall off too.
Bestest?

Practice, practice, practice.
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Weinerish, you saying they don't? 'Course they do...
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where in central Aus are you,there are plenty of good places to learn around here.
as said - keep practising,it gets easier.
something else is to make sure your suspension is setup how you like it and with the correct sag.set your sag and then write down the current settings on the clickers and slowly adjust them.do a search,there are a few guides to setting up suspension on the net.
nothing more offputting than trying to learn and your suspension is working against you making the bike feel nervous and trying to throw you off.
Rob

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Keep trying

On a personal note i bought a few mags that had just riding tips
and techniques. Then i read the mags and then tryed to do
what they sudgested in all aspects.From starting to high speed corners. This helped me alot

BUT you are going to fall of there is no way around this just take your time and build your confidence and SPEED.:Q

Ride with some mates they can help
Practice with mates or with someone around as if you come
off they can help if you come off big.



Your not trying if you don't fall off. :H

Keep try don't give up

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