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Old 29-12-2007
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Holeshot button

I was wondering if anybody uses/has used a Holeshot Button (i think thats what there called)?
I was wondering what is a good brand, approx price, how long does it take to get used to using it, can you load it up yourself (pull the front down so it is set) , are they worth the money.
I remember reading about them a couple off years ago but have not heard much since. I was thinking of getting one for my CRF for the M/X next year.

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I think there is only one brand that makes the "holeshot button". I saw it when i was at the Expo in nov on one of the bikes and yes, you do pull the fron down yourself. Don't know much more about it.

I'm sure you can find plenty of information off google
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I've ridden several bikes with 'em Gilg's and can say that they definitely assist in keeping the front down and the rear driving. Most bikes had Pro Circuit ones fitted, and two had the KTM branded ones - they all worked much the same, with the same result.
Easy enough to load up yourself, just lean over the bars (compressing the forks as you go) and push the button home.
I don't run one (not much need in the trees!) but if I was going to be more MX'y, I wouldn't hesitate.
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I had a pro circuit one on the front my my kxf, worked really well, but you did need 1 person to push the forks down and another to push the button in. Worked great for not letting the front come off too high
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I've ridden several bikes with 'em Gilg's and can I don't run one (not much need in the trees!) but if I was going to be more MX'y, I wouldn't hesitate.
Yea Tbone, I find the PANNICK button more useful in the trees
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Yea Tbone, I find the PANNICK button more useful in the trees
I have that one PERMANENTLY wired
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call me stupid but what is a holeshot button????

just curious i'm positive i don't need one.
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It helps keep the front of the bike down when doing starts.
Its a little button that goes on the front fork & fork protector, if you google `hole shot button' there are heaps of different brands, but they all do the same thing.
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call me stupid but what is a holeshot button?
Kerrist! He asks what a holeshot button is, but no-one asks WTF a erythropoietic protoporphyria is!

And for the record Walky, not having a dig!
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