Safety and Riding Tips
Safety Tips: When riding you should of course wear all of your safety
gear that you own. Most importantly your helmet. When you are
riding try to stay away from as many ruts as possible.
Riding Tips: If you want to wheelie give a little gas and have the clutch pulled in about three fourths of the way and then give a little bit more gas and let go of the clutch at the same time. It helps if you wiggle from side to side. Always be aware of what is in front and all around you. If you want to jump just get some speed in second or third gear and you will pretty much always jump strait. Keep your weight well forward on the seat, especially when riding in the dirt. This will put your weight in the middle of the bike, where the builders who designed your off road bike assumed you'd be. Your bike will handle better if you achieve the ideal weight distribution the builders planned for. This position will also put you right on top of the foot pegs, which are your main position, to help you maneuver over the many challenges you'll encounter on the trail. Moving from a seated to a standing position will also be easier from the front of the saddle, and you'll find that you can touch the ground easier too. Moving forward will probably bring your elbows back. Don't let them drop at this point, learn to keep them up or at least level to the ground. You're now in the classic "attack" position just like the pros! This new position may require readjustment of your controls. Generally, the handle bars will need to be rotated down a bit. The levers should be just under your fingertips with your hands extended in a straight line in relationship to your forearms, when you're seated in the proper position. That may seem a bit uncomfortable at first, and you may need to make slight adjustments to this position depending on your body, but keep at it and you'll soon discover that your riding has improved in many ways. At the very least, you'll look like an expert! I hope that those tips will help you.