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Old 01-07-2014, 02:03 PM
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Some GoPro footage on my KX250

Finally got around to uploading this to youtube. Another reason I can't wait for weather to warm up.

http://www.howtomotorcyclerepair.com...ro-hero3-8213/
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Old 01-07-2014, 02:49 PM
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I love how "cushy" a well set-up suspension is on a track. I never seemed to be able to get my bike right. Looks good - makes me want some warmer weather so I can go riding.
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Old 01-07-2014, 03:24 PM
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I love how "cushy" a well set-up suspension is on a track. I never seemed to be able to get my bike right. Looks good - makes me want some warmer weather so I can go riding.
Suspension is bone stock. I'm actually going to soften it up a few clicks for next time out.

What kind of bike so you ride?
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Old 01-07-2014, 04:27 PM
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Suspension is bone stock. I'm actually going to soften it up a few clicks for next time out.

What kind of bike so you ride?
Used to ride a YZ250, but have given up the offroad 2-wheelers for 4-wheelers. My last 6 month long collarbone heal time has me very wary of high-sides.
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Old 01-07-2014, 04:40 PM
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Used to ride a YZ250, but have given up the offroad 2-wheelers for 4-wheelers. My last 6 month long collarbone heal time has me very wary of high-sides.
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Old 01-07-2014, 04:47 PM
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cool video! thanks for sharing! do you ever stand up??? it appears your knees are up on the shrouds pretty much the entire time (at least the portion I watched) as if in a seated postion ... may just be an optical illusion based on the angle of the GoPro.
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Old 01-07-2014, 04:52 PM
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cool video! thanks for sharing! do you ever stand up??? it appears your knees are up on the shrouds pretty much the entire time (at least the portion I watched) as if in a seated postion ... may just be an optical illusion based on the angle of the GoPro.
Yes I was sitting a lot. That is something I have to work on. I am out of shape for sure.

I was off the gas in the straights and sitting down to "rest".
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Old 01-07-2014, 05:35 PM
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ok, thanks! I was thinking it seemed like a lot of sitting especially going over the jumps. Once the MX tracks started building the jumps stupid high/steep is when I transitioned to more harescrambles, enduro, etc. style racing. Pucker factor just wasn't my cup of tea since I rode old school type MX tracks back in the '60s, '70s, early '80s prior to the advances in longer travel suspension with much lower but longer pitch jumps never getting much more than 4-6 feet off the ground. I still recall around '04 out riding/racing with my son at a much more modern track and following him to a large step up that scared the crud out of me to which I headed back to the truck for the day. I don't heal near as fast as when I was younger!
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cool vid, my 12 yr old wants a dirt bike. Not sure where to start
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Old 01-07-2014, 07:36 PM
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the options are almost unlimited these days, comes down to how much do you want to spend ... but start them off on something not too tall (so they can touch with both feet) and fairly light in weight (cause they will likely be having to pick it up frequently) ... number one thing is get quality riding gear and instill in them to never start the engine without putting on at least their helmet first!!! and never ever ride without a helmet!!!

best to go to your local dealer to find what fits them properly, then find used on Craigslist for a fraction of the cost to get started ... they will outgrow quickly as they develop their riding skills, get braver/faster/stupider and you will likely be replacing various parts anyway (broken levers, cables, etc.) from drops.
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