Posts Tagged quick tips

Shift faster without using your clutch

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Most beginners use their clutch to shift gears on a dirt bike, what they don’t know is that they don’t have to use it and will actually shift faster without it.

This quick tip explains how to do it and what to do in the event the bike won’t shift.

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Quick Tip: Ride with 1 finger on the clutch and front brake

In this image, you can see Pourcel getting ready for the upcoming turn by positioning both his middle fingers on the levers, and getting ready to brake into the turn.

A mistake I see many beginner-intermediate riders make is gripping both handlebar grips with all 5 fingers and only grabbing the brake or clutch when needed.

The problem with this is that you loose control of your bike during that transition from grips to clutch/front brake lever, and if you’re doing it while riding through braking bumps, you have a high chance of loosing control of your bike or having your hand slip of the grips.

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Quick Tip: Use your rear brake to stabilize your bike

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Your rear brake can be your best friend in many situations, not just when you want to slow down or quickly rotate your bike.

In this article, I talk about the different ways you can use your dirt bike’s rear brake and the advantages to using it in many places other then braking areas.

Continue to find out how to use your rear brake to stabilize your bike...