First ride on First Dirt Bike
Posted October 15, 2009 - 06:02 PM
Anyway, just wanted to get that question out and to let you know that I had a great time scaring the myself to death.
Posted October 15, 2009 - 09:47 PM
Posted October 15, 2009 - 09:49 PM
Posted October 15, 2009 - 11:30 PM
Posted October 16, 2009 - 03:33 AM
That way, you can open the throttle any ol' way you want and I can guarantee you that it will be less troublesome while you learn the ropes.
Seriously, just like has been mentioned:
You simply need more practice and acclaimation time to your new-found habit and equipment.
I've had tons of off-road and street-going sportbikes over the years, and typically, it does take a bit more effort to twist the throttle on the typical 4-cylindered street bike.
Also, as stated, you'll need to get up off the seat and get your legs (whole body, actually) into the act of absorbing the bumps and maintaining fine control of the bike over rough ground.
A fair bit of the time is spent off the seat, legs bent, and knees squeezing the bike.
Staying in the seat all the time leads to getting tossed around like a sack of potatoes.
Don't fear, though, because once you adapt to your WR, you'll wonder what the fuss was about.
Posted October 16, 2009 - 06:10 PM
Posted October 19, 2009 - 04:28 AM
like everyone said... just ride it more and you will get used to it.