Posted July 13, 2001 - 03:29 AM
Another bit of advice: Make sure you give the face of the jump enough gas to clear the jump, with the correct body position to arch the bike over the jump, unless this is a step up -jump(no need to arch).(I either will move up on the bike, weight over the bars,or keep my weight on the rear to rebound off the lip of the jump DEPENDING ON THE TYPE OF JUMP) then as I take off, I slowly move back to the neutral position. After your take off, blip the throttle, with the clutch pulled in(engaged), a couple to a few times in mid air to keep the revs up, then right before the landing, disengage the clutch, w bike in gear, as you moderately excellerate to absorb landing & set up for next part of the track. I even downshift in mid air if appropriate, to get the right power/rev range. ABSOLUTELY, DO NOT HIT THE REAR BRAKES, unless clutch is engaged, in mid air. This will stall the bike in mid air. If the front end is high, shift your weight over the handle bars, your head should be, 1-2 feet above the front fender, you can even push down on the bars. This usually always gets the front end to go down. This will take some practice, and not all jumps are the same. You will learn what works & what does not work over time, practice, practice , practice ---- this is the key to your brain learning subconciously how to do this technique - after a while, jumping will come natural.