Steep downhills aggressive square edge bumps/boulders
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Posted 28 March 2012 - 08:32 AM
My friend was saying that he shuts the engine off and keeps it in gear and uses the clutch as a rear brake. Anyone ever try that? I think that's a reason for not getting one of those rekluse clutches.
I rode exclusively like that for about a year. But that was because my KDX80 ran through the front and rear brakes in a day, so eventually we stopped replacing them . I had to ride at the back of the group and wait for everybody else to be out of my way, because while I could go slow on a downhill, I usually couldn't stop. I got in the habit of covering the kill switch, because it was easy to accidentally bump start it.
Don't know if it was a lemon, adjustment, or if we wore the hubs out in the sand (we were riding Red River Motorcycle park, lots of riverbeds to ride in), but pretty sure it wasn't technique, because I never had that problem on any other bike.
And no, it's not better than using the brake, although I am better at downhills now than most people I ride with, and I attribute that to riding with no brakes 20 years ago.
Posted 29 March 2012 - 09:49 AM
Hey that guy getting bucked off at 1:30 in the video was totally me lol.
and that guy at 2:30 holy crapppp that sucks.