motogirl99

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About motogirl99

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    offroad, trail riding, new to mx

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  1. 08 rm85 with black plastic fresh graphics and gold rims being put on soon
  2. I've just recently started riding on the track with my rm85 and I'd really like to get better at overcoming jumps. My second time on the track after a few laps just rolling the table tops or small whoop-like jumps, I tried to focus more on trying to get off the ground properly. I already know that you need to squeeze with your legs and not over grip with your hands/arms, and to stay straight coming up the face of the jump barely angled over the bars. One of my issues is that I feel like my body is positioned basically correctly on the bike coming up the face but my front end definitely comes down faster/harder than it should, but if I lean back any more, it seems as if I'd be incorrectly positioned on the bike. Another problem I had is when I did manage to properly get both tires off the dirt, when I came back down the force of me and the bike hitting the ground again caused me to whiskey throttle just enough to make me not want to try again for fear of crashing. When I was in the air, I felt very out of control, and that the bike was very heavy beneath me and as if it were pulling me, despite gripping with my legs like you're supposed to. Any explanation of how much throttle, when to have it on or off and where I.e throttle on the face and approaching, and how to improve or prevent these would be highly appreciated. Even though I'm a beginner at the track I'm very eager to improve! These are some pictures of my body positioning
  3. I'm a teen girl who has been riding for about 2 years, and this past year I've started riding on the track with my 08 Suzuki rm85. The only thing I'm really unsure of is braking. The first problem is having trouble coordinating the throttle and the front brake lever, and I feel like I'm almost having trouble reaching it properly with my fingers. This results in me using the back brake way more than I should and neglecting the front brake completely. Being new it's hard for me to properly multitask with the clutch, throttle, front brake, back brake, and keeping my line, so I often find myself forgetting one of these and messing up my progress or someone else's. Any tips would be greatly appreciated!
  4. Suzuki rm85 with fresh graphics and plastics, now to add gold rims!
  5. I ended up riding a track for the first time and I absolutely fell in love with it! Granted I am slow but it was a lot of fun and I'll be racing in the beginner 85 class soon! Thanks everyone for The advice!
  6. I am a 17 year old girl who has been riding for about a year and I love riding. I really want to learn to get on the track and love the idea of racing, but I feel like most girls my age have been riding since they were basically out of the womb, and are on big bikes whereas I'm riding an rm85. I'm not familiar with what class id belong in or any of that and I still don't have the balls to get on the track when other people are on it, any tips would help thanks!
  7. I have a 2008 rm85 and just got new black plastic for it, but the gas tank is still yellow. I bought almost completely black graphics to go along with it and I hate that the Yellow tank will still be visible. Does anyone have any solutions to cover that up at all? I was thinking of buying a sheet of black graphic sticker and covering the spots my actual graphics don't cover to the best of my ability, will this work? I've heard mixed reviews about painting it so I want to stay away from that
  8. The rm85 I just got has great low end and it does good on the trails, it's 50lbs lighter than my old bike and that's the hardest part to get used to!
  9. In my area it's very hard to come across a decently priced kx100 so I ended up with an rm85 and I love it! Thanks everyone for the advice, the low end on the rm is amazing and the size suits me perfectly, it's a lot of bike to get used to ( I already crashed once due to a shifty berm and not quite being familiar with the throttle control on a two stroke) but I'm getting the hang of it
  10. In my area it's very hard to come across a decently priced kx100 so I ended up with an rm85 and I love it! Thanks everyone for the advice, the low end on the rm is amazing and the size suits me perfectly, it's a lot of bike to get used to ( I already crashed once due to a shifty berm and not quite being familiar with the throttle control on a two stroke) but I'm getting the hang of it
  11. I think you definitely could! My dad loved riding when he was my age and when I showed interest he was very eager to get back into it and buy us some bikes! It's the best bonding time as its someOf the only time I get with my dad, I think it would be an awesome way to spend time with her!
  12. I really am glad I got the bike I did because the rn85 has a lot of low end power so the power doesn't come on as abruptly as other 85s
  13. I'm 17 years old, and just transitioned from a drz125 to an rm85 which is a whole new experience for me and I'm still getting the hang of it. All together I've only been riding about 6 months and I'm definitely still learning! My dad is an experienced rider and does scrambles in the senior division and does well and he wants me to do a hare scramble this season. Since I'm used to riding a four stroke I'm not as in touch with the clutch as I need to be and I'm having trouble knowing when or when not to use it like on hills and in tough situations, any tips would be much appreciated for my unprepared self!
  14. i have a drz and had the exact same problem. check the cams and the rocker arms because one of them tends to slap funny. also check your valves that could help. Ended up redoing the whole top end and it still ticks just quieter. It really is just the truth that suzukis are just a loud engine, i learned to just tune it out. its not worth it to rebuild just for the noise because it sticks around regardless!
  15. Thank you that makes tons of sense! As I said I have no issue with a squatting attack position but anything more straight up and down than that is a no go