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Old 07-06-2007, 07:48 PM
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Hey guys, i broke my wrist on May 26th and i am now fully cleared to ride. I have been studying all my motocross videos relentlessly in slow motion and cant wait to go riding this wednesday. I am one of the slowest out of all my riding buddies. i went riding yesterday at this drainage pit for about a half hour but all it is is dry and dusty turns. even though i hadn't rode for more than a month, my dad said i was turning noticibly faster. i have one buddy that is not much faster than me and hopefully i can surpass him this wednesday. then i have to improve a lot to get to the next guy in out group because all my other riding buddies are intermediates on 450's. still, i have improved a ton since the beginning of the year. i cant wait to go riding and getting ready for the next race. i just recently improved enough that i feel like i can be competitive in the junior class. hopefully i can improve and run up front in that class instead of more towards the back which is what i expected before. wish me luck on my first real ride this wednesday. hopefully this guy i know can make it there and i can ride his 2005 YZ250. i am kind of wanting one for next year but instead it would be a 2006.
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Old 07-06-2007, 07:51 PM
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What bike are you riding? =]
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2005 YZ250F. but, like i said, im lookin at the 2006 YZ250.
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Old 07-06-2007, 08:17 PM
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Nice to hear ...I wanna try a 250f so bad...the only thing holding me back from really buying one is if the engine blows up you get a nice fat bill...even with a yearly rebuild your going to spend at least 500 as where a two stroke is 100..
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Old 07-06-2007, 08:22 PM
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Nice to hear ...I wanna try a 250f so bad...the only thing holding me back from really buying one is if the engine blows up you get a nice fat bill...even with a yearly rebuild your going to spend at least 500 as where a two stroke is 100..
Hey did your username used to be dirtbikekid(something)?

Because i could have swore that person had that same pic as you in their sig.
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Old 07-06-2007, 08:24 PM
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Yeah it was dirtbikekid1337 but I decided that that was really cheesy lol
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Old 07-06-2007, 08:26 PM
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exactly. last year a little bit of dust got in the engine and, while it didnt seize, it would only start if we bump started it. we took it in and next thing you know we had a 2K plus repair bill. this is the main reason for a 2006 YZ250. i also want more power in a bike that is still very light. i want better handling that dosnt feel top heavy, and i want to be able to throw on a new top-end in an hour. sounds like the perfect bike to me, as long as i can handle it out on the track. it would also be much beter for sand and hopefully for the woods too. i would stick with a 125 or a 250 2 stroke. 4-strokes may be fast, but they may not live to fight another day. if a two-stroke blows on you all you need to do is to pull out a spare top-end and screw it on.
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Yeah it was dirtbikekid1337 but I decided that that was really cheesy lol
Haha alright i thought so! :P
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Old 07-06-2007, 08:35 PM
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First, congrats on the all-clear to ride! I know how it is... I broke my left elbow the summer before last and it was months before it was strong enough for me to ride again. What an agonizing few months that was!

Second, studying what the pros do is a very good way to learn to go faster if you can't actually get on the bike. Watching AMA motocross and supercross races is something I did a lot of when I got back into dirt biking. Remember when you're out there to be aware of things like your positioning on the bike and your body posture. Until it becomes second nature, it really takes some concentration to keep yourself in the correct attack position on the bike. Always be mindful of sitting far enough forward and always think about your elbows, especially in corners. Keep them up! There's a test I do when I'm on the track just to make sure I'm staying forward enough, which is every so often I just look straight down. If I can't see the numbers on my front plate, I know I'm too far back on the bike.

Speed on a track is determined in the corners. It doesn't take any talent to grab a handful of gas on a straight. When you're going into corners, don't coast. Stay on the gas until you have to brake, keep your outside elbow up in the sky, sit as far forward as you can, push your outside knee into the tank and push down on that outside peg with your foot. Every time you go through the same corner, try staying on the gas a bit longer as you approach it, braking a little later, entering with a tad more speed and getting back on the gas a little earlier than the last time through.

Before you know it, you'll be riding much faster than before and the body positioning will become more second-nature, less something you have to concentrate on.

Good luck out there!
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Old 07-06-2007, 09:55 PM
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yeah, when i went riding for the little bit yesterday, i noticed that i was turning more off the rear wheel and i had much better body position. every time i take a break i lose my bad habits and grow new ones.
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