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Old 08-17-2004, 01:51 PM
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i haven't been on a bike since i was ~13...(i'll be 27 next month)... any suggestions? this thing is extremely quick, from my point of view! just touching the throttle, in first, seems to bring up the front wheel! my in-laws have 23 acres with nothing on it, so i'm going to be riding out there to get used to the bike, then head out to some local trail/track riding places, to have some fun. i need to build up some confidence, big time! lol

oh yeah, i bought my 9y/o daughter a 2004 CRF 80, too, so she can ride with me... i'm sure that it will take her a little bit to learn it, but she's really excited.

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Old 08-17-2004, 01:58 PM
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It is just like riding a bicycle. You never forget. It just may take some tweaking to get you back into it. Welcome to ATM. You can learn alot from here.
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Old 08-17-2004, 02:01 PM
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It is just like riding a bicycle. You never forget. It just may take some tweaking to get you back into it. Welcome to ATM. You can learn alot from here.
i hope i can get used to it, fairly quickly, because right now, that bike is pretty scary to me... my cousin got on it, yesterday, and rode wheelies up and down my street...lol he's 19 or 20 and about 5',5" tall! i had to hold the bike while he climbed on top of it, and his feet were way off the ground! lol i'm trying to build the confidence to ride some wheelies...but, for now, when the wheel comes up, i get out of the throttle! oh yeah, thanks for the welcome!

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Old 08-17-2004, 02:06 PM
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There's a whole bunch of them thar Texans on this site. It's only a small state so I am sure you could hook up with some of 'em!

But seriously, you'll get right back into it quickly I'm sure. Have fun! Post some pics too.
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Old 08-17-2004, 02:23 PM
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I have the same bike. Just go out to a field and practice shifting, braking, turning, etc. I'm not sure how comfortable you are on the bike right now, but don't be afraid to shift out of first. If you have trouble keeping front down, sit more forward on the seat. That motor has a mid through top powerband. It has very little bottom end power. It's much easier to ride if you keep the revs up.
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Old 08-17-2004, 03:16 PM
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I have the same bike. Just go out to a field and practice shifting, braking, turning, etc. I'm not sure how comfortable you are on the bike right now, but don't be afraid to shift out of first. If you have trouble keeping front down, sit more forward on the seat. That motor has a mid through top powerband. It has very little bottom end power. It's much easier to ride if you keep the revs up.
i was in second tooling around and getting used to it...which is a little tamer than first gear. i was also trying to get used to staying off of the seat, when riding, but i don't feel as comfortable... i'm thinking that if i spend a few hours on it, i'll be able to, at least, be comfortable enough for a small jump...nothing big. i'm a little afraid of hammering the throttle, when i land, though...

also, does yours idle? the few people, at a couple of honda dealerships, that i spoke to, told me that they're not supposed to idle... mine actually dies when you let off of the throttle, when the rpms fall down... i would think that you would want it to idle, at least a little... i'm probably going to tinker with the idle screw, tonight, and see what i can figure out. at this point, when i slow down for a turn or something, it dies...

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Old 08-17-2004, 03:28 PM
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Most motocross bikes come with idle screw backed out so it won't idle. You probably just need to turn in it a few turns. For any kind of trail riding you are much better off with it being able to idle.
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Old 08-17-2004, 03:31 PM
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Most motocross bikes come with idle screw backed out so it won't idle. You probably just need to turn in it a few turns. For any kind of trail riding you are much better off with it being able to idle.
thanks for the info!

is there any other info, that i should know, as far as normal maintenance?

one other thing...the dealer told me to mix the fuel @ 40:1...but the manual says 32:1...which one is the best?:

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Old 08-17-2004, 03:41 PM
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32-1 is what i run in my cr
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Old 08-17-2004, 03:41 PM
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I've only had mine for a few months. But I rode quads before I got the bike. Seat time is the main thing. I'm not good at jumping it yet as I haven't been riding much this summer because of work. There are alot of threads on jumping here if you search for them.

My bike does idle. Some people say they shouldn't. I think it's pretty annoying when you walk away for five seconds and it dies. If you leave it idle too long it will load up and foul the plug. I think the owners manual goes over setting the idle. You may have to work on the jetting some. A member here by the name of Faded is knowledgeable on jetting this specific bike. I would try to contact him if you have trouble. Are you using the clutch when you turn? If you are going fairly slow, you may need to use it to keep it from stalling.
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