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Topie: Riding Technique
April 20th, 2008 01:23 AM
CKajiwara Ever since reading an article either on the net or in dirt rider mag., I've rode with one finger on the front brake lever and two on the clutch lever at all times. I was just wondering if the pros and experts rode with fingers on the levers at all times or not? It seems to cause more arm fatigue. Any other riding tips would be helpful as well.
April 21st, 2008 01:24 AM
CD I hold on with all fingers unless I need the brake or clutch for something. Why would you ride at high speeds in the desert, whoops/rocks etc. and not hold on to the grips, my hands come off way to much as it is. I would take the Kudla's class when ever they offer it. Contact them for good advice and schooling. Good luck be safe and HOLD ON. :eek:
April 22nd, 2008 03:12 PM
sambechel I think what your refering to would be used in tight technical types of riding, motorcross and supercross, where you are constantly clutching and breaking. makes sense to just leave them there, quicker reaction times. Open desert racing doesn't require you to use the clutch hardly at all. i always used the clutch to shift, not anymore. just grab gears and go. when you get into the tighter technical sections of a race you might find it quicker, to keep a finger on the clutch/brake. also depends on bike with four stroke power/torque you don't have to slip the clutch in the corners to get out of the corner, just grip and rip. most of the corners in the desert racing don't require you to slow down as much as commit and throw the bike hard into the corner. JMO hope this maybe helps you out a little.