Advice that you've been given that's made you faster?

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12/27/2018 3:55 PM

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What single piece of advice has someone offered that made you a better/faster rider? Curious what many of you have picked up over the years...

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12/27/2018 3:56 PM

This was asked not long ago and I have the same answer. Proper use of front brake

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12/27/2018 4:03 PM

Slip the clutch....

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12/27/2018 4:03 PM

Forty wrote:

This was asked not long ago and I have the same answer. Proper use of front brake

We're you using it less or more? Or just not at the right time?

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12/27/2018 4:03 PM

Not to let off the throttle so much

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12/27/2018 4:06 PM

Don't blip the throttle.

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12/27/2018 4:07 PM

Forty wrote:

This was asked not long ago and I have the same answer. Proper use of front brake

Monk wrote:

We're you using it less or more? Or just not at the right time?

Not enough. Proper Front brake use is key to going faster.

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12/27/2018 4:07 PM

Strait from Jason Anderson. I took a clinic with him the summer of 2011.

Being smooth through your turns, not making them multi point turns and constantly being on and off the clutch.

We spent more time working on turns that day then any other aspect of riding. Smooth turns.

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12/27/2018 4:09 PM

"Just hit the damn thing"

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12/27/2018 4:14 PM
Edited Date/Time: 12/27/2018 4:15 PM

Going slower into turns will make you faster. If your going wayyy too fast you have to slam the brakes as hard as you can so you slow down then have to go again and this off n on is bad for traction/momentum. If you go a little slower ino the turn you can carry more of that speed through it not making as many changes in speed of having to chop the corner in the middle and spinning. Basically the speed your at entering the corner should be the speed you want to carry through it. Dont have more speed at the entrance than you can carry through it.

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12/27/2018 4:22 PM

Brake later...

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12/27/2018 4:22 PM

look farther ahead, everywhere.

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12/27/2018 4:24 PM
Edited Date/Time: 12/27/2018 4:26 PM

The cornering/ft brake advice that was talked about above and


when riding deep ruts, look as far forward as possible.


And

Ride the bike with your legs, not arms (avoids arm pump)


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2 Stroke, Drum Brakes, Finned Cylinders!!!

12/27/2018 4:32 PM
Edited Date/Time: 12/27/2018 4:35 PM

*When complaining that others had faster bikes than me.*
"There are 20 something corners on a track and only a few straightaways. Work on your corner speed."

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12/27/2018 4:34 PM



This is hands down the best peice of advice I’ve seen given. It’s 100% the correct technique to use yet you see the majority of riders at your local tracks not adopting this method and style
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12/27/2018 4:36 PM

I’m a rookie so I’m loving the comments! Good stuff. It’s been a struggle for me to transition from sport quads to MX. Ruts and turns always looked easy on TV!

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12/27/2018 4:38 PM

Practice with people faster than yourself when ever possible.

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12/27/2018 4:39 PM

Stop wasting time and money on trinkets and invest in your riding.

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12/27/2018 4:42 PM

dpalmer wrote:

I’m a rookie so I’m loving the comments! Good stuff. It’s been a struggle for me to transition from sport quads to MX. Ruts ...more

If you've got an area you can make a turn track do that and ride it over and over. And over. Along with the technique tips for these guys and videos, you'll be railing ruts in no time.

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12/27/2018 4:46 PM

Don’t crash

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"Nothing happens until something moves"

12/27/2018 4:58 PM
Edited Date/Time: 12/27/2018 4:59 PM

The wonderful world of the front brake and it's many uses and keeping your inside turn leg up high with the rad wing and toes slightly turned in, not pointing to the outside lazily.(thanks Jim)

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vomiting equals disqualification.

12/27/2018 5:00 PM

Go faster - my wife.

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The older I get, the faster I was.

12/27/2018 5:05 PM

When you think you should roll off the throttle. Wait 2 more seconds.

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12/27/2018 5:10 PM

"COPS!"

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12/27/2018 5:28 PM

"getting knocked out isnt that bad"

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12/27/2018 5:38 PM

Don’t be a p**sy and just go for it.... that was usually followed with a i cant believe you actually tried that after I wrecked tongue

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Don’t piss off the old people - the older they get the less “life in prison” is a deterrent for them!

2020.5 KTM 450 SXF FE
2006 KX250

12/27/2018 5:40 PM

wreckitrandy wrote:

look farther ahead, everywhere.

This, straight from Gary Bailey. Your mind will stay fresher and your lap tims will drop.

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THERE IS NO SECOND MOTO IN LIFE!

12/27/2018 6:14 PM

It was 40 years ago, but it was being taught how to properly use the front brake...

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'75-'83 through the minicycle boom.
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I was fast... But being fast is relative to who else is on the track with you.

ZachO fan! ZO16

TG243 fan!

12/27/2018 6:18 PM

Dont hold your breath

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12/27/2018 6:20 PM

Grip with your knees!! Look forward, front brake and ride a TWO STROKE????????

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