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This weekend my friend John Ross, who owns Shenandoah Honda, was able to find me up a 2000 XR400 to play with for a great price. So I just had to buy it. I have wanted a dirt bike for a long time.

I am planning on building a small track in the back of my property to play on.

I have heard many, many times that dirt bike riders make excellent Sportbike riders because thay learn things riding dirtbikes that transfer over to streetbike riding.

I know we have a lot of riding instructors on this site, as well as ATV & off road riders. What drills or practice exercises can you recommend that I practice on my XR that will help me in my streetbike riding?



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April 17, 2005, 08:29 PM

Awwww Craig, you're so sweet! You didn't have to buy me a dirtbike! But thanks, it's just my size!

Now we just need to get BamBam out there to give me Wheelie 101 lessons.


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April 18, 2005, 05:59 AM

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This weekend my friend John Ross, who owns Shenandoah Honda, was able to find me up a 2000 XR400 to play with for a great price. So I just had to buy it. I have wanted a dirt bike for a long time.

I am planning on building a small track in the back of my property to play on.

I have heard many, many times that dirt bike riders make excellent Sportbike riders because thay learn things riding dirtbikes that transfer over to streetbike riding.

I know we have a lot of riding instructors on this site, as well as ATV & off road riders. What drills or practice exercises can you recommend that I practice on my XR that will help me in my streetbike riding?





What kind of advise are you looking for bro?


P.S. When the track is built can others play too?


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What kind of advise are you looking for bro?
Well see, now that's just it. I have no idea. I have just always heard that riding a dirtbike will make you a better streetbike rider. I'm not exactly sure why.

Is it because it makes you are not as scared when your tire slips? Or more confident on rough road conditions. What?

I was just wondering who knew what, and if they practice things on their dirtbikes to help them in their streetbike riding.


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April 18, 2005, 08:27 AM

400's are a lil heavy for my tastes, but XR's are nice bikes man, grats.

I couldn't tell you what to pratice on the dirt, to help your street riding.
Only advice I can offer man, is WHen you do decide to try catching some Air, Do NOT hesitate before you launch.

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What kind of advise are you looking for bro?
Well see, now that's just it. I have no idea. I have just always heard that riding a dirtbike will make you a better streetbike rider. I'm not exactly sure why.

Is it because it makes you are not as scared when your tire slips? Or more confident on rough road conditions. What?

I was just wondering who knew what, and if they practice things on their dirtbikes to help them in their streetbike riding.




To slip the rear on dirt is easy. The more you ride dirt the more you will learn this. When the rear slips and you stay on the throttle the front end gets real light. When you do the same with street you get a much faster response with the front end. It's a lot of throttle control such as stunting, dirt, corners, etc.... The harder on the throttle the quicker the response time has to be. Dirt just gets you started with the process. Such as a brake slide. You will be able to figure out the control of the rear. Hope this helps. It may be more info out there from others but I ride about anything I put my ass in or on so this is what I have learned along with numerous other things.


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What drills or practice exercises can you recommend that I practice on my XR that will help me in my streetbike riding?
WHEELIES!!!!!!!!!
Good advice from Trickn, too.


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April 18, 2005, 06:46 PM

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What kind of advise are you looking for bro?
Well see, now that's just it. I have no idea. I have just always heard that riding a dirtbike will make you a better streetbike rider. I'm not exactly sure why.

Is it because it makes you are not as scared when your tire slips? Or more confident on rough road conditions. What?

I was just wondering who knew what, and if they practice things on their dirtbikes to help them in their streetbike riding.
If you have comcast cable, search the On Demand channels for a section called MagRack. Once you're there search for motorcycles and within the motorcycles area you'll find Riding School. When you select Riding School there will be a 20 min feature of Freddie Spencer's riding school in Las Vegas. He gives a demonstration of how using a dirtbike(Honda XR100) can improve your control and awareness while pushing your sportbike into and out of corners.

**This info is only useful if you have Comcast's digital package.**
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What drills or practice exercises can you recommend that I practice on my XR that will help me in my streetbike riding?
WHEELIES!!!!!!!!!
Good advice from Trickn, too.


Dirt has also helped on stoppies too


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