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Never driven a bike before and going motorcross tomorrow!

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Phate, 29 Apr 2006.

  1. Phate

    Caporegime

    Joined: 1 Nov 2003

    Posts: 35,682

    Location: Lisbon, Portugal

    well ive never driven a motorbike before i've been on the back of my dads etc. but recently dad and his mate both bought KX250F motorcross bikes, and they've been going for a few weeks and ive finally convinced them to go on a sunday instead so i can come (i work saturdays) and so we are going tomorrow, and i've got myself a pair of motorcross boots (currently wearing them :p) and i simply can't wait, now i kinda no how to change gears on a bike etc but is there anything i should look out for as a bike newb? im not expecting to go and do 40ft jumps lol just gonna go round slowly hehe :D

    so just wondering is it really wierd from driving a car all the time to going on a bike? a motorcross bike for that matter!

    cheers for any info people :)
     
  2. Mic

    Mobster

    Joined: 4 Aug 2005

    Posts: 3,869

    Location: Ireland

    Dont fall off.

    Sound advice that.
     
  3. Phate

    Caporegime

    Joined: 1 Nov 2003

    Posts: 35,682

    Location: Lisbon, Portugal


    :p
    i thought on the world superbikes they came off when the crowd died down to keep their attention ;)
     
  4. paradigm

    Caporegime

    Joined: 26 Aug 2003

    Posts: 36,990

    Location: Staffordshire

    Well your first downfall is expecting to "drive" a bike. You "ride" a bike ;)
     
  5. Sagalout

    Soldato

    Joined: 13 Nov 2003

    Posts: 5,670

    Location: Harrogate

    Well depending on the course you're in for a damned steep learning curve!

    Try just going round the car park first.

    Biggest difference in power delivery will be the power band - generally most cars are constant and smoothish throughout the rev range whereas motox bikes hit a power band meaning you go from low power to turbo nutter power in the blink of an eye haha.
     
  6. TbirdX

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 30 May 2003

    Posts: 1,015

    Take plasters and possibly bandages, you're going to need them :)