Dirt Bike Riding Tips

Motocross Riding Tips with Gary Semics: What Do Motocross and Golf Have in Common?

What do Motocross and Golf have in common? Nothing physically, but mentally, and especially when learning the techniques of each, they have a lot in common. A few years back I had the opportunity to receive golf lessons from a former professiona...

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Motocross Riding Tips with Gary Semics: Multiple Berms in Corners

Railing berms (ruts) fast, takes a lot of skill and doing this with multiple berms raises the bar even more. It takes doing all the techniques correctly while maintaining balance, controlling the lean amount of your body and the bike and contro...

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Motocross Riding Tips with Gary Semics: The Art of Cornering

Every motocross racer knows corners are where they can make up the most time or lose the most time. Corners are so important that even the top pros practice corners separately in their practice sessions. Carving a corner smoothly, fast and in con...

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Best Soil for Riding Dirt Bikes

It's an age-old question. One that stumps (can grow in) the veteran of veterans in the dirt bike community. What is the best type of dirt or soil for riding dirt bikes or Motocross? MotoSport recently hired an independent lab to perform soil t...

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Motocross Riding Tips with Gary Semics: The Secret to Riding Motocross Smooth and Fast

Most riders don't really know where to look for speed. Many think they need to try harder and have bigger cahoonas! But that strategy will only get you a room in a hospital. In order to develop speed you first have to develop grace and smoothne...

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Gearing Up for an Autumn Bike Ride

You about ready for fall? Not a fall but riding in the fall. Dirt Bikes! Now that summer and sadly, Motocross, is over it's time to change gears but no need to lose focus on riding. Just because the sun dips quicker below the h...

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Motocross Riding Tips with Gary Semics: Are You Getting The Most Out of Your Motocross Practice Sessions?

Sure it's fun to put some laps in on a Motocross track. But you'll fall short of your potential if you're not using this key practice law of practicing important techniques separately. This is true for Motocross cornering skills as well as Motocr...

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Motocross Riding Tips with Gary Semics: Motocross Jumping Evolution

Motocross Jumping Techniques have evolved faster than Vet riders can keep up with them. In the modern world every decent young rider is doing something special off a jump, some kind of twist, flick, scrub or whip. This video shows and explains a ...

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How To Prepare for a Dead Engine Start

The dead engine starts is not common, if ever carried out, in Motocross or Supercross. Can you even imagine the 30 second card dropping and hearing...silence? It would certainly alter the sport if widely instituted but we'll save that bit of int...

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Motocross Riding Tips with Gary Semics: Clutch In or Out While Braking?

Not enough rear brake and too much front brake The rule of the track is to leave the clutch out while braking so the engine helps slow you down and control the braking process. It's kind of like anti-lock brakes. The best stopping power is j...

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