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Preparing Your Motorcycle for Winter

You may have seen previous magazine articles and blog-posts with advice about storing your motorcycle for winter, with information about your fuel, fuel-system, battery, tires, and rust-prevention. Previously, I wrote this post about how to dres...

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Motocross Riding Tips with Gary Semics: Braking Part 2 - Standing to Sitting

Last month, in Braking Part 1 - While Standing, you learned how to brake hard, while standing. So now, how do you control this increased entry speed? Part 2 will not only explain how to control it, but also, how to hit your exact transition and ...

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Motocross Riding Tips with Gary Semics: Braking Part 1 - While Standing

Enter speed into corners is a major place to lower your lap times. To carry more enter speed, braking control is a major factor! This is Braking Part 1 of 3. These three parts (one per month) will cover my 3 Step Rear Braking Techniques: Brak...

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Motocross Riding Tips with Gary Semics: The Art of the Wheelie Part 2

Standing Wheelies Standing wheelies are very similar in technique as sitting wheelies. The major difference is that the only thing keeping you on the bike is pulling back on the bars and of course the footpegs. When you do a sitting wheelie...

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Motocross Riding Tips with Gary Semics: The Art of the Wheelie Part 1

There's no doubt about it, wheelies are cool, they've always been cool. They also have benefits in Motocross racing, which we'll see later in these two-month parts of wheelie tips. Just about anyone can master the wheelie if they understand the ...

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Motocross Riding Tips with Gary Semics: Self-Confidence in Motocross

We hear the pros talk about confidence as one of the key ingredients in reaching their goals and dreams. But how does a rider develop a lot of self-confidence? Just like anything else in life, you have to earn it. You start at an early age bui...

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Even Veteran Riders Benefit from Taking a Motorcycle Safety Course

Approximately one out of 100 motorcycle riders crash every year. When it's your turn, what will you do? No one wants to crash and hitting the pavement or something else often becomes the elephant in the room no rider cares to talk about. But n...

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Motocross Riding Tips with Gary Semics: The 5 Most Important Motocross Techniques

Everyone knows the difficulty of breaking bad habits (techniques) especially riding dirt bikes. Using my many years of teaching Motocross I discovered the most common and hard to break bad habits which I list below in order from 5 to 1, with #1 be...

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How To Prevent Blisters When Riding Dirt Bikes or ATVs

Painful and tender, blisters pop up like arm pump and often end a riding day just as fast. Blisters result from excessive friction. The more your hand moves back and forth on something whether from swinging a bat or rolling the throttle the grea...

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Motocross Riding Tips with Gary Semics: How To Win Starts

If you don't already know - the start is the most important part of a Motocross race. The pros always mention the start when asked what they need to do in the Main. Supercross commentators Ralph Sheen and Jeff Emig include the start in the three...

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