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Motocross Riding Tips with Gary Semics: Motocross Steering's Biggest Secret

Through most Motocross corners, you are steering with the front wheel. I say most because sometimes, riders are steering with the rear wheel by using the rear brake or throttle. When steering with the front wheel, most riders don't really know...

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Motocross Riding Tips with Gary Semics: Top 5 Bike Setup Adjustments

It doesn't matter if you're riding a 65 or a 450, there are many adjustments that are necessary in order to have your bike fitting you like a glove. Here are the top five: Setting the rider sag on the rear shock spring. Setting the pre-load o...

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Best Ear Plugs for Riding and Racing Dirt Bikes or ATVs

Don't be too cool for school and eschew wearing ear plugs when riding or racing your dirt bike or ATV. Yes, we live in a tough as nails world but that doesn't prevent you from wearing basic body protection so consider hearing protection along th...

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Cold Weather Riding Gear for Dirt Bikes and ATVs

Baby, it's cold outside. Oh wait, that song is now illegal in some states. #enoughalready. But not riding in cold weather. Though when it is cold outside who in their right mind wants to ride? Certainly not in the typical summer get-up of thin...

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Motocross Riding Tips with Gary Semics: Winter Motocross Practice

Unless you live in the south, you're not riding during the winter. Maybe, you get out to an indoor track a few times, maybe you're a diehard and ride the snow and frozen ground anyway, or many you even have a snow bike. But most riders are not s...

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Motocross Riding Tips with Gary Semics: Braking Part 3 - Putting the 3-Step Braking Techniques Together

Parts 1 and 2 covered how to use the rear brake while standing, and how to control it while going from standing to sitting. Once you have those techniques down, Part 3 is pretty simple. When you are using the rear brake while sitting and you ...

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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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