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Old 04-06-2010, 10:55 PM   #1
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Ultimate MX

Here's a vid of me slow in the straights, and even slower in the corners.

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You can't ride it like a street bike
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Anyways, thanks Jrob for the tips and your KTM is .

Where is the "twist of the wrist" for dirt riding?

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is that the track in far back?
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Old 04-06-2010, 11:05 PM   #3
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Yep.
Pit track was way fun too.
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we went there a few weeks ago for our video, klassik used to tear it up out there...i wish i had the money to go fart around in the dirt for a while...till then sunday golf course every now and again lol...
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Mannnnnn. Totally making me miss MX. Fractured my tailbone and hip a year and a half ago at Angleton MX and ended up selling the bike since I was gonna be out for awhile.

It's definitely the most fun you can ever have, just gotta be careful. happens so fast out there. My next trip was gonna be to Ultimate before the wreck, too! Heard some pretty good things about it.
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I thought the golf course was shut down?
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Old 04-06-2010, 11:15 PM   #7
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Leatt brace, etc are on my to-buy list! Sucks about your wreck dude.

I heard Ultimate was a good beginner track to start with. But 3 palms is closer to me at around 20min. I'll be hitting that track too in the mornings where there's less people.
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I thought the golf course was shut down?
more then just one in houston ya know
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Definitely check out 3 Palms! That place is GREAT.
The GP track and River track are really good for beginners. The main track is a bit more technical though. Just make sure you hold your line and you're good about other people.

I'm pretty sure 3 Palms added a membership type deal though..might wanna look into that.
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haha.. nice, Used to go to Ultimate all the time, Loved the table top in the back and in the middle, catch some major air... You can tailwhip it pretty good off those jumps, plus on the back straight that small jump into the right hander, you can whip it sidways and land perfctly to jet out of that turn...

How did you like the 450?? things a beast... I miss it... haha
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Props to you for starting out on a 450 of all bikes! They are tractors in the corners with all the torque. You can ride many tracks in just two gears and do starts in 3rd gear if you get into racing. I'll have me another MX bike sometime in the near future so i can tear up the tracks again.
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How long ago was that video taken? It looks like they put the jump at 3:10 in your video back to the way it was. They finally got a decent jump out there and looks like they tore it back down.

Ultimate is a beginners track fo sho. Nothing complex about it and you can't really hurt yourself on it. Sweet 450 though. Looks like you must have gone early or during the week. Not very rough out there yet.
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haha.. nice, Used to go to Ultimate all the time, Loved the table top in the back and in the middle, catch some major air... You can tailwhip it pretty good off those jumps, plus on the back straight that small jump into the right hander, you can whip it sidways and land perfctly to jet out of that turn...

How did you like the 450?? things a beast... I miss it... haha
The 450 is pretty awesome! Great bike! I geared it down, but I'll think I'll go back to 51-53ish in the rear. Compared to my 250, definitely an impovement in power (obviously)! Althought I miss my e-start lol I'm still gonne keep the Yamaha though, just for reliability Hehe
I still need to work on jumps! I landed funky on the back straight and almost "looped" it. Haha! No crashes on video yet though.

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How long ago was that video taken? It looks like they put the jump at 3:10 in your video back to the way it was. They finally got a decent jump out there and looks like they tore it back down.

Ultimate is a beginners track fo sho. Nothing complex about it and you can't really hurt yourself on it. Sweet 450 though. Looks like you must have gone early or during the week. Not very rough out there yet.
I went on Monday around 10am. That's the whole reasoning of that time--hopefully not too many people!
I bought the 450 to sumo the SOB out, but I had to take it to the track. I didn't think I'd like MX as much as I do. Will definitely hit up the tracks all year! Cheaper than a TD. :-)
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I run a 14:49 on my 250 and it is good for most the track around here.

If you ever go to ultimate again let me know I live by it. The trick to all the jumps out there is full throttle up to the jump and then cut back to about mid throttle when your going up the face. You'l shoot over just fine. Remember to hug the bike with your knees. Back brake brings the front end down and gassing it will bring the front end up. Do these things early because once you get too far along it will be too late.
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Cool Video for sure and bike.
You are right it is a cheaper than track days.
I miss it allot. Raced MotoX for 17 yrs until 2005 when i crashed. Spent some tim ein the hospital and had to give it up. Got into training a few people and still love the sport. just dont ride anymore. Three palms is a sweet track love the front track though.

Should check out splendora for a wide open free flowing track.
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Thanks! I had a blast. Im still figuring out the jumps as well. Every now and then I still get one of those dead sailors that scare the out of me. Im pretty sure its when I let off the throttle coming up the face. The bike seems to set up better with steady acceleration all the way off the lip. I just need a few more hours on it and Ill figure it out. I only ended up with 3 hours on the bike when it was all said and done. my hands were killing me.
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I run a 14:49 on my 250 and it is good for most the track around here.

If you ever go to ultimate again let me know I live by it. The trick to all the jumps out there is full throttle up to the jump and then cut back to about mid throttle when your going up the face. You'l shoot over just fine. Remember to hug the bike with your knees. Back brake brings the front end down and gassing it will bring the front end up. Do these things early because once you get too far along it will be too late.
Thanks for the advice, JoeRocket.
I'll definitely post up when I go to any local tracks.

I was running 13/48. I'm thinking of running 51 now.


Jrob, I haven't played w the vapor long enough to set the hours on it, but I ran 33 miles that morning. My shoulders were more sore than my legs. lol My hands were killing me though from my death grip the rest of the day.
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3 palms is one of the best in Houston. Highlands looks to be pretty fun also. Motorcross is all about lines, fluidness and PRACTICE. It can be really dangerous, but thats what makes it so fun! One or two fingers on the clutch will help out alot.
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