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Old 03-01-2008, 08:57 AM   #1
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QUESTION

I've asked many of people this, but i keep getting diffrent answers!


is riding a street bike much diffrent from riding a dirt bike, i mean like driving it, changing gears, stuff like that. do you have to be careful to not pull it up? (unless thats what your aiming for, of course)

i asked my friend derek, whos a pro dirtbike rider and he says its MUCH diffrent.

than i asked a few randomley selected people who have ridden both and they say its the same.


what the craap.

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well.... the mechanics are the same... clutch, shift, gas and brake. That is where the similarities stop. body position, cornering, acceleration and braking are all different on the street than dirt. Then toss in granny grey hair and all the other general public that inhabit the roadways and have to deal with that. Then throw in the random pot holes and 2x4 boards on the road and you have more to look for....get my drift?
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whew.

thanks haha..

granny grey hairs.

that made me laugh.


but yeah i knew actually riding it was diffrent.

just some dirtbikes have alot of tork and i was comparing those to a bike,
someone, told me that if you pop the clutch too fast with a street bike it pulls the bike up, but thats how it is with a dirtbike, but they made it sound ultra sensitive.


so it confused me.

but i have ridden my friends endur (lame lame)
and i was fine..


but maybe thats cause theres a fine line between dirtbikes and enduros.

? whoo knows.
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whew.

thanks haha..

granny grey hairs.

that made me laugh.


but yeah i knew actually riding it was diffrent.

just some dirtbikes have alot of tork and i was comparing those to a bike,
someone, told me that if you pop the clutch too fast with a street bike it pulls the bike up, but thats how it is with a dirtbike, but they made it sound ultra sensitive.


so it confused me.

but i have ridden my friends endur (lame lame)
and i was fine..


but maybe thats cause theres a fine line between dirtbikes and enduros.

? whoo knows.
I don't know about all that... just depends on the bike and what kind of power it puts down. street bikes don't have the crazy powerband that dirtbikes do. More of a smooth curve to the top. I suppose if you revved up most any bike and dumped the clutch it would come up on you but nothing like a dirt bike would. I had a kx80 as a kid and it would hit the powerband and the front would come up. I would have to sit on the tank to keep it down. Just remember to be more patient when taking off on the street, not out from the get go when playing in the dirt and you'll be fine.
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Old 03-01-2008, 11:33 AM   #7
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To me dirt bike riding is more about riding a bike that is out of control at times. You slide and spin up the rear much more and you climb on top of the bike in turns rather than lean into the turn. Thinking about it you are on dirt and traction is just not the same at all and that changes things quite a bit. Alot of dirtbike riding is keeping a bike slightly out of or in control. How confusing is that? Do me a favor, if you go out riding for the first time on dirt make sure your buddy riding with you has a helmet cam on. Its fun seeing ppl learn to ride dirt... as long as they dont hurt themselves too badly doing so. hehe

Riding dirt is awesome.
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dirt riders generally make good street riders.
they dont get all freaked out if the loose a lil traction..
just back it off a notch and youll be fine.
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the bike is going to be setup the same, but the power and have it is applied through the powerband and the range of the powerband is different. based on CC's and bikesetup... your 450 are going to have a WAY more serious low end then most of the SS bikes. but your 100 isnt going to be much of a difference when it comes to low end and infact the 600 is prob more.

but that all comes down to how you ride and the bike itself.
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i rode and raced motocross for 6 years when i got my license and completely tore up one of the loaner bikes at the boss hoss school when i was getting my license at 15. if u have bein riding a dirt bike for very long at all and can do the basic jumps and turns at some speed u will be fine skill wise on the street but their are so many other factors. like the granny grey hairs and abercrombie girls in scions.
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