o#o Best Riding Positions for Dirt Bikes & Dual Sport Motorcycles [mv]{

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  1. GoatCabeza

    Great footage and words of wisdom. I like it!

  2. MrDuhfactor

    Great advice my man!!!

  3. Holliday Rides

    Hello gentleman, and lady. So smooth!

  4. 33WingNuts

    impressive riding from your friend…I find when im tired I pull the bars a
    lot more…probably sitting too far back as you say

  5. Ride AMAP

    Thanks for the advice. Still Love watching the Baja Beast do his thing.

  6. Braaaap815

    great video.. I remember back in the day, these were the types of things my
    dad would explain to us.. always great to hear a refresher.. your buddy is
    an amazing rider

  7. tbjimcollins

    Good advice man, you need to do one on mud riding!

  8. Snaken

    Nice one! Keep em coming :) A follow on topic for positioning (especially
    standing up) Bar Risers. My arms and sometimes back get very taxed on huge
    rides were I am required to stand for long periods. Had a crack at a bike
    that had them and it felt nice. Thinking of getting a set for the CRF now :) 

  9. eveRide Adventure Motorcycling

    It wasn’t long ago that I was given some tips on riding position. Since
    applying these tips, my riding has become a lot more fluid and a lot less
    tiring.

  10. RideVictoria

    Great tips +eveRide That guy is smooth !

  11. thebrooklynprepper

    Great tips brother brings me back to my KX days

  12. iRide uWatch

    One more thing, sorry, and you might be planning it as a separate lesson,
    is the weighting of the pegs and counterbalancing and using the legs
    against the bike too. That’s related to position but probably needs a
    separate video.

  13. iRide uWatch

    Thanks for the tips. Standing is definitely helpful. It also lowers the
    center of gravity on the bike and keeps things more stable. One thing that
    I think would add to the value of these kinds of lesson videos is a
    demonstration of the technique you are describing. The seeing eye is a
    better pupil than the hearing ear. Keep up the good work!

  14. iRide uWatch

    Also, great point on the tiring effect of pulling on the bars. You don’t
    realize it as first but it has a cumulative effect. Hard to remember
    sometimes, but very good point.

  15. jaetheo

    Great video! At a riding class I recently took, the instructor had us
    practice riding position, sharp standing turns, and riding in sand. I need
    to put a video of it together, but basically, ride up in the seat cradle,
    and get up on the pegs often. While up, bend your arms and keep an
    aggressive stance. Keep your eyes up. Look forward, not down. Squeeze the
    bike with your legs and use your knees to steer your bike (like a skier
    points his knees to turn). Hold your handlebars with flexibility to guide
    them, but steer mostly with your legs and weight. In sand, get up on the
    pegs and lean back. Give it constant throttle plus some and you will glide
    right through it. 

  16. NessedUpProductions

    Good stuff man, as always!!! Wonder if my buddy Joey knows the Baja Beast,
    he has done the Baja 1000 a couple times. You can also weight the inside
    peg to help initiate turns while standing, but if the turn is anything more
    than 45 degrees I usually sit down and point with the inside leg. 

  17. Peter Hoffman

    Good video! A couple of comments… One is that the right spot to sit on a
    bike most of the time is over the center of gravity. That way, as the bike
    bounces, it’s rotating around a point that you are close to. That keeps you
    from being bounced too much. It’s like a see-saw: the place you don’t get
    bounced is the pivot point.

    Why is not bouncing good? It’s harder to control the bike when you are
    being thrown all over the place and it makes the suspension work harder,
    handling your weight.

    Where is that center of gravity? Somewhere around the center of the engine
    like at the back and bottom of the cylinder(s). Straight up from there is
    almost on the tank as you said!

    The other thing is that a good rider looks like a strand of over-cooked
    spaghetti draped over the bike. By that I mean, a good rider never looks
    tensed. His shoulders and back are always a little droopy looking and his
    joints are relaxed. This means when the bike kicks, twists, and bucks he’s
    not wasting energy resisting it. He’s like a surfer on a big wave: smooth
    moves and going with the flow.

    Not resisting the bike also means he’s not adding to the energy inputs the
    bike is having to deal with. I’ve seen more than one wreck where the bike
    and rider looked like a cowboy on a bucking bronco and, once the rider was
    flung off, the bike smoothed out and rolled away on its own.

    I started riding in 1972; my friends and I always had a saying that made
    people look at us twice but it’s true “the bike doesn’t want to fall down
    any more than you do”. By that we mean, don’t fight the bike. Tell it where
    you want it to go with a gentle application of the bars, throttle, and
    weight shifting but don’t fight it, if it goes a little sideways along the
    way, that’s fine. The gyroscopic effects in the wheels and pure momentum
    will make everything stable again, if you relax.

  18. McBrappin

    Great tips. For me the trickiest bit is accurate braking and shifting while
    standing. I tend to get all panicky if I’m standing and need to brake
    suddenly for a turn, or downshift for some quick engine braking.

  19. Warren V

    Very good information video.Last season My son and I bought DR650’s to ride
    and its been awhile since i rode a off road bike and this helped. Check
    them out on his channel if you get a chance
    +Smightification 

  20. dustysquito .

    I think the only exception to the “over the tank” body position is on big
    bikes in soft sand. Even a bike like my DR will completely plow itself into
    the sand if you put too much weight on that front tire. For soft sand, I
    think the accepted technique is to get your weight on the back to help it
    dig in and then gas the living daylights out of it to muscle through. I’m
    sure smaller bikes can skate right across it though lol. Definitely one of
    the things I don’t pay enough attention to when I’m out there so the
    reminder is always great. 

  21. Jacob Hayden

    Great video man glad you showed baja dude video again that boy is a beast
    he can ride I love watching him go through there full blast with total
    control the whole time even where he should have crashed but didn’t because
    he knows how to ride and truly becomes 1with his bike

  22. Darin Harker

    thanks for sharing. what states do you ride most often?

  23. NessedUpProductions

    Good advice and tips for all off-road riders!! Thanks +eveRide !!

  24. VikingRidah

    Some good advices! Thanks man! :-) 

  25. MrPopicock

    your vids are the best
    keepit up

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