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Old 08-28-2013, 06:26 PM   #31
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I did the Shane Watts Dirtwise class and we spent most a lot of time doing low speed drills. The skills needed to control your bike at 5 mph apply to riding at higher speeds.
Shane has also produced several excellent instructional videos. Each segment goes over a particular skill or terrain type, how to do it, and practice drills. They are targeted more towards enduro but riding dirt is riding dirt regardless of your reason or what you ride. The skills apply well to any non-paved envronment.

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Old 08-29-2013, 10:02 AM   #32
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Do the pivot pegs make as big a difference as I think they would?
What kind of difference do you think they will make?

Personally, I don't care for them..I get a very disconnected feeling with them..I may be able to get used to it..but in my time with them, standing for hours..it was harder to keep your balance and shift your weight..you have to work your legs more..think about standing on the floor versus balancing on a round bar for a couple hours..

Just my observation..

My $.02, YMMV..
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Old 08-29-2013, 10:44 AM   #33
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What kind of difference do you think they will make?

Personally, I don't care for them..I get a very disconnected feeling with them..I may be able to get used to it..but in my time with them, standing for hours..it was harder to keep your balance and shift your weight..you have to work your legs more..think about standing on the floor versus balancing on a round bar for a couple hours..

Just my observation..

My $.02, YMMV..
I guess what I really meant was just having bigger pegs. I never feel that stable on the factory pegs. Yes, I have taken the rubber insert out and yes I am standing on the balls of my feet.
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Old 08-29-2013, 10:51 AM   #34
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I guess what I really meant was just having bigger pegs. I never feel that stable on the factory pegs. Yes, I have taken the rubber insert out and yes I am standing on the balls of my feet.
Roger that..I'm a fan of the fastways..and yeah..GS pegs suc...the GSA's are way more better..

Hmm..could a guy score GSA pegs from Beemer Boneyard for a song? would be a good cheap upgrade..
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Old 08-30-2013, 02:19 PM   #35
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I can't afford $1400 for a RawHyde school. I know I learned A LOT about riding on road from Twist of the Wrist 2. Is there something similar for off-road? I've seen some videos on youtube, but they seem to only teach how to go off road at 5mph. I want something a bit more performance oriented.
Pro Motocross & Off-Road Riding Techniques by Donnie Bales with Gary Semics' Absolute Techniques of Motocross. It's not exactly for heavy dual purpose bikes, but neither is the Twist of the Wrist.
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