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So I’ve ridden a kx125 most of my time riding which was about 2 years, just trails and screwing around, but now i sold the 125 and got a yz250 2 stroke with an PC exhaust, Higher tooth count rear sprocket, race carb rejetted, and holy jesus is it a bigggg Jump from the 125. Basically my question is: I’d like to go to the track at my buddy’s house and learn to run a track, is this new bike going to be way too much to learn on? Is it going to buck my a$$ all over the place? Or should I be okay? I understand I need to respect the new power and really get comfortable, but is that just going to take away from learning to run a track? Thanks guys, this will also determine whether or not I sell the bike and get another 125!

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5 minutes ago, HevyRotashunz said:

Get some instruction, watch a bunch of videos on body positioning and buy the right protective gear. Then go to the track and ride it as smoothly as you can, speed will come later.

This and 3rd gear pinned send its usually helps. Hold er' wide and smile with pride. SEND ITTTTTT

 

No seriously though. It isn't that much more, relax. Ride around the track, learn the bike, figure out the characteristics and go from there. I think you're a new rider from your post, I'm sure of it. 

Don't go big, don't get ballsy and don't cross jump. Ride slow, get comfortable, hold your line, and you'll be fine.

As for the rest, Hevy told you exactly what to do. Follow his advice and you will learn a lot, be able to put it in action, and have a lot of fun!

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5 minutes ago, joey330 said:

This and 3rd gear pinned send its usually helps. Hold er' wide and smile with pride. SEND ITTTTTT

 

No seriously though. It isn't that much more, relax. Ride around the track, learn the bike, figure out the characteristics and go from there. I think you're a new rider from your post, I'm sure of it. 

Don't go big, don't get ballsy and don't cross jump. Ride slow, get comfortable, hold your line, and you'll be fine.

As for the rest, Hevy told you exactly what to do. Follow his advice and you will learn a lot, be able to put it in action, and have a lot of fun!

Yeah I’m pretty new, only 2 years under my belt and that was just trails and pinning it down my dirt road 1 or 2 days every like 2 weeks haha! Maybe that why I feel the difference in power so much, but I definetly feel a lot more power  especially the fact that my 125 was pretty much stock! I’ll just do what y’all said and go full send lmao, guess I’ll go down no matter what bike I’m on, it’s innevetable haha! Thanks guys I’ll look up some stuff and there’s a guy my buddy knows that’s pretty insane with mx so I’ll ask him to show me some stuff!

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1 hour ago, Alex Ash said:

Yeah I’m pretty new, only 2 years under my belt and that was just trails and pinning it down my dirt road 1 or 2 days every like 2 weeks haha! Maybe that why I feel the difference in power so much, but I definetly feel a lot more power  especially the fact that my 125 was pretty much stock! I’ll just do what y’all said and go full send lmao, guess I’ll go down no matter what bike I’m on, it’s innevetable haha! Thanks guys I’ll look up some stuff and there’s a guy my buddy knows that’s pretty insane with mx so I’ll ask him to show me some stuff!

Nothing beats seat time. Your right hand is your traction control. Don't go balls-out on the first day, start small. Learn the power delivery of the bike. Understand the handling characteristics. Get to know the suspension. It all needs to work together for you to stay on top of it and not end up broken. This isn't a race, take your time, riding is a marathon, not a sprint.

As the saying goes, there are old riders and there are daring riders. But there are no old, daring riders.

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Well, it's not the best bike to learn on but it's not that big a deal. Most of the challenge before you has nothing to do with the bike but learning MX. 

It comes down to this. Practice doing the right things. 

On 1/5/2019 at 3:39 AM, Horgh said:

 

As the saying goes, there are old riders and there are daring riders. But there are no old, daring riders.

You haven't seen me ride.👅

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