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    Help with landings.

    You are going to have to figure out when you should have your body up over the front of your bike or more towards the rear. It doesn't mean that you are putting the majority of your weight up front or rear either. You do shift your weight at times but for the most part you are still centered on the bike even though it may not look that way. Also, like one of the others said you want to land with the throttle on to help absorb some of the impact. Just be careful when you do it because if you land wrong in a rut or on a rock you are going to be on the ground pretty fast. I reccomend getting some DVD's on techniques and practice from what you see on there. Practice being smooth and learning the techniques until they become second nature, speed will come in time.
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    Help with landings.

    Sounds like your weight is too far forward when you land. Generally you want to keep your weight centered. Keep all your weight on your pegs not your handlebars.
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    anyone do sustained high speed rides?

    I'm in agreement with everyone else, get a 650 for that kind of riding. If you ride at high RPM's for a long period of time on a 450 you are going to blow up your motor. I just got done dropping $1,500 into my motor because these things can't run at high speeds for very long. They simply don't hold enough oil.
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    Riding the clutch into corners?

    All corners are going to be different somewhat. In most cases you want to downshift with the clutch out, brake at the same time, and keep your wheels at a point where they don't quite lock up. When you reach the apex of the corner you want to work the clutch and throttle so you get maximum acceleration without too much wheelspin. One general rule of thumb on corners is you either want to be braking or accelerating, no in between. You don't want to be coasting through the corners. You also don't want to be braking while in the corner or braking so much that you lose too much momentum. You don't want to brake and accelerate more than once in a corner. If you do that then you are just turning 1 corner into 2-3.
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    babes, bikes... INJURIES!

    http://s65.photobucket.com/albums/h229/TACP456/?action=view&current=100_1483.jpg http://s65.photobucket.com/albums/h229/TACP456/?action=view&current=100_1487.jpg http://s65.photobucket.com/albums/h229/TACP456/?action=view&current=100_1508.jpg http://s65.photobucket.com/albums/h229/TACP456/?action=view&current=100_1507.jpg Nothing too spectacular. Anyone who rides motocross and off-road long enough will see plenty of breaks just like this. This particular one I was cruising along pretty fast in 5th gear and underestimated the drop off. Luckily I didn't fall off the bike. I just kicked it down into first gear and had to ride back to the truck with one arm. Just shows that no matter how much experience you have you can always make one stupid little mistake and pay a big price for it.
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    Done Busted My Wrist

    Here's mine from last year. Very similar. Ended up with a couple of plates and a bunch of screws. http://s65.photobucket.com/albums/h229/TACP456/?action=view&current=100_1487.jpg http://s65.photobucket.com/albums/h229/TACP456/?action=view&current=100_1483.jpg
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    Helmet suggestions?

    http://www.shoei-helmets.com/mx/helmets_mx.aspx?h=9 I prefer the VFX-2 helmets that used to be really popular through the mid to late 90's but they are hard to find nowadays
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    Where's everybody going for memorial weekend?

    I'll probably do a ride out to Slash X in the early morning hours. I have to work the rest of the weekend
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    Enduro vid

    Yelling is a technique still used by a lot of A riders. Another good one is pulling in the clutch and reving the engine. Sometimes you have to do what you can when people won't get out of the way of a faster rider.
  10. most MX bikes will top out close to 80 MPH. You can get gearing up to about 100 MPH. Just be careful running at max speed for long periods of time. You will be replacing your motor pretty quick.
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    Pushing the limits

    Any experience on a motorcycle will make you better all around. Be careful with that ice racing. It would suck to get run over by one of those studded tires
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    scam or not?

    Sounds like a foreign person by the way that they type.
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    Big Bear/Lucerne Valley

    Looking to hit up Big Bear Saturday afternoon/Sunday morning
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    Alpinestart Tech 8's and SIDI boots
  15. If you want to talk about versatility Baja is about the best place you can go. You can ride on the beach, super tight trails, fire roads, desert, dunes, the list goes on and on...