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A few Newbie Trials Questions/Riding Technique

Posted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 8:34 pm
by Cano 29
Hey All,

I have only had the time to get on the bike a couple of times. Been practicing track stands, endos, and small wheelies.

My question is taking of in different gears. The bike I'm on is an 06 sherco 290. 1st to 3rd gear seems really short. I was wondering whether it's alright to take off in say third gear? It seems like normal first on a trail bike.

Thanks

Re: A few Newbie Trials Questions/Riding Technique

Posted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 8:48 pm
by David Lahey
The bottom gears are for riding trials sections and yes you can take off in whatever gear you feel like

Re: A few Newbie Trials Questions/Riding Technique

Posted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 9:41 pm
by phoenix75
If you feel comfortable starting off in 3rd that's ok

Sometimes when there is a big hill climb I start off in third just to get the momentum on a short take off.

Re: A few Newbie Trials Questions/Riding Technique

Posted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 10:38 pm
by Cano 29
I just wanted to make sure I wouldn't ruin my gearbox to bad
Thanks very much for the replies.

Re: A few Newbie Trials Questions/Riding Technique

Posted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 3:41 pm
by pop
You wont hurt the gear box maybe the clutch a bit, I used to take off in 5th on a 350. 8-[