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post #1 of 30 Old 06-17-2013, 10:39 PM Thread Starter
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Standing on pegs tutorial?

I searched. Can't find what I'm looking for.

Can anyone point me in the direction of some standing-on-pegs tips? I was reminded that I need to learn how to apply this technique after I dropped my Strom on a muddy path this afternoon.
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My first bike was a Yamaha XT250 and I used to ride around sand dunes with it. Most of the day standing on the pegs. That sure kills the leg muscles by the end of the day, but a TON of fun. It helps the bike was reasonably light (compared to a VStrom anyways).

Just let the bike go where it wants underneath you. Up/down Left/right. don't fight it, it knows where it wants to go. Obviously keep it on the trail, and keep yourself centered on top of it.

The more you do it, the easier it gets.
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I have been wondering the same thing as a new WeeStrom owner myself. I found a nine part series of videos on YouTube with some tips you may find helpful. On YouTube search, "Carter Cutlery's High Performance Tips: Off-Road Adventure Motorcycling".

Enjoy!!!

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This: DUALSPORT RIDING TECHNIQUES DVD | DualSportRiding This DVD came highly recommended from a KLR forum. I've found it to be invaluable, hardly a sentence without some insight. You'll also want to work on strengthening ab, back and leg muscles. If you have knee problems wear something that offers adequate support. Dan
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There's actually a technique and even a tutorial for standing on your pegs? So all these years (since I was 6 years old) I have just been winging it? Oh, oh...

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I have been wondering the same thing as a new WeeStrom owner myself. I found a nine part series of videos on YouTube with some tips you may find helpful. On YouTube search, "Carter Cutlery's High Performance Tips: Off-Road Adventure Motorcycling".

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There is bad technique and good technique. Personally I have survived many years of motorcycling, dirt and street, without using the best technique to make me a better rider. Had I been properly coached at the onset of my riding career, teens, I probably would have not formed the bad habits that are ingrained in my riding technique. Now I consciously have to correct ingrained bad technique hoping that someday the better technique will become automatic. Always more to learn!
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I searched. Can't find what I'm looking for.

Can anyone point me in the direction of some standing-on-pegs tips? I was reminded that I need to learn how to apply this technique after I dropped my Strom on a muddy path this afternoon.
There's a lot of video out there about this, but everybody falls off.

In MA, there is an MSF dirt bike course. Planet Dirt - Learn to ride a dirt bike in southeastern Massachusetts- one day MSF dirt bike course for kids, adults and families

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Find a buddy w/ a smaller dirt bike or dual sport. They are a lot easier to learn dirt techniques. Once you get the feel on the smaller bike it will be easier on a larger bike. Also, don't just practice standing on the pegs for off road. I stand all the time on pavement. This can either help me stretch or take a particularly rough pavement bump.
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Find a buddy w/ a smaller dirt bike or dual sport. They are a lot easier to learn dirt techniques. Once you get the feel on the smaller bike it will be easier on a larger bike. Also, don't just practice standing on the pegs for off road. I stand all the time on pavement. This can either help me stretch or take a particularly rough pavement bump.
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you will, most likely, have to adjust your controls to be able to manage them safely

also, a good set of wider, gnarly pegs(i have Touratech) will aid in keeping your feet where they are s'post2 be

then just let it happen

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