Any Phoenix area riders wanna help a newb? I’ve got basically zero dirt riding experience and I could use some tips and/or beginner rides to tag along on
Yeah, I tackled this problem backwards: got the 1000 and then worried about how to ride it. Still learning, but I bought a weekend of dirt bike training through a local vendor and strongly suggest any other lonely souls do the same. Every aspect of my riding (dirt and street) was significantly improved from the lessons learned. About $600 for about 12 hrs of hands-on, 1-to-1 training. FYI
[EDIT] the only drawback was the bikes we used for training were 300cc Yamahas, which don't compare to the 600 lb Vee, but allowed me to make all those mistakes on a much lighter and forgiving bike. Hope this helps!
It came with Continental TKC’s so I’m good with tiresGet some dirt oriented tires, learn to stand on the pegs and let the bike float around under you.
Ride with friends incase the bike falls on you. How do I know that?
Sorry, I should have included that I live in So Cal, but I'd still recommend this place:what vendor did you use? Where are they located?
That's the guy. If I'm remembering correctly, Gary test rode for Kawi for quite a while.I believe it is the same guy I knew, there used to be a Gary Laplante who lived in phoenix with his brothers Ed, and Brian back in the early '70's. good times racing at Manzanita and Beardsley race tracks. Kawasaki gave Gary a kawasaki trials bike back then.