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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. :green_lol:
 

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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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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...:yikes::green_lol:
 

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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. :green_lol:
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.
DITTO!

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

sw
 

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THANK YOU EVERYONE! Lots of good info in your posts including a tip for better pegs. APPRECIATE your help, Guys!
 

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Second on the dirt bike course

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
I just purchased my VEE this spring in hopes to do some gravel and dirt, nothing too adventurous, riding because there are many gravel roads around me.

I signed up and just finished the msf dirt bike course offered here in Minnesota. If you have one this is a MUST DO. It really taught me a ton of invaluable information and at the end we did a trail ride which was really great.

Cannot beat hands on over a video.
 

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I took the Wee on a 17 mile dirt stretch of Pozo Road in central Cal. I hadn't dirted in a long time and was trying to break the rear end loose with the throttle in the loose stuff and power steer in the corners. I did some peg standing for good measure. In the whoop t' doos you need to stand on the pegs or you'll get your butt beat.
The right way is you don't crash and the wrong way is you do crash. That and a lot of practice.
Oh, 66 year old knees aren't good shock absorbers anymore. I hate when that happens!
 

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Definitely get better pegs. I picked up some KLR650 style pegs on ebay for $20. Makes a huge difference in stability. The rubber pegs that come OEM are too narrow.
^this.

PO was kind enough to install these on my Vee, which I really appreciate :D





BTW, great videos and info, thanks!
 

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Great vids, thanks for posting the link :thumbup:

Always good to get more advice, you never stop learning.

I agree on the pegs, I have found my feet slipping when standing up on a few occasions. Was looking at these SW-Motech pegs, look like they offer the best of both, rubber on road, big teeth when off :yesnod:



 

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All you need do to learn about the benefits of standing is to ride a dirt bike in the sand and compare how much easier it is to control the bike sitting vs standing and then you'll instinctively know when to stand. It really is THAT easy.
 

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You may need bars and/or risers as well.

You need to be able to stand reasonably straight, with the stock bars I was always crouched and leaning forwards, not exactly ideal.


Pete
 
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