Today we’re going to teach you guys how to blast your friends on the start, then you’re going to learn how to get a holeshot in three steps. Step one is going to be your basic setup on the bike, just understanding where to sit. Step two is getting the clutch ready to take off and step three will be takeoff. Make sure you read till the end we got some bonus tips for you guys, there are always differences in the dirt texture concreted dirt which is really important.
For step one we’re going to talk about your overall body position on the bike from toe to head. So starting at your feet really important it’s being extremely attached to the bike even after takeoff.
So what most people do is they start here and their legs go out as soon as we take off. So we’re consciously going to think about our legs are staying in between the ship during the footpeg and in between the brake and the footpeg. Moving up to the hip area depending on what the dirt has if it’s a hard type or tacky you’re going to move around a little bit.
But your general area is about 2/5 to the gas tank and then moving up to the top part, I think about 3/5 to your upper body. And then as you take off you go down to one.
Step two it’s a little more of an advanced technique that you don’t hear very often. What we’re after here is getting the bike as close to being engaged as possible so what I mean by that is close to moving as possible.
So what we’re going to do pull the clutch in click the bike up in the second gear is normally the gear you’re after hold the front brake in and then you slowly let the bike there the clutch out until the bike starts to raise up and move a little bit, you have your front brake pulled in the whole time right.
And as it starts to raise and move you pull the clutch in just enough to make it not raised anymore that lets you know it’s as close as possible to go without having it all the way pulled in. Step three it’s going to be your takeoff. So basically what we’re after here is creating momentum with our body equaling the momentum of the bike.
So when we’re set up on the gate we’re here we’ve got the bike loaded meaning we’ve got the clutch pulled in, throttle and back down what we just talked about and then as the gate drops where neutral upper body we release and then chest goes into the handlebars legs stay in tight and we’re moving with the bike not away from it. For your bonus tip guys, I want you to think about when you’re at a track what is it dirt like behind the starting gates.
Depending on what that is, it is where you sit on the seat. Okay so if you’ve got good tacky dirt you know that the back wheel is going to bite and go you need to be on the front and ready for that right. You can snap forward all you want but the power before 50 you have to make sure that you’re set up in the right part of the bike.
Then you get to something like we’re going to start on here it’s a little loose you’ll be more towards the middle the upper body is still going to move with the bike but you’re just going to be more towards the middle get a little more traction on the back tire and then with sand even a little further back still the same movement upper body.
And then we’ll make another video for concrete starts as that’s its own animal as well but that’s your tip your bonus tip for this video. I hope you enjoyed that I hope that gets you a little closer to the front of the pack at the start.