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When starting quickly on either compact dirt, grass, etc. I can't seem to keep the front from coming off the ground. It seems as if I can't find a happy medium with keeping the front end down and starting somewhat quickly.

Any ideas on how I can work on this would help. Thanks much
i.e. tightening/loosening back shock?

Jeff
 

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When I do starts I use 2nd gear and lean a little bit forward on the bike to keep the front end down....really its all about clutch and throttle control to get the best possible start. just takes some practice
 

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Yeah, completely different world coming from my trusty Rancher 420. Not exactly worried about the front wheels coming off the ground with that one. On this, however, quite a different story in 1st or 2nd. Will practice more and see how it goes....
 

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Technique, Lean a little further forward than neutral on the bike, Instead of just dumping the clutch like lots of people do, ease into it, which will stop the tires from spinning excessively, and the front end from lifting.

When you are at the line, keep bike in second, let the clutch out to the point were the bike start creeping forward at idle, at that point, hit the back break, but keep the clutch at the same position, you will have to give a little throttle to keep bike from stalling,

When gate drops, your clutch is already almost fully engaged, so all you have to do is increase throttle and take foot off back brake. Once your initial drive has started release the clutch fully and keep shifting through the gears.

Its not about who can dump the clutch fastest, its who can do it the smoothest without wasting all the power... And like everything, Practice makes perfect.
 
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