To all of you girls who think dirt biking is just for guys, you’re wrong! I have been riding since I was four years old and females now comprise over 40% of those learning to ride a dirt bike. There are many things to educate yourself on such as the size of bike you need, and the basic techniques for a first time rider.
Choosing the right dirt bike will make a huge impact on your riding. Size, power and skill level are all things to be considered when buying a dirt bike. Each dirt bike model has a different amount of power. Just like anything else you can buy a dirt bike designed for a beginner, or one for an expert. Height and weight are things you need to pay attention to also, if you have chosen the right size bike, your feet should just touch the ground. If you choose the wrong bike, not only could you injure yourself, but you will also find it difficult to ride, and less enjoyable, so find the bike that is perfect for you! I would not suggest getting a two-stroke until you are comfortable with your riding ability. They are much harder to control, as the power band can kick in and give it too much power. When you first get a bike you should concentrate on the proper body position. It will affect all aspects of your riding, especially turns. In seated position slant your back at a 45 degree bend, and your arms at 90 degrees. Every bike is going to be different, so sit on a few and pick the one that fits you the best.
Now before you just jump on your bike and go, there are a few things you must know and practice. The clutch is located on the left handlebar, and only used when shifting and starting your bike. There are generally 5 gears, one down, four up with neutral being between first and second. When starting your bike you first pull the clutch in and play with the gears until you have made sure it’s in neutral.
Then your going to kick start your bike while holding the clutch in, and put it in first. The gas is very sensitive so while giving it a...