How to Ride a Dirt Bike (start It and Shift Gears)

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Step 1: Step 1, Get on the Bike

Step 2: , Pull in the Cluth (left Side of Handle Bars)

Step 3: Step 3, Open Kick Starter (rights Side of Bike)

Step 4: Step 4, Kick Down Kick Starter While Holding the Clutch

Step 5: Step 5, Now the Bike Should Be On

Step 6: Step 6, Next While Holding the Clutch Use the Gear Shifter With Your Left Foot and Shift Into First Gear

Step 7: Step 7, Now While You Are in First Gear Let Go of the Clutch Slowly and Gas the Bike Gently

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    6 Discussions


    4 years ago on Introduction

    Very nice tips! I was expecting some additional info when I got to the end though... any tips on shifting gears while riding?

    3 replies

    Reply 4 years ago

    just power shift. clutches were made for starting and stopping, not for switching gears. on jumps or shifting after coming out of a tight corner, you will need to pull the clutch. but for just shifting while riding, you do not need to use the clutch. contrary to popular believe, it is fine for the transmission, they were made for it


    Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

    yea. the key to shifting gears while riding is just to hold the clutch while riding and just use the gear shifter to switch gears.


    Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

    I got a tip, close the throttle, Clutch in, Gear up, Let go of clutch reasonably fast, Throttle


    4 years ago on Introduction

    Knowing this stuff is very important on time i jumped on a dirt bike (right after swimming and without knowing how to drive) accidentally put it in full gear and floored it. I hit two cinder blocks and a rock wall. Got around 30 stitches in one leg 5 in the other, know sometimes while crouching my legs get cramped and hurt for a while after.