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September 8th, 2011, 10:46 AM
How's it going? Good to find a forum for motocross in my area. I just recently bought a 2010 KXF 450 and a KLX 125 for my son to get into riding. Thinking about racing in the +35 class (beginners) but dont know the particulars. Can we put any number on our bikes? Do you recommend lessons prior to racing? Things like that. Any help would be great. Thanks!
September 8th, 2011, 10:58 AM
You'll get tons of opinions on these questions no doubt...
To help though, how long have you been riding and/or have you ever ridden before?
If you have ridden, how much of that time was on an MX track?
Either way, if you are pretty new to riding or just have a little time under your belt, lessons wouldn't hurt... you are bound to come away with some knowledge and it should help make you a more confident and safer rider (to yourself and other riders)
If you are brand new, spend some time on practice tracks getting a feel for things and gauging your comfort level. Take some lessons to iron out any bad habits before they form... then hit up some races... a great place to get your feet wet would be Burleson MX 450 beginner class.
Good luck to you!
September 8th, 2011, 11:11 AM
I have ridden before but many years ago. My son is brand new. I think i will get some lessons set up for both of us. Probably be more fun for him to see me doing it with him and help me at the same time. I heard about this guy Larry Hughes. Is he a good instructor?
September 8th, 2011, 03:31 PM
Don't know him...
The one I worked with was Max Pattillo... great guy and reasonably priced.
Also, Kasberg (whom you will find lurking around this forum) is supposed to be adequate (just kidding Kas)... seriously, he would be worth checking with as well.
I believe Josh Demuth is giving lessons as well... I've seen him at River Valley working with riders in the last month or so...
September 8th, 2011, 04:06 PM
Thanks for the help! I think that is the route we will take to get started. Agian thanks...
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