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    I watched some of the enduro tricks and tips on YouTube. So what's your techniques, pop the wheelie, hop the log, go around? I practiced popping the front end up yesterday for this. It is all technique, the front end comes up easier than you think when you get it right. The TW won't hop a log but you may be at least able to slide over. Are there any more controllable clutches than stock? From what I was reading, slipping and feathering the clutch to keep rpms up at the top of steep grade gets you up without stalling at times. My stock clutches are still in. I doubt anything else will last nearly as well, since 1993. Any better off-road tested clutches for a harsh environment?

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    I'd love to figure out how to pop a wheelie or the push & pop method you describe to get over some obstacles (logs, rock steps etc). I need to practice this somehow.

    I don't know about more controllable clutches on the TW, but in the beginning of the 1st video going up hill, I was feathering the clutch to keep up the rpms so I wouldn't stall. I almost killed it and if you listen closely at one point the rpm's increase quite a bit. This was me pulling in the clutch and feathering it to keep my momentum. It worked!



    Of course, there are a bunch of times in my riding experiences which even though I was feathering the clutch to keep going, I still ended up losing too much momentum and stalling. In the second video at about the 2:30 mark, I tried feathering the clutch, stalled and fell over. Thankfully it was sand! (Side note: This spill was with my stock tire. At a different time going up the same hill with my Ceros, I made it. So, something can be said for good traction too!)


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    I highly recommend those Enduro training vids on YouTube.. The Aussie guy especially.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ken View Post
    I watched some of the enduro tricks and tips on YouTube. So what's your techniques, pop the wheelie, hop the log, go around? I practiced popping the front end up yesterday for this. It is all technique, the front end comes up easier than you think when you get it right. The TW won't hop a log but you may be at least able to slide over. Are there any more controllable clutches than stock? From what I was reading, slipping and feathering the clutch to keep rpms up at the top of steep grade gets you up without stalling at times. My stock clutches are still in. I doubt anything else will last nearly as well, since 1993. Any better off-road tested clutches for a harsh environment?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred View Post
    Think I need to hire Admiral to be the stuntman in all my future movies.
    He can use these for the brochure:

    My Favorite Out-takes:
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    What a great video! And a great attitude to post it
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    Quote Originally Posted by JerseyJeeper View Post
    He can use these for the brochure:

    My Favorite Out-takes:
    Ouch1.JPG
    Ouch.JPG

    What a great video! And a great attitude to post it
    I'm working on a sequel. The riding part!
    I'd like to say no TW riders got hurt in the making of this video, but that wouldn't be entirely true. Good news is, the injuries have healed!
    Hidden Content A ride in the woods helps me relax and release tension. The fact I'm dragging a body should be entirely irrelevant?

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    Those are great thanks for sharing.
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    I just got to watch these with sound! Awesome stuff, absolutely loved the 911 call, the submarine sounds.. all of it! great videos! I can't wait to go crash now! (I mean ride) Where's my go pro dag nab bit..

    Thanks for this, I'll be dreaming of riding all night now!
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    I am not a big fan of slipping the clutch - I did it as a kid and replaced the clutch a few times.

    These days I gear my bikes low enough that I don't need to slip the clutch.

    If your riding in areas that need the clutch slipped it may be time to get a new bike with a rekluse clutch.
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