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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!)

Sometimes it works and sometimes it don't.
 

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

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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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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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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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.
Agree but when you get yourself in a pickle you need to do what ya gotta do. I maybe slip the clutch on purpose a couple times a year. I looked into a rekluse type clutch for the TW. Yeah, cost more than the TW. Not really but I'm not gonna pursue a rekluse type clutch for the TW unless they were much much cheaper.

I ordered a 60T from Sprocket Specialist. I was doing pretty good with 13/54 and my Ceros but as you could see in the first video it wasn't quite enough. I've been pretty confused with gearing the Ceros since it's bigger around but I'm dialling it in for trail riding the way I feel comfortable.
 

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Thanks for sharing. We all fall down but get up to ride again. Great videos. Cross Training Enduro Skills are the ones on YouTube that I have been watching. I am going to have to start hitting the Sam Houston National Forest to hone in my riding skills. I have to get my bike ready though, dirt tires, hand protectors etc. I figured youtube may save my butt a few times at least.
 

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Great video Admiral.
I also just discovered the Cross Training Enduro Skills videos on YouTube about 3 days ago. Great ideas and tips, even if not always practical on a TW.
I guess I should go find the videos too! Gotta try and keep the sand outta my buttocks!:D
 
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