AMA Supersport Racer
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Chicago South Suburbs
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Like many have said they help to an extent. But I feel that they help if you go from dirt to street with zero experience. I rode for a few years before I got my first street bike. Definitely makes you more comfortable with the rear end coming out from little traction, and more importantly braking too hard. The fishtail is just like w/e to me, cuz I am used to it. Big difference with street vs dirt, your front end will wash out real fast if you use the brakes like you would on the street. My brother started on street, few times hes ridden dirt, it scared him. Not the bike itself, but because he wasn't used to the loose conditions, or body posture. Coming from riding dirtbikes to street bikes, it helped me. I learned the basic principles of riding 2 wheels, clutch obviously too.
As far as what kind of bikes. I would stick to motocross bikes versus trail bikes, they are much more fun, and quite frankly the mx can ride trails just fine. I owned a yz125 and it was a great bike. Dirtbikes are a blast! Just don't ride past your ability, just like your 600rr
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its like screwing your brother's wife when yours has her period.........." courtesy of clx
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