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Old 02-16-2013, 06:29 AM   #60556
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G'morning all. My teeth are still chattering from the Baseball game yesterday. I haven't been that cold since the Shores Lake Campout in 2011....brrrrrr.
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Old 02-16-2013, 06:41 AM   #60557
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Mornin fellers




heres whatcha do...find a good sturdy wall...perhaps the side of your garage outside, and it has to be level!

butt the front wheel up against the wall..that way, she can't launch the bike, the wall will kill the engine.

have her PRACTICE letting the clutch out to where the real wheel starts to turn WITHOUT killing the engine while giving a little thottle..and then pull the clutch back in, and repeat..if she can hold that clutch friction (where the wheel wants to turn with power) for abt 2 seconds, then she will get the idea. Teach her that she does not have to get a hand full of throttle to achieve this..they pick it up pretty quick.
That's pretty good Doc. My dad had the teaching skills of Red from the 70's Show. Needless to say I learned clutch control the hard way - lot of interaction with the ground and echo's of "dumb ass" in the background.

I used the same method on my kids.... May be one reason they never took to motorcycle riding

I will use this on the grandkids
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Old 02-16-2013, 07:31 AM   #60558
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If you guys have any advice on starting a kid with a clutch let me know.

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Hey Stuck, I taught my daughter how to ride. I taught her how to feel the clutch by putting the bike at the bottom of a sloping driveway. I told her to practice engaging first and then just disengage it, roll back a couple feet and do it again. She did that until it was easy. I think it helped her learn to disengage it too. Then we practiced the actual riding with me on the back, reaching around her with my hands on the controls. This way, I was able to correct any mistakes she made. This was on a Rebel 250, a little bit bigger bike than what you showed in your pic. Anyway, it worked great and now, four years later, she has her motorcycle endorsement and has even taken a trip on her bike by herself (she's 19 now).
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Old 02-16-2013, 08:07 AM   #60559
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That's alotta bike to learn a clutch on stuckin, be patient for sure. Just being on a 2 stroke seems intimidating to a kid. We have a shop full of 50's if she wants to come ride and get used to something without training wheels. We are getting ready to get a TTR 110 for my son , I think I'll wait another year or so before messing with a bike with a clutch. Good luck, and that's a good looking bike and kiddo!
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Old 02-16-2013, 08:07 AM   #60560
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G'morning all. My teeth are still chattering from the Baseball game yesterday. I haven't been that cold since the Shores Lake Campout in 2011....brrrrrr.
Hmm I don't remember Shores Lake being cold. Oh wait, I was sleeping in a heated trailer.
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Old 02-16-2013, 08:28 AM   #60561
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Hmm I don't remember Shores Lake being cold. Oh wait, I was sleeping in a heated trailer.
I was gonna call ya a wussie boy, then I remembered that I didn't even go.
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Old 02-16-2013, 08:46 AM   #60562
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I was gonna call ya a wussie boy, then I remembered that I didn't even go.
Well, this wussie boy slept right through the redneck in the dualie doing burnouts at 2AM.
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Old 02-16-2013, 09:54 AM   #60563
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Sorry, I got carried away... that dually makes it so easy,..
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Old 02-16-2013, 10:01 AM   #60564
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Thumbs down Wd40

Magoo WD40 is kind of sketchy to put in a lock. Over time it interacts with humidity to form a shellac type substance.
If it were mine, I would flush it out with a lock lubricant. (non-graphite)
Of course if you are replacing the ignition, ignore everything I just said.
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Old 02-16-2013, 11:45 AM   #60565
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Thanks guys for the advice on the clutch work with her. I sold one of my boys 110s yesterday. (still have one for sale ) So we picked up a honda crf 100 this morning. So i might get her on it and put it up against the house and let her work the clutch that way. Sounds like a really good way to learn. Also will be good for my older two boys as they have not had a clutch yet. If any of you have a 100 or a little bigger bike for sale let me know. After i sell the other 110 i will need another bike with a clutch for the other kid. Dam i have to many kids

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Old 02-16-2013, 12:01 PM   #60566
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Dam i have to many kids

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yeah we think so too..just ask Ted!
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Old 02-16-2013, 12:23 PM   #60567
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yeah we think so too..just ask Ted!
dang how many does he has? i just have 4 so far
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Old 02-16-2013, 12:24 PM   #60568
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Beer and brats at the brewery today guys, if anybody wants to stop and say hello
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Old 02-16-2013, 12:33 PM   #60569
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dang how many does he has? i just have 4 so far
of course you know now that riding motersickles is gonna cut into your baby makin time! and so will the kids
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Old 02-16-2013, 12:38 PM   #60570
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Beer and brats at the brewery today guys, if anybody wants to stop and say hello

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