Best Motorcycle Sand Tires

Sand Riding Techniques: How to ride a motorcycle in sand

Sand Riding Techniques

One of the hardest areas for new dual sporters to ride is sand. Perhaps it is due to the added weight of their street capable bike or their hesitancy to crack open the throttle. No matter what the reason, here is a list of techniques that will aid you in traversing the soft stuff. Who knows – after a while you may even like it.

-Power, Power, Power. Sand is a power robbing surface, so fight back as much as you can. Don’t be afraid to twist the throttle.

-Accelerate sooner, brake later. Sand is not a frictionless surface and takes longer than hard pack to accelerate on. Braking is much more rapid and in the deep stuff, you can stop fairly quickly by simply letting off the throttle.

-Easy on the front brake. Slamming the front brake will cause the front wheel to lock, slide, and likely cause you to dump your bike. Lock the rear instead, and use the front brake sparingly.

-Steer with the rear end. Don’t fight the front end. Throttle and somehip action will allow you to turn much more effectively than trying to dig in with the front.

-Practice in the wet and cold. Wet sand is much more tractable than when dry, allowing you to accelerate easier and turn with more control. Cold sand doesn’t grip as well as when it is wet, but still is better than hot dry sand.

- Weight is your enemy. Don’t overload your bike with unnecessary items, especially up high. Even adding a fender bag to your bike can affect it’s handling in the sand.

-Keep your weight to the rear of the bike. Keeping your weight towards the rear helps the rear tire keep traction and allows the front end to float over the sand. Besides wheeling a bike in the sand is difficult and looping a bike sans paddle tire is near impossible in loose sand.

-Don’t bury the rear end. If you start to get stuck, don’t sit on the bike and pin the throttle – You’ll only dig yourself deeper. Instead alternate the throttle in pulses to help the rear tire grab. If you really start to get stuck, hop off the bike and push and use the gas together to help dig it out.

-If despite your best efforts you end up like the bike in this picture, drop the bike to one side and drag the bike sideways out of the newly created hole, this is easier on your back than trying to lift the bike up out of the hole.

Dunlop Sportmax Q2 Rear Tire - 180/55ZR-17/--
Automotive Parts and Accessories (Dunlop)
  • Intuitive Response Profile IRP technology in the rear tire intuitively allows the rider greater latitude in line choice while cornering and provides amazingly linear...
  • Radical new profile puts down a bigger footprint at extreme lean angles while also allowing greater lean angles and higher corner speeds to provide substantially...
  • Dunlops advanced Multi-Tread technology combines the benefits of a tough, long-wearing center compound for increased mileage with a special lateral-grip compound...
  • New carcass construction in both the front and rear tires includes newly designed continuous hex beads that are both lighter and stronger to enhance steering response...
  • Q2 rear tire features a newly developed, stiffer version of Dunlops Jointless Band JLB construction that utilizes a continuously wound aramid belt for reduced carcass...
2004-02-08 10:03:17 by theyhangtheir

Always scope for parked chp.

85 at 280 is just a straight on ramp -no fun their. Maybe I'm mistaken.I've never/rarely drifted my bike on the Dangerous byways me mentioned before but i've done my car a bunch of times.TAKE EVERY CORNER AS THOUGH THEIR IS AN ACCIDENT AND IT IS BACKED UP.Accidents happen up their. I don't drive up their like that anymore=good.I don't suggest it .I only drift every day on offramps, not onramps. Don't drift when you'll soon need to merge.Check out the figure 8 at sand hill and spend 10 minutes doing circles. It's not the best but it'll do. 92 at 101-careful on elevated offramps. YOU FUCK UP YOUR GOIN OVER THE EDGE-OUCH

Dunlop Dunlop D606 Dual Sport Rear Tire - 130/90-18/--
Automotive Parts and Accessories (Dunlop)
  • Dunlop designed the D606 tire to be street-legal with an emphasis on aggressive off-road riding
  • A full-depth tread pattern designed for rigorous off-road use yields excellent traction on everything from hard-packed fire roads to soft single-track trails
  • At the same time, the D606s tread compound is engineered for good highway durability and grip
  • Available in 17-inch and 18-inch rear sizes to fit almost all off-road-capable dual-sport bikes
  • Matching D606 front tire available
Bikemaster BIKEMASTER TUBE 2.25/2.50-17 STRAIGHT METAL STEM (2.25 / 2.50-17)
Automotive Parts and Accessories (Bikemaster)
  • Seamless construction.
  • Best value.
  • Butyl rubber tubes, with heavy duty valves.
  • Tubes are individually packaged with part number and size on each box.
Kenda Kenda K761 Dual Sport Front Tire - 90/90-21/--
Automotive Parts and Accessories (Kenda)
  • Unbeatable combination of both street and off road grip and stability
  • Remarkably durable nylon ply construction delivers total riding confidence
  • DOT approved
  • Heavy duty construction designed to withstand the demands of off road riding
  • Advanced compound design for extra braking and cornering traction
Mattel Hot Wheels R/C Terrain Twister Vehicle (Green) with Battery Pack System
Toy (Mattel)
  • No terrain is too tough for the Terrain Twister vehicle
  • Equipped with pontoons sporting corkscrew shaped treads rather than wheels
  • Conquer any environment whether it is snow, water, dirt, or grass
  • The possibilities for excitement are endless for the ultimate all terrain vehicle!
  • RC Terrain Twister vehicle includes: Rechargeable 7.2V TMH Flexpak battery and charger

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