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For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
Yep sand plain old SUCKS. But keep calm try to relax a bit on the bars allow the bike to wander a bit get your weight back and try to lighten the front by staying on the gas were you can.
Do all that and I promise you sand will still kick you ass lol but you may be able to keep rubber side down and maybe even enjoy it a bit.
Me well it still kicks my ass and I have had more falls in sand than any other surface including all kinds of mud. But at least deep sand tends to offer slightly softer landings.
Now having ridden with PeterB I can say this that man can ride sand very well and on street rubber to boot.
There also one more fool proof trick I use for riding really deep sand trails. I steal the wife's ATV with its two extra wheels lol
Last edited by Tinybear; 04-14-2017 at 08:22 PM.
2017 Suzuki V-Strom 650 XTSE
2010 Yamaha TW200
2016 Polaris Sportsman 450 HO
Practice standing up if you're not too tall on your dub.
Throttle, standing up, a trials type front and a rear paddle (duro) have changed sand riding for me.
and don't fight it, I would be exhausted after no time in the deep sand, then I learned to relax and kind of use the entire trail width to just let the bike do it's thing and now it's almost enjoyable. sxs and those little thin tire motorcycles will be all over the trail causing some strange ruts and with the tw you just plow through, and like someone said before, look ahead as far as reasonable possible. DO NOT FIXATE ON THE RUT THAT IS RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOU THAT YOU ARE TRYING TO AVOID because if you do you WILL hit it and it WILL screw with you.
Last edited by Tallahasseetw; 04-15-2017 at 11:55 AM.
"suck, squeeze, bang, blow"
What air pressure were you running? A lower pressure makes all the difference
I like sand as long as it is not miles and miles of whoops which require you to stand and work the quads as the TW does not have the suspension to flow through them at speed.
If you have a front rack on the bike, don't have any load on it when riding in sand. As has already been mentioned, the front tire needs to float over the sand. Standing with you weight back or sitting on the back of the seat helps float the front tire.
The best mod for sand is an ATV tire on the rear. They hook up and provide better lift for the front and keep you moving forward.
2001 TW200, 2015 VStrom XT, Broken 2010 Xingue 400 XY
2009 WR250r now with my son