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Ho, ho ho! the snow is deep and winter is
here and in this episode you will get lessons on how to spend better quality
time to become a better adventure rider with the one you love thanks for
watching moto trek this year what a great first season had tremendous growth
and you guys are the ones that make all the difference the comments the shares
the likes I love it all it’s wonderful in fact your comments are what’s helping
shape up next year we have shows on Does Size Matter, talking about tire size
and how much of a difference does it really make on pavement or in the dirt
sand skills uphill downhill riding through sand we’re gonna talk about kit
and riding gear and our bikes really don’t want to fall down we’re gonna take
a look at rake and trail and all those forces that keep your bike upright I’m
excited to be going back to South Africa at the end of next year oh the winch! just
the way just the way I love going out and getting stuck and just seeing what
it takes to get out of it so I’m gonna go stick my bike in the mud pull out the
shovel pull out the winch yes that is a winch on the back of my bike
and show you some of the tips and tricks I’ve learned to get out of those
situations did I mention suspension and it’s a
completely different beast when you’re talking about big heavy bikes that have
to go from street to dirt so here’s the lesson of the day
there are ways you can better your skills as an adventure rider even if your
bike is locked up for the winter this activity is about getting inside
the center balance of the bike to do this we’re just gonna climb up and off
the bike in the garage without the bike falling over on us so I’m gonna plant my
knee into the bike and pivot into the center balance of the bike now if you’re not doing this correct
what you’ll notice is the bike will move over towards you by standing straight up
that bike falls over and of course that’s not near as elegant now when you
get better at this activity if you’re more advanced rider you can start
climbing up from different places besides just the foot peg winter is a
great time to practice this and it will make you a better rider when you get out
of the garage it helps you stay inside that balance point of the bikes you’re
not so intimidated by all of that weight and these big heavy bikes being offroad
you do need to be careful if you’re doing this in the garage you’ve never
done this before don’t have it near your car where it’s gonna tip over and
definitely don’t get hurt if the jungle-gym seems a little extreme this
is a much safer and more comfortable activity this is all about getting to a
standing position correctly what I’m gonna do is anchor my feet anchor my
knee and I’m gonna pivot up and forward on the bike you’ll notice I’m not using
my hands to get up and I wedged my legs in so I’m not using energy once I get
here when I come down I slide back down along the tank so I’m sliding up the
tank I slide down the tank here’s what we’re trying to avoid very common rider
stand straight up when they do that requires a lot more energy in the legs
and we don’t walk in as well on the bike the other thing we’ll do is when we
stand up riders will sit and they sit back on the bike that moves the weight
farther back and makes the front and very light so the activity get forward
on the bike all the way forward lock those knees in and pivot forward up
towards the front of the bike so you’re over the front wheel and slide back down
again no hands great activity and not as Extreme as the
jungle gym yesterday was the shortest day of the year that means every single
day is a little bit longer and riding season is right around the corner this
is not the time to start sitting back on our laurels and not doing anything about
a riding now is the time to start getting our skills ready getting our kit
ready making sure our bikes are ready because the riding season is almost here
in this episode I’m going to give you some things to do you can enjoy your
winter I’m sliding up the tank I slide down you

100 thoughts on “Easy Workout with Your Motorcycle! Improves Balance

  1. All your special moves on the bike are easy compared to me because I am 190 CMS tall and my 94 transalp is made for medium size people like you.

  2. Love your videos but I need advice. I weight around 150Kg and I own a Suzuki V-Strom 1000 XT 2017. I have to mount on my bike as you did in this video, mounting on the left footpeg with the side stand down. Everyone who sees me doing it says thatโ€™s very bad for the side stand and that Iโ€™ll end up damaging it or damaging the frame.
    What do you think about it?
    Thank you.

  3. You are the man Bret, I really look forward to your videos, thanks to you I managed to get on and off my GS whiles its moving without crashing, no w off to the garage to practice those balance skills, thanks again, keep them coming!

  4. Not snowy here in Sacramento, so the season is still going, but great balance tips when Iโ€™m too sick to ride, but pining for adventure.

  5. Thanks to youtube for suggesting me this channel. I'd love to see more videos on motorcycle skills. Also I'd really like to see a video on how to plan and budget for a trip. Cheers!

  6. You should consider coming down to Va. we have year round riding weather. I look forward to seeing your VLOG of South Africa. Please consider including the rough cost of the trip expenditures. Cheers.

  7. I have recently discovered your channel and I love it! ๐Ÿ˜ There is always something interesting to learn in your videos. I hope your channel will grow quickly, as you definitely deserve much more subscribers. I wish a Happy Holiday Season to you and yours. Greetings from France! ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท

  8. Honestly this is the best channel on ADV riding that I've seen, you give great tips and also your style is so much fun and engaging. That being said, I've watched all the videos already. Do you have any other channels that you like on the subject that you could recommend? ๐Ÿ™‚

    One last question: I really like the BMW F800GS and the Suzuki V-Strom. How would you say that they compare as an all-rounder, both on and off-tarmac? I have a kind of tight budget and while I could maybe stretch to buy the GS (2nd hand of course) I am really scared about the famed BMW unreliability and crazy maintenance costs.

    Cheers and keep up the great work!

  9. Iโ€™m from Mumbai, India and have owned a Tiger XCx for the past 1 1/2 years. Iโ€™ve covered close to 30k kms in that time over all kinds of terrain, generally riding on Sundays. I recently did a 7-day trip to Spiti Valley, a cold desert in the Himalayas, mentored by Vijay Parmar, a veteran and 33 times winner of the challenging Raid De Himalaya rally. He did manage to teach me to cover those 1,000 kms off-road.

    I was recently introduced to your channel and boy have I learnt so much more from your videos! I just watch your videos and practice. I love it. You are not just a great rider, you could easily qualify for the best physics professor. And your videos are very well made.

    India has some beautiful and interesting terrain and I would strongly recommend that you to come down here and ride with us. I can arrange to get you a big adventure bike here and also probably have your trip sponsored. When itโ€™s cold in Washington, itโ€™s the perfect riding weather here ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Please plan to visit India soon.๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ

  10. Question: Do you know why when taking GS MotoRad Avance courses that they refuse to give lessons if your bike has bar risers installed on them? I heard this when @jmarkwallace was taking the course in South Africa but he never explained the WHY of this condition. Thanks for your input and LOVE your Channel – Iโ€™ve shared it with my riding group here in Montreal.

  11. Eyy, just discovered your channel quite recently and I've watched some of your videos. So I was wandering if these skills/trick you've shown are also useful or applicable on the street/urban traffic?

  12. Your videos are so informative and entertaining. Thank you for all the effort!
    Maybe you can talk about what it makes an adventure off-road bike, and what can people do to make their bike go adventuring off-road. For example, I very recently found this will to explore any gravel road that I find but my bike is an cb500x, its an road/city bike with adventure look (or adventure wannabe, as some say). I can't go for all the way rally raid conversion because it's very expensive and I'm only 1.66m height. So, I have a carter protector and will install fairings protection. I notice that the suspension is sometimes very short.
    What can people do to their bikes and what driving measures to take in this type of situation?
    If you find useful, schedule a video with something along this lines. I would appreciate very much.

    Also, I see very videos were people teach how to go up and downhill but it is always a straight hill, I never see a steep hill with some curves and uneven vertical lines (dry but caused by rain water). I've recently crashed four times in a row in this type of terrain.
    Please note that English is not my primary language.
    Thank you!

  13. Good Stuff. Got me thinking. I remember reading an article somewhere that stated that something like 95% of all bike accidents are preventable and I believe, for the most part, that is true. Maybe you could do a segment this coming year on "how NOT to become part of the 5% that do have an accident? Just a thought.

  14. Looking forward to the suspension videos! I knew how to set up my crotch rocket suspension, which was fully adjustable, but my F800 GSA doesn't have any adjustment in the forks and I have no real world experience messing with the ESA gizmo on the back shock so I leave it alone!

  15. I found your channel just recently, and I have to say that it's one of the most informative channels I've found. These skills are amazing!!!

  16. I donโ€™t even have an adventure bike but I love your content and how applicable this is to other bike disciplines. Have a great new year!!!!

  17. Great ๐Ÿ‘I guess, even if your an experienced rider, you may never have tried it that way. But it seems a good tip, for getting saver in the balance โ˜ƒ๏ธ๐Ÿ‘

  18. HAHAHAHA the ending titles are really funny !! ;)))) great tips as usual, it's always really interesting watching your videos , keep up with this good work, Merry Christmas to you and your staff and families from an italian rider, Cheers

  19. Great tips,tricks and ideas for winter. If I can, here is a link to a video I made that can help out also during those dark winter nights. Happy Christmas. ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿ‘โ˜˜
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCGUN50PCsI

  20. Question for you Brett, why did you choose your current bike? What about it attracted you to it, and what sold you on it?

  21. Very Interesting Channel , the best part is your accent and the way you present the subject and keep me in focus till the end . Cheers…

  22. Speaking about tyres, you could check next year how much adventuring one can do with light adventure tires like the Pirelli Scorpion Trail. I think they are enough for the most off-road conditions and I see people using big knobbed tires when in reality they dont need it.

  23. Thank you so very much for your channel; outstanding practical advice – love it. Every episode packed with great tips. If you can ever fit it into your busy schedule think about a trip to Oz. Lots of variety in Australia. Here's a taste, from an ADV clip I recently found; a 3,600 mile adventure into the heart of of the Outback a couple of years back. https://youtu.be/72k-mV7why4?list=PLHChIOwcIf08qXA_jPId37StzqQJTYN5l Once again, great work. Looking forward to 2018 and seeing what you come up with. Cheers

  24. Great video and exercise! Any concern about the strength of the sidestand mount? When I bought my KTM the dealer said something regarding the way the stand was bolted to the engine versus frame and basically not to sit on the bike with the stand supporting the full weight of rider + bike.

  25. You must work for Microsoft or Amazon or some other hi-tech that allows you the time to make all these great videos! I'm locale on the other side of the state and have a ball riding to great fishing and camping destinations most ever weekend in the warmer months of course!

  26. Hi Brett, I have only just found your channel. I think it is great, I love that you show your bike skills to help improve other peoples biking experience. I will be an avid watcher from now on. I must go through your back catalogue of videos. I have watched quite a few already. I loved the 2 videos you did with Sam Manicom. His books and adventure experiences are great reading. Happy New year to you and I hope to see a lot more of you in 2018. Regards John.

  27. Your videos are just great. Always feel like im learning something and really enjoyable viewing.

    Great job and keep up the good work

  28. Shame guys, we can ride all year round even in winter because we dont get snow, it gets cold and rainy but thats ok ๐Ÿ˜€

  29. Bret, Glad I found you. I could practice riding but never reach your talented level. But it is, a typical part, what I found in dirt riding, everyone is my Mentor. You willingly share for others benefit. The humble in the midst of the willing. Thanks

  30. Had such a laugh at the end, after climbing all over my bike if course. And then… sliding up the tank, sliding down the tank, with the 80s adult movie style music ๐Ÿ˜‚. When exactly do you expect to come to South Africa? And will you be in Cape Town at all? Would love to attend one of your training academies

  31. Bah!? This was epic! ๐Ÿคช๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ˜Ž

    Seriously blew my mind. Mad Monkey Skillz!

    Moto-Yoga? ๐Ÿค” Yeh I think you just invented a whole 'thing'. I'm gonna go try that "tank pose" on repeat out in the driveway. Maybe the neighbors won't call the cops.

  32. Seriously love this channel! Brett, please keep us South Africans informed when you are planning to be here ๐Ÿ˜ƒ Would love to attend some training with you in person!

  33. hmm slide up the tank… slide down the tank… should there be a nsfw tag around that time? lol reminds me of something… brb

  34. neokix // ๅ…ฌ้“ใƒฉใ‚คใƒ€ใƒผใฎใŸใ‚ใฎๅฑ้™บไบˆๆธฌ says:

    great video. I went like "whaaaaaaat?" when you started climbing…!

  35. Absolutely love your video's Brett. I have learned so much and given riding a while new dimension.
    Greetings from London, England ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

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