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ok when im head up like a small little hill and to launch at the top, well every time i try doing it i just wheelie i cant get up in the air and its my first time jumping any body got suggestions i already know that give it alittle gas in the air to bring the front end up but what else. What do you have your back suspention on mines on 4 not sure if should losen it and to what. Also pre loading shocks when do you preload like right before you go off and if so you just bounce down right? well thanks for the help
 

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3 ingredients.

1. New jump---nothing crazy!
2. More Speed
3. Stand up and lean forward a bit, that helps me.

But dont be afraid to hit it, i know the predator is no 200 lb or so dirtbike but it is very plush for the ride and i can change the position of the quad just by moving the handlebars.
 

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Get off the seat ,pull up on the handle bars,hit the gas,just before you launch.Keep that front end up,dont nose dive when you land.hit the gas in the air to keep front end up.If your front end is to high hit the front brake alittle.Chances are you nose will be low. No Fear.but dont get hurt.good luck
 

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thanks but do you guys still have your back suspension on the say as it was stock 4 or did you higher or lower it for jumping
 

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i just adj mine to 7.5 but i weigh over 200lbs. I havent had a chance to really ride it yet but I know by the feel it should be pretty good!!!
 

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ok what do you say a 150 pound person give or take a couple of pounds should have it on right now i think the suspension is to tight in the back am i right ?
 

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Be in the "attack position" on the face of the jump, knees flexed, butt off seat, slightly leaning forward. Be on the gas going over the jump. First go over the jump slow, then keep hitting it faster each time afterward. Take time to get the feel of how the predator flies. This past weekend is the first chance I have been able to jump my new predator. Let me tell you it flies true and lands smooth (btw I am talking a 4' high ramp flying about 25-30'). I would recommend you adjust the supsension to your landings not your take offs. I weigh 210# and mostly ride XC or wooded trails. I increased my rear preload to compensate for the 22" fronts I put on. The front preload is stock setting. So if you are constantly bottoming out the quad on landings I would say increase the front preload and icrease the compression on the rear. If not, keep hitting the ramp a little faster.
 

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ok im jumping up off of coal hills right so i ride up the hill its not long about like 13 feet up the hill i go off it but any way i ride up it pre load then i just fly straight up like a candle stick land on my back tires and im riding a wheelie so i ahve to quick hit the back breaks so i dont flip backwards or run straight into the woods which is after i jump .. i weight 155 pounds um i have back stock tires stock suspension conpersion in the back is still at 4 the front is still stock the sshocks but i got differt tires and there 1 or 2 inchs i think bigger then the stock ones.
 

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is the hills strait up? if so throttle through and pull up right before you go off then lean forward to balce yourself out. just make sure you have some speed 2nd gear ATLEAST if not 3rd
 

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Frankly, this is the first sport quad I've owned and I've only been riding now for just under two years, but I find jumping to be second nature to me. Maybe it was all that BMX and Freestyle bike stuff I was into going back like eighteen years ago, but I find that what I need to do while jumping the Predator is fairly close to what I had to do with a bike. Only, since I don't have to pedal, it's easier in at least one respect. Best thing I found out is you CAN correct a bad situation in the air, which comes to you quicker if you ride with an experienced person.
 

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warning> You (SUX) just (KID-ING) Yea I was once at 150 lbs but now I'm at 185 lbs. **** I"m old. You are going to have to learn how to set up your mach. For your own body lbs. You need to setup the rear SAG for your lbs. Do a search and you will find it. If you can'nt find it ask. On the front shocks, well if you got the rear shocks down. (Peload) the front is real easy.


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Hey Braff1 "attack position"? Did you take Joe's Byrd's class? he loves to say that just thought I would check.
 

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G'day. Ultimately I am new to jumping but find I feel like I have advanced pretty quickly. I have been wanting to start doing one handers and eventually no handers. My problem is that at no point in the jump do I feel good to let go, whether I feel like my arms ar being pushed as I rise or pulled as I descend. I don't know if it is just a case of 'go for it son' or if there is somthing else I really need to be aware of. Any tips are much appreciated.

To Warning- I had a similar problem with wheeling. I am jumping sand dunes and jump pretty much the way these guys have all recommended. I found it was as simple as throttling off just after leaving the jump and only blipping it to bring the nose up (when needed) and just before landing to minimise the 'g-out'. Hope this helps you mate.
 
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