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By Wade Baxter

 

 

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PAGE 3: How to change the oil

 

PAGE 4: dANGERS IN JUMPS

 

PAGE 5:WORD FIND

 

PAGE 6:SAFETY ISSUES   

 

PAGE 7:PICTURE

 

PAGE 8:POEM

 

PAGE 9:HOw TO PREPARE

 

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Index

 

changing the transmission oil

 

Step 1: Warm up the engine.

 

Step 2: Place the motorbike on level ground.

 

Step 3: Remove the filler cap and drain plug, then drain the oil thoroughly.

 

Step 4: Replace the drain plug firmly.

 

Step 5: Fill transmission with the recommended oil and correct amount.

 

Step 6: Replace the filler cap, start the engine and run for a few minutes and stop, wait a few minutes and inspect the oil level. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Dangers

 

 

 

 There is no specific number of injuries that result from motocross or off-road motorcycle accidents, the United States estimated that nearly 51,000 children ages 5 to 14 are hurt annually riding quads, mopeds and minibikes, some of them also including traffic accidents.

By comparison to other sports they estimated that there are nearly 81,000 soccer injuries, 130,000 baseball injuries, 172,000 football injuries, more than 193,000 basketball injuries and 340,000 injuries in bicycling. So motorcross is not as bad as they say

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 The Tracks are built so the jumps appear safe. Jumps aren’t intimidating. A tabletop is just as dangerous as a double, but it doesn’t look as scary, this is so more people are likely to jump it. Think about it – if someone who shouldn’t be jumping a double, jumps it, it doesn’t matter if it’s a table, double or a “safe” double, if they make a mistake they are going to crash either way. If you’re going to crash off a double, making that double a tabletop isn’t going to change the outcome. The difference is more lower skilled riders will be willing to hit a tabletop than a double.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

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Motorbikes                         Fox                      Dirtbikes

Trailride                            Helmet                 Kawasaki

Motox                               Suzuki

Wheel stand                       Yamaha

Safety issues in

motocross 

 

 

 

Dangerous Tracks:

 

One of the major reasons people get hurt is how simple the tracks are to ride, you can go so fast. There are not many tricky obstacles to break the tracks flow and slow it down, most corners are bermed and the jumps easy to go big. Riders think they can go super fast and still do the jumps and berms without any trouble but unskilled riders can get into trouble and cause alot of carnage by their mistakes. By adding trickie corners and woops, more jumps and not too many straights  the speed and flow of the riders slows down. The more skilled riders can pull away from the less skilled ones and keep themselves safer. Most motorcross races are broken down to age and size of the bikes you are riding, this helps also as a 10 year old won't be riding against a 17 year old.

 

 

Spectators:

 

Spectators are a big hazard at motocrosses, as not many tracks have barriers around them. You can walk around freely, some even stand on the track trying to get photos or to cheer riders on . Earlier this year at a club run motorcross a riders throttle got jammed on, the rider and his bike flew off the track and because there was no barrier they hit spectators who were standing on the tracks edge. One man died from the injuries, even though he was standing where he throught was a safe spot.

The tracks need to be fenced off so no spectators can cross them at any time.

 

 

protective gear:

 

If you go riding you put yourself in danger as it is a bike with a motor and you can reach speeds very quick, and lose your balance or hit something before you realise whats going on.

Riders can help themselves by wearing all the basic saftey gear needed for riding. You must have a helmet, boots, riding pants and long sleeve shirt on before you go riding. You can add to this with gloves, chest protecter, elbow and knee braces. There are neck braces and goggles as well. These things are all designed to help prevent serious injury to the rider.The gear won't stop an injury from happening but will help more than having no protection on at all.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How To Prepare:

 

 

Always take some tools and spare parts no matter where you are going, the favourite ones of most people is a plug spanner and spark plug, spare clutch and brake leavers, a socket set and duct tape. It is a good idea to stick it all in a bum bag to carry while your riding because you never know when youll break something.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keep track of how much gas is in your tank and how long youll be riding for so you know if you will need to take spare gas or not

 If you are running an event always have an ambulance there on standby because someone is bound to get hurt

Always tell someone if you ever decide to leave the trails, a friend or family where you are going 

I soar away into speeds breeze,

 

The engines power between my knees. 

 

The throttle trembles in my hand

 

at my control, at my command! 

 

In the droning rumble of the motors sound,

 

my problems, troubles and cares are

 

drowned. 

 

Nothing keeps me from the sky,

 

and I can ride where eagles fly! 

 

I dig my heels into the pegs,

 

tune every muscle till my legs 

 

are synchronised with my machine,

 

to feel the curves and with it lean, 

 

to live the thrills of sudden hills,

 

the heart quickening panic of would be

 

spills.

  

Don't call me back to earth again

 

where I must walk like other men.