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Uphill and slippy muddy entrance to section. Tried starting off in 3rd with weight over back. Could not even get into section. Same if I sat down and padded. could not get initial  grip to start off.

Any advice appreciated.

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Tyre pressure and condition?

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Clear the rear tyre of mud just before you start the section. 

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Rear suspension too firm/too much pre-load. Also if rebound is too quick traction problems occur. Many variables.

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3psi in the rear. Drop all your weight into the bike as you let the clutch out, so you're basically sitting on the airbox. 

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Move to Mallorca.......https://youtu.be/zUpcLhH6w4s  This is last week-end.

No more slipping and sliding about in grimsville!

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Agree with comments in addition are you giving it enough throttle at outset.

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properly rev the thing

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Will it pull 4th?can you get a bit of run up before the begins cards,momentum really helps when it's slippy.New rear tyre at 3.5 psi makes a big difference 

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I was , but I'm not gonna even comment , Tire pressure & throttle control .....

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On 22/03/2017 at 8:46 AM, steam said:

Uphill and slippy muddy entrance to section. Tried starting off in 3rd with weight over back. Could not even get into section. Same if I sat down and padded. could not get initial  grip to start off.

Any advice appreciated.

Depends on mud.

Different types, deep shallow grassy etc.

If you spin it in 4th it might work on deeper stuff.

second and very careful use of throttle can work ditto first, but from what im imagining you need to look around and see if there is a run up even small or grippy part to get going.

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On ‎22‎/‎03‎/‎2017 at 8:46 AM, steam said:

Uphill and slippy muddy entrance to section. Tried starting off in 3rd with weight over back. Could not even get into section. Same if I sat down and padded. could not get initial  grip to start off.

Any advice appreciated.

You are at the right end of the country to visit Steve Saunders for a 1 to1 Trials class, he is a master of muddy conditions and is situated near muddy bank trial land.....It will cost but would have a lot of value.

Make sure you pick the right time of the year to go when its raining sodden and slippery...Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec are all months when the conditions should be at their worst.

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https://youtu.be/jMl8hnkOI5U Study these world class riders and their technique well  and you should achieve as much as them in the grip stakes.

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