Tips & Tricks

Technical advice

  1. To the nearest gas station is about 10 km away. Bring more fuel with you and fill up the tank full before you arrive at Scrambler Fever Village. You will need it on the second day of riding for sure! On the next morning you may have no time to ride and fuel the bike! Remeber! You can forget anything, not the fuel!!
  2. Waterproofness! Apart from the full tank, this is the one of the most important things wich you must take before you leave home. Preparing this event we couldn't guarantee only one thing - the weather. Wet air filter or wirring harness can efficiently stop you on the course. If you have a standard airbox - try to seal all conections, using silicone for example. If you have a cone airfilter (K&N or similar) - use a precharger and make some kind of mud cover over it. Dry bike is one thing - rider is important too! Pack any waterproof jacket etc in your backpack!
  3. If you want to feel comfy on the course mount off-road tyres. Street ones guarantee few falls and slips for sure. One thing are bruises, but when you'll break the clutch or brake lever it will not be fun anymore..
  4. Electrical. Yep, you will need some electricity on track. So..before you leave your home check if the charging is correct and if the battery is still alive! You want to ride and have fun , not repairing the bike, don't you?
  5. Pack in your backpack all that can help you in case of repair durring rally. Every bike is different but if you are in shit this stuff can help you : zip-ties, power tape, knife, screwdriver (crossed and phillips), spare spark plug and tool to change it, spare clutch/brake lever , spanners in sizes 10,12,13,14 , adjustable wrench , hex key set , chain clamp, tube.
  6. When you pierce the inner tube and have no spare one , try to pack so much grass or hay as yo can into the tyre. That will prevent the damage of the tyre or rim and allow you ride slow to any workshop.
  7. When you break a throttle cable you have 2 options : screw the idle speed screw inside to get the higher revs that allows you to ride or hold the cable on the outer side of the throttle (if it breaks at enter to the throttle housing of course). Anyway - check the condition of cables before the event!
  8. Check the oil level and bring some oil with you. After 100km in off road you may need to add something to get the correct level before the next day ride.
  9. If you rode only on paved roads untill now - check the torque of all bolts and screws. Check them again after the first day of offroading and listen to all unusual noises on the way.

Off-road savoir-vivre

  1. Please remember that you are not alone on the course. Almost all tracks are legal back roads so you must expect that somewhere around a corner you can ride into a tractor or car etc. Full throttle reving quads or enduros can be also seen, especially in the woods. Same as drunken rednecks on bicycles. So , plesase, beware at the crossroads even if they are in the middle of nowhere!!!
  2. When you ride in a group, keep a min 15 meters distance. You won't shower rocks into the rider behind you or won't bump into the rider who crashed down or just broke down in front of you. Distances, distances and once again distances!!
  3. While riding in a group, you are responsible for the rider behind you. It means that you are checking the mirror quite often. If he or she dissapears - let others know and check what has happened.
  4. Riding on the back roads you will meet not only wild animals like deers or such. There can be also places where horses and cow are on the fileds. In such a situations please slow down and ride most siliently as it is possible. Same situation when you'll meet kids / tourists / cyclist etc. Smile and some regards guarantee the riders coming after you nice welcome instead of angry people or other stupid situations! Respect others!
  5. Sand. There is only one solution when on loose sand. Full throttle nowmatter what ! Sometimes when the increased speed can't be used - try pulsating the gas. Throttle off and slowing down will always results in downfall or with bike going from right to left etc. Full throttle will straighten our trajectory and will allow us to ride over the obstacle.
  6. Mud. If there is possibility of avoiding riding through mud - do it. If the only way of avoiding the puddle is by riding down the muddy slope, forget about that and ride through it slowly and surly trought its center. When the field road change into a mud with grooves - take the grooves. The mud will suck you to the grooves anyway..
  7. Don't sit all the time! Difficult section is easier to pass standing on footpegs rather than sitting on your behind.
  8. When you see, that someone has problem with climbbing a hill or so - park your bike safely and help him reach the top/ overcome the obstacle.
  9. Don't ride on sown fields or directly into the forest. Mad farmer is more vindictive than the forester but one and the other can cause you some problems. Respect the nature and explore its beauty with class!