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Old 09-06-2012, 11:59 AM   #346
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You guys are a bad (good?) influence. Read this whole thread and caught the bug. Found myself in a parking lot, in first gear, with my handlebars going from stop to stop at idle while weaving through parking space lines.
You're in good company here :)

"Hi...my name is Mike..."

"Hi, Mike"

"I started out as a ten-minute-at-a-time rider, doing figure-eights in the parking lot after work. Soon, I was cutting tennis balls in half, leaving them in my saddle-bags all the time, just in case I had some extra time and an empty parking lot. I'd blow thirty minutes, an hour, even more before heading home at night. Next, I started looking for big enough parking lots to practice on the weekends, or any time I wasn't doing something else. I knew it was serious when I started looking at beater bikes on Craigslist trying to find something more suitable for my addiction than my Wee-Strom. Finally, I found myself seeing how slowly I could ride as I approached stop lights, slipping the clutch, adding trailing brake, wiggling the handlebars from full-lock to full-lock trying to maintain balance while barely moving at all, and doing 'cone weaves' around tar snakes or other imperfections in the road..."
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Old 09-06-2012, 12:38 PM   #347
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Glad to hear that our ramblings have encouraged another happy rider into the wonderful world of Moto Gymkhana. Once you have started it gets better.
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Old 09-06-2012, 02:56 PM   #348
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You're in good company here :)

"Hi...my name is Mike..."

"Hi, Mike"

"I started out as a ten-minute-at-a-time rider, doing figure-eights in the parking lot after work. Soon, I was cutting tennis balls in half, leaving them in my saddle-bags all the time, just in case I had some extra time and an empty parking lot. I'd blow thirty minutes, an hour, even more before heading home at night. Next, I started looking for big enough parking lots to practice on the weekends, or any time I wasn't doing something else. I knew it was serious when I started looking at beater bikes on Craigslist trying to find something more suitable for my addiction than my Wee-Strom. Finally, I found myself seeing how slowly I could ride as I approached stop lights, slipping the clutch, adding trailing brake, wiggling the handlebars from full-lock to full-lock trying to maintain balance while barely moving at all, and doing 'cone weaves' around tar snakes or other imperfections in the road..."
You do that too?
Apart from the above has anybody noticed a change in their day to day riding?
Nothing drastic here but I find myself far more deliberate using the brakes, both brakes, and actually thinking about steering. It used to just happen for me.
A big problem I'm developing is the urge to weave through the cones when I come across road works............
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Old 09-06-2012, 03:12 PM   #349
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You do that too?
Apart from the above has anybody noticed a change in their day to day riding?
Nothing drastic here but I find myself far more deliberate using the brakes, both brakes, and actually thinking about steering. It used to just happen for me.
A big problem I'm developing is the urge to weave through the cones when I come across road works............
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Old 09-06-2012, 03:24 PM   #350
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Finally, I found myself seeing how slowly I could ride as I approached stop lights, slipping the clutch, adding trailing brake, wiggling the handlebars from full-lock to full-lock trying to maintain balance while barely moving at all, and doing 'cone weaves' around tar snakes or other imperfections in the road..."
I do that all the time. I also play the "dodge the evil manhole" game.

I noticed a difference from just a few hours playing around today. I was really out of practice at the slow stuff. I found that I was much more comfortable on slow turns afterwards.
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Old 09-06-2012, 06:39 PM   #351
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its always fun, to ride around car parks, pretty much legal, improves skill, and isnt really frowned upon by our significant others
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Old 09-06-2012, 06:54 PM   #352
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Teh significant other AKA The Chancellor.

I'm really blessed because it is my G/F wanting to ride that started all this, she has been on the road now about 6 months & doing great.
We usually practice together, same drills, controlled braking, counter steering, evasion etc & a bit of cone wobbling.

She recently went for a social ride with our instructor who was really impressed, she has only done about 1000k on the road, and he only had a couple of tips on apexing & steering in corners to pass on. She was stoked!!

Any hoo, I doubt she would be doing as well or be as confident if she had not continued her practice after her test. In the confines of our practice area she just chucks the bike on it's ear, a joy to watch when you consider she could not do a u-turn on a run way 6 months ago.
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Old 09-06-2012, 07:33 PM   #353
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http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/55W-HID-X...item19d2c1be20

what if i brought this and strapped it to my helmet, or someplace on the bike, remote control to turn it on and off when i wanted to, portable as i want something like this for work too.
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Old 09-06-2012, 09:08 PM   #354
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http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/55W-HID-X...item19d2c1be20

what if i brought this and strapped it to my helmet, or someplace on the bike, remote control to turn it on and off when i wanted to, portable as i want something like this for work too.
You must be a big lad, it weighs 2.5kg......

Better idea, buy it, stick it on a pole & light up the whole car park. That's some bit of kit.
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Old 09-07-2012, 01:06 AM   #355
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You must be a big lad, it weighs 2.5kg......

Better idea, buy it, stick it on a pole & light up the whole car park. That's some bit of kit.
sheeze, i didnt realize it was that big
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Old 09-09-2012, 05:26 PM   #356
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FUCK YEAH !!!



Beat up, old DRZ400S converted to supermoto is in da house !!!!

Registering it tomorrow, and taking her out for a first session in months.

WOOOOHOOOOO !!!!
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Old 09-09-2012, 10:16 PM   #357
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Just got my copy of total co trol today 2 weeks of posrage love bookz

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Old 09-09-2012, 10:59 PM   #358
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Congrats, Vulfy! Let us know how it does :)
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Old 09-09-2012, 11:13 PM   #359
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FUCK YEAH !!!



Beat up, old DRZ400S converted to supermoto is in da house !!!!

Registering it tomorrow, and taking her out for a first session in months.

WOOOOHOOOOO !!!!
Pics, videos, music, smoke, lights, dancing girls!!!!!!!!!

I'm really keen to get your opinion of the bike Vulfy, once you have had a chance to adjust to it and I'm sure it will need tweaking a bit for intended porpoise. I'm tossing up whether to persevere with the TDM, which limits my ability to improve & buy a trials bike. Or. Buy a dedicated gymkhana bike, which I can fall off of, I'm getting quite addicted..

Oh, oh, congrats!
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Old 09-10-2012, 01:43 AM   #360
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Im a fan of the right bike is what you already have

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