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Old 10-24-2012, 04:45 AM   #646
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Nice riding Dzen!

Chances are your turn radius is wide because you are carrying a bit too much speed, but it's difficult to tell from the still photo. Otherwise bank angle, body position and steering angle are all spot-on.

Would suggest that you keep repeating the mantra "My bike goes where my nose is pointing" as this is the key skill to master if you ever want to get good attack times. Check out Moto Gymkhana videos of all the top riders in Japan and you will notice they all adopt a very strong head-snap which helps them tighten the turn as well as helping them maintain stability and control.
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Old 10-24-2012, 05:03 AM   #647
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Nice riding Dzen!

Chances are your turn radius is wide because you are carrying a bit too much speed, but it's difficult to tell from the still photo. Otherwise bank angle, body position and steering angle are all spot-on.

Would suggest that you keep repeating the mantra "My bike goes where my nose is pointing" as this is the key skill to master if you ever want to get good attack times. Check out Moto Gymkhana videos of all the top riders in Japan and you will notice they all adopt a very strong head-snap which helps them tighten the turn as well as helping them maintain stability and control.
Thanks! Main trouble are clip-ons, it is nearly impossible to control throttle in right turns and body position a bit weird. Head snap is a problem for now. I think I need another bike for that. Some attempts to make some 8-th on friend's bikes make me certain. I've tried CB400, CB900, CBR900, even Kaw Zephyr 750 and in any case my time is much better.
By the way, I've dropped my bike few time already (training trail-braking which helps much!!!), didn't help (its about predisastered bike ;) )
Anyway, I love my bike and for everyday riding its just as perfect for me
(now and later sorry for my English I'm from Ukraine)
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Old 10-24-2012, 10:14 AM   #648
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Dzen, your English is very good.

We have a group over in Odessa in the Ukraine run by a chap called Oleg Gorbachev. He is a very good rider and does lots of practice sessions. Check out some of his videos at http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaiM...ow=grid&view=0
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Old 10-24-2012, 10:55 AM   #649
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Dzen, your English is very good.

We have a group over in Odessa in the Ukraine run by a chap called Oleg Gorbachev. He is a very good rider and does lots of practice sessions. Check out some of his videos at http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaiM...ow=grid&view=0
I know him, but unfortunately not personally, only by Internet messaging, hope to meet him some day :).
I'm from Kiev. We have motogymkhana competition here in Kiev and there was some riders from that group and they're pretty confident. Our group is not official and not so large, we just do it just for fun.

By the way, competition was under the heavy rain, it was fun! I can post some pics if any interest :)
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Old 10-24-2012, 11:18 AM   #650
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I can post some pics if any interest :)
Yes!!! Very interested. Film your next competition as well.
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Old 10-24-2012, 11:52 AM   #651
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Yes, it's a girl ;)
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Respect !!! with a capital "R". Very cool!

Definitely have someone record your next outing, even if you are just practicing. It seems you have some really capable riders out there, so any sharing of knowledge would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 10-24-2012, 07:22 PM   #657
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Forgot Chris gave us the tips a few weeks back - good stuff



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Old 10-24-2012, 07:32 PM   #658
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Cool. thanks for posting.

My only concern is that every bugger is going to end up doing this. I mean, it might get popular..


Dzen, some of those photos are causing me stress & tension. I've practiced in the rain, about 3 months ago. I'm nearly recovered.... Well done!
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Loved it!
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Old 10-24-2012, 08:07 PM   #660
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So when he is saying "balancing between gas / brake" is he referring to the clutch as the "balance-er"?

Basically having RPMs up, while at the same time dragging the brake, and balancing with the clutch between more power to the wheel from engine, or less power which in turn lets the brakes slow the bike down more?

Why won't you damage your clutch from doing that?

Why are Japanese riders, even with new technology, still ride without slipping the clutch?


And seriously... it slipped your mind, to share this?
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