Gymkhana

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by Vulfy, May 6, 2012.

  1. Storm Shadow

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    In sittibg down mid ride havibg a drink as its high 30s just done a good set of twisties but my throttle is getting stuck open so not sure if i should turn around or not

    send on a small touch screen by a guy with fat fingers
  2. Harvey Krumpet

    Harvey Krumpet Been here awhile

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    The rubber is melting & making the grip sticky.

    Is that post fair dinkum?:rofl
  3. TheWall

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    Funny...it was in the high 30's/low 40's as I left for work yesterday...but I think our scales are just a tad different :)

    As for the throttle getting stuck open, well, you can always pull the clutch if you need to slow down! Seriously, though...if the bike isn't working properly, I'd probably return home and t/s the bike.
  4. Storm Shadow

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    Yeah um a few hours frim hone. Its only about 80% throttke so im babying it till i get home. Think that wet tar i rode through has jammed a rb or sonething

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    easy fix, just set your bike on fire, and put 20 liters of water directly down the throttle bodies, and its all fixed, :rofl now anybody wana guess what i did?
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    Motogymkhanaman Been here awhile

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    The current British Moto Gymkhana Champion is a chap called Neil Wallis-Tennant. He first came along to one of our Experience Days at Rockingham in 2011 and since then has become a complete Gymkhanaholic. He has put this nice little video together that shows the difference in his riding between his first ever attempt at GP8 and what he can do now.

    The fact that he is riding a Kawasaki GTR1400 tourer shows that it really doesn't matter what sort of bike you ride.

    http://youtu.be/WaxQJg7xcuk
  8. Harvey Krumpet

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    Thanks for that post MGman, it really puts into perspective the low key nature of the sport & the opportunity's for us n00bs to practice & compete.

    I can't hold my breath any longer SS. What happened to the VFR? That looks a fun bit of tarmac too.
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    Well with my sticking throttle. Washed her down well as i had tar so a bit of kero. i lubed the grip cables. Linkages. Took the air filter and the velocity stacks to find the obstruction why its sticky. Couldnt see anything so out comes a can of nulon throttle body cleaner. Just spray into your throttle bodies with the engine running. Fair enough used this stuff a billion times. .......... well it was all going well with a light covering of the air box of the cleaner. A flamable thinner. And pop fart the bike staled with a back fire through the throttle bodies. Big flash fire then my air box was on fire with an inch high flame. With the fuel tank on a hinge with 22l of fuel in it above the flames. So i grabbed 20 of water jugg next to me and pour it into the air box. Which went right into the engine. So i got a good waah out. Plugs out pump engine. Fire it up she starts back to gether no real damage i can see just the thinners burning no plastic or soot. And it didnt fix the throttle :mad:

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    I hope you had plenty of good beer in the fridge. I would really want a coldie after that.
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    Ill say. Throttle seems to of fixed it self today. Something stuck in the linkages i recon
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    I posted on the vid comments, but its faster than 39 seconds!


    we had a short play session yesterday. everone from a 250 scooter to a 90s xr, he's, gold wings, were all there to play. the I.lrovements were real and quick. expect the Oct 27th event to be a real success!
  14. nuggets

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    I love this thread since it is one of the few places where we have a calm rational and productive riding techniques discussion going on.

    Here is a short video of me doing a figure 8 practice session. This might be in a grey area for Gymkhana, since it is on dirt with an obstacle. I call it dual sport Gymkhana :evil

    <iframe width="853" height="480" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/pSNPaq2phik?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    This is in my back yard, and there isn't too much room to play with, but using what space I have beats whining about not being able to practice.
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    Now this is pretty awesome! :clap
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    Thanks. It was pretty slippery since it had rained a bunch the night before, so extra slowness.
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    that shit rocks !! [​IMG]

    We have been talking about doing a DS course in addition, and even found a parking lot next to a field, and acquired the owner's permission on Saturday :clap

    So look for dirt, cones, and obstacles at our next GP8 event - talk about a twist :evil
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    Very cool! I've toyed with the idea of doing that on my Strom, but haven't had the, ahem, "intestinal fortitude" to try it yet :D

    I think that's the approach a lot of us on this thread are taking: "Well, I may not be able to find the *perfect* practice area (or bike...), but here's what I've got, so I'll give it a go." Anyway, thanks for sharing the video!
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    I also have a 250 2T, but it isn't nearly sane or quiet enough to try in the backyard. That thing just wants to rip, and a mistake with the throttle could put me in the neighbor's yard.

    Little underpowered bikes like my XT don't get a lot of respect, but they are awesome learning tools. None of my previous bikes have pushed my riding skills like the XT, because the XT allows me to try things and make mistakes without punishing me too badly.

    As for the strom, put crashbars on and start small.
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    Great video from Nuggets. There's nothing wrong with riding Moto Gymkhana off-road, in fact we think it is a great idea and would really like to explore it more. A flat grass field is now a pretty boring place for MX or trials, but add a few pylons (cones) and a couple of interesting obstacles and you have got a whole new off-road sport!!

    Doesn't matter whether it's on dirt or Tarmac, the skills you gain are immediately transferrable between the two environments.

    We did a little bit of it ourseleves when we used the field at the back of the house to lay out the course we would be using at the London bike show . Great fun was had, even though we were using a rather worn-out Yamaha TW125.


    Check out the video:-)

    http://youtu.be/zEfNGim58JU