Gymkhana

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

  1. aprilian

    aprilian Can I change this?

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    Great video. One question comes to my mind. I had always learned the set of hand signals that use the non-throttle hand. Yet in the video they use throttle side signals for slowing, turning right, passing, etc. Is that due to driving on the left side or did the convention change some time after this film?
  2. TheWall

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    Welcome! I, too, carry about a half-dozen tennis balls in the side-cases of my Wee-Strom, due to the bad influence of the other gents in this thread :D

    As far as a moto-gymkhana rule book...perhaps Motogymkhanaman can help you there; most of the rest of us are pretty much just surfing YouTube and trying to emulate what we see there, lol.
  3. Storm Shadow

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    liverpool, it would be left hand throttle in those days.
  4. aprilian

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    Alright - then riddle me this... Why are they indicating a left hand turn with a left hand signal?
  5. Storm Shadow

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    Because it predates blinkers

    send on a small touch screen by a guy with fat fingers
  6. aprilian

    aprilian Can I change this?

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    Thanks for the replies, but you are completely missing the point of my question. These are the motorcycle hand signals to not take the right hand off the front brake and throttle.
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    which were based on the original car signaling method (pre turn signals)
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    The question was, why did they suggest motorcyclists adopt the both-handed signalling they show in the video when A) the signals differed from the car signal standards and B) the signals took hands off controls - i.e. taking hand off throttle to show you were slowing down would actually cause you to slow much quicker?
  7. Vulfy

    Vulfy Been here awhile

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    Well...yeah. Don't you give hand signals before going around each cone when practicing gymkhana? :rofl (Why do I suddenly have the feeling I'm about to get a non-DOT approved hand signal/gesture now, LOL?)
  9. Harvey Krumpet

    Harvey Krumpet Been here awhile

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    I play that first 30 seconds at window shattering volume through the big Polks. At least twice a week.:clap

    Childish I know but it's just, just.... words fail.
  10. Motogymkhanaman

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    Welcome Atomicalex If you could hang on for a wee while, there will be the guide to starting a Moto Gymkhana riding group coming out very soon.

    If you would like to email me at duncan@motogymkhan.org then I will make sure that you get a copy.

    In the meantime, you will learn a lot from looking at the Welcome to the World of Moto Gymkhana videos.
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  11. atomicalex

    atomicalex silly aluminum boxes

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    email sent!
  12. wiseblood

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    ....completely different.... :D

    <iframe width="480" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Nw4gSVK_iFo?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    :freaky
  13. Vulfy

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    Thats awesome!!! HAHA!
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    sorry guys im out, got done high speed, no licence for a long time now, bikes being sold..

    crap
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    tokyoklahoma 75%has been 25%wanabe

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    Time to move to another country and take the license exam.:evil
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    +1 on that, especially with the two bikes in question. Both the cafe and the VFR are drop-dead gorgeous bikes, SS!
  17. Storm Shadow

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    well they are all for sale now, riding gear too..

    im rooted :-(
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    Do you ship to Alaska? :D

    Honestly, I'm seriously bummed to hear about your misfortune. Hope there's a silver lining for you somewhere.
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    well my partners about to have a baby in a few weeks, may have lost my long term career, and looks like i wont have a drivers licence for 6 months either.

    not sure where the silver lining is.
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    Wish I had something constructive to offer, but all I can say is that I feel for ya' :cry