Gymkhana

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

  1. klaviator

    klaviator Long timer Supporter

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    I had a blast at the Bamarides Gymkhana on Saturday. :ricky:ricky:ricky

    I brought my smallest bike and felt like I was cheating:D

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  2. maydaymike

    maydaymike Fearless Commuter

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    I was also at the BamaRides event on Saturday. I had a great time on my Bonneville. Can't wait to do it again!

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  3. Harvey Krumpet

    Harvey Krumpet Long timer Supporter

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    Ooooh, look at your tires! You must like going places you shouldn't.:clap
  4. Vulfy

    Vulfy Been here awhile

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    Bump, just to let those who are interested know that we are alive and well.

    NY club is going strong with Julius now hosting our practice sessions and being in charge of things.

    I have moved down to Florida just a few months ago, and unfortunately was not able to bring my bike with me. I'm in Miami area. I'm starting to get a bit of a withdrawal, but with my wife birthing our first child, motorcycle and Gymkhana are not on the list of priorities at the moment. Hopefully I'll figure something out for 2016.

    California guys are doing a super job with their local sessions as well as hosting the international remote championship.

    Our page and Facebook group are also going strong, and if you want to participate, here are the links.

    Facebook:
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/motogymkhananyc/

    Web:
    http://www.moto-gym.com/

    California Club:
    http://m-gymkhana.com/
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  5. dbuzz

    dbuzz Citizen of the world

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  6. nuggets

    nuggets It's all my fault...

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    Thread revive! :pope

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    Some cones + empty lot = good times.
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  7. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    This Thursday evening we will have a small meet in Birmingham, AL.
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    kneeslider Insufficient privileges!

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    We don't need no jimmyconnor we's have the tail & the back of the dragon!
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  9. Motor7

    Motor7 Long timer

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    Damn I wish y'all were closer............"Bimmingham" is quite a hump from here.........
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  10. drakehouse

    drakehouse Burnin' & Turnin'

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    Bring out the cones....winter thaw is coming...time to sharpen the edge again
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  11. Andyvh1959

    Andyvh1959 Cheesehead Klompen Supporter

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    Da frozen tundra eh? 1.5 mile west of Lambeau
    I bet that would be a hoot on my little stripped down GN400 ice bike fitted with all sport tires.
  12. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    this weekend is our first local (biggish) event. i'll have some pics from it sunday evening. should be a hoot.
  13. klaviator

    klaviator Long timer Supporter

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    I'll see you there. :ricky:ricky:ricky
  14. ryder1

    ryder1 Long timer

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    I jave been practicing on a trials bike. Now I have to add a little speed.
  15. Harvey Krumpet

    Harvey Krumpet Long timer Supporter

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    I would love to see a vid of some quick full lock turns......... My Gasgas is all about throttle and feet. It hurls itself over when you figure out the dynamics. Trials tires do not like corners, it would be very interesting to ride a trials bike with some profiled rubber.
    Hopefully I will be introducing a novice rider to gymkhana skills this weekend. Not on a trials bike..
  16. thetubespoke

    thetubespoke Been here awhile

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    I love gymkhana! Hoping to go again sometime. My (formerly my...) R50/5 was fantastic out there. Lots of fun.

  17. Flywalker

    Flywalker n00b

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    Hi!

    Bit late to this thread. I live in Hokkaido, Japan and have been practicing gymkhana off and on since 2008. LOVE it! I even spent a few years competing at the regional level. There is so much to learn in this sport that it really does take years and years to become very good. My coach was Hokkaido champ for 13 years and made it to 5th nationally in his heyday.

    I am still working on my technique... and my Japanese. I stumbled upon this page by chance when I was searching for technique tips in English. Hopefully I can learn and perhaps share a few insights on what goes on over here.
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  18. Flywalker

    Flywalker n00b

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    Riders in Japan on inline 4 engines crank their idling speed up to 3,000 rpm on bikes 600cc and smaller.
  19. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    I wish we had the desire to up our skills here in the USA. Unfortunately all there is here is trash talking about football or more chrome, on Monday mornings.
  20. MNimum

    MNimum Been here awhile

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    WELCOME Flywalker! Thank you for joining. :clap

    I hope you find this thread to have valuable insight but you might have more experience and exposure than any other English speaker on here.

    I hate to pepper you with questions in your first visit - but I've been curious what common bike platform those who want to go into gymkhana start with? I mean after they've dabbled with their original first motorcycles and have decided to become more committed? What were you riding when you first started training and competing?

    Any good novice websites you would recommend?

    Again - welcome.