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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-01-2014, 02:56 AM
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Posted By Motogymkhanaman
There is a top rider in Japan who's party trick...

There is a top rider in Japan who's party trick is to do rotation turns without use of the brakes. He has an amazing ability to slow the bike to exactly the right speed, bank angle and steering angle...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-29-2014, 08:12 AM
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Views: 152,385
Posted By Motogymkhanaman
Yes, your bike will tend to wear out a bit...

Yes, your bike will tend to wear out a bit faster, simply because you are using more of it! Most (non gymkhana) riders will only use about 20-30% of their bikes capability so they are only going to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-29-2014, 08:28 AM
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Posted By Motogymkhanaman
TAIL-CHASING! Woe betide you if you let a...

TAIL-CHASING!

Woe betide you if you let a gap open up.

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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-25-2014, 10:22 AM
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Views: 152,385
Posted By Motogymkhanaman
Looks like you need some serious weedkiller to...

Looks like you need some serious weedkiller to keep the grass down!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-22-2014, 10:56 AM
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Views: 152,385
Posted By Motogymkhanaman
Had some fun in the sun at the BMF show in...

Had some fun in the sun at the BMF show in England. We went to run the inter-club challenge and to let people who haven't done it before have a try-out on our AJP Supermoto's.

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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-24-2014, 09:04 AM
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Posted By Motogymkhanaman
I very much take Ohgood's point about just...

I very much take Ohgood's point about just turning up and getting stuck in (something we heartily recommend), but as Jezza has said there comes a time when things start to get a bit competetive as...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-23-2014, 09:36 AM
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Views: 152,385
Posted By Motogymkhanaman
My toppity top tip for anybody who wants to get...

My toppity top tip for anybody who wants to get involved in Moto Gymkhana is to run all their events according to the Adachi System of rules and procedures. These have taken over 30 years to develop...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-22-2014, 09:45 AM
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Views: 152,385
Posted By Motogymkhanaman
The Moto Gymkhana group over in Belgium has...

The Moto Gymkhana group over in Belgium has posted up some videos of their activities. Check out Bart Hoste on the ST1300, he can certainly ride a big bike!

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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-22-2014, 12:37 AM
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Views: 152,385
Posted By Motogymkhanaman
Hi Michael R welcome to the wonderful world of...

Hi Michael R welcome to the wonderful world of Moto Gymkhana.

It will be worth your while going and having a word with the people at Pacific Riding School www.pacificridingschool.com...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-21-2014, 10:32 AM
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Posted By Motogymkhanaman
Just to give everybody hope that the weather will...

Just to give everybody hope that the weather will get better and the 2014 season is going to be a blast, here is a nice video from our friends in the Netherlands showing what we have all got to look...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-30-2014, 09:51 AM
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Views: 152,385
Posted By Motogymkhanaman
A variation on the Moto Gymkhana theme is...

A variation on the Moto Gymkhana theme is Duel-Attack, a bit like drag racing only with a high degree of bike control involved. This video is of our group in Vietnam just having fun by running it as...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-28-2014, 03:42 AM
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Views: 152,385
Posted By Motogymkhanaman
With regard to quick & easy timing systems, I...

With regard to quick & easy timing systems, I have found something that I think will do the trick.

I have written to the organisers of the event that this kit was built for to try and track down...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-27-2014, 07:14 AM
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Posted By Motogymkhanaman
A couple of our riders use those lap timer...

A couple of our riders use those lap timer devices that have a trackside beacon and they use two beacons so that the receiver gets a hit no matter which way the bike is pointing.

The only trouble...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-26-2014, 04:32 AM
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Views: 152,385
Posted By Motogymkhanaman
Found this video of a Japanese rider getting...

Found this video of a Japanese rider getting UNDER 26 seconds on the GP8!

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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-22-2014, 07:34 AM
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Views: 152,385
Posted By Motogymkhanaman
Just had this video of one of the riders in the...

Just had this video of one of the riders in the Viet Nam Moto Gymkhana group attacking the course on a B-King!

Just shows what you can do on a big, heavy bike.

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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-22-2014, 04:11 AM
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Views: 152,385
Posted By Motogymkhanaman
Hi Idle. If you would like to email me...

Hi Idle. If you would like to email me duncan@motogymkhana.org then I can send you over the course and obstacle catalogues.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-18-2014, 09:24 AM
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Views: 152,385
Posted By Motogymkhanaman
As Vulfy says, there are quite a few...

As Vulfy says, there are quite a few internationally agreed timed obstacles and we are always interested in finding new and challenging designs. During our Practice & Play days we will usually set up...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-08-2014, 12:34 PM
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Views: 152,385
Posted By Motogymkhanaman
Hey Oreh great videos, but I'm worried that you...

Hey Oreh great videos, but I'm worried that you haven't found any other riders to play with yet! We have a great group up in the Czech Republic, so maybe it could be worth a journey to ride with...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-06-2014, 10:16 AM
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Views: 152,385
Posted By Motogymkhanaman
The British competition dates for 2014 have now...

The British competition dates for 2014 have now been confirmed and if anybody fancies coming over to the UK to ride in any of the events then we would welcome you with open arms!

Events Dates...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-28-2013, 04:50 AM
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Views: 152,385
Posted By Motogymkhanaman
The BIG difference between an ordinary rider and...

The BIG difference between an ordinary rider and a Moto Gymkhana rider is that the Moto Gymkhana rider has a different understanding of the word fast.

For the ordinary rider fast (or slow) is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-27-2013, 01:50 AM
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Views: 152,385
Posted By Motogymkhanaman
Let's not be too hard on our French friend on his...

Let's not be too hard on our French friend on his FJ as he's pretty good at turning the bike, he just needs a little coaching in the proper techniques that's all.

His biggest problem is speed...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-24-2013, 03:12 AM
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Views: 152,385
Posted By Motogymkhanaman
Toyoaki Ohtaki, Winner of the 2013 Moto Gymkhana...

Toyoaki Ohtaki, Winner of the 2013 Moto Gymkhana JAPAN Cup.

Watch and learn.

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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-24-2013, 01:14 AM
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Views: 152,385
Posted By Motogymkhanaman
More proof that it really doesn't matter what...

More proof that it really doesn't matter what kind of bike you ride in Moto Gymkhana.

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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-23-2013, 10:33 AM
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Views: 2,260
Posted By Motogymkhanaman
Best advice for travelling in the third world is...

Best advice for travelling in the third world is DWEED, or Do What Everybody Else Does!

Whatever road traffic system exists, no matter how good or bad it is, is the system that your riders will...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-23-2013, 03:48 AM
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Views: 152,385
Posted By Motogymkhanaman
DISASTER! The Gymkhana thread has slipped off the...

DISASTER! The Gymkhana thread has slipped off the first page. :(
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-23-2013, 03:18 AM
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Views: 8,853
Posted By Motogymkhanaman
Emergency stops are the ultimate get out of jail...

Emergency stops are the ultimate get out of jail card, but they are only any good to you if you are so well practiced in the art of slamming on the brakes without ever locking the wheels that you can...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-20-2013, 10:45 AM
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Views: 15,780
Posted By Motogymkhanaman
Depends what you mean by fast? The bike can...

Depends what you mean by fast?

The bike can be fast, that's a given as all you have to do is open the throttle and let what the manufacturer designed into the bike, come out of the bike.

Is the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-18-2013, 07:55 AM
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Views: 152,385
Posted By Motogymkhanaman
As well as being a fantastic sport Moto Gymkhana...

As well as being a fantastic sport Moto Gymkhana is a hot-bed of innovation and great thinking.

One of the riders in the Polish Championship decided to build an electric bike to compete on and the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-13-2013, 03:44 AM
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Views: 152,385
Posted By Motogymkhanaman
Gymkhana, in Japan they have a saying "fix rider...

Gymkhana, in Japan they have a saying "fix rider before fixing bike", which means that until the rider is capable, modifying the bike will have little effect. Pretty well every bike on the market is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-06-2013, 09:20 AM
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Views: 152,385
Posted By Motogymkhanaman
Mitch, I understand your concerns with the 'fall...

Mitch, I understand your concerns with the 'fall down' factor and the fact it's often a softer landing on the dirt than it is on Tarmac!

Regular Moto Gymkhana riders both in the Europe and Japan...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-06-2013, 04:21 AM
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Views: 152,385
Posted By Motogymkhanaman
So the idea seems to be that any off-road version...

So the idea seems to be that any off-road version of Moto Gymkhana would be much better on a gravel surface and not a dirt/mud surface.

It will certainly be worthwhile us carrying out a few...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-03-2013, 10:13 AM
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Posted By Motogymkhanaman
Hi Mitch96. We once laid out a course on the...

Hi Mitch96. We once laid out a course on the field at the back of the office just to see how the dimensions the course had to be for a bike show suited the small (electric) bikes we were going to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-03-2013, 07:50 AM
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Posted By Motogymkhanaman
Tail-chase/Warm-ups are huge fun and a lot of...

Tail-chase/Warm-ups are huge fun and a lot of riders would be perfectly happy to whizz around these courses all day. Comes a time however when you just have to master those pesky rotation turns,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-09-2013, 03:16 AM
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Views: 152,385
Posted By Motogymkhanaman
Yo Deanman It's amazing what you can do in a...

Yo Deanman

It's amazing what you can do in a small space, so well done to you for getting some serious cone slaying action in on your front drive.

Great idea about the string BTW as it's a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-02-2013, 04:53 AM
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Views: 152,385
Posted By Motogymkhanaman
So NMEof, the book says that you have got a...

So NMEof, the book says that you have got a turning circle of 12 feet, but you can't get better than 13 feet? The answer lies with the amount of tyre slip angle that you are generating. The book...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-30-2013, 11:16 AM
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Views: 152,385
Posted By Motogymkhanaman
The guy demonstrating the Siso's GP is called...

The guy demonstrating the Siso's GP is called Oleg Gorbachev and he's from the Ukraine. They do have a rather interesting take on the 'correct' riding gear during the warmer weather, but that doesn't...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-30-2013, 09:37 AM
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Views: 152,385
Posted By Motogymkhanaman
What sort of bike is good for Moto Gymkhana? ...

What sort of bike is good for Moto Gymkhana?

How about a CBR1000RR Fireblade?

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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-29-2013, 03:44 AM
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Views: 152,385
Posted By Motogymkhanaman
Michael R asks a quite common question as people...

Michael R asks a quite common question as people will always think that one type of bike is better at Moto Gymkhana than another. You only have to walk down pitlane at a Japanese Moto Gymkhana...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-24-2013, 08:07 AM
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Views: 152,385
Posted By Motogymkhanaman
Dropping your bike during your first forays into...

Dropping your bike during your first forays into Moto Gymkhana - fact or fiction?

Quite often when we do Moto Gymkhana displays at shows and exhibitions a lot of riders tell us that "I won't do...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-24-2013, 04:09 AM
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Views: 152,385
Posted By Motogymkhanaman
The 'Fairy' as our Japanese friends call it, was...

The 'Fairy' as our Japanese friends call it, was made from an old golf club which was attached to the helmet by way of a furniture caster with the wheel removed and the shaft bolted onto the pivot.
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