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Old 10-24-2013, 08:48 AM   #1509
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Originally Posted by Motogymkhanaman View Post
Dropping your bike during your first forays into Moto Gymkhana - fact or fiction?
I agree, as a novice at this game myself, we all start by thinking, this looks like a quick way to crash my nice bike.

I did an informal count of the very few bike spills we had during this years New York sessions. Almost without exception none of them were the feared low side front end wash out due to sliding tires or the big high side due to too much throttle.

The main cause of the guys getting into trouble was probably being too cautious on a tight turn and actually going too slowly for the amount of lean they were attempting, resulting in the bike simply laying down at about 8 mph.

I know one of our troupe (who I shan't name :-) managed a genuine low side flipping into a high side on his Suzuki SV650, but tells me he was no doing a Moto-Gymkhana exercise at the time, so it doesn't count
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