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Old 12-09-2012, 06:08 PM   #856
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Old 12-10-2012, 03:02 AM   #857
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The Aprilia rider making riding in the wet look easy is Fumikatsu Nakamura and as well as being a fantastic rider, he also is responsible for filming all of the JAGE events in Japan.

His company is called Motobito and has a huge catalogue of videos from previous events.

See www.motobito.com
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Old 12-11-2012, 03:24 AM   #858
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Now what was it I was saying about it doesn't matter what type of bike you ride in Moto Gymkhana?

Check this dude out as he makes hustling a mighty Goldwing look as easy as riding a moped.


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Old 12-11-2012, 06:58 PM   #859
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That's impressive to say the least.
Would have been monumental if he had some bangin tunes on the stereo too. Mind you, it would detract from the sound of graunching metal.
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Old 12-11-2012, 07:09 PM   #860
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Haha, this is funny.

I just got the recent issue of the "Cycle World" magazine, and there is Q&A section and one of the readers was asking if its a wise choice to reduce a wheel size, because his new bike feels extremely wobbly and top heavy during parking lot maneuvers. His local mechanics, have advised him to go one size smaller (diameter) on the front wheel, which "should" improve slow speed characteristics of the bike, while not taking away from highway cruising.....


I'm pretty sure he has no idea what "top heavy" bikes are really capable of.


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Old 12-11-2012, 09:23 PM   #861
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Haha, this is funny.

I just got the recent issue of the "Cycle World" magazine, and there is Q&A section and one of the readers was asking if its a wise choice to reduce a wheel size, because his new bike feels extremely wobbly and top heavy during parking lot maneuvers. His local mechanics, have advised him to go one size smaller (diameter) on the front wheel, which "should" improve slow speed characteristics of the bike, while not taking away from highway cruising.....


I'm pretty sure he has no idea what "top heavy" bikes are really capable of.


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i think he needs suspension adjustments rather than wheel modifications, and rider training, maybe a clue
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Old 12-12-2012, 02:12 AM   #862
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Haha, this is funny.

I just got the recent issue of the "Cycle World" magazine, and there is Q&A section and one of the readers was asking if its a wise choice to reduce a wheel size, because his new bike feels extremely wobbly and top heavy during parking lot maneuvers. His local mechanics, have advised him to go one size smaller (diameter) on the front wheel, which "should" improve slow speed characteristics of the bike, while not taking away from highway cruising.....


I'm pretty sure he has no idea what "top heavy" bikes are really capable of.


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Ohhh shit, bad mechanic, owner asking for advice from a stealership (its a motomag, after all) and bad advice all in one. No one mentioned riding more, or training? Someone shove a gang of cheapskates that ride a shit ton his direction quick !
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Old 12-12-2012, 04:33 AM   #863
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Nothing to do with the bike I'm afraid. Although different bikes have different characteristics, none of the road bikes you can buy from a dealer will have any nasty handling traits otherwise the lawyers would be all over the manufacturers like a rash!

This is very much a problem with the rider's abilities and is extremely common, hence all the 'duck walking' you see.

Would love to have ten minutes on a parking lot with this poor chap so I could fix his problems forever!
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Nothing to do with the bike I'm afraid. Although different bikes have different characteristics, none of the road bikes you can buy from a dealer will have any nasty handling traits otherwise the lawyers would be all over the manufacturers like a rash!

This is very much a problem with the rider's abilities and is extremely common, hence all the 'duck walking' you see.

Would love to have ten minutes on a parking lot with this poor chap so I could fix his problems forever!
Sounds to me like there might be a problem with the nut between the handlebars and the seat. That's what causes most of the problems on my bike, anyway
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Nobody mentioned training wheels either

send on a small touch screen by a guy with fat fingers
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Old 12-17-2012, 11:11 AM   #866
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Moto Gymkhana is getting everywhere! Our friends in Vietnam held an event over the weekend and one of the local bike magazines took loads of pictures. Check them out at http://autotv.vn/home.php?view=chiti...8#.UM6oNXlYjTp
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Old 12-17-2012, 12:32 PM   #867
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How cool!
Notice how many bikes had squared off rear tires? Must be a lack of twisty roads in them parts. Or city riders. I noticed the same in Thailand.

I hope the organisers down here get their A's into G for a second event.
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Old 12-17-2012, 01:30 PM   #868
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This little group in Vietnam has only been going for a couple of months, but they managed to field 50 riders for their first event. I'm sure you're right about the tyres being a bit square because they don't get the opportunity to whizz around the curves on the road like we do.
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Old 12-17-2012, 01:42 PM   #869
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50 for the first event?

deep respect, that's huge
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Old 12-17-2012, 04:29 PM   #870
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A good effort indeed considering they started out using side roads to play on! The chap that runs the Vietnamese group had to put up with the Police chasing them away so they very quickly found a site to use that comprised of the service roads to an industrial estate that was never built.

As you can all imagine there are huge numbers of small bikes in use every day in these far eastern countries, so it follows that a cheap Motorsport that utilises the machines people ride to work would soon become popular.
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