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Doing Gymkhana on my *other* Honda...

Hey guys,

We had a big gymkhana event here this past weekend.

Didn't see any 919's there....

But, here is a video a guy took of me using the dept. bike to kill some cones.

Anyone who hasn't tried this, really should find an event near to you. It is a ton of fun, and great confidence building.

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Good job. Well done sir.

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Awesome vid.

It looks like you're using a lot of clutch and not a lot of rear brake through the turns. You might be able to get those turns a little tighter if you brake deeper going in.

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Well done Sir, good display of skill & control.

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Awesome vid.

It looks like you're using a lot of clutch and not a lot of rear brake through the turns. You might be able to get those turns a little tighter if you brake deeper going in.

Sckill,

It's an optical illusion of sorts.

My rear brake light switch is adjusted so that it doesn't illuminate the brake light unless I press it fairly forcefully. I am dragging the rear quite a bit, it's just not lighting up.

You are right, though. The bike can lean deeper than I was. I failed to bump up my tire pressure before I went, and was dealing with a little extra force at the bars to flick side to side.


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I'm really impressed. I suppose that having the center of gravity low helps a lot.

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Love watching the big bikes get thrown around like that.

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When I am not working on the day the event is held, I like to do the gymkhana here in the LA area. I use my 919. It does just fine!

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Cool! Sorry I missed it. Wife not comfortable yet on the new setup to try that, but will try to remedy that with more riding this spring.

Please let us know about future events; hopefully I can find some local ones too.

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Cool! Sorry I missed it. Wife not comfortable yet on the new setup to try that, but will try to remedy that with more riding this spring.

Please let us know about future events; hopefully I can find some local ones too.

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Will do. Check out bamarides.com for other riders local.

We are probably going to have another event later this spring / early summer.

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post #12 of 15 Old 03-19-2014, 04:41 PM
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Id love to do an event like that, either on my 919 or on my old GL1100. Ive always admired the skill and discipline it takes to perform well at that.

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awesome! How the hell do you know the course route though? It looks like a random collection of cones you are just trying to go through in the most difficult way imaginable LOL

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awesome! How the hell do you know the course route though? It looks like a random collection of cones you are just trying to go through in the most difficult way imaginable LOL
+1. I tried one and kept getting lost.

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awesome! How the hell do you know the course route though? It looks like a random collection of cones you are just trying to go through in the most difficult way imaginable LOL
It's not easy, which is part of the challenge.

They give you a hard copy of the course lay out, and there is logic to the color coding of the cones. There are some cones that are laid on their sides to point the way to go.

Also, they lead you through the course first on foot, and then sometimes on the bikes before the competition starts. You have time to walk the course several times and do some practice runs.

Before competition starts, You will see people walking the course pretending to be riding. This helps them memorize the course.

But, even after all that, it is sometimes confusing when you are actually on the bike. Takes concentration.

Fun stuff!

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