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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-08-2016, 01:36 AM Thread Starter
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Scrambler & gymkhana ??

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Have searched the forums, and online, and wasn't able to find much information about the suitability of this bike for gymkhana. Hopefully this thread is not a repeat of something I've missed.

I am a new rider and recently purchased a Scrambler. Love it!! I am looking forward to taking some more advanced rider classes next spring and in the meantime have been practicing a lot of slow speed maneuvers and some bitty gymkhana exercises I have found online. I am trying to transition from feathering the clutch to using the throttle/brake combo (no clutch) and didn't really get far with it at all. The bike felt very labored and I am still not prepared to roll the throttle (and push the speed in these exercises) as much as I probably need to in first gear to really make a proper go of it.

Before I continue down this road ... would anyone mind sharing some experiences or thoughts on the subject? Is the fueling setup of this bike and throttle response in first going to make the throttle/brake combo (alone) too difficult, more difficult? Should I continue with feathering the clutch when necessary and using the throttle/brake combo when I can? Should I just get moving hella faster?

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"Gymkhana", had to look that up with Google first...
Anyway, since the throttle of the Scrambler is pretty snatchy, I'm using the clutch, throttle and rear brake when making a short U-turn. Perhaps if you're very experienced you could with the throttle/brake combo only but the Scrambler engine doesn't like low RPM's so it may not be so smooth.

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Hey !

Don't know so much about gymkhana (except japanese youtube videos), but I guess you would take advantage of a 14t counter sprocket. It's results in a more low rev tolerance of the engine, allowing to stay on 2nd gear throught traffic embarassements and hairpin curves, which could also serve your purpose.

And why not use the clutch (as i would) ??

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Thank you both! Hope I used the correct term, gymkhana

I don't know too much about it either but in my limited reading it seemed using the throttle/brake provides more stability but I'm more than happy using the clutch!! Like both of you! I think I'll continue.
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I suppose this is what you're talking about
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Yes! ^ Sadly I might be clipping along at an 1/8th of that pace!
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id suggest getting a power commander of some sort to smooth out the throttle in first gear.. Seems like all these new bikes have a twitchy throttle to somehow conserve fuel from what i read. I also read a power commmander smoothens it out. In that type of riding id imagine a smooth throttle is a must..
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