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    Hahahahaha, yes, done a bit of that! I had a Gas Gas 230 for a couple of years, and sold it regrettably. I often think about getting back into it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OZSLR View Post
    Nope. Mastery of balance, brakes, throttle, weight distribution, fear, doubt, and clutch, and probably a few more skills thrown in.
    Ah well I'll have to rely on Jarvis to back me up

    "The most important thing to learn is clutch control. That’s where all your bike control comes from. Clutch control will get you out of trouble in difficult situations. Try riding as slowly as possible over some small logs, without putting foot down. Feel what the bike’s doing underneath you and use the clutch to control grip and power. "

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    Quote Originally Posted by V4Victory View Post
    Ah well I'll have to rely on Jarvis to back me up

    "The most important thing to learn is clutch control. That’s where all your bike control comes from. Clutch control will get you out of trouble in difficult situations. Try riding as slowly as possible over some small logs, without putting foot down. Feel what the bike’s doing underneath you and use the clutch to control grip and power. "
    They could probably add a simple clutch to an E-trials bike between the motor and the countershaft sprocket fairly easily. A dry clutch would probably work fine, wouldn't need a crap load of frictions and steels.
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    Quote Originally Posted by V4Victory View Post
    Ah well I'll have to rely on Jarvis to back me up
    You commented it was “all” about clutch control, I simply pointed out there were a number of disciplines. Your quote lists it as the most important which I’d agree, but its not all about that.

    I would imagine it not too hard to develop a “clutch by wire” for an electric bike and not need to use a traditional clutch arrangement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OZSLR View Post
    You commented it was “all” about clutch control, I simply pointed out there were a number of disciplines. Your quote lists it as the most important which I’d agree, but its not all about that.
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    On a road electric, there’s no need for clutch control, as power delivery can be made non-linear, where the lower half of your ‘throttle’ opening controls the bottom quarter of power, giving you much more control than on an IC bike. That and the fact that full torque is available from rest... but, the TY-E has a hydraulic clutch precisely for the reason you stated - trials riders need it.
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    Well look at this!


    Former MotoGP race-winner Sete Gibernau will end his decade-long retirement to return to racing with Pons Racing in MotoE



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    So Sete is getting off the settee to go racing again lol

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    All the bikes are in ashes now.


    Edit: Thinking about it storing several hundreds of kilograms of lithium in a same tight space without a proper fire detection and extinguishing system is probably not very clever.

    https://www.motorcyclenews.com/sport/motogp/2019/march/motoe-championship-in-doubt-after-catastrophic-fire/?fbclid=IwAR04nlb-U0Z8yXv8U9409co2EOA4yHOMoQV_3m4TreGdQg9TZl-Wfe-L-0I



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    Quote Originally Posted by JMH View Post
    All the bikes are in ashes now.


    Edit: Thinking about it storing several hundreds of kilograms of lithium in a same tight space without a proper fire detection and extinguishing system is probably not very clever.

    https://www.motorcyclenews.com/sport/motogp/2019/march/motoe-championship-in-doubt-after-catastrophic-fire/?fbclid=IwAR04nlb-U0Z8yXv8U9409co2EOA4yHOMoQV_3m4TreGdQg9TZl-Wfe-L-0I



    That is funny. Sad, but funny.
    Yeah, Captain Hindsight says "Don't store all that highly flammable stuff in such tight confines without proper fire suppression".
    Whomever made that decision is perhaps not the sharpest tool in the shed.....

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    The whole MotoE paddock has burnt down at the current Jerez test apparently - be kinda ironic if it's an electrical fire that's caused it....

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    External combustion, haha!
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    Well, as we all know, God rides a motorcycle.......but it would also appear that he/she has a preference for the internal combustion engine.......cue one strategic bolt of lightning........

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