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Forum: The Garage 09-17-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,127
Posted By flars
Lube. Lube. Lube. I use the stuff from NAPA for...

Lube. Lube. Lube. I use the stuff from NAPA for dismounting, and the paste from NoMar for the mounting.
Put it on the underside of the lip of the rim, and, if you can get to it, on the big part of...
Forum: Racing 09-12-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 10,184
Posted By flars
Why wasn't Dani at the pre-race weekend...

Why wasn't Dani at the pre-race weekend interview? Marc, JLo, Vale, Dovi, Reading, and Petrucci. Marc mentioned Dani a couple of times, but that was it for the second place rider.
Dovi is an itty...
Forum: Racing 08-19-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 15,141
Posted By flars
"...I love the sound of all those bikes on the...

"...I love the sound of all those bikes on the track.."
The full pack of XR1200 made less noise than one of the Moto3 bikes. Very surprising; and then the really interesting thing is that when a...
Forum: Racing 08-12-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 12,829
Posted By flars
"...but the radio chatter was interesting". I...

"...but the radio chatter was interesting". I especially liked the little Indian girl in T8. Her voice was so high pitched and she talked so fast it was hilarious. Sandy Byrnes (flag control) stayed...
Forum: Racing 08-12-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 15,837
Posted By flars
During FP4, some guy let Cal around in turn 10...

During FP4, some guy let Cal around in turn 10 (where I was flagging) so he could get a tow. In 12 Cal looked over at him and gave him a big 'Don't be using me for a tow' gesture.
Cal managed 11...
Forum: Racing 08-04-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 12,829
Posted By flars
"Is running an option...? " If you try running...

"Is running an option...? "
If you try running through 10B I will black flag your ass.
Forum: Racing 08-04-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 12,829
Posted By flars
"It your opportunity to walk the track" while...

"It your opportunity to walk the track" while making vroom vrooooom noises and tilting your head to make like you was a real racer.
Forum: Racing 07-25-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 12,829
Posted By flars
I'm on 10B...of course I have no idea which...

I'm on 10B...of course I have no idea which layout the bikes will be using, so that is either the second half of the esses, or a right hand sweeper. Nonetheless, SE corner of the track, not too far...
Forum: Racing 07-04-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 12,663
Posted By flars
"if you don't understand, then your not a racer" ...

"if you don't understand, then your not a racer"
I do understand, and apparently you don't. But none the less, my comment about the leather was tongue in cheek. Also, I know all about wanting to...
Forum: Racing 07-02-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 12,663
Posted By flars
"...I did not like the way his foot was trapped...

"...I did not like the way his foot was trapped under the bike ..."
Holding onto the bike was not too smart. He had already let go of the throttle, so if the bike was going to die, it was going to...
Forum: Racing 06-29-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 12,663
Posted By flars
I think VR (almost) had the right idea about the...

I think VR (almost) had the right idea about the tires at the start of the race. The full wets only worked for about three laps. With just a little more heat in the track, Rossi's set up would have...
Forum: Racing 06-18-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,937
Posted By flars
So I assume SBK is allowing them to use a 1987 cc...

So I assume SBK is allowing them to use a 1987 cc motor???




jk
Forum: Racing 06-16-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 743
Posted By flars
All the little rubber bits are out against the...

All the little rubber bits are out against the wall. The drivers don't like to drive through that stuff because they lose traction (for the upcoming corner) when their tires pick up any of it. In F1,...
Forum: Racing 06-02-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 3,802
Views: 351,190
Posted By flars
"..But the Safety Car (other than driving around...

"..But the Safety Car (other than driving around and showing off a BMW) is used for ??? .."
In addition to what kbrod said, they are looking to ensure the corner marshalls are actually paying...
Forum: Racing 06-02-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 17,084
Posted By flars
"...moves fully right to push Pedrosa to the...

"...moves fully right to push Pedrosa to the grass right at the beginning of pit exit..."
Watch the start again. Watch Jorge's reaction when he realized someone was coming up on his right. He...
Forum: Racing 04-15-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 19,027
Posted By flars
I flagged in 11B. My track marshals got a work...

I flagged in 11B. My track marshals got a work out on Saturday with 8 crashes, but Sunday we only had two guys go down in Moto2 when a guy came from 5 bikes back entering 11 - managed to pass four...
Forum: Racing 04-02-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,130
Posted By flars
Download this PDF file...

Download this PDF file (http://circuitoftheamericas.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=198ef0b7ae62c5eaf9725dc37&id=ff225df406&e=eda213dd36):
...
Forum: Racing 03-28-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,130
Posted By flars
I'll be working F11B - the exit of the hairpin...

I'll be working F11B - the exit of the hairpin onto the back straight.
Forum: The Garage 03-27-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,576
Posted By flars
That's the biggest sight glass I have ever seen....

That's the biggest sight glass I have ever seen. Looks like you are about 40 ounces short.
Forum: Racing 03-25-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,130
Posted By flars
"I will be the one in the Blue Jump suit!" I...

"I will be the one in the Blue Jump suit!"
I believe the suits will be Red, Green, White and Mahenta this year, in thelebration of the Ethpanshish World Champ.
Forum: Racing 03-25-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 3,802
Views: 351,190
Posted By flars
"..the moment last year at Laguna Seca when him...

"..the moment last year at Laguna Seca when him and Rossi were high-fiving after he Rossi'd Rossi..."
If the other racers don't have a problem with the way MM is riding, then we shouldn't either....
Forum: Racing 03-25-2014, 05:39 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,130
Posted By flars
We need a secret way of identifying the ADVrider...

We need a secret way of identifying the ADVrider guys who will be working COTA. I don't want to find out on Monday that the guy working a corner with me was an ADVrider legend, and I missed the...
Forum: Racing 03-16-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,872
Posted By flars
I was watching the 200 just as Slick passed a guy...

I was watching the 200 just as Slick passed a guy wearing a set of leathers that I recognized from years ago: John Ashmead. I raced against John back in the 80s...that is, I was on the track at the...
Forum: Equipment 03-15-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,969
Posted By flars
"...Also over your head are the statistics..." ...

"...Also over your head are the statistics..."
Apparently you have no sense of sarcasm, or humor, or the ability to recognize my comments were actually designed to reflect the 89.3 percent...
Forum: Equipment 03-15-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,969
Posted By flars
So declining to repair a wear item is...

So declining to repair a wear item is "aerostich's poor customer service "? I agree that Velcro should last a long time, but unless it comes unstitched due to poor craftsmanship, or gets all fuzzy...
Forum: Racing 03-05-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,568
Posted By flars
I don't know about ARMA, but when I raced, he...

I don't know about ARMA, but when I raced, he could expect to be faced with a lot of good natured jousting. Like someone standing near his bike holding a really large bearing from a tractor behind...
Forum: Equipment 03-02-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 377
Posted By flars
I will sell you mine. Worn only a few times (I...

I will sell you mine. Worn only a few times (I live in Florida). $80 plus shipping...
Forum: Racing 02-20-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 3,802
Views: 351,190
Posted By flars
I would be very careful if I were MM. Powerful...

I would be very careful if I were MM.
Powerful magnets could result in pulling those still-adolescent cast iron balls of his back up into his innards. And that would be very painful.
Forum: Racing 02-19-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,860
Posted By flars
Now that's just nasty. Lock the door and I...

Now that's just nasty.
Lock the door and I will get back to you...
Forum: Racing 02-18-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,860
Posted By flars
BTW - I reserved a room at the Drury Inn (two...

BTW - I reserved a room at the Drury Inn (two queen beds, non smoking, for Thurs, Fri, Sat), in case anyone wants to go halvsies. Ladies preferred.
Forum: Racing 02-18-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 3,802
Views: 351,190
Posted By flars
I am sure we will also agree that having the...

I am sure we will also agree that having the camera cut to the crew in the garages watching TV or to the crew chief staring at the data monitors is probably the most important part of the race.
Forum: Racing 02-14-2014, 04:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,239
Posted By flars
The problem I have always had at Daytona (for the...

The problem I have always had at Daytona (for the racer) was the banking. You can be the greatest racer in the world in the infield, and then get swept away on the banking. For the spectator, the...
Forum: Racing 02-13-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 3,802
Views: 351,190
Posted By flars
If Aleix and CE are on 2013 M1s, what prevents...

If Aleix and CE are on 2013 M1s, what prevents FTR from popping the chassis into their shop and duplicating it or at least making a few measurements and a couple of drawings, and a few xrays,...
Forum: Racing 02-07-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,860
Posted By flars
Got my acceptance email today... I will be the...

Got my acceptance email today...
I will be the old guy towing the walker with attached oxygen bottles ("must be able to run long distances").
I worked the esses at Road Atlanta in the WERA...
Forum: The Garage 12-29-2013, 12:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,388
Posted By flars
I am making a fuel cell carrier to mount on my...

I am making a fuel cell carrier to mount on my FJR. I checked onlinemetals, et al, and then, on a whim, just dropped by a welding shop down the street from my house. He had 5xxx aluminum sheet, 3/16...
Forum: Equipment 12-15-2013, 02:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,720
Posted By flars
Back when I was a little bitty chillen, I low...

Back when I was a little bitty chillen, I low sided in almost the exact same place at Roebling road. At about 90 mph. The first time was in leather. The second time in nylon. I slid farther in the...
Forum: Racing 11-26-2013, 02:07 PM
Replies: 3,802
Views: 351,190
Posted By flars
Watching the video of MM as a 'yute' shows that...

Watching the video of MM as a 'yute' shows that he has always had the same problem. He can't reach the ground with the bike standing straight up.
Forum: Racing 09-23-2013, 08:56 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 17,558
Posted By flars
"...MotoGP’s refusal to introduce a combined...

"...MotoGP’s refusal to introduce a combined minimum weight limit for man and machine, as already exists in Moto2..."
With the weight that Honda seems to carry in regard to forming 'the rules', my...
Forum: Racing 09-12-2013, 06:35 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 17,558
Posted By flars
"Pedrosa gives it a valiant effort but it looks...

"Pedrosa gives it a valiant effort but it looks like he just has a tiny bit bigger fear factor of pushing it over the edge". Back when I was racing with REAL men on REAL bikes, there was a dopey...
Forum: Racing 08-19-2013, 07:21 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,995
Posted By flars
I had the pleasure of racing Dave at Roebling...

I had the pleasure of racing Dave at Roebling Road several times (WERA or CCS, can't remember which). He had the same attitude as I did: "I don't get paid to do this. It's supposed to be fun." Always...
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