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Forum: Racing 02-20-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 24,670
Posted By TTTom
I read that last year the Kawasakis and the...

I read that last year the Kawasakis and the Aprilias were pushing 240 hp, which is a good 20-25 hp more than I would have guessed. That may be down a bit this year as they only have 8 engines to...
Forum: Racing 02-12-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,152
Posted By TTTom
The manufacturers left racing and have not come...

The manufacturers left racing and have not come back for one simple reason... nobody is buying race replicas any more. Overall sport bike sales are still down over 80% from the peak in 2006.
...
Forum: Thumpers 12-27-2013, 02:28 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 59,661
Posted By TTTom
I've tried searching and couldn't find any info...

I've tried searching and couldn't find any info about how many watts electrical power the bike puts out, and how much of that is available to power accessories like extra lighting or heated clothing....
Forum: Racing 10-17-2013, 06:32 PM
Replies: 502
Views: 40,048
Posted By TTTom
Great quote from Troy Corser that I think...

Great quote from Troy Corser that I think illuminates the future of WorldSBK. He's forming a new team to race a pair of Evo BMWs next year:

"I have a five-year plan," Corser said. "With a budget...
Forum: Racing 10-11-2013, 11:18 AM
Replies: 5,469
Views: 452,398
Posted By TTTom
Just a couple minutes into the first practice...

Just a couple minutes into the first practice session and MM jammed it up inside Hayden and pushed him out wide... nope, I don't think he's paying any attention. :rofl
Forum: Racing 10-09-2013, 11:03 AM
Replies: 5,469
Views: 452,398
Posted By TTTom
So... Dall'Inga will start re-designing the 2014...

So... Dall'Inga will start re-designing the 2014 Ducati when? Right after Valencia? January 1, 2014? Meanwhile Casey's already tested rev 2 of the 2014 Honda and says it's a rocket.

Gotta be...
Forum: Racing 07-16-2013, 04:03 PM
Replies: 5,469
Views: 452,398
Posted By TTTom
The 999R utterly dominated on the track from day...

The 999R utterly dominated on the track from day 1. First weekend of the 2003 season: pole position, two fastest laps and two wins. Hodgeson went on to win the first nine races of the year.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-17-2013, 10:28 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,961
Posted By TTTom
46 years riding, never dropped a street bike. ...

46 years riding, never dropped a street bike. had a few spills offroad and flat track but never anything I couldn't pick up myself and keep going

that's a lesson from growing up rural poor... ...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-14-2013, 11:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 679
Posted By TTTom
Stanford Inn, Mendocino. Located right where...

Stanford Inn, Mendocino. Located right where Comptche-Ukiah Road (good twisty backroad) meets Hwy 1.

Cool place plus they have canoes, kayaks and outriggers for paddling up the Big River. Leave...
Forum: Road warriors 05-20-2013, 07:04 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 468
Posted By TTTom
Aftermarket Gas Tank for Aircooled Multistradas

CA Cycleworks has got an invest-in page up for a proposed Multistrada replacement fuel tank made of a different plastic that will not deform like the stock tanks...
...
Forum: Racing 05-03-2013, 02:51 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 17,470
Posted By TTTom
No need to apologize... it's the bike that...

No need to apologize... it's the bike that sucks, not the camera. :lol3
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-26-2013, 01:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 858
Posted By TTTom
One tip: when you get north of Fort Bragg Hwy 1...

One tip: when you get north of Fort Bragg Hwy 1 swings inland and joins Hwy 101 for a while... that 101 stretch is kinda freeway-ish and boring so take the Avenue of the Giants scenic route... it...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-12-2013, 07:30 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,238
Posted By TTTom
No nostalgia here... I rode all that 60's and...

No nostalgia here... I rode all that 60's and 70's crap back in the 60's and 70's.

Every new generation of bikes I've ridden since then has been both more fun to ride and an improvement in terms...
Forum: Equipment 11-21-2012, 10:36 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,531
Posted By TTTom
I've got exactly the same bag and I'd agree it...

I've got exactly the same bag and I'd agree it might be better rated at 45-50 degrees.

I like a lot of other things about it... it's roomy and comfortable, it packs really light and small,...
Forum: Road warriors 11-13-2012, 10:33 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 71,578
Posted By TTTom
note the valve service interval, now over 18,000...

note the valve service interval, now over 18,000 miles / 30,000 kilometers
Forum: Racing 08-05-2012, 10:17 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,067
Posted By TTTom
Interesting comment from Whitham & Burnicle, the...

Interesting comment from Whitham & Burnicle, the mentioned that it was the Crescent team themselves that found another 15 hp from tweaking the Yoshimura engines.

At forst I was a bit surprised to...
Forum: Racing 07-24-2012, 12:04 PM
Replies: 5,368
Views: 530,936
Posted By TTTom
Second class treatment = best bike in the...

Second class treatment = best bike in the paddock and his own chosen mechanics.

Spies simply has not gotten the job done, period. 20 other riders in GP would love to have the second class...
Forum: Racing 07-19-2012, 02:19 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 14,827
Posted By TTTom
Harsh but true. I liked Simoncelli, he was fast...

Harsh but true. I liked Simoncelli, he was fast and fun to watch, had a great personality that really came across in interviews... but he crashed a lot and he was involved in a lot of incidents...
Forum: Racing 07-17-2012, 04:45 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 33,020
Posted By TTTom
This is the part I just don't get. Not the best...

This is the part I just don't get. Not the best riders? Who's missing? OK, Mladin retired, Spies is in GP (for now at least) but what other "best riders" are missing?

And the competitive...
Forum: Racing 07-17-2012, 11:28 AM
Replies: 5,368
Views: 530,936
Posted By TTTom
Dovi maybe figures that if he moves to WorldSBK...

Dovi maybe figures that if he moves to WorldSBK he won't have to use his kids diaper money to buy new front brakes :D

He's a good smart rider and I'd love to see him on a competitive SBK.
Forum: Racing 07-12-2012, 11:59 AM
Replies: 5,368
Views: 530,936
Posted By TTTom
This is Cal's second full year in MotoGP and he...

This is Cal's second full year in MotoGP and he is being thoroughly beaten by his teammate who has two podiums to his none.

He DEFINITELY needs to stop believing his own press. :D
Forum: Racing 06-28-2012, 03:02 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 11,372
Posted By TTTom
From his comments I think it was more like "Damn,...

From his comments I think it was more like "Damn, that obviously didn't fix the chatter, back to the pits"... "Damn, THAT didn't fix the chatter either, back to the pits again"

Going fast isn't...
Forum: Road warriors 02-04-2012, 04:30 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 42,561
Posted By TTTom
45K miles on my Multistrada, like every other...

45K miles on my Multistrada, like every other bike I've ever owned I'm pretty happy with it.
Forum: Racing 11-17-2011, 09:22 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 31,862
Posted By TTTom
Maybe with the 1098R Althea will have an...

Maybe with the 1098R Althea will have an advantage given the switch from 16.5 to 17" spec tires... they'll have all the set-up data from their 2011 champion Superstock bike to look at..
Forum: Racing 10-21-2011, 06:47 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 19,864
Posted By TTTom
have you heard what happened? Did the marshalls...

have you heard what happened? Did the marshalls actually leave their positions due to rain?

That would be a major screwup since there is a count to make sure the right number and type of workers...
Forum: Racing 10-21-2011, 07:59 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 31,862
Posted By TTTom
Hopper's SBK pole position and two decent...

Hopper's SBK pole position and two decent finishes as a wild card at Silverstone in June.
Forum: Racing 09-21-2011, 03:19 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 36,379
Posted By TTTom
Yamaha isn't totally exiting, more moving to the...

Yamaha isn't totally exiting, more moving to the "independent team with factory support" model that Honda, Kawasaki, Ducati, etc are using.

Interesting that it ISN'T ParkinGO getting the deal,...
Forum: Racing 09-01-2011, 10:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,937
Posted By TTTom
Carlos Checa ==> spends his summer break doing a...

Carlos Checa ==> spends his summer break doing a triathlon and climbing the highest mountain in the Italian Alps. Now it's back to racing, the poor guy needs an easy weekend to rest and recover. ...
Forum: Racing 05-31-2011, 12:29 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,324
Posted By TTTom
I wasn't there this year but I undertand Danny...

I wasn't there this year but I undertand Danny Walker (American Supercamp, etc) was doing some announcing out at the track. I'm thinking he'd be a natural, did anybody get a chance to hear him?
Forum: Racing 05-16-2011, 10:25 AM
Replies: 5,692
Views: 591,105
Posted By TTTom
It was a rookie mistake five years ago. Since...

It was a rookie mistake five years ago. Since then Pedrosa has impressed the hell out of me by being tough as hell riding thru pain and injuries on what wasn't always a very good bike, and also by...
Forum: Racing 10-11-2010, 10:16 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 11,753
Posted By TTTom
Spies is a reserved person with a wicked sense of...

Spies is a reserved person with a wicked sense of humor and he's smart. If not being an attention-whore makes him a "dead fish" so be it... MotoGP could use a little more class in on the podium.
...
Forum: Racing 08-29-2010, 11:57 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 14,673
Posted By TTTom
anybody got a link for a live stream???

anybody got a link for a live stream???
Forum: Racing 08-27-2010, 04:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,471
Posted By TTTom
Too many critical projects, not enough engineers...

Too many critical projects, not enough engineers and money

1) give Rossi something to match the awesome power and reliability of the 800cc Honda in 2011

2) get started developing a new (900cc?...
Forum: Racing 06-01-2010, 10:51 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,943
Posted By TTTom
race 1 was a purely mechanical failure of the...

race 1 was a purely mechanical failure of the cable that connects the twist grip to the "ride by wire", it had nothing to do with the electronics

haven't heard exactly what the race 2 problem was
Forum: Racing 03-29-2010, 06:17 AM
Replies: 686
Views: 46,145
Posted By TTTom
IMO they don't have the riders. Corser's still...

IMO they don't have the riders. Corser's still able to run a half dozen quick laps but the last few years he's typically faded by mid race.
Forum: Racing 03-07-2010, 01:01 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 8,385
Posted By TTTom
:rolleyes Anyone who thinks like a 6 years...

:rolleyes

Anyone who thinks like a 6 years old will probably try.

and when the AMA penalizes them because it's obvious they're intentionally moving ahead to gain an advantage, they'll...
Forum: Racing 02-27-2010, 04:41 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,512
Posted By TTTom
I'm doing the 70.3 which is plenty enough to kick...

I'm doing the 70.3 which is plenty enough to kick my ass. 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike ride and 13.1 mile run.
Forum: Racing 02-26-2010, 10:01 AM
Replies: 686
Views: 46,145
Posted By TTTom
I saw that, Chaz Davis is faster too and DiSalvo...

I saw that, Chaz Davis is faster too and DiSalvo is only a tenth slower... of course they both have 675cc :D
Forum: Road warriors 02-22-2010, 07:00 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 14,435
Posted By TTTom
LOL... I was down at the Ducati dealer in Santa...

LOL... I was down at the Ducati dealer in Santa Cruz last week and they said a) they've pre-sold every one that's come in, and b) most of them went to older experienced riders who wanted a...
Forum: Racing 02-22-2010, 06:26 PM
Replies: 1,062
Views: 52,034
Posted By TTTom
I saw where Bobby Fong has a season ride on an...

I saw where Bobby Fong has a season ride on an 848 with the same team that won that division in MotoGT last year. If they give him a solid package I think he'll give them top 5 finishes and some...
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