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Forum: Beasts 09-19-2011, 08:52 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,717
Posted By Monkey_Boy
I had an '07 Vee, put 14k on it, sold it, bought...

I had an '07 Vee, put 14k on it, sold it, bought an '08 650. I'm with most of other guys. Two up, mountain elevations, Vee will serve you better unless you don't mind shifting more often and do more...
Forum: Beasts 09-17-2011, 04:57 PM
Replies: 9,169
Views: 3,572,141
Posted By Monkey_Boy
Somewhere in the Nevada desert. ...

Somewhere in the Nevada desert.

http://web.me.com/prusin/FunSite/Blank_17_files/railroad_valley1a.jpg
Forum: Racing 03-16-2010, 08:10 AM
Replies: 1,062
Views: 52,450
Posted By Monkey_Boy
http://www.funbumperstickers.com/images/South-Park...

http://www.funbumperstickers.com/images/South-Park-Stan.gif

:D
Forum: Racing 03-11-2010, 10:52 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 8,469
Posted By Monkey_Boy
The 200 has become just a glorified club race. ...

The 200 has become just a glorified club race. :loco
Forum: Racing 02-25-2010, 11:46 AM
Replies: 3,076
Views: 225,912
Posted By Monkey_Boy
New swingarm. A test day. It's a bit early, yes?

New swingarm. A test day. It's a bit early, yes?
Forum: Racing 02-23-2010, 06:17 PM
Replies: 3,076
Views: 225,912
Posted By Monkey_Boy
He was a spaz even though he was fast. I think...

He was a spaz even though he was fast. I think it was the 2007 season (or was it 2006?) when we saw the big change, when he started to test tires and the setup properly to race distance. Prior to...
Forum: Racing 02-23-2010, 11:26 AM
Replies: 3,076
Views: 225,912
Posted By Monkey_Boy
+1 I'm thinking very few people understand...

+1

I'm thinking very few people understand how mediocre the 2009 R1 is/was as a race platform. It has all sorts of problems and serious compromises with setup, and the fact that Ben won races on...
Forum: Racing 02-23-2010, 11:16 AM
Replies: 3,076
Views: 225,912
Posted By Monkey_Boy
:nod

:nod
Forum: Racing 02-10-2010, 06:18 PM
Replies: 3,076
Views: 225,912
Posted By Monkey_Boy
Tires, all about getting used to the tires. It...

Tires, all about getting used to the tires. It must be crazy hard to go from those marshmallow Pirellis to a state-of-the-art race tire. When he understands them, he will ride the bike as fast as...
Forum: Racing 02-10-2010, 06:13 PM
Replies: 686
Views: 46,527
Posted By Monkey_Boy
I'm thinking Kawa should stop trying to develop...

I'm thinking Kawa should stop trying to develop submarine technology via motorcycle racing.

Just sayin'

:bubba
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-15-2010, 09:40 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,919
Posted By Monkey_Boy
WE ARE SPARTA! ...

WE ARE SPARTA!

http://people.rit.edu/ajl8838/Web%20Dev/images/300.jpg

sleeveless shirt is classic. :lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-10-2010, 10:20 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 16,684
Posted By Monkey_Boy
Overloading the bike, it's hard to get a feel or...

Overloading the bike, it's hard to get a feel or a warning sign of an impending problem in this case.

Maybe we should just avoid overloading the bike. I'm guilty of it, too. :deal

Or slow...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-07-2010, 01:06 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 16,684
Posted By Monkey_Boy
Hey, no worries. My statement was kind of...

Hey, no worries. My statement was kind of provocative. :lol3 And you're right, an all-inclusive statement is not very helpful.

You're right, a poor setup can bite you under the right...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-07-2010, 08:52 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 16,684
Posted By Monkey_Boy
Yes, there are many factors that contribute to a...

Yes, there are many factors that contribute to a tankslapper.

A friend of mine owns Jason Pridmore's old Formula Extreme bike built by Attack. The fork stops are set so the bike barely turns,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-06-2010, 07:22 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 16,684
Posted By Monkey_Boy
Not sure why the anger here, but here's why I say...

Not sure why the anger here, but here's why I say it's the riders fault, almost all of the time, barring an equipment failure.

First, nearly every description of severe head shake or a tank...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-06-2010, 03:22 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 16,684
Posted By Monkey_Boy
Vast majority of tank slappers are caused by...

Vast majority of tank slappers are caused by rider error.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-18-2009, 01:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,063
Posted By Monkey_Boy
I'm an instructor for this company:...

I'm an instructor for this company: http://www.keigwin.com

There is no better in the western US. Our customers will tell you this.

I like the new Yamaha program at Miller - a friend of mine is...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-26-2009, 08:53 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 18,986
Posted By Monkey_Boy
So, the canister acts like an air filter for the...

So, the canister acts like an air filter for the fuel tank, it stops "bad" airborne things from entering the fuel tank as fuel is drawn down?

Yep, makes sense to remove it for an off-road bike.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-25-2009, 05:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,372
Posted By Monkey_Boy
Arm in a sling = get a ticket. If you're...

Arm in a sling = get a ticket.

If you're that much of a riding junkie, you need therapy, too. :D
Forum: Racing 11-20-2009, 03:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,255
Posted By Monkey_Boy
I seem to recall Rossi crashing during the...

I seem to recall Rossi crashing during the warm-up lap a few years back.

Could have been too-cold tires. Could have been some coolant spit out by another bike. :dunno

Shit happens.
Forum: Racing 11-19-2009, 04:43 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 7,089
Posted By Monkey_Boy
If it came painted like that on race bodywork,...

If it came painted like that on race bodywork, I'd think about it... it still needs lighter wheels, though. This years R1 is a fat heavy pig and hard to set up...
Forum: Racing 11-13-2009, 11:13 AM
Replies: 3,076
Views: 168,907
Posted By Monkey_Boy
The stiff set-up was how they got the new R1 to...

The stiff set-up was how they got the new R1 to work properly. Most of these guys run stiff set-ups compared to most club racers. but his R1 needed to be exceptionally stiff to work. The new R1 is...
Forum: Racing 11-12-2009, 02:13 PM
Replies: 3,076
Views: 168,907
Posted By Monkey_Boy
Remember he came from the Pirelli world, where...

Remember he came from the Pirelli world, where the carcass design is much softer and the compounds being much different than what Bridgestone builds for MotoGP. The difference is huge, both in how...
Forum: Racing 11-07-2009, 07:58 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 11,772
Posted By Monkey_Boy
Ben's biggest challenge will be to get used to...

Ben's biggest challenge will be to get used to how the front end feels, and the power delivery.
Forum: Racing 11-04-2009, 10:18 AM
Replies: 1,062
Views: 52,450
Posted By Monkey_Boy
I don't care what the name is, changing it is...

I don't care what the name is, changing it is fine. It was meant as a joke.

:norton
Forum: Racing 11-03-2009, 12:52 PM
Replies: 1,062
Views: 52,450
Posted By Monkey_Boy
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-03-2009, 08:47 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 9,354
Posted By Monkey_Boy
Absolutely true. In California, the HA will...

Absolutely true. In California, the HA will demand that they approve your patch and that you follow their rules. Many small groups like your own have been caught off-guard with this. Once you've...
Forum: Racing 11-02-2009, 04:27 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,457
Posted By Monkey_Boy
Eats Bin Spiza! Oh mama mia! :lol3 ...

Eats Bin Spiza!

Oh mama mia!

:lol3

This weekend, top 5 for Ben. He will surprise everyone.

Or not. :D
Forum: Racing 11-01-2009, 05:47 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,491
Posted By Monkey_Boy
Indeed. The fact is that most doctors know very...

Indeed. The fact is that most doctors know very little about food and nutrition and they're stuck with their training and treatment protocols, ie. drugs. When they hit a brick wall, they conclude it...
Forum: Racing 11-01-2009, 05:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 691
Posted By Monkey_Boy
I'm with you. I recall more than once seeing...

I'm with you. I recall more than once seeing Elena Myers on a 125 outpace most A group riders, regardless of engine size. :lol3

Just saying that if he wants to stick with an older bike, he'd do...
Forum: Racing 10-31-2009, 12:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 691
Posted By Monkey_Boy
The F4i is a joke as a race bike. Suggest to...

The F4i is a joke as a race bike.

Suggest to him to dump that old CBR and get a real 600, like an R6.
Forum: Racing 10-29-2009, 04:28 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,913
Posted By Monkey_Boy
Uh, good luck with that one, BMW.

Uh, good luck with that one, BMW.
Forum: Racing 10-29-2009, 03:41 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,913
Posted By Monkey_Boy
Yeah, the new R1 needs to be really stiff to work...

Yeah, the new R1 needs to be really stiff to work well. Hope the other guys can ride it that way.
Forum: Racing 10-23-2009, 01:48 PM
Replies: 899
Views: 47,628
Posted By Monkey_Boy
If you're running the full track, it's 4.5 miles,...

If you're running the full track, it's 4.5 miles, so it's different from what those series run. WSBK uses the perimeter course.

I've ridden the full 4.5 miles several times since they opened. It...
Forum: Racing 10-21-2009, 03:51 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 8,189
Posted By Monkey_Boy
It's more than a jump start. The other problem...

It's more than a jump start. The other problem is getting "sucked in" and/or not being able to see properly what's happeining in front of you - which happens all the time. That is what makes race...
Forum: Racing 10-20-2009, 02:18 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 8,189
Posted By Monkey_Boy
Being anywhere but at the front is a scary place...

Being anywhere but at the front is a scary place to be at the start. I suspect if we looked at the statistics, starting from the second and third rows are the most precarious of all.
Forum: Racing 10-19-2009, 07:53 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,321
Posted By Monkey_Boy
Bitter-sweet either way. Bring it on.

Bitter-sweet either way.

Bring it on.
Forum: Racing 10-19-2009, 07:50 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 8,189
Posted By Monkey_Boy
I know, it's a really goofball idea. Rossi LIVES...

I know, it's a really goofball idea. Rossi LIVES to crush his opponents.

They were both testing each other - it's what racers do. And as K said, when Rossi really tried to test the waters, he...
Forum: Racing 10-19-2009, 12:03 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 8,189
Posted By Monkey_Boy
Yes, indeed. And from what I heard during the...

Yes, indeed. And from what I heard during the end-of-race interview (on SPEED) is Rossi didn't seem to like the fact that he was beaten. Rossi had nothing for Stoner. I think it's really bothering...
Forum: Racing 10-09-2009, 07:37 AM
Replies: 3,076
Views: 168,907
Posted By Monkey_Boy
Seems not only is Rossi acting like a selfish...

Seems not only is Rossi acting like a selfish child, he's also a liar.
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