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Forum: Racing Yesterday, 04:37 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 16,027
Posted By stk0308
But they don't race once a year. There are 2...

But they don't race once a year. There are 2 Springfield races :lol3

I do get what your saying. And agree to a certain point. But the original build of a twin has got to be a big hit to the...
Forum: Racing Yesterday, 08:22 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 16,027
Posted By stk0308
And if your curious what's been homologated,...

And if your curious what's been homologated, here's the list, straight from the AMA website:

2014 AMA Pro Flat Track Approved Twins Engines
Updated: 12/05/2013

Aprilia: RSV1000, 550
BMW: FS...
Forum: Racing Yesterday, 08:19 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 16,027
Posted By stk0308
Unfortunately the rules will prevent Triumph from...

Unfortunately the rules will prevent Triumph from running a triple. Only twins are allowed.

4.1
Engines
a.
Engines must be homologated for use in AMA Pro Racing
competition.
b.
Only...
Forum: Racing 07-30-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 18,456
Posted By stk0308
Pete had it right, there were really nothing but...

Pete had it right, there were really nothing but naked bikes in that era. Some scramblers, sure, but for the most part the CB750 was selling so well, not on asthetics, or that it was a more sporting...
Forum: Racing 07-29-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 18,456
Posted By stk0308
Because there wasn't any other kind of streetbike...

Because there wasn't any other kind of streetbike at those times. Geez, myopic much?
Forum: Racing 07-29-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 16,027
Posted By stk0308
I'm beginning to wonder if the problem is too...

I'm beginning to wonder if the problem is too many cooks. Latus(Texter), Bonneville Performance(Martin), D&D out of Florida(kinda random rider), all of them running with some kind of factory...
Forum: Racing 07-28-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 18,456
Posted By stk0308
So in the case of the GSX1400, your saying bikes...

So in the case of the GSX1400, your saying bikes just as powerful, heavier, and yet worse handing than your demonized sportbikes, are not as criminal? You really are a twisted old man, aren't you?
Forum: Racing 07-27-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 18,456
Posted By stk0308
Word on the internets is the DMG still owes...

Word on the internets is the DMG still owes payment to Dorna for broadcast rights from 2 years ago.
Forum: Racing 07-25-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 706
Views: 48,823
Posted By stk0308
I got to watch Bob do his show with the Commander...

I got to watch Bob do his show with the Commander Shrike about 20+ years ago. Very, very cool stuff. The maneuvers without power, that's some high level math on the run, lol The stunters were...
Forum: Racing 07-24-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 706
Views: 48,823
Posted By stk0308
As I understand it, Bob Hoover has been flying...

As I understand it, Bob Hoover has been flying air control and emergency assistance for decades over Reno. I don't think he's raced in a long, long time. He's like a control rider in the sky for...
Forum: Racing 07-24-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 3,353
Views: 277,694
Posted By stk0308
The team will be fine with it. Scott might have...

The team will be fine with it. Scott might have a problem :D Dorna too, for that matter. Camier is a pretty marketable Brit, especially in England.
Forum: Racing 07-24-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 3,353
Views: 277,694
Posted By stk0308
Would it matter if they did? They didn't...

Would it matter if they did?

They didn't care enough about the Philip Island resurface, or the tire issues World Superbike experienced between the resurface and the MotoGP race at PI, to test...
Forum: Racing 07-22-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 706
Views: 48,823
Posted By stk0308
Some would say any motorcycle racing is a side...

Some would say any motorcycle racing is a side show.

Everyone who's seen his appearances on TV shows as a drag racer. Or as a drag racing instructor. Everyone who knows he was a technical...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-22-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 397
Posted By stk0308
All that work and your not going to use the car...

All that work and your not going to use the car charger so you can get traffic updates?
Forum: Racing 07-22-2014, 03:19 AM
Replies: 706
Views: 48,823
Posted By stk0308
Rickey Gadson might disagree with your last...

Rickey Gadson might disagree with your last statement there.
Forum: Racing 07-20-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,995
Posted By stk0308
I would add, invest in a good back protector, and...

I would add, invest in a good back protector, and consider a chest protector. Upgraded back protector at a minimum. Knox, and Forcefield make some excellent quality ones. Alpinestars and Dainese...
Forum: Racing 07-19-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 16,027
Posted By stk0308
RAIN OUT...... Race Sunday...... Times...

RAIN OUT......

Race Sunday......

Times for start to follow ...

practice 10:00, opening ceremonies at 1pm, heat races 1:30
Forum: Racing 07-18-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 3,353
Views: 277,694
Posted By stk0308
Easier said than done.

Easier said than done.
Forum: Racing 07-17-2014, 01:18 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,995
Posted By stk0308
I wouldn't try racing until I've got at least a...

I wouldn't try racing until I've got at least a years worth of quality trackdays under my belt, in your case.

I too suggest an already set up race bike. It's usually cheaper, and less time...
Forum: Racing 07-16-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 3,353
Views: 277,694
Posted By stk0308
And Ago, and Hailwood, and Reed, and...lots of...

And Ago, and Hailwood, and Reed, and...lots of legends raced multiple classes, along with the 500 class, up until the early 70's. But they did it to make extra money.
Forum: Racing 07-16-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 3,353
Views: 277,694
Posted By stk0308
+2

+2
Forum: Racing 07-10-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 3,353
Views: 277,694
Posted By stk0308
OK, I follow a bit better now. But there...

OK, I follow a bit better now.

But there really isn't any innovation in MotoGP. Real innovation would be the return of the ELF, or Tesi designed front ends. Someone picking up where Britten...
Forum: Racing 07-09-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 3,353
Views: 277,694
Posted By stk0308
The TZ750 made the F1, and preceeding F750,...

The TZ750 made the F1, and preceeding F750, motorcycle classes a default spec series. So, not sure how that plays with your preceeding sentance about developing technology.
Forum: Racing 07-09-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 24,841
Posted By stk0308
For AMA this year and last you can see what they...

For AMA this year and last you can see what they shot for http://www.fanschoice.tv/ama-pro for free. Along with dirt track :)

World Superbike, I dunno a freebie. Other than a bit torrent site.
Forum: Racing 07-09-2014, 04:34 AM
Replies: 3,353
Views: 277,694
Posted By stk0308
Do a YouTube search for "The Unrideables", there...

Do a YouTube search for "The Unrideables", there are 2 in the series so far. They're about 45-50 min long. It's about the golden age of 2 stroke 500 racing. Listen to the stories the racers tell...
Forum: Racing 07-05-2014, 04:32 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 24,841
Posted By stk0308
He's very good at getting sponsorship for...

He's very good at getting sponsorship for himself. I'd like to see him expanding and helping another, younger, rider in superbike.
Forum: Racing 06-29-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 10,794
Posted By stk0308
Yup. He's done his one amazing thing for this 5...

Yup. He's done his one amazing thing for this 5 year increment.
Forum: Racing 06-28-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 10,794
Posted By stk0308
I was waiting to see who was the first to be a...

I was waiting to see who was the first to be a whiny b.....person about that. Congratulation!
Forum: Racing 06-27-2014, 04:37 AM
Replies: 3,353
Views: 277,694
Posted By stk0308
2 really bad examples. Both of those are...

2 really bad examples. Both of those are actually crashes. Kevin has gone on record saying if you could see his left hand, it's on the tank and ready to push off so he could get away from the bike.
Forum: Racing 06-27-2014, 02:34 AM
Replies: 3,353
Views: 277,694
Posted By stk0308
Mick had terrible body position. Even then. But...

Mick had terrible body position. Even then. But it worked.
Forum: Racing 06-25-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 24,841
Posted By stk0308
Check the stats on Eslick's championship with...

Check the stats on Eslick's championship with Buell. He didn't win more races, he finished more races. Cardenas won 7 races to 'slicks 6, and Herrin's 4. Japanese brands won twice as many races a...
Forum: Racing 06-25-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 24,841
Posted By stk0308
Everything but the current Bimota you listed were...

Everything but the current Bimota you listed were not really what anyone would call successful. Gobert's Bimota win was a serious fluke.
The first year Aprilia ran the RSV twin wasn't much to write...
Forum: Racing 06-25-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 3,353
Views: 277,694
Posted By stk0308
DuHamel only rode one year for a the French...

DuHamel only rode one year for a the French Yamaha importer in 500GP. He was susosed to have a 2 year deal, but another rider with more money in his pocket bought the seat.

Off the top of my head...
Forum: Racing 06-23-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 3,353
Views: 277,694
Posted By stk0308
Geez, I didn't even notice that for some reason. ...

Geez, I didn't even notice that for some reason. Yes, Reed's 1974 championship was the last for a 4 stroke, until the MotoGP era started. All previous championships were won on 4 stroke bikes. I...
Forum: Racing 06-21-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,671
Posted By stk0308
"Tom Lowes"? You need to stop cutting and...

"Tom Lowes"? You need to stop cutting and pasting from superbikeplanet :D
Forum: Racing 06-19-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 3,353
Views: 277,694
Posted By stk0308
Weeellll, actually MV Agusta was a very small...

Weeellll, actually MV Agusta was a very small group, and they beat Honda regularly. Even when Honda-san was throwing great big Yen at winning the 500 class. I guess your 40 year statement somewhat...
Forum: Racing 06-19-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 3,353
Views: 277,694
Posted By stk0308
Ducati may have won a race or 2 in the lower...

Ducati may have won a race or 2 in the lower class back in the 60's. But they've never been a class champion until MotoGP. They only dabbled in 500 class in the very late 60's early 70's. And not...
Forum: Racing 06-18-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 24,841
Posted By stk0308
OK. That's strange. I guess the vodka money ran...

OK. That's strange. I guess the vodka money ran out?
Forum: Racing 06-15-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,011
Posted By stk0308
I'm guessing you've never been to a pro dirt...

I'm guessing you've never been to a pro dirt track race.
Forum: Racing 06-15-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 3,353
Views: 277,694
Posted By stk0308
I was hoping for him to put one on Mark like he...

I was hoping for him to put one on Mark like he seems ready to do to others. If he ends up in the weeds, all the better for the championship. These guys need to rough him up back.
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