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Forum: Racing 02-23-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,172
Posted By Rapid One
Agreed, the intensity level was off the hook.

Agreed, the intensity level was off the hook.
Forum: The Garage 02-07-2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,119
Posted By Rapid One
.0002 per end to clarify.

.0002 per end to clarify.
Forum: The Garage 02-06-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,119
Posted By Rapid One
I've rebuilt and trued hundreds of single...

I've rebuilt and trued hundreds of single cylinder engine crankshafts. All the proper tooling is essential, press, fixture for disassembling, fixture for assembling, surface plate, ground v-blocks,...
Forum: Racing 01-27-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 294
Views: 17,019
Posted By Rapid One
I agree whole heartedly. I've been involved with...

I agree whole heartedly. I've been involved with auto racing most of my life, had a pretty successful roadracing career, I own half of an auto racing service and supply company and am an official...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-07-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 78,008
Posted By Rapid One
Wow!! You are running F1 now. Must be great to be...

Wow!! You are running F1 now. Must be great to be you.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-27-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 78,008
Posted By Rapid One
He said everyone he talked to, not he talked to...

He said everyone he talked to, not he talked to everyone. Big difference!!
Forum: Racing 12-23-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 2,885
Views: 241,195
Posted By Rapid One
I just read an interview with Jacques Villeneuve....

I just read an interview with Jacques Villeneuve. He was ranting big time about the signing of 16 year old Max Verstappen to the Torro Rosso F1 team.
He feels that it's an insult to F1 and I for...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-22-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 78,008
Posted By Rapid One
The subject that is being touched on here makes...

The subject that is being touched on here makes me crazy. I'm part owner of a smallish auto racing service and supply business, and we get the same sort of customer. The guy that wants to impress you...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-19-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 78,008
Posted By Rapid One
Still waiting on your technical review dipshit.

Still waiting on your technical review dipshit.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-19-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 78,008
Posted By Rapid One
I see no point in getting into a battle of the...

I see no point in getting into a battle of the wits with an unarmed person. So Bite me.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-19-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 78,008
Posted By Rapid One
Pathetic response.

Pathetic response.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-19-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 78,008
Posted By Rapid One
OK, You do the technical review then. HD, EFI...

OK, You do the technical review then. HD, EFI check, ABS check, linked brakes check, Solid reliability check, You go from there. Performance stats don't count because that's not the point and it...
Forum: Road warriors 12-06-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 559
Views: 50,438
Posted By Rapid One
Yet HD is succeeding year after year. 'Nuff said.

Yet HD is succeeding year after year. 'Nuff said.
Forum: Racing 11-24-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 2,885
Views: 241,195
Posted By Rapid One
Now you got it!!

Now you got it!!
Forum: Racing 11-24-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 2,885
Views: 241,195
Posted By Rapid One
Did anybody but me find it to be almost...

Did anybody but me find it to be almost terrifying to find out what all can go wrong if the electronics decide to play up. Just the loss of performance is bad enough, but the rear brakes become...
Forum: Racing 11-17-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 2,885
Views: 241,195
Posted By Rapid One
Yer just funnin ain't ya. You can't possibly...

Yer just funnin ain't ya. You can't possibly believe that.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-06-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 10,589
Posted By Rapid One
Maybe it's just me but the sensation that I get...

Maybe it's just me but the sensation that I get is that I am pushing the bike down into the corner, not that I"m pushing forward. I know it's just wording but that's the sensation that I've always...
Forum: Racing 10-25-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 38,726
Posted By Rapid One
As has been talked about in this thread, there is...

As has been talked about in this thread, there is evidence that a helmet mounted camera creates a fulcrum point for lack of a better word that increases the chance of helmet failure and or added...
Forum: Racing 10-25-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 38,726
Posted By Rapid One
Safety concerns, try to keep up.

Safety concerns, try to keep up.
Forum: Racing 10-24-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 38,726
Posted By Rapid One
Some racing organizations are beginnng to ban...

Some racing organizations are beginnng to ban helmet mounted cameras and in some instances body mounted cameras. Attached to the car or bike, no problem.
Forum: Old's Cool 10-03-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 16,690
Views: 10,233,109
Posted By Rapid One
Bravo to you and the missus. Not just this pic...

Bravo to you and the missus. Not just this pic but all of them. Again Bravo!!
Forum: Road warriors 10-01-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 383
Views: 27,519
Posted By Rapid One
You went into a Harley shop and did not see the...

You went into a Harley shop and did not see the above? Without question I would put the paint, fit and finish, and parts at the top of the heap when it comes to quality.
Maybe you should have...
Forum: Racing 08-20-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,247
Posted By Rapid One
I saw it on facebook but it's on youtube. Title...

I saw it on facebook but it's on youtube. Title (I think) is Tony Stewart did not hit Kevin Ward.
Forum: Racing 08-19-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,247
Posted By Rapid One
There is a super slo mo with narration by a woman...

There is a super slo mo with narration by a woman going more or less frame by frame that shows it quite clearly. The full speed version isn't clear enough, the slo mo version is still hard to...
Forum: Racing 08-19-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,247
Posted By Rapid One
In the frame by frame slo mo you can clearly see...

In the frame by frame slo mo you can clearly see the wing tilt when Mr. Ward latches onto it, then you can also clearly see him dangling from the wing.
I don't "think" I see that, I know I see...
Forum: Racing 08-19-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,247
Posted By Rapid One
Slow mo and super slo mo versions of that video...

Slow mo and super slo mo versions of that video show that Mr. Ward actually lunged at the car and grabbed onto the wing. Very unfortunate but death by misadventure.
Forum: Racing 08-04-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 13,167
Posted By Rapid One
It would have been difficult for Newgarden to see...

It would have been difficult for Newgarden to see he was there and I doubt he would have been expecting that banzai move to the inside on the first turn of the first lap.
I've run many, many...
Forum: Racing 08-04-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 13,167
Posted By Rapid One
I like Kanaan but he was just way too agressive...

I like Kanaan but he was just way too agressive on the start. Racing incident? Yes but impatience was the cause.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-02-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 885
Views: 92,069
Posted By Rapid One
Allow me to show my stupidity. I've (for some...

Allow me to show my stupidity. I've (for some reason) been following this thread and what I want to try to understand is this.
What is the popular definition of a litre bike? My mind tells me...
Forum: Racing 06-13-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 2,885
Views: 241,195
Posted By Rapid One
I was there the year they burned the bus. Crazy,...

I was there the year they burned the bus. Crazy, Spectacular but crazy,
Forum: Racing 05-30-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 13,167
Posted By Rapid One
I believe that was Bobby Unser getting his first...

I believe that was Bobby Unser getting his first win in a car sponsored by Rislone.
The Johnny Lightning Specials came a few years later with Al Unser being one of the pilots.
Forum: Racing 05-27-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 13,167
Posted By Rapid One
Twas a great race with a great finish. I will...

Twas a great race with a great finish. I will commend Hunter-Reay on his absolute refusal to lose but I have to in the same breath condemn him for the daredevil slide job on Castro-Neves in turn 3....
Forum: Racing 05-23-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 13,167
Posted By Rapid One
I honestly believe that the spectators were...

I honestly believe that the spectators were confused by the new qualifying format and rightly so. Saturdays qualifying was nearly pointless other than establishing the fast 9.
The weather forecast...
Forum: Racing 05-19-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 13,167
Posted By Rapid One
There have been many "Bump Day" specialists...

There have been many "Bump Day" specialists during the history of Indy. Those days are gone but it was always a thrill to see somebody like Bob Harkey show up on the final day with a helmet bag and...
Forum: Racing 04-14-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 13,167
Posted By Rapid One
Hunter-Reay deserves a big time penalty for that...

Hunter-Reay deserves a big time penalty for that impatient bonehead move that took out about a quarter of the field. Of course he denies doing anything wrong as usual.
I would like to root for him...
Forum: Racing 04-07-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 2,885
Views: 241,195
Posted By Rapid One
Was I the only one to question Vettle pushing...

Was I the only one to question Vettle pushing Massa almost clearly off the track towards the end?
Forum: Racing 03-30-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 2,885
Views: 241,195
Posted By Rapid One
The engine note from track side microphones is...

The engine note from track side microphones is uninspiring at best, but the sound from the in car cameras is even worse. They sound for all the world like a 5 HP Briggs and Stratton engine with a...
Forum: Racing 03-17-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 831
Posted By Rapid One
The first phone call I received this morning was...

The first phone call I received this morning was the news about Gary B. Terrible loss for those of us that have lived in the Indy Car and USAC community all of our lives and to fans of motorsport...
Forum: Racing 03-04-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 2,885
Views: 241,195
Posted By Rapid One
Yes, you are the only one, I guess you didn't...

Yes, you are the only one, I guess you didn't receive the memo.
Forum: Racing 02-18-2013, 11:58 AM
Replies: 406
Views: 30,610
Posted By Rapid One
Give it a try Babalooie...

Give it a try Babalooie...
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