2013 ama supercross

Discussion in 'Racing' started by ADK, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. No Degree

    No Degree Where's the decency?

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    He is no James May. James May is entertaining and not annoying.
    It appeared that Nicky Hayden also could have done without him.
  2. nachtflug

    nachtflug infidel

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    the guys a jack off I'd rather listen to nuts in a blender.
  3. Tee2

    Tee2 I SAID! Woo Hoo!

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    So did Millsaps prove that Yamaha need to redesign the YZ?
  4. okiegtrider

    okiegtrider Long timer

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    That right there is lots funnier than anything than Rutledge did all evening.
    Spot on!:lol3
  5. Trailing Jack

    Trailing Jack Dr. Acula

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    Proves nothing.
    Millsaps is redesigned.
  6. ADK

    ADK dain bramaged

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    This. He's healthy and seems motivated. I hope he can keep it up all season.
  7. mdubya

    mdubya Right Brigade

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    Where did the Yamahas finish? Both had to race in via LCQ. :wink:
  8. Gordy

    Gordy Team Listo

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    And, in case you haven't heard.....Dungey has an air shock. :nod
  9. TooFast

    TooFast Long timer

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    Nothing New!

    A pure pneumatic shock may be interesting.....let's see....BMW couldn't do it with the HP2 small volume involved

    We removed our fork springs in the early 70's and installed shrader valves in place with mixed results due to the air heating / expanding thus increasing our "spring" rating as we rode

    My Suzuki 1978 1/2 RM250 C2 had weaker metal springs that you would tune with air pressure to achieve optimum.....only OEM setup I can remember, actually worked if you could work with very small pressure adjustments needed with a special tool and use inert gas which expand less with rising temps and had cross over tubes to balance pressure


    Shocks have a significant less volume to work with...perhaps they have copied Suzuki with convential spring and pneumatics

    I ride off road only anymore, and only want a tuned spring suspension for me only....I would be suprised to see the new MX pneumatic suspensions around in 3 years...marketing gimmick
  10. yzmaico

    yzmaico Slacker

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    I heard the big improvement in current air suspension is a rebound air spring.

    We only had compression in the old days.
  11. ADK

    ADK dain bramaged

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  12. zenjen

    zenjen Go Outside

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    :lol3
  13. RustySpokes

    RustySpokes Ordinary average guy

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    It will be interesting to see if KTM runs the air shock all season. :deal

    Makes me wish I kept my old Fox Air Shox from back in the day...
  14. ADK

    ADK dain bramaged

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    I don't pay much attention to the tech anymore. If it hasn't been mentioned here or racerxill.com I won't know about it. :deal :lol3 :freaky
  15. Gordy

    Gordy Team Listo

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    Somebody's air fork air shock crap will cause a points devastating DNF before the end of the season. :deal

    Why oh why? :loco
  16. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    Importantly it probably should be a word. It makes sense. Proving once again he is the GOAT. Creating words that should exist but don't - yet.
  17. markjenn

    markjenn Long timer

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    Well, let's see.... Michele Tofoya, Erin Andrews, Pam Oilver, Julie Alexandria, .... well, yes, I would rather see these than Rutledge.

    - Mark
  18. nachtflug

    nachtflug infidel

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    roger that. he would have won on a bicycle last night that boy was getting it. :huh

    the more I thought about the race today, that was a damn baseball stadium. when you consider the 450's and how fast they come on, for them to ride that fast in that confined of an area - just incredible. I think it was RV they were watching in his heat race chasing Barcia, he (RV) was quadding/singleing one of the jump sections. :eek1 WOW!

    not much of a run, just hit it and go. as in airborne. :eek1 man that was some race the bikes keep getting better and the riders keep getting more fine tuned and fit. what a combination. the Canard/Milsapps freight train had sparks coming off it and ash from the coal fires. those boys were on a mission! it was good to see them all congratulate Milsapps it must have been awesome for him to have Canard, Dungey, Reed, all taking the time to stop before they got off the track. I'm liking Reeds "nobody knows it but I'm in 4th and that ain't bad" ride. Maybe next week 3rd, too early to tell but assuming RV and JS aren't in too bad of shape hopefully we'll get weeks of this.




    That Miss SX girl was actually pretty good in front of the camera, she don't lok half bad in a swimsuit either. :eek2





    They never showed Barcia's wreck he lost quite a few spots, wonder how abd it was. I slept right through the LCQ's and woke up just as they were coming out of first turn for the Lites and then dozed at the end of the Lites and did the same thing for the 450's. Those starts are sick those guy are all dealing with the front wheel being in the air all the way down to the first turn god forbid someone lets off.. :lol3

    WOW WHAT A RACE!!
  19. Uller

    Uller Long timer

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    Whoa, I was talking about not replacing Ricky C and Jeff Emig with someone to "look at" instead of "listen to". They might not be the best commentators for ability or style but, at least, they do know what they are talking about. :deal

    The quote below is what I was referring to without discussing the David Bailey part. (I did quote it with my statement....)

    The individuals you mention above are fine. However, they, IMO, are interviewers not commentators. One asks prearranged questions on que while the other discusses content they are knowledgable about to fill in dead air.
  20. Kamala

    Kamala Long timer

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    Did he not finish last year in the #2 position? There was a TV feature on Millsaps a few months ago. He claimed he was with a new trainer and had a new mind set for this season. I've always been a fan of his (the underdog) but with 3 Ducks back in the picture I'm having a hard time figuring out who to root for. I'm also rooting for Malcolm in the 250's. His brother should retire while he still is remembered as the fastest man of the planet. Once James dropped Aldon Baker as his trainer his results have suffered. I feel he's riding on shear talent and just doesn't have the level of (super human) fitness it requires to stay upright at the speeds they are riding at (hence the injuries). I wish all the riders well and wish RC would get to the tailors and fix that ugly ass ill fitting Green jacket. The crappy commentators have always been a pet peeve of mine (Bring back David Bailey) and now with the addition of that idiot from Top Gear they have sunk to a new low.