2017 American Flat Track Thread (Formerly known as AMA Pro Flat Track)

Discussion in 'Racing' started by randomride, Sep 26, 2016.

  1. DogBoy

    DogBoy Not a Gnarly Adventurer

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    Great news about Bonsey and 'slick.
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  2. randomride

    randomride Motorcycle Junkie

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    Maybe overseas, but not here in the states. There is basically zero $$ invested in the AFT paddock from companies outside the US that aren't motorcycle manufacturers.
  3. OldTriumphRider

    OldTriumphRider Livin the Dream

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    Yeah , and Marquez and Baker weren't the only guys racing out there , those guys were getting after it !
  4. Wa Ho Thuk

    Wa Ho Thuk Been here awhile

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    In a just universe , names like Leonard , Resweber , Lawill , Nixon , Parker , Carr , Mees and even Texter would as famous as Andretti or Earnhardt . Not sure the average Murican knows who Marquez is. Although several Brits know the name Chris Carr .
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  5. stk0308

    stk0308 Long timer

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    He may be asking why Sammy wasn't there. He was in Europe just a little while ago. I think it's a valid question. He would have been a very interesting alternate when Mees backed out for medical reasons.
  6. randomride

    randomride Motorcycle Junkie

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    I'm sure it was funding. I doubt if Sammy had anyone to pay those kind of bills. Sammy has had enough off track problems that a lot of the folks that sponsored him have gone. Yes he's a gifted rider and would have done well, but too many issues. King Henry would have been my obvious pick, but getting funding for such a thing is tough.
  7. KX50002

    KX50002 NooB, my ass

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    And maybe leave some thank you cash.

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  8. randomride

    randomride Motorcycle Junkie

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    Trust me when I say this, Kawasaki is not done with Flat Track. Lets just say the key players within the company weren't really aware of what Ricky and the boys were doing. Remember the Gen 2 Howerton Rocketship? That design will see the light of day again ;)

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  9. randomride

    randomride Motorcycle Junkie

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    The layout for the Daytona TT

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  10. randomride

    randomride Motorcycle Junkie

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    From Zanotti Racing today..........

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  11. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer

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    that rear brake looks super vulnerable like that, i know they literally can't smash that on a flat track.

    i bet it has something to do with squat under braking, and ease of tire removal.
  12. bikerfish

    bikerfish flyfishandride

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    Great to hear, that is one awesome machine, hope it falls into the right hands!!!
  13. randomride

    randomride Motorcycle Junkie

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    The only hands that bike will ever be touched by is Ricky's
  14. harborhacker

    harborhacker Adventurer

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    Team Harley will be Coolbeth, Johnson and Robinson. Teaming up with Vance & Hines. a lot of big news coming............
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  15. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    So Ive been curious about the type and amount of unobtanium making up Marc's 450 Honda.....traction control....the whole engine is also special and he has choices of engines as the night goes along? Frame is a one off or ? I wonder what his bike weighed in at or do they even weigh em? Tony Elias was flying I wonder how trick his bike is? Its odd to see all this technology on a shorttrack. Brad's bike was mainly just drifting around the track in the main,sliding too much coming in/in the middle/coming out of corners. Wrong tires after all day to work on settup,shame
  16. randomride

    randomride Motorcycle Junkie

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    Brad used up the brake trying to compensate for the rear tire. I'm a little befuddled that Brad chose to run a hard compound tire knowing the track was dry slick.

    I guess you couldn't get close to MM's bike in the paddock, and the engine swap was behind a curtain. The bike that you could get close to didn't look any different than a top GNC1 ride.
  17. randomride

    randomride Motorcycle Junkie

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  18. DogBoy

    DogBoy Not a Gnarly Adventurer

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    Good to see her heading home and out of the hospital for the holidays.
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  19. motomike14

    motomike14 Thumper Crusader

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    Seemed like Brad threw Harley under the bus in the interview. I know he was frustrated by the equipment breaking, but it's a little known fact he's not exactly easy on equipment. Never burn a bridge you may need to cross again one day :hmmmmm
  20. randomride

    randomride Motorcycle Junkie

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    I think it was the lack of effort to fix what was breaking that was eating at Brad. The factory team had already decided to go with the new engine in all of the factory bikes by this time and they were just using up what parts they had for the XR. They had already tossed it in for the season before Brad was ready to. I noticed Davis Fisher didn't have much nice to say about the motor company either. That right there speaks loads !

    It's no secret at all how hard Brad is on equipment. When did you see any of the XR's that Dave Atherton prepped for him in 2013 break? That was a two bike program run out of a 14' enclosed trailer behind Dave's Sequoia.
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