2018 Supercross; the great indoors

Discussion in 'Racing' started by motomike14, Sep 1, 2017.

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Can Tomac win this title, down 36 points, after 4 rounds?

Poll closed Feb 4, 2018.
  1. Yes!

    32 vote(s)
    37.2%
  2. No!

    38 vote(s)
    44.2%
  3. Needs chaos!

    14 vote(s)
    16.3%
  4. Reed?

    2 vote(s)
    2.3%
  1. Shawnee Bill

    Shawnee Bill Long timer

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    People try to start rumors that the Husky brand is beginning to develop it's own unique bikes but I would be real surprised if that new Rockstar Husky is anything other than the latest KTM with white plastic.

    Is white plastic lighter than orange plastic?:scratch
  2. ridenm

    ridenm Long timer

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    If the past holds true the Husky has a composite air box and subframe assembly and a linkage rear suspension. Pretty sure the factory KTM has the linkage but not the air box/subframe, running aluminum instead.
  3. retroone

    retroone Long timer

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    I would love to see two motos always
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  4. Shawnee Bill

    Shawnee Bill Long timer

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    Just 33 more days and 2 motos per race!

    (If I can count correctly)
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  5. rick danger

    rick danger Off the wagon

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    The tough blocks were end to end. Whats he supposed to do jump over them? He got back on at the first gap there was. What was he gaining by riding 10 mph off the track while guys were going by?....Penalty was Just stupid
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  6. AlsoRan

    AlsoRan Lone Trail Of Dust

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  7. slideways

    slideways permanent ex-pat

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    Anderson is absolutely correct.
    If you put the entire AMA staff in the stadium they could not find the starting gate. Their rules are a joke as is the inconsistent way that they enforce them.
  8. west250

    west250 Long timer

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    If he keeps himself safe for the next 3 races, the AMA can hand him his shiny #1 plate.
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  9. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    Guys have done all manner of things to get back on track after an incident,getting back on safely is what Anderson did. Really cant see how he gained something while losing the 4 or 5 spots.
    Thats the way the referee sees it. He didnt ride the whoops so somehow he gained.............what?
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  10. Research Rat

    Research Rat thrasher

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    The AMA penalty to JA could of been worse, they could of made him ride a Kawasaki for the rest of the season....
  11. Tarmac Kid

    Tarmac Kid Doesn't Like Stuff

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    As much as I like Eli, Jason (I like him too, just not as much as Eli) got the AMA shaft on Saturday. I agree with Jason that he gained no advantage and did the right thing. I'm not sure what race the penalty crew was watching but it wasn't 450 main #2.
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  12. Gordy

    Gordy Team Listo

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    It was total BS. After finally watching it, I'm sure he is glad that he rode down the outside, getting docked one position rather than trying to get back in the jumps with guys flying over.

    Add this to several reasons that I don't proudly fly any AMA stickers that they send me with my card every year. :flip them
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  13. enduro Dan

    enduro Dan Sticks and Stones™..

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    Card?

    Figured you’d be a life member by now.

    :gerg
  14. Gordy

    Gordy Team Listo

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    I shoulda been but quit to dump all of my discretionary time and money into raising two kids for quite a while.
    For those taking notes; don't do that!
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  15. enduro Dan

    enduro Dan Sticks and Stones™..

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    I got mine about five years ago

    I took your advice
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  16. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    He probably dates a Motor Maid.
  17. BC61

    BC61 Long timer

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    What's the chances the penalty was influenced by the series sponsor, triple crown sponsor and the winning rider's sponsor? The premier sponsor can't win the championship so throw them a bone for the race win & triple crown win?
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  18. enduro Dan

    enduro Dan Sticks and Stones™..

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    Grassy knoll conspiracy
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  19. motomike14

    motomike14 Thumper Crusader

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    The AMA always looks at it as "how many positions COULD they lose" versus "well, they lost x number of spots, but NOPE, not good enough." It's a joke with the enforcement.
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  20. Drif10

    Drif10 Accredited Jackass

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    The AMA is never wrong.

    Just ask them, they'll tell ya the same thing.
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