Robby Gordon 2013

Discussion in 'Racing' started by larryboy, Dec 9, 2012.

  1. too old

    too old Keen supporter

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    Sounds very much like the left hand doesn't know what the right one's doing, or is it more sinister than that?:eek1
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  2. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    Well, I heard if you sit on one of the hands, they call that "The stranger"
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  3. Jwats

    Jwats Bike till u Die

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    A couple of years ago we were returning from 11 days of Baja paradise during the 250. Stopped at Matome wash to watch some racing, Robby had just gone by, Dammit. Later on we rode into San Felipe and stopped near the finish where the sand hits the pavement. Here comes Robby, never came off the throttle, sideways across the asphalt right at us, beautiful slide, hit the finish about 10 seconds later. Scared the shit out of us, He was racing start to finish, balls 2 the wall. I think he DQ'd somehow. But no doubt was and is the crowd favorite, Mine too. Thanks, Larry Boy.
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  4. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    I would have Robbie's baby, no question
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  5. B1KSOLO

    B1KSOLO Been here awhile

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    ouch it's going to take me awhile to get rid of that visual :freaky LOL
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  6. RhinoVonHawkrider

    RhinoVonHawkrider Long timer

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    I don't follow NASCAR, but I do Dakar. I kinda like his attitude of fcuk off, but it seems to rub others the wrong way.

    I know my bro in law hates him.

    I will be rooting him on in Dakar '13
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  7. trailrider383

    trailrider383 867-5309

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    Good idea for a thread! I'm a fan. I'm also a fan of the beautiful music that comes out of that V8 in the Hummer. :clap

    Not Robby, but the Hummer is fun to watch and listen to.

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  8. Dread Pendragon

    Dread Pendragon throttle to the donk

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    :clap:clap:clap

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  9. El Brad

    El Brad Leave it long on top

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  10. KASUYAHO

    KASUYAHO Road Hog

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    Did it say in the rules that a tire inflation system could not be used ?
    Nope.
    Did it say in the rule book that the tire inflation system could not be hooked up after the restrictor ?
    Nope.
    Would the tire inflation system work if it was connected before the restistor ?
    Nope.

    Agree with you Larry, the rule book is there to be used to see how not so smart the writers of the rule book are.

    Stick it to them Robby


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  11. dashmoto

    dashmoto Serial Tinkerer

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    Actually, the answers are nope, yeah, yeah.

    The rule book say nothing that may be connected in to the inlet after the restrictor. The fact it couldn't make a blind bit of difference to the engine power is kinda irrelevant.

    The tyre system would have worked without being connected to anything. The offending tube was on the deflation side of the system. Hooking it inti the inlet - which is below ambient pressure - just allowed them to let the tyres down slightly faster.
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  12. KASUYAHO

    KASUYAHO Road Hog

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    What about vacum assisted devices ( brakes etc ) in the Mini's, or other cars ?
    Those vacum hoses are connected to the intake.

    Or is it only apply to a restrictor plate engine being only RG's Hummer ?
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  13. Sparrowhawk

    Sparrowhawk Long timer

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    I can't help but root for the guy. One hell of a driver and showman even if he goes over the top on occasions.

    Does anyone know the details of last year's offending deflation device? Where tube entered the intake and where the restrictor plate is placed? ASO claimed it could add power but if the inlet was after the carb, a significant amount of air would only mess up the air/fuel ratio on the lean side resulting in a loss of power. If the restrictor was before the carb it would act like a choke.

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  14. Sparrowhawk

    Sparrowhawk Long timer

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    Sure, that's the point but he was DQed for possible performance enhancements.

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  15. crofrog

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    I love the roost he's throwing at that mini. Take that!

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  16. OaklandStrom

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    His engine builder is a hero. Any motor that can do this for 12 to 18 hours is an incredible machine.

    "The A.S.O and the team agreed on a pre-check inspection of the Dakar HUMMER prior to being approved to race. Once the detailed inspection of the Dakar HUMMER and its air-inflation system by A.S.O. officials, the team was approved to officially race the 2013 Dakar Rally."

    They will DQ him if he's far enough ahead. I wish all the French sanctioning bodies would just fucking die. Seriously.
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  17. HardWorkingDog

    HardWorkingDog Harvey Mushman

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    Oh

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    I have a new found appreciation for Johnny Campbell. That guy's got nerves of steel.

    Yeah, that too. The sound...:eek1
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  18. zenjen

    zenjen Go Outside

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    Quoted for the :scratch :rolleyes :csm.
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  19. tundradirtbiker

    tundradirtbiker Been here awhile

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    I look fwd to Dakar w/ Robbie. Wish Jonah were there, but he has given his all in a tough profession.
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  20. airborndad

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