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Discussion in 'Australia' started by gsjam, Oct 24, 2018.

  1. rider911

    rider911 Shortcut Navigator

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    Fuck me, if thats not the the pot calling the kettle black! :rofl
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  2. CJL00

    CJL00 Who said top boxes are useless?

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    What he said.
  3. Nogoodnamesleft

    Nogoodnamesleft Long timer

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    At the edge of the track, I think it’s the elbow and shoulder pads that provide the grip, not the tyres.. :D
    maybe you were doing it wrong.
    I think this bloke has it sorted..

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  4. PK2

    PK2 Long timer

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    That's some amazing footage this weekend! I remember when MM started dragging the elbow and I was blown away, now they're dragging the shoulder........
    Unreal!
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  5. nevgriff64

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    Pffft - my elbow and shoulders have touched the ground plenty of times.

    Followed closely by my head, back, other shoulder, foot, hands, head, back, knees and then ended up on my arse wondering WTF just happened.
  6. dunc

    dunc Coddiwompler

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    ^^^^^^
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  7. Precis

    Precis Maladroit malcontent

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    Elbow-down isn't that new - riders were doing it before Marquez was born. First I recall was Jean-Pierre Ruggia in 250GPs in about 1988. However, a guy I knew tried it in practice just coz he could - and his comment was that the unevenness of the track put too much feedback through his arm and upset the balance of the bike... clearly not a problem in MotoGP!
  8. tripodtiger

    tripodtiger Off riding around on bitumen circles.

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    I watched Brendan Roberts just ride around the outside of the '15 Australian P3 500 champion coming down the hill at '16 championships at Wakefield Park. He was just going to make the pass, no matter that it was on the paint / ripples. There was a bit of feeling between them.
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  9. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    I just checked the results, looks like I can cancel my booking to have the T7 valve train and brakes looked at

    is Binder proving to be a one hit wonder ?
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  10. bigborett

    bigborett Hipster Supporter

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    Not sure about a one hit wonder, think his time will come.
    After a couple of good results though everyone expects him to go on with it. Maybe one day.

    No one has really covered themselves in glory this season.
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  11. tripodtiger

    tripodtiger Off riding around on bitumen circles.

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    No one has really covered themselves in glory this season.


    Reason for such an entertaining season?

    About the only thing predictable is that Jack will race to the front and then everyone else catches up. It makes me think he's never noticed. Or just rides by the Bullwinkle notion 'Hey Rocky, watch me pull a rabbit out of this hat."
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  12. david61

    david61 Queue, a word with 4 silent letters....

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    Not sure if covered in glory is the right term, bit MIR has done pretty well, consistent results, and he's certainly a title contender.

    Not sure anyone rated him to be where he is now at the start of the season.....I know he never entered my thought processes at the time. Most of us went Marquez/Fabio/Dovi/Vinales and the rest to make up places, with Mir "still learning to come to grips with a big motorcycle"....
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  13. Andrew2

    Andrew2 Long timer

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    It's been the best season in years without Marquez. As good as he is I'm hoping he doesn't come back in a hurry to be honest. If only "The Jonny Rea Benefit Series" was as good as this years MGP.
  14. PK2

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    I agree this year has been awesome! It'll be interesting when MM comes back, he may not find it as "easy" as it was.
    Confidence is a big thing and half a dozen guys have now got heaps of it!
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  15. Traveller13

    Traveller13 Cptn. Fluffy

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    Sadly I think MM will come back a blitz as before. The guy is a freak and his consistency last year was astonishing, bit of a shame really as this year has sure been interesting.
  16. rider911

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    I dont know, he is certainly a freak probably the best thats ever been but at this level of racing the mental aspect is huge, and whether he acknowledges it or not, there will be a massive silent pressure on him to stamp his authority when he comes back and I can see some big crashes in 93's future.
  17. BOOTLACE

    BOOTLACE Bikie Scum. Supporter

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    It’s just the nature of that turn. High camber, high kerb. No biggie.

    years ago...


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    No kerb!


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    anything!



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  18. xrsism

    xrsism Been here awhile

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  19. GodSilla

    GodSilla I did that.

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    Agreed. And that's about how I felt when Mick Doohan just pissed orf into the distance, race after race, and the broadcast directors would just follow him on his own - about as exciting as watching grass grow. I was proud an Aussie was kicking arse, but as a spectacle it got ruined by a dominant rider.
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  20. urbanoyster

    urbanoyster Been here awhile

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    I am surprised that no one has mentioned the elephant in the MotoGP room.... Ducati's failure the launch.... again!