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Old 07-24-2006, 09:14 AM   #21
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Default Re: Laguna Seca Formula Xtreme Spoiler

I was surprised at Rossi's bike failure - a puff of blue smoke came out the back while he was slowing for Turn 2 on about lap 30. Too bad for Yamaha - they had the best tent with about 12 to 15 former and current professional racers signing autographs.
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Old 07-24-2006, 09:17 AM   #22
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Default Re: Laguna Seca Formula Xtreme Spoiler

Haven't Harley Davidson used rotax engines for their lower displacement, singles, dirt track bikes for quite a few years?
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Old 07-24-2006, 09:22 AM   #23
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I agree. Perfect application for that motor.



The V-rod seems like an overweight, underpowered, monstrosity for use as a race motor, except drag racing - or hill climb?
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Old 07-24-2006, 09:30 AM   #24
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Dear JB.



First off - so sorry about Yamaha in MotoGP - there was a very dissappointed Rossi fan in front of me yesterday.



The Laguna track may be well suited for Buell, where you never quite get up to speed. So, it may well be that suspension and tires as you say, are the deciding factors over placement at the finish line. Year-on-year development is needed as well as a good base stock motor.
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Old 07-24-2006, 09:47 AM   #25
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According to the results on the ama website, its 0 laps, which suggests DNS or something similar.

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Old 07-24-2006, 10:00 AM   #26
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Default Rotax lighter??

The Rotax 990 os a liquid cooled beastie, isn't it?
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Old 07-24-2006, 10:03 AM   #27
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shirley shomebody at H-D's ears perk up when a Hog product finishes an AMA national in top 10 and says Hmmmmm...



McWilliams is good but Eboz and those guys aren't exactly Slouches either. 8th is respectable, those first 3 or 4 Yamahas and Hondas god only knows what kind of tricky unobtainable stuff they have in them, and frontline Dunlops are probably good for 1 second too. I bet those R6s go to 17,5 and then some...
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Old 07-24-2006, 10:10 AM   #28
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I think 8th is great for the Buell.. For this potential XB12R owner this a plus for the Buell... Air cooled, self adjusting valves, fuel injected, just change the plugs and oil right? I am in serouis lust right now.. I get my stock bonus next month..
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Old 07-24-2006, 10:11 AM   #29
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Well, of course they say, "Hmmm."



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Old 07-24-2006, 10:23 AM   #30
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I think with the attempts to race the Triumph TT600, the Triumph Triple and Buells attempts to race in Formula Extreme you can really appreciate what efforts are going into the 600s to keep them on pace. I'd have to concede that a Jap 600 is probably the most well developed motorcycle in history - today it may be the R6.
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