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Old 06-06-2006, 04:59 AM   #1
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Flash to the future. The year is 2067, Buell has finally achieved a 9th place finish in Formula X-treme due to rule change that allows jet engines in American built chassis.

I'd love to see Buell (or any American Manufacturer) do well, but they need to race a somewhat comparable motor. A 200cc advantage would be one thing....
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Old 06-06-2006, 05:00 AM   #2
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It's only going to get better.....
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Old 06-06-2006, 05:04 AM   #3
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Does "we just missed our setup" include locking EBoz in his trailer prior to the race and jumping on his R6 and hoping no one will notice?
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Old 06-06-2006, 05:06 AM   #4
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*sarcasm*



You mean like Buells have competed like two or three times and they like haven't won yet? May as well give up now.



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Old 06-06-2006, 05:19 AM   #5
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It's like being on a Red Sox forum sometimes...
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Old 06-06-2006, 05:34 AM   #6
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Good race bikes generally make poor streetbikes, and vice-versa. Race results have no bearing on my purchase decision.



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Old 06-06-2006, 06:16 AM   #9
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wow thanks for posting that Longsnide, i was afraid to investigate what happened to them for fear it was mechanical again. 7th place from back of pack—at a track known for its loooooong straights—is better than anybody expected i bet. this could get good.



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Old 06-06-2006, 06:21 AM   #10
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<blockquote>A 200cc advantage would be one thing . . .</blockquote>



. . . would be one thing if they were using a water-cooled DOHC motor, but since they're using an air-cooled pushrod motor that's inherently less efficient they get to have a larger advantage.



Less efficient engine layouts get displacement advantages in all sorts of motorsports racing, why does everyone act like it's cheating when Harley/Buell does the same thing? Why doesn't anyone cry foul when four-strokes are allowed you use twice the displacement as two-strokes when it is obvious the four-stroke is an overdog at twice the displacement?
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