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Old 11-29-2001, 07:58 AM   #1
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First Post.. woooo.
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Old 11-29-2001, 08:00 AM   #2
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Engine Braking, I wonder if they could use a vacuum reduction circuit for when the throttle is closed suddenly?
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Old 11-29-2001, 08:13 AM   #3
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um, how come nothing was made of the fact that David ran a 142.6 against Goliath's 143.1???? I mean jeez, not only is it David's first time on that class of bike, but that bike is giving away 490cc's for pete's sake. Goliath is going DOWN in 2002
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Old 11-29-2001, 08:19 AM   #4
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We aren't a little hateful of 4-strokes here are we? ;-}
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Old 11-29-2001, 08:21 AM   #5
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HOw about day 3!!! Daijiro Katoh ran a 142.4 to Rossi's 142.8 on the same bike!!! They were both on the NSR. I know Rossi is better in a race than in a test, but still, Katoh looks impressive. Seems like Engine braking is really a problem for the 2 stroke vets.
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Old 11-29-2001, 08:22 AM   #6
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Duh, ain't both bikes made by Goliath? Or are you referring to the Dark Side's big bike 4st against the Dark Side's little bike 2st?
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Old 11-29-2001, 08:26 AM   #7
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That's a REALLY good point. Maybe because it is so boring to have a rookie up from 250's kick butt on old tech over the established guys on the new exciting equipment

I wouldn't put too much emphasis on the displacement difference cuz the motors etc are all so different, however, that lap time from a rookie on a new bike (for him) that is not fully set up... wow.
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Old 11-29-2001, 08:54 AM   #8
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"The bike is also difficult in mid-corner it slides a little when you accelerate hard." --Rossi



My bike does the same thing and it only has ~90hp.



I never hear Gary McCoy complain about this.



I think the problem would go away if he didn't lean the bike over so far.



Well, despite my feeble attempts at humor, next season should be awesome.

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Old 11-29-2001, 09:14 AM   #9
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It is tempting to draw conclusions from these lap times, but they don't mean SHISHT, for several reasons:


1. Everyone is testing the new RCV bike and wanting to learn it and get a feel for how to make set-up changes, not compete for qualifying position.


2. Guys like Rossi get into a very different psyche for a race -- that guy gets into a whole different world of focus and mentality, frankly an incredibly mental plane of being, which is very different from him a testing a new bike for set-up.


3. They aren't even sure about the new track surface and tyres.


4. Different bikes, different riders. Up-and-coming riders feeling more of a chance to get noticed by pushing it harder.


That being said, the RCV looks like it will be an Awesome Bike. I can't wait for it to hit the streets. What someone said about some kind of vacuum delay system that eases off the intensity of de-throttling sounded like a very good idea, as it would take the bite out of the engine braking. Similar behaviour could be programmed into fuel injection.

Too bad we can't get a 2-stroke for the streets, like the NSR.
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Old 11-29-2001, 09:14 AM   #10
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Default Re: did anyone else find this funny?

bwaaaaahahaha.

Actually I was wondering the same thing as all my bikes slide in corners... course some are on knobbies
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