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Old 12-06-2004, 05:29 PM   #31
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Default Re: American-made MotoGP Contender?

I think a good flogging will suffice.
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Old 12-06-2004, 05:31 PM   #32
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Default Re: KR is using KTM engine now.

I like "Nostradufus."
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Old 12-06-2004, 06:22 PM   #33
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I had to read the article two times (through a beery haze) to understand the complex nature of the engine/chassis setups but it just might be crazy enough to work!
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Old 12-06-2004, 09:50 PM   #34
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I thought they were done away with because the fans sucked up all the track debris and threw it up into the faces of the following cars.
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Old 12-07-2004, 01:47 AM   #35
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He should have listed his favorite music that he never heard also. I'm sure we would care about as much.
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Old 12-07-2004, 02:07 AM   #36
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Default Sizzler vs. Afterburner

Maybe MO can do a compro article vs. the Petronas.
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Old 12-07-2004, 02:33 AM   #37
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CanAm discussions begin and end with 1500+ horsepower 917/30.



The Chaparral (I think that's the right spelling) was cool - I think it had an active rear-wing too - but brute force was the order of the day, and the 917/30 was the most brutish of them all.



As an aside, I like the virtually unlimited concept of CanAm; too bad such racing doesn't exist anymore (very restrictive formulas for just about everything, really).



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Old 12-07-2004, 02:35 AM   #38
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The average cost of operating a moto GP team is around 6 million, of which, the biggest variable is rider pay.
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Old 12-07-2004, 02:36 AM   #39
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I'd like to second your comment about the two-shock-rear. That's an area of motorcycle engineering that seems to have received scant attention; at say 45 degrees of lean, if the suspension can only move in one plane and has say 5" of base travel in that plane, the equivalent vertical travel is only about 3.5", with the attendant greater force required to actuate the suspension, and the suspension moving in a weird direction compared to surface imperfections.



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Old 12-07-2004, 02:43 AM   #40
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Yeah, but ya gotta admit, when it comes to being innovative, a 1000+hp handy-vac, with an adjustable wing for breaking, is pretty cool (I'm pretty sure they also had automatic transmissions). I miss the CanAM series, too.
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