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Old 06-03-2009, 06:34 AM   #11
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These bikes aren't designed for standing start launches so why do it?

I had to put this one alone, just so I can say,.....


WHAT? YOUR KIDDING RIGHT? If they are not designed for this, then how come Iv been doing it for so long on so many different makes and models? I mean sure it does shorten the life of the bike but so does racing its self? Do not ignore the R&D implications here. Thats what racing is for to develope stronger parts. Not designed what planet are you people from? This is probly one of the most entertaining features that are built into a motorcycle. The ability to leave the line before ANY car, even on a small bike. Man do you guys have any fun on your bikes or what???
Gotta agree with you 100% on this one, Moke. The greatest fun on motorcycles is shutting the door on some drone in his cage. It's also a skill that a racer can use to his advantage. Is DMG trying to copy NASCAR?

And if they are going to use pace bikes then who cares what they use? An old chopped Honda 450 would do as well as an MV Agusta when it comes down to it. Who ever bought a car or bike because it was used as a pace vehicle? May as well use my GL1100.
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Old 06-03-2009, 06:35 AM   #12
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Agreed Buz. Fact is the gearing in 1st is so tall that you're ringing the living hell out of the motor and trashing your clutch. These ain't 120hp bikes anymore. At near 200 hp in AMA and near 210-215 in WSBK they just can't keep trashing the bike just for the launch.
(?) Huh I dont think I saw anyone this weekend at Utah that didnt finish the race because of clutch problems Ace?
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Old 06-03-2009, 06:39 AM   #13
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Gotta agree with you 100% on this one, Moke. The greatest fun on motorcycles is shutting the door on some drone in his cage. It's also a skill that a racer can use to his advantage. Is DMG trying to copy NASCAR?

And if they are going to use pace bikes then who cares what they use? An old chopped Honda 450 would do as well as an MV Agusta when it comes down to it. Who ever bought a car or bike because it was used as a pace vehicle? May as well use my GL1100.

Agreed! Thank you seruzawa, though I was in a worm hole there for a second. Trapped in a parallel universe?
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Old 06-03-2009, 06:56 AM   #14
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Is there any truth to the rumor that the pace speed had to be lowered so the Buell pace bike could keep up? Anyone?
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Old 06-03-2009, 07:06 AM   #15
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Old 06-03-2009, 07:10 AM   #16
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Most auto racing series use rolling starts.
Only in the US, where NASCAR rules.

See F1, F2, or any other country.
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Old 06-03-2009, 07:12 AM   #17
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Sh1t. How about rolling starts for MX, Flattrack, and Trials.

What a crock. Rolling starts suck.
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Mx rolling starts, could you imagine that?
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I could deal with it if it was only reserved for places like Daytona. Or places that incorporate an oval as part of the track. On a roadcoarse, its just stupid!
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