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Old 07-07-2009, 02:39 PM   #1
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Old 07-07-2009, 02:44 PM   #2
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What's with this "spec engine" thingie? I can see it for the super-expensive I-4 classes, but 450 singles? You'd think you'd want to encourage development. Heck even I could probably afford to field a 450.

In any case anything that can get new riders going is fine by me.
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Old 07-07-2009, 03:48 PM   #3
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But can you afford the repair bill when after 25-30 hours of hard running, the whole motor is shot? Cases, crankshaft, head, everything, and it costs you right under four grand to fix it?

Folks wanted a works four striker, and they got it. Just didn't get the machine shop, materials or trained mechanics to go along in the deal.

Hahhahh, and to think I use to get years out of a piston, and never even looked at the crankshaft after all those years on the CR500. Technology takes a giant leap backwards (at least for the home mechanic).
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Go to RoadracingWorld.com // Roadracing World Magazine // Motorcycle Roadracing Daily News and see all the reasonbly explained reasons to NOT start this class. Makes sense to me. The new Kawasaki Ninja Twin series sounds like a winner. New suspension bits, exhaust and plastic and you're ready to race. Cheap!
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Old 07-07-2009, 04:41 PM   #5
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"Heck even I could probably afford to field a 450."

I think you are stretchin' on that one.
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Old 07-07-2009, 05:37 PM   #6
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"Heck even I could probably afford to field a 450."

I think you are stretchin' on that one.
I didn't say that I would have the money left over to do anything else. But I'm thinking at the club level 450s would be cool.
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Old 07-07-2009, 05:47 PM   #7
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They're just desperate to create some PR buzz since the takeover. Cole Slaw wrestling would probably get more attention.

Speaking of racing, what's up with Mr. Duke? He mentioned joining a racing team and promptly vanished.
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Old 07-07-2009, 07:21 PM   #8
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He's out RACING, you silly boy!

Ooof! Now the pain has moved to my FOOT!
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I Need To Grab One Of The 2stroke 250cc Before They Are All Gone.
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Old 07-09-2009, 10:50 AM   #10
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I Need To Grab One Of The 2stroke 250cc Before They Are All Gone.
You stupid, don't need no pansy-ass 250. You need screamin meanie, badass 350 from Klazy Ken! Dis de GIANT KILLER, Yamaha R 350 B. Klazy Ken put you on one for many less den you tink.
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