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Old 01-26-2006, 06:43 AM   #41
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Default Re: Don't get me wrong Blake

Don't get too wound up over goofball's comments. You're talking about someone who's owned and ridden one motorcycle in his entire life.



In fact, it gets ridden so little now the battery is dead.
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Old 01-26-2006, 06:59 AM   #42
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That's supposed to be the engine the v-rod was based on
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Old 01-26-2006, 07:03 AM   #43
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He's still saving his allowance for a battery



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Old 01-26-2006, 07:05 AM   #44
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of course not, but all the M/C press say they blow so it must be true.......
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Old 01-26-2006, 07:12 AM   #45
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Ga' dam right, I rode an XB 1200 Lightening a few months ago and couldn't get the grin off my face for an hour afterwards. For a backroad blaster, even under my Hagrid like ass it was a kick in the butt. My buds thinking about getting an XB9 for a 4th bike so we went and test rode them both, great bikes. More than K-Pee could handle if he was riding any more.
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Old 01-26-2006, 07:12 AM   #46
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I think it is important to remember this is ama formula extreme, a bull***** class anyway. so who cares? Let the Buells race. I see no real difference from the Japanese factories taking turns dominating since only one factory at a time races in the class.



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Old 01-26-2006, 07:14 AM   #47
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wow Jeremy McWilliams? that guy is good. O this could be fun...



well if it came down to it,

Y can't Buell just sell guys a XB9R with the "Race Kit" in a few large boxes then? Hello...



That 1340 rule has been on the books forever i think. Kudos to Buell for taking advantage of it. He's taken so much crap over the years for his "antiquated" engine, much of it deserved, maybe it's Buell's turn to prove otherwise.



How much Duhamel's FX Honda cost last year ya think?



Hope the thing can go 200 miles...
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Old 01-26-2006, 07:17 AM   #48
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I don't think a 'Busa would do very good on a tight track. I've never ridden one but I've always though they were straight line bikes, where as the XB is a point and shoot corner-eater. I think on a tighter track the buell would eat it's lunch.
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Old 01-26-2006, 07:28 AM   #49
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All this talk about "fairness" in racing is such a joke.



Remember Indy ten years ago? Stock block (Buick V6) pushrod engines were allowed more boost than DOHC racing motors.



Roger Penske had Ilmor build him a high tech pushrod motor. The added boost allowed him to run away with the Indy 500.



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Old 01-26-2006, 07:42 AM   #50
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1. Racing is not about the max performance per displacement. If that was so the only rule would be the displacement of the engine. No weight, tire, turbo, nox or even number of wheels restrictions. Why not forbid liquid cooling?

Engine layout, induction, exhaust, cooling, and displacement are all part of the technology of designing an engine.

Another set of rules that could work is the only limit is weight. A bike can weigh no more than say 500lbs and no less than 350lbs dry.

Your rules are every bit as arbitrary as anybody else's and favors your preferred manufactures.

Racing is about entertainment. A close race between bikes people can identify with makes for good entertainment.

Ever wonder why NASCAR is so popular?

Get over it. BTW on a tight course a Busas or ZX-14 would loose big time to a Buell. A Ninja 10 or GSXR would be a different story.
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