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Old 02-01-2009, 12:33 PM   #21
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not if u crash the thing. can u afford to replace a Bimota ? use ur noggin Tom. " if i cant afford to buy it, then i dont need to ride it " has been my motto for the past 10 years i learned my lesson back in 1997 when i rode Mototek's factory Aprilia 250GP bike and it seized on me going into turn 1 @ TWS (Texas World Speedway) i had a severe concussion with black-out spells that lasted a week & their bike was completely thrashed. they had to split the cases to get all the mud and gravel out. think of all the variables before u jump on an opportunity like that Tom. i cant even begin to think of how many times i almost crashed on other peoples stuff because of their neglegence or because another rider on the track crashed right in front of me, almost taking me out. can u afford to buy a Bimota because of someone else's stupidy or lack of skill ?
sounds expensive, did they come after you for some $$$$$ ??

PS next time pull the clutch in bro
and you gotta know I'm messing with that comment ha ha
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Old 02-03-2009, 06:23 PM   #22
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HERE'S THE first pics of the BDR Honda MotoGP2 prototype bike, just been launched by the team in Madrid.

Details are sketchy about the final bike at the moment, but we understand it's a tweaked 600cc proddie motor with a tiny, prototype frame around it.

Which raises the question; apart from a bit of frame work, how is this different to the World Supersport machines?

Because unless it is different, there's going to be one of a legal fight between the two championships...

Motor: Four cylinder in line 4-stroke, 16 valve DOHC liquid cooled
Origin: Honda
Piston displacement: 599cc
Diameter by race: 67 xs 42.5 mm
Maximum power: 140 CB
Carburetion: electronic injection PGM-FI. Diameter of the butterfly: 40 mm.
Fuel tank: 22 litres
Clutch: mechanical
Transmission: six speeds
Frame: double aluminum beam
Dimensions: 1,990 X.500 x 1,000 mm
Angle of launching: 2255' (variable)
Advance: 95 mm (variable)
Height of the seat: 700 mm
Front bracket: Inverted Showa of 43 mm of diameter
Back suspension: Showa shock absorber of 55 mm of route
Rims: of forged magnesium
Advantage: 17 xs 3,75
Back: 17 xs 6
Front tire: Dunlop 125/80-17
Back tire: Dunlop 190/55-17
Front brake: Disc of 300 mm, tweezers of four pistons and radial anchorage Galfer
Back brake: Disc of 220 mm, clamp of two Galfer pistons
Weight in sequence of march: 137 kilos

137kg WOW
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Old 02-04-2009, 07:20 AM   #23
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sounds expensive, did they come after you for some $$$$$ ??

PS next time pull the clutch in bro
and you gotta know I'm messing with that comment ha ha
no. i had no $$$ to give. plus, the owner jetted the thing... so i didnt feel it was right for me to have to pay for the entire ordeal. needless to say the whole thing put a strain on our friendship

YES, i have raced GP bikes bro. i know about the clutch. but when ur screaming 140+ mph down that banking at TWS (Texas World Speedway). well lets just say my reaction time wasnt quite fast enough thanks for the tip, but im FULLY aware of that... this aint my first trip around the block

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Old 02-04-2009, 10:35 AM   #24
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no. i had no $$$ to give. plus, the owner jetted the thing... so i didnt feel it was right for me to have to pay for the entire ordeal. needless to say the whole thing put a strain on our friendship

YES, i have raced GP bikes bro. i know about the clutch. but when ur screaming 140+ mph down that banking at TWS (Texas World Speedway). well lets just say my reaction time wasnt quite fast enough thanks for the tip, but im FULLY aware of that... this aint my first rodeo
come on man say it Texas stylee
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PS next time pull the clutch in bro

what was it you said the other day, oh yea, I knew you'd like that

pre-mix two strokes = where shutting the throttle is scarier than opening it

I can't imagine you on one of those and less on a 125, were you lighter back then??



same sort of thing happened to my bud back home,
was invited to test the British factory Kawasaki 600 bike.
they wanted to see him ride on well used tyres
highsided just after lunch going up the hill you see in the photo's,
did about 20k in damage we were later told, frame, sub-frame, wheels, forks, 2D Datalogging system and dash, exhaust system etc
they wouldn't let me take pics sadly
He was OK but hurt his back and nuts.
we stopped in a Burger King on the way home (approx 5 hours) and his back locked up, got stuck in his chair behind the table, had to carry him out to the car and over to hospital AE.
He didn't get the ride
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Old 02-04-2009, 10:58 AM   #25
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come on man say it Texas stylee
did you read the text in lemon under
what was it you said the other day, oh yea, I knew you'd like that

pre-mix two strokes = where shutting the throttle is scarier than opening it

I can't imagine you on one of those and less on a 125, were you lighter back then??



same sort of thing happened to my bud back home,
was invited to test the British factory Kawasaki 600 bike.
they wanted to see him ride on well used tyres
highsided just after lunch going up the hill you see in the photo's,
did about 20k in damage we were later told, frame, sub-frame, wheels, forks, 2D Datalogging system and dash, exhaust system etc
they wouldn't let me take pics sadly
He was OK but hurt his back and nuts.
we stopped in a Burger King on the way home (approx 5 hours) and his back locked up, got stuck in his chair behind the table, had to carry him out to the car and over to hospital AE.
He didn't get the ride


yes, when i rode GP machines i weighed 140. thats 25-30 lbs heavier than my competitors. so u can imagine how hard i had to ride the little things. i got real good at learning how to recover the front end after it tucks on ya its a long story how i went from I4's to 2-strokes and back to I4's... we will have to have lunch sumtime and swap stories. im always interested in stories from across the pond.
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Old 02-04-2009, 03:13 PM   #28
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yes, when i rode GP machines i weighed 140. thats 25-30 lbs heavier than my competitors. so u can imagine how hard i had to ride the little things. i got real good at learning how to recover the front end after it tucks on ya its a long story how i went from I4's to 2-strokes and back to I4's... we will have to have lunch sumtime and swap stories. im always interested in stories from across the pond.
I hear you

yup, lunch sounds good
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