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If Rossi can mess up and hit the back of Melandri, i don't feel so bad about separating my collarbone touching a lapper. amateur mistake though, you'd have to say. also, not getting out of the impact zone is suspect. when he fell off at Qatar last year he tried to get up before he had stopped...again, amateur stuff. i think the man just doesn't fall off enough to know better.
johnny needs to give him some pointers.

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Well first you get yourself some paper towels or something absorbent, then you find yourself a pleasant smelling lubricant of some sort...then you collect yourself some fine porn.... the rest is up to you...I would have thought you guys would know this stuff by now.
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if you wanna go mid-week i'm down whenever. i've actually got plans for the next two weekends. it's particularly brutal considering how bored i am all day.
10/1 is the last chance this year for all you vintage sissies to come watch real men ride real bikes. aaron, you went earlier in the summer and last weekend everyone was commenting on your riding. coincidence? probably.

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did you guys see the 250 race from motegi??? last lap antics. great race.

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i saw the 250 race, and it was indeed great. which one of those two guys do you think was at fault joe? the guy in front was pulling right back onto the racig line, but the man behind is supposed to yield. seemed an easy crash for both of them.

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it was a tough one. and at that level there obviously is a different meaning to the word yield. i dont see many of those guys yeilding. especially for a spot on the box. it seemed lorenzo, first into the corner, was in too hot and ran it wide. but d'angelis was bombing in way too fast too. making a bonzi move to try and get 2nd or 3rd. (who hasnt done the same thing or thought about it?) maybe it was just brain fade. maybe he just fucked up. personally, i dont think d'angelis was gonna make the corner even if he hadnt tboned lorenzo. i mean he hit him almost straight on. so he was on his way into the weeds regardless. and in the prior corner, he was bumping with pedrosa i think. i cant imagine pedrosa had slowed up that much. i mean d'angelis passed him like he was standing still. so thats why i think he got in too fast. i dont see it was by any means lorenzos fault. and if it hadnt looked like d'angelis was getting in way too hot, id say it was just racing, but the combination of the 2 mistakes i think made the crash happen. if it had been just racing, i think you would have seen the usual paint trading and thats about it. but they hit pretty good. if there is fault to be laid, it should be on d'angelis. but not for not yeilding, i think thatd be dumb. i think those guys should go out and try and win every race. if it was something where he was doing it every weekend, then it would be an issue. but seems like a one time gig. and both of them just running hard. so as weird as it was, i think it was just real hard racing and things just got wild. lorenzo in too hot, d'angelis the same, and they just wacked each other. worked out prety good for pedrosa again though eh??


whaddya think??

interesting fact about a moviestar honda winnning there eh?? last person was kato.

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if you wanna go mid-week i'm down whenever. i've actually got plans for the next two weekends. it's particularly brutal considering how bored i am all day.
10/1 is the last chance this year for all you vintage sissies to come watch real men ride real bikes. aaron, you went earlier in the summer and last weekend everyone was commenting on your riding. coincidence? probably.

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Speaking of dirt riding..... they are bringing my new tractor on Fri or Mon.
1993 New Holland 1715 with bucket and backhoe.

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I'm gonna bring over my John Deere and we'll go riding. Build a track so I can come visit since you don't visit me.

I'm going to build a 75cc motard bike for next season. Wanna help?

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Aaron,
Whatcha gonna base it on? I have an XR75 frame and engine.

Was kinda saving the XR engine for the next SV50cc bike....could be a killer for that class.
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you should do a 125 motard. those TTR 125s are turning up used these days, and they're so much better than XR 80s or 100s. that's what i think anyway.

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I could build a screaming banshee 175 twin motard bike. Gear it way down, stock cam, tire smoking accleration out of the corners.....or not.
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johnny and aaron,

i think i'll bring my 1980 wheel horse w/30" deck and tow behind grasscatcher. it's a sweet ride!

tractors rule!

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I was gonna base it on xr75 in a late chassis for the modern 50 group. With an 2mm over bore you end up over 80. I know the bore and strokes are different on them but I'm going to build it out of an xr80 anyway.


I'd build it out of a TTR125 but what am I going to race with the RS's?


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That would be very cool. Motard in the 50's.

But..you'd have to race it in SuperVintage 50's. Modern 50 class doesn't allow a displacement handicap for 4 strokes.

SuperVintage does allow disk brake, but no mono shock.

I'm pretty sure Hiroshi is running a 75cc kit in his Dream50R in modern though. From what I've seen it's kinda anything goes in Modern class.

I think Mary would do well in SuperVintage with the extra HP or two, and the five speed of an XR engine.
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The rules off the forum for 2004 say that 75cc +2mm in modern. I didn't know about hte mono shock though.

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1.1 50cc Roadracing Rules
For genuine road racing 50cc machines and race prepared street based replicas. There will be three classifications of machines that will compete together but be scored separately.

The following rules apply to ALL 50cc machines regardless of OEM:
1. Ignition and Exhaust are your choice
2. Period fairings are permitted - NO dustbin type
3. The 50cc classes run as a group but will be scored separately. Modern 50cc and Cosmo Cup machines will always start from the back of the grid, or if numbers allow, from a 2nd wave.
50cc races are started in one of two manners (bump start or Le Mans), selected at race director’s discretion.


1.1.1 Modern 50cc
This class encourages the participation of road-based machines constructed in the years from 1984 to the present. It is not intended to be a vintage class, though high standards of presentation will be expected of the entrants. No trophies or championship points will be awarded to the entrants, it is for demonstration purposes only. OEM 16 inches wheels are allowed

1. Displacement: Two stroke 50cc + 2mm overbore allowed
Four stroke 75cc + 2mm overbore allowed
2. Rim size: 16, 17, 18, or 19 inch
 
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