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MotoGP
« on: July 26, 2014, 10:43:08 AM »
I figured I would start a separate thread as we tend to talk about this in the F1 thread a lot.

It's been an exciting year. 
2 Honda's in the lead with Marquez riding amazing.

What I really like is that Rossi is on a bike that is not as competitive, but he is riding superbly and is in 3rd place.  If he was on one of those 2 Honda's he might be leading this year.

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Re: MotoGP
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2014, 12:29:46 PM »
Elff's wistful speculation of what could be.... :)

I barely have time to catch F1, I don't think MotoGP will win out over rebuilding my retaining wall....

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Re: MotoGP
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2014, 12:45:14 PM »
Hell yea.  the "Old Man" of MotoGP is amazing.

Im waiting for my new Yamaha to be delivered to the dealership.
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Re: MotoGP
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2014, 10:35:56 AM »
  Now this is a thread worth reading !!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Sad I won't see Hayden race at Indy, But can't wait to see Mark kick ass!

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Re: MotoGP
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2014, 04:36:49 PM »
elff: i just hope you won't get a new R1, oh boy, I will be hating you even more!!!

I closely watched all the races this year and I attended one in Holland which was a mix, all riders changed the bikes during forming lap and then all got to pits to change back to slick tires bike. With Rossi starting from last position because of wrong management in tire pick before race and finishing in a super 5th position. That race a Ducati was leading a lot of laps. I felt bad for Marc, because 90 000 fans were amazing, every time when Rossi was passing it was like a full wave of spectators cheering and standing up and almost nothing till the end for Marc. It must be not so nice, being so great rider, breaking almost all possible records and the fans still loving the old guy. He must learn that skill too.

I was thinking this year to plan a trip to Sevilla to the last race of the season but because last race for sure won't be the deciding championship winner race I dropped the idea.

I'm pleased to see so many spectators in Europe especially at every race 90k in Holland, 100k in Germany, etc. I still enjoy every race and I think is much more entertaining than F1, but probably is just me.
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Re: MotoGP
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2014, 05:26:56 PM »
No R1, I think what I am getting is way cooler.
Liquid Graphite FZ-07.

I just could not find another Buell XB9SX that had a combination of the mileage and price I wanted and then Yamaha came out with this bike.  Similar short wheelbase, steep angle on the front fork and underslung exhaust.  I just had to get one. 

I completely agree with you on everything you stated about Rossi.  It is pretty crazy that he has completely changed how he leans off the bike.  I am not sure why he did that, but he has been just as successful. 

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Re: MotoGP
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2014, 06:23:14 PM »
Looks nice ;) I was looking to Kawa Z1000 similar to this :)
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Re: MotoGP
« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2014, 08:36:51 PM »
I looked at one of those.  They are a big bike,  500lbs which is a little bit too much for me.  Little people need littler bikes.
Actually the MotoGP bikes would rule


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Re: MotoGP
« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2014, 01:27:11 PM »
For me all sports bikes are too small :(
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Re: MotoGP
« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2014, 06:24:43 PM »
  Get an FZ-09 much better than the  FZ-07

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Re: MotoGP
« Reply #10 on: July 28, 2014, 06:56:57 PM »
I completely disagree as do most experts who have driven both.

The 09 has more HP and the triple is freaking amazing

The 07 wins every other category
Price
Lighter Weight
Better Handling
No drive by wire
WAAAAY BETTER Display
Seat Design [Dual on the FZ-07]

The FZ-09 needs about $1000 immediately to cure the Suspension and Engine mapping

With my height and weight, I will not need to change the FZ-07 suspension at all and the throttle, engine and Trans are spot on.


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Re: MotoGP
« Reply #11 on: July 30, 2014, 06:38:14 PM »
  That's cool, but the FZ07 has even lower grade suspension.

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Re: MotoGP
« Reply #12 on: July 30, 2014, 09:02:49 PM »
Except it works better than the 09 suspension.
The reviews that you read for both bikes are dead on and the 07 rates better on handling.

Its kind of like kappas
Individual specs didn't have anyone thinking the solstice could dominate the SCCA T2 class
Yet it owned everyone else

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Re: MotoGP
« Reply #13 on: August 04, 2014, 10:19:19 PM »
My first obligatory pic



This thing is amazing. Engine pulls like crazy through the entire rpm band and it slices through turns like a hot knife in butter

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Re: MotoGP
« Reply #14 on: August 05, 2014, 01:38:43 AM »
Weird tires for a dirt bike.
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Re: MotoGP
« Reply #15 on: August 05, 2014, 10:30:29 AM »
You got it already???  Damn you....

What happens with the Ninja?
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Re: MotoGP
« Reply #16 on: August 05, 2014, 10:44:10 AM »
It's parked about 2' to the right of the FZ-07
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My goal for 2015 is to get physically fit and convert it to a race bike.  It's cheaper than racing a car, and much cheaper than constantly fixing my jeep and I can do all the mechanical work myself.

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Re: MotoGP
« Reply #17 on: August 05, 2014, 12:53:03 PM »
Add one more on my hating.

I keep looking to R1 and GSXR for something similar, especially that I might stay another year here and it is a petty not to go to track days. So I know what you are saying, except the fact I can't ride anything lower than 1000 (maybe Gix 750) because they are too small for me. :(

Not sure if I already posted these but here is what I bought in the last months:
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I had to go to dentist in order to have these approved  :D
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Re: MotoGP
« Reply #18 on: August 05, 2014, 01:08:28 PM »
Did the wife make you go to the dentist Kelu?
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Re: MotoGP
« Reply #19 on: August 05, 2014, 01:45:40 PM »
Ofc, who else can approve me buying bike equipment? :P
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Re: MotoGP
« Reply #20 on: August 05, 2014, 02:57:13 PM »
I can approve
BTW
I will be picking up a Skully helmet as soon as they are available.
Do a search for them. Its expensive but bad@$$
Preorders begin 8-11-2014

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Re: MotoGP
« Reply #21 on: August 05, 2014, 03:32:18 PM »
Do you even have a bike Kelu or do you just put on the equipment and then ride the bus to where ever you are going? :poke:
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Re: MotoGP
« Reply #22 on: August 05, 2014, 03:39:19 PM »
^^^^  :lol: :lol: :lol:

Ouch!!!!  But hey...he looks good riding that bus!

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Re: MotoGP
« Reply #23 on: August 05, 2014, 03:52:23 PM »
Hahahahahahahaha

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Re: MotoGP
« Reply #24 on: August 05, 2014, 03:52:37 PM »
elff: I couldn't find an estimated price of the Skully, can you help, I read might be over 1k, but how much over?
I presume you are aware of stand alone HUDs for helmets also about this:
http://www.huntercreate.com/videos.htm

I don't see too much of a point for viewing rears when on a bike, only in group riding I felt I need more rear view and I preferred to stay in the back of the group.

SA: no bus rides smart***, I live so close to the office that I walk, is about 6 mins away  :cool:
Actually I have a bike, I burrowed to a friend years ago, I might need to burrow it back  :lol:
I only tested these and they went back to the storage  :gaah:
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