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Ravenworks

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Thanks. It was a tough race. The heat was brutal. I started in Row 87. I got all kinds of excuses...lol
Getting your gearing right for each race is a bitch to.
Didn't seem like you had any chance to keep it up on the pipe.

I had an Ossa Pioneer new and that thing was one hell of an woods bike,it had almost a 20 Lb flywheel.
 

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Getting your gearing right for each race is a bitch to.
Didn't seem like you had any chance to keep it up on the pipe.

I had an Ossa Pioneer new and that thing was one hell of an woods bike,it had almost a 20 Lb flywheel.
This 200 XCW likes not revving. It's good in the mid range.
 

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Started on two wheel 10 years old, so yes a fan of anything 2 wheels, fast, insane, any mode exhilarating to this old dude (riding for over 50 years). Personally have slowed down but still and enthusiast of anything 2 or 4 wheel wild.

I have owned, ridden Hodaka, Maico, CZ, BSA, Triumph, Harley Davidson, Victory, Suzuki, Bridgestone, Yamaha, Kawasaki, Jawa, Indian, BMW, KTM, Honda...dirt/street/adventure/cruiser/superbike.

One of my last personal builds for mountain cruising

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ah. the red wheels didn't look like BST's (usually they are solid construction and it looked like the front spoke was more of an I beam construction, hard to tell from the angles. I know a lot of high end bikes come with BST's (I use to use a lot of BST motorcycle wheels for displays) and they are simply stunning works of art. and stupid light. The first boxes I got from BST I though someone had stolen the wheel out of the box, but lo and behold the damn thing was in there, just way lighter than I expected!!

The Superlight SS looks cool. I know it's a parallel twin, but one of the best looking bikes IMHO was the Ducati SuperMono. There's quite a few of them in the offices at AMS ducati in Dallas. Jeff Nash use to race them and has quite a few of them sitting around in various trim levels.
 

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Yea, they are stupid fucking lightweight and probably the one reliable modification to make any bike a lot faster at any single point on the track. The price kills of course, lol, but racing ain't cheap.

The Norton V4's also have the Rotex supercharger system, probably topping out at around 225-230HP tuned. I don't know if there's a supersport style superbike that compares, at that point you're talking ZX-14 or H2 territory and those are both better as drag bikes in comparison. Ducatis are sweet but I prefer the 848 and earlier models which were 100% track-oriented and unforgiving, like the Supermono, whereas nowadays they are viable for simple transportation as well. The Panigale is supposed to be the apex of that avenue they've taken since, but in doing so I think they've lost a bit of their unique brutishness. Personally, I'm a triple fan but love all bikes.
 

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Maybe it's time to start a new SX thread, but the first round was a bit anticlimactic. I was hoping for a better show from Tomac. hoping that either Tomac or Roczen win the title this year. Roczen just because he's overcome a lot of obstacles to get back to where he is now, Tomac.. well just because I like him and think he has the speed to do it.

But he needs his bad nights to be like 4th or 5th, not 7th or 8th.

Still hoping that Plessinger rebounds with some good rides this year, fun to watch bambam run up front.
 
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Anyone else heart broken over this virus cancelling most of the supercross season?

Its been a while since we have had THIS CLOSE of a points run between so many good riders past the half way point. Typically its a good season until mid way and then one person typically has a noticeable lead. Its been some great racing and it kills me this season is cut short.

Also wish we could see Reeds last full season. Hes definitely not at the top of his game anymore but I grew up during the Reed/Ricky days and loved watching them ride. Was a cool send off year until now.
 
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Yes it sucks, but at least Tomac is in the points lead lol. Might be one way for him to finally clinch it. I've been pulling for him for years. And Daytona was an awesome race so I can watch that again. Just hoping they get back to racing soon.
 

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Yes it sucks, but at least Tomac is in the points lead lol. Might be one way for him to finally clinch it. I've been pulling for him for years. And Daytona was an awesome race so I can watch that again. Just hoping they get back to racing soon.
And this....is where we differ LOL. Ive been a roczen fan ever since he was a ktm 350 fill in rider.

Something about tomac bugs me but there's no doubt he rides really well.
 

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I agree on Roczen. He is a stud to come back from those injuries. Die hard Kawa fan here so that does impact my Tomac preference. Even Webb after that big crash a few weeks ago came back to battle in the following two rounds. Speaking of Kawasaki, Marchbanks put on an unexpected clinic. Have to love an underdog.
 

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I'm torn between the two. I'd like to see Tomac win this year because he's the fastest rider most of the time but has lacked consistency the past few years. I think he's done a much better job of doing that this year, and given his race wins over the years he's due for a championship IMHO.

I like roczen and think he will get it next year. He's had a tough couple of years and when he's on, he's hard to beat. It's great to see two competitors face off, and each night not know who was going to win. I also appreciate the fact that they both race clean and seem to have a lot of respect for each other (after daytona, it was nice to see them stop and talk for a minute, Roczen congratulating him on the ride). Neither gives excuses, just that they didn't have it that evening.

Not a big Webb fan, and used to be more of an Anderson fan but not sure what changed my opinion of him. Not that I don't like him and his riding style is fun to watch.

I'm hoping that Plessinger keeps moving forward, he's had a tough recovery with his ankle from last year.

As for the rest of the season, not sure how it's going to play out. I think the next 3-4 weeks will give us an idea of where it's headed.

Crushed that there's no MotoGP, AMA SBK or WSBK either.

Going for a ride tomorrow, hopefully I"ll feel better after that. :)
 
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We have VIP tickets to SLC - down on the track during the 450 main. Still have fingers crossed that it will happen but it is not looking good.
 

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I agree with everything pretty much Speedy.

Tomac reminds me of a late career james stewart. Loads of speed but always dumped it at some point screwing himself over. Tomac just gets horrible starts and makes life harder for himself. The majority of Tomac fans are what kills him for me. They are on his D so hard it reminds me of Democrats lol.

Webb just bothers me overall... cocky and if he doesn't win theres always a big excuse. Hes been milking this flu for half a season. Just man up and admit you didn't have it that night. No shame when theres so many fast riders this season.

Loved the respect at daytona also.
 
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I do some of it and another sport too, but for my last times, I started to feel some pain in my back.
Maybe someone may recommend some back massagers or recipes on how to minimize the traumas in the future? :(