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Forum: Racing 08-27-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 3,686
Views: 326,800
Posted By Motorcyclist
Those are great photos, thanks for sharing them....

Those are great photos, thanks for sharing them. That advertisement is pretty much US racing royalty for the time period. You'd probably never get the factories to allow their riders to compete, but...
Forum: Racing 08-27-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 3,686
Views: 326,800
Posted By Motorcyclist
I would add Crazy Joe to that list as well. I...

I would add Crazy Joe to that list as well. I hope to see him become a MotoGP champion someday.
Forum: Racing 08-25-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 3,686
Views: 326,800
Posted By Motorcyclist
How old is Ago now, 75? I imagine he has slowed...

How old is Ago now, 75? I imagine he has slowed a bit by now. :lol3
Forum: Racing 08-18-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 23,002
Posted By Motorcyclist
The series still lacks promotion. That is the...

The series still lacks promotion. That is the single biggest problem from what I can see as an outsider. Promotion drives fan attendance, which drives TV coverage, which drives larger purses, which...
Forum: Racing 08-18-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 3,686
Views: 326,800
Posted By Motorcyclist
Wow, that is impressive. How it doesn't catapult...

Wow, that is impressive. How it doesn't catapult them into the cheap seats when it regains traction is astounding. Great control or great luck, probably a lot of both.
Forum: Racing 08-15-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 3,686
Views: 326,800
Posted By Motorcyclist
Is that from one of the testing sessions earlier...

Is that from one of the testing sessions earlier this year? :evil
Forum: Racing 08-13-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 23,841
Posted By Motorcyclist
Any word on the announcement?

Any word on the announcement?
Forum: Racing 08-12-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 23,841
Posted By Motorcyclist
Fingers crossed.

Fingers crossed.
Forum: Racing 08-10-2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 14,492
Posted By Motorcyclist
Great photos as usual Tim, wish I was there with...

Great photos as usual Tim, wish I was there with you guys (work sucks).
Forum: Road warriors 08-10-2014, 04:43 AM
Replies: 1,133
Views: 166,377
Posted By Motorcyclist
Yep, under the plastic covering the...

Yep, under the plastic covering the "tank".
Forum: Road warriors 08-07-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 59,406
Posted By Motorcyclist
Oh man, don't tell me I killed this thread!

Oh man, don't tell me I killed this thread!
Forum: Racing 08-07-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 23,002
Posted By Motorcyclist
He's not going to compete, is he?

He's not going to compete, is he?
Forum: Road warriors 08-07-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 59,406
Posted By Motorcyclist
I have found myself looking at this bike often...

I have found myself looking at this bike often since the information was released last weekend. Since no one asked, I'll give you my views: :D

Simply put - it is stunning! I don't know what...
Forum: Racing 08-04-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 312
Views: 23,841
Posted By Motorcyclist
Although it does seem to work for flat track....

Although it does seem to work for flat track. There are always a lot of Harleys present in contrast to the road races. Probably no coincidence since the XR750 has been the dominant bike for the last...
Forum: Road warriors 08-01-2014, 04:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 875
Posted By Motorcyclist
Are the fasteners on Harley's metric or US?

Are the fasteners on Harley's metric or US?
Forum: Racing 07-30-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 23,841
Posted By Motorcyclist
That's also what made the racing then so awesome,...

That's also what made the racing then so awesome, taking a standard and doing all the engine, frame, and suspension mods to make it competitive on a track. Watching those guys ride them with the...
Forum: Racing 07-30-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 274
Views: 23,002
Posted By Motorcyclist
No question it is the bike in her case. ...

No question it is the bike in her case.

The EX also doesn't need to be rebuilt very often compared to the XR. I'd love to see Suzuki get back in there with the redesigned V-Strom motors and...
Forum: Racing 07-29-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 23,841
Posted By Motorcyclist
Since there is very little TV coverage, DMG...

Since there is very little TV coverage, DMG doesn't have that distraction.
Forum: Racing 07-29-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 274
Views: 23,002
Posted By Motorcyclist
Great pics Dragger, thanks for posting them. ...

Great pics Dragger, thanks for posting them. Congrats to Bryan Smith, he is on a hot streak.

They need to get Shayna on a competitive bike. As much as I like Triumph, that Bonneville has had a...
Forum: Racing 07-28-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 23,841
Posted By Motorcyclist
XJR1300 ...

XJR1300

http://www.yamaha-motor.eu/eu/products/motorcycles/sport-heritage/xjr1300.aspx
Forum: Racing 07-28-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 312
Views: 23,841
Posted By Motorcyclist
I think I understand your meaning, and agree to a...

I think I understand your meaning, and agree to a certain degree. People are more about posing or street racing and customizing their bikes with extended swingarms than all-round handling. I'm not...
Forum: Racing 07-27-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 23,841
Posted By Motorcyclist
Thanks for the link, that was a great finish, but...

Thanks for the link, that was a great finish, but other than that it was pretty depressing. I've been to Mid-Ohio for a number of superbike races in years past and this looks nothing like what I...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-19-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 251
Posted By Motorcyclist
7/20/14 - World of Outlaws Sprint Cars at West Lebanon, NY

Hey everyone,
I'm thinking of heading up to see the WoO Sprint Cars in NY on Sunday evening. If anyone is interested, let me know. Short notice, but I can plan a nice, sporty, scenic ride up....
Forum: Racing 07-18-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 3,686
Views: 326,800
Posted By Motorcyclist
That happened to Doohan the year when he won...

That happened to Doohan the year when he won everything in sight until his leg injury sidelined him. I hope it doesn't happen to MM, but motorcycle racing more than any other form of racing has...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-15-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,681
Posted By Motorcyclist
Some of them might still be out there on the...

Some of them might still be out there on the road. :lol3
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-14-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,696
Posted By Motorcyclist
I think the flat track races got moved to Friday...

I think the flat track races got moved to Friday night so that people could enjoy the party in downtown Indy on Saturday.

I went out in 2009(?), the year Kenny rode the TZ flat tracker. Hoping to...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-14-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,681
Posted By Motorcyclist
Great points Mark, and the club does do it well. ...

Great points Mark, and the club does do it well. They must have a massive file of roads to pull off the event each year.

I was talking to one of the club officers, and he said they are down to...
Forum: Racing 07-14-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,404
Posted By Motorcyclist
Word is they owe us fans for wrecking the series.

Word is they owe us fans for wrecking the series.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-14-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,681
Posted By Motorcyclist
Hey Rob, I completely missed you in the crowd...

Hey Rob, I completely missed you in the crowd this year. Hopefully we can catch up at the next one!

George
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-14-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,681
Posted By Motorcyclist
Hahahaha, thanks for the picture.

Hahahaha, thanks for the picture.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-14-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,681
Posted By Motorcyclist
I had a good time as well. I generally enjoy...

I had a good time as well. I generally enjoy dirt roads, and was on a V-Strom, but I was pretty surprised how many there were on the route this year. Some of them were packed dirt with fresh gravel...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-13-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,681
Posted By Motorcyclist
Did you get a picture of "little Hamburg?" I saw...

Did you get a picture of "little Hamburg?" I saw those ride in tents when we were leaving, you weren't going to get much sun with them all around you!
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-11-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,681
Posted By Motorcyclist
Cool, we are hoping to meet at 8, maybe leave by...

Cool, we are hoping to meet at 8, maybe leave by 8:15 or so? It is always best to beat the big groups onto the road!

One of the guys is leaving tomorrow morning if you want to ride down. I...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-11-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,681
Posted By Motorcyclist
I'm heading down with another guy this evening to...

I'm heading down with another guy this evening to get a motel close to the start.

Mark - I'm meeting two guys at the start around 8:00 AM if you're interested in joining a group.
Forum: Racing 07-08-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 274
Views: 23,002
Posted By Motorcyclist
Great story, thanks for sharing it. Shame about...

Great story, thanks for sharing it. Shame about your buddies son, RIP.
Forum: Racing 07-07-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 23,002
Posted By Motorcyclist
I caught the Hagerstown race on Saturday night...

I caught the Hagerstown race on Saturday night and the Barbara Fritchie Classic in Frederick, MD on Friday, so it was two days of good race spectating for me!

Hagerstown was great, as usual, but...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-25-2014, 04:23 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,498
Posted By Motorcyclist
Hey Walter, Good to see you at BYOB briefly,...

Hey Walter,
Good to see you at BYOB briefly, any update on the start point for this ride?

George
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 06-22-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 3,149
Views: 158,647
Posted By Motorcyclist
Got home around 4 PM, 350 miles give or take. ...

Got home around 4 PM, 350 miles give or take. What a great time! Thanks to all the organizers and volunteers who continue to make this a memorable event.

Zodiac and I rode back to the I-80/I-287...
Forum: Face plant 06-09-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 53,929
Posted By Motorcyclist
Hey Paul, You probably don't remember, but me...

Hey Paul,
You probably don't remember, but me and four friends from CT met you at the cafe/store on the Diamondback a couple years ago. Two of us were on Tigers and we talked about some motor...
Forum: Racing 05-08-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 3,686
Views: 326,800
Posted By Motorcyclist
I always thought that Melandri had greatness in...

I always thought that Melandri had greatness in him on a MotoGP bike, but after the Ducati debacle and the lack of support from Kawasaki he seemed to fade. He does have a handful of wins, which is...
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