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Forum: Racing 04-20-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,668
Posted By Rapid One
Well.........................Long Beach was an...

Well.........................Long Beach was an improvement over St. Pete and NOLA.
Forum: Racing 04-13-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 1,036
Views: 58,240
Posted By Rapid One
Donohue was featured but I'm pretty certain that...

Donohue was featured but I'm pretty certain that it was credited to Penske.

Sorry I stand corrected. Author Mark Donohue who was driving for Penske at the time.
Forum: Racing 04-13-2015, 06:43 AM
Replies: 1,036
Views: 58,240
Posted By Rapid One
No flaming from me, but the distinction is that...

No flaming from me, but the distinction is that you don't actually get it. Have you ever read Roger Penske's book "Unfair Advantage"?
Forum: Racing 04-11-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 1,036
Views: 58,240
Posted By Rapid One
Thought I would address the whining about...

Thought I would address the whining about cheaters in this thread. I've spent my entire life in auto racing as a driver (now retired), car owner, shop owner, journalist and commentator.

Any...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-11-2015, 07:04 AM
Replies: 1,428
Views: 117,869
Posted By Rapid One
What the hell, I might as well weigh in on this...

What the hell, I might as well weigh in on this abused topic. Personally I think that the only problem is description vs. sensation.

I've been riding for longer than I care to admit and to me the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-31-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 1,382
Views: 68,200
Posted By Rapid One
You don't get it either. There are millions of...

You don't get it either. There are millions of motorcyclists that want bikes that look like that. I'm one of them, by the same token I'm one of the millions that love the style of classic street...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-31-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 1,382
Views: 68,200
Posted By Rapid One
How many 1959 Japanese or other brand bikes had; ...

How many 1959 Japanese or other brand bikes had;

Electric start?
6th gear or 5th for that matter?
Liquid cooling?
Radial tires?
ABS?
Cruise control?
etc. etc.?
Forum: Racing 03-30-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,668
Posted By Rapid One
Due to my background I probably fall into the...

Due to my background I probably fall into the category of Indy Car defender. Having said that St. Pete was an embarrassment.
I was glad to see JPM win and he deserved it although I don't think...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-21-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,030
Posted By Rapid One
How many of these incidents are punctures rather...

How many of these incidents are punctures rather than blow outs. In my experience actual blow outs are extremely rare, punctures of course are fairly common.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-18-2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 1,382
Views: 68,200
Posted By Rapid One
Snowbird, I'm in awe of your ability to know what...

Snowbird, I'm in awe of your ability to know what every Harley rider acts like and thinks. I'm amazed your head doesn't explode from all your accumulated knowledge about hundreds of thousands of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-14-2015, 07:11 AM
Replies: 1,382
Views: 68,200
Posted By Rapid One
Wasn't this about parking somehow?

Wasn't this about parking somehow?
Forum: Racing 03-11-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,668
Posted By Rapid One
Not much different from the Formula One cars of...

Not much different from the Formula One cars of just a few years ago with their multi element wings. Sure a lot better looking than Chevy's effort. I think it looks exciting myself.
Forum: Racing 03-10-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,668
Posted By Rapid One
At least the Honda kit looks like there was some...

At least the Honda kit looks like there was some thought put into it as opposed to Chevy's kit that looks like they duct taped a few winglets onto it.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-05-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 1,382
Views: 68,200
Posted By Rapid One
Sorry DUDE!!! (sarcasm noted please), but you...

Sorry DUDE!!! (sarcasm noted please), but you have repeatedly said that the title of this thread is something other than what it is. I've read the entire thread so take a hike.
Forum: Racing 03-05-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,991
Posted By Rapid One
Kurt Busch will not be charged for ANYTHING!!...

Kurt Busch will not be charged for ANYTHING!! What now?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-05-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 1,382
Views: 68,200
Posted By Rapid One
Bullshit!! the thread title is "What are Harley...

Bullshit!! the thread title is "What are Harley riders doing?"

WTF are YOU talking about?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-05-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 1,382
Views: 68,200
Posted By Rapid One
Uhhhhhhhh, you're trying to say that is not the...

Uhhhhhhhh, you're trying to say that is not the thread title???
Forum: Racing 02-23-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,991
Posted By Rapid One
Agreed, the intensity level was off the hook.

Agreed, the intensity level was off the hook.
Forum: The Garage 02-07-2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,453
Posted By Rapid One
.0002 per end to clarify.

.0002 per end to clarify.
Forum: The Garage 02-06-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,453
Posted By Rapid One
I've rebuilt and trued hundreds of single...

I've rebuilt and trued hundreds of single cylinder engine crankshafts. All the proper tooling is essential, press, fixture for disassembling, fixture for assembling, surface plate, ground v-blocks,...
Forum: Racing 01-27-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 1,036
Views: 58,240
Posted By Rapid One
I agree whole heartedly. I've been involved with...

I agree whole heartedly. I've been involved with auto racing most of my life, had a pretty successful roadracing career, I own half of an auto racing service and supply company and am an official...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-07-2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 85,168
Posted By Rapid One
Wow!! You are running F1 now. Must be great to be...

Wow!! You are running F1 now. Must be great to be you.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-27-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 85,168
Posted By Rapid One
He said everyone he talked to, not he talked to...

He said everyone he talked to, not he talked to everyone. Big difference!!
Forum: Racing 12-23-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 2,885
Views: 254,085
Posted By Rapid One
I just read an interview with Jacques Villeneuve....

I just read an interview with Jacques Villeneuve. He was ranting big time about the signing of 16 year old Max Verstappen to the Torro Rosso F1 team.
He feels that it's an insult to F1 and I for...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-22-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 85,168
Posted By Rapid One
The subject that is being touched on here makes...

The subject that is being touched on here makes me crazy. I'm part owner of a smallish auto racing service and supply business, and we get the same sort of customer. The guy that wants to impress you...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-19-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 85,168
Posted By Rapid One
Still waiting on your technical review dipshit.

Still waiting on your technical review dipshit.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-19-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 85,168
Posted By Rapid One
I see no point in getting into a battle of the...

I see no point in getting into a battle of the wits with an unarmed person. So Bite me.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-19-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 85,168
Posted By Rapid One
Pathetic response.

Pathetic response.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-19-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 85,168
Posted By Rapid One
OK, You do the technical review then. HD, EFI...

OK, You do the technical review then. HD, EFI check, ABS check, linked brakes check, Solid reliability check, You go from there. Performance stats don't count because that's not the point and it...
Forum: Road warriors 12-06-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 559
Views: 53,546
Posted By Rapid One
Yet HD is succeeding year after year. 'Nuff said.

Yet HD is succeeding year after year. 'Nuff said.
Forum: Racing 11-24-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 2,885
Views: 254,085
Posted By Rapid One
Now you got it!!

Now you got it!!
Forum: Racing 11-24-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 2,885
Views: 254,085
Posted By Rapid One
Did anybody but me find it to be almost...

Did anybody but me find it to be almost terrifying to find out what all can go wrong if the electronics decide to play up. Just the loss of performance is bad enough, but the rear brakes become...
Forum: Racing 11-17-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 2,885
Views: 254,085
Posted By Rapid One
Yer just funnin ain't ya. You can't possibly...

Yer just funnin ain't ya. You can't possibly believe that.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-06-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 10,984
Posted By Rapid One
Maybe it's just me but the sensation that I get...

Maybe it's just me but the sensation that I get is that I am pushing the bike down into the corner, not that I"m pushing forward. I know it's just wording but that's the sensation that I've always...
Forum: Racing 10-25-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 39,808
Posted By Rapid One
As has been talked about in this thread, there is...

As has been talked about in this thread, there is evidence that a helmet mounted camera creates a fulcrum point for lack of a better word that increases the chance of helmet failure and or added...
Forum: Racing 10-25-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 39,808
Posted By Rapid One
Safety concerns, try to keep up.

Safety concerns, try to keep up.
Forum: Racing 10-24-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 39,808
Posted By Rapid One
Some racing organizations are beginnng to ban...

Some racing organizations are beginnng to ban helmet mounted cameras and in some instances body mounted cameras. Attached to the car or bike, no problem.
Forum: Old's Cool 10-03-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 16,949
Views: 10,667,465
Posted By Rapid One
Bravo to you and the missus. Not just this pic...

Bravo to you and the missus. Not just this pic but all of them. Again Bravo!!
Forum: Road warriors 10-01-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 383
Views: 29,201
Posted By Rapid One
You went into a Harley shop and did not see the...

You went into a Harley shop and did not see the above? Without question I would put the paint, fit and finish, and parts at the top of the heap when it comes to quality.
Maybe you should have...
Forum: Racing 08-20-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,587
Posted By Rapid One
I saw it on facebook but it's on youtube. Title...

I saw it on facebook but it's on youtube. Title (I think) is Tony Stewart did not hit Kevin Ward.
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