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Forum: Road warriors 07-30-2014, 11:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 478
Posted By A. T. T-W
All K75 models have an integral fork bridge/brace...

All K75 models have an integral fork bridge/brace and they all have the slightly better 'S' forks than fitted to the pre-16v K100 models (the SE K100RS plus some police spec bikes also has the 'S'...
Forum: Road warriors 07-27-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 2,853
Views: 1,021,081
Posted By A. T. T-W
I see that Larry's bikes are featured in the next...

I see that Larry's bikes are featured in the next Jay Leno's Garage episode.

http://www.nbc.com/jay-lenos-garage
Forum: Racing 07-06-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 1,630
Views: 106,183
Posted By A. T. T-W
It was a good result for the championship. ...

It was a good result for the championship.

Bottas was brilliant but Alonso was the driver of the day for me. His progress through the field was tougher than it was for Bottas. His 5 second penalty...
Forum: Racing 07-06-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 1,630
Views: 106,183
Posted By A. T. T-W
Phenomenal reaction by Massa who was unsighted...

Phenomenal reaction by Massa who was unsighted until the last second.
Forum: Racing 06-26-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 1,630
Views: 106,183
Posted By A. T. T-W
Rolling re-starts are a fairly new thing in F1....

Rolling re-starts are a fairly new thing in F1. I'll be glad to see the back of them. A grid re-start raises the chance for more "start line mayhem", much more entertaining.
Forum: Racing 06-25-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 1,630
Views: 106,183
Posted By A. T. T-W
Without cost capping there'd be no Marusia and...

Without cost capping there'd be no Marusia and Caterham on the grid. In fact there'd only be Mercedes, Red Bull and Ferrari (perhaps McLaren) on that grid.
Forum: Racing 06-20-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 1,630
Views: 106,183
Posted By A. T. T-W
Probably as far back as the 1960s and BRM with...

Probably as far back as the 1960s and BRM with their H-16:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/3d/BRM_H16_engine.jpg/800px-BRM_H16_engine.jpg

Red Bull would probably follow...
Forum: Racing 06-08-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 1,630
Views: 106,183
Posted By A. T. T-W
Great race.

Great race.
Forum: Road warriors 06-06-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,780
Posted By A. T. T-W
Best RS by far.

Best RS by far.
Forum: Racing 05-30-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 1,630
Views: 106,183
Posted By A. T. T-W
In fact, Ferrari do have a split turbo too. ...

In fact, Ferrari do have a split turbo too.

I must have missed the endless discussion about the Mercedes layout. Odd, as I tend to read the content each day.
Forum: Racing 05-29-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 1,630
Views: 106,183
Posted By A. T. T-W
Oh he knows. So does every other engine...

Oh he knows. So does every other engine manufacturer, they just didn't spot the benefits early nor did they make the effort to test the theory. Now it's too late to copy Mercedes.

What Mercedes...
Forum: Racing 05-26-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 1,630
Views: 106,183
Posted By A. T. T-W
A cynic might suggest that while there's no...

A cynic might suggest that while there's no obvious challenge from any other team, Mercedes know that one of their drivers will win the title and this is better publicity than they could possibly...
Forum: Racing 05-24-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 1,630
Views: 106,183
Posted By A. T. T-W
We'll get to see if Hamilton has matured or not....

We'll get to see if Hamilton has matured or not. I still have my doubts. It must be hard to shake off the belief that you are the "anointed one" if you've been told so since you were a kid.

If he...
Forum: Racing 05-23-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 1,630
Views: 106,183
Posted By A. T. T-W
The Historic GP meeting held last weekend was...

The Historic GP meeting held last weekend was worth seeing.
Forum: Racing 05-13-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 1,630
Views: 106,183
Posted By A. T. T-W
I believe that the expression is "haters gonna...

I believe that the expression is "haters gonna hate".

The criticism went that Vettel could only cope when things went to plan, that he'd not have done as well as Webber if he'd had an ounce of...
Forum: Racing 05-12-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 1,630
Views: 106,183
Posted By A. T. T-W
The point is that people have been suggesting...

The point is that people have been suggesting that Vettel is incapable of doing so, that he's only any good at the front in the dominant machine when all is working according to plan and cannot fight...
Forum: Racing 05-11-2014, 11:57 PM
Replies: 1,630
Views: 106,183
Posted By A. T. T-W
Not really. I just don't think that much of it is...

Not really. I just don't think that much of it is justified.

I once harboured thoughts that his capabilities were being flattered by the car. He proved quite a while ago that's not the case.
...
Forum: Racing 05-11-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 1,630
Views: 106,183
Posted By A. T. T-W
It wouldn't matter what the compound is, the...

It wouldn't matter what the compound is, the nature of the thing would mean that it would have a point where it delivered the best performance and it's not as if the thing is not used after giving of...
Forum: Road warriors 05-11-2014, 03:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,894
Posted By A. T. T-W
Very nice. :clap

Very nice. :clap
Forum: Racing 04-21-2014, 03:49 AM
Replies: 1,630
Views: 106,183
Posted By A. T. T-W
Barcelona will favour the Red Bulls, twisty, not...

Barcelona will favour the Red Bulls, twisty, not much in the way of long sections where top speed counts.

Possibly. Vettel is struggling with a car that is worse than he's been used to whereas...
Forum: Racing 04-20-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 1,630
Views: 106,183
Posted By A. T. T-W
Have to feel sorry for anyone who decided to...

Have to feel sorry for anyone who decided to watch for the first time after hearing all the plaudits for the Bahrain GP.

About the only thing that might have enlivened the race was a decent...
Forum: Racing 04-19-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 1,630
Views: 106,183
Posted By A. T. T-W
Grosjean is hardly "mediocre".

Grosjean is hardly "mediocre".
Forum: Racing 04-15-2014, 03:43 AM
Replies: 1,630
Views: 106,183
Posted By A. T. T-W
Red Bull's appeal denied. ...

Red Bull's appeal denied.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/formula1/27009862
Forum: Racing 04-14-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 1,630
Views: 106,183
Posted By A. T. T-W
This year, for obvious reasons, there has been...

This year, for obvious reasons, there has been endless talk about the front nose.

Is there a rear nose?
Forum: Racing 04-14-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 1,630
Views: 106,183
Posted By A. T. T-W
How long for? I wonder if Ross Brawn has...

How long for?

I wonder if Ross Brawn has caught enough trout yet?
Forum: Racing 04-12-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 1,630
Views: 106,183
Posted By A. T. T-W
Apples and Oranges Sid: Correct me if I'm wrong...

Apples and Oranges Sid: Correct me if I'm wrong but Indy engines are not exactly the height of technology are they?

Honda have been working on their engine since the changed formula was confirmed,...
Forum: Road warriors 04-12-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 2,853
Views: 1,021,081
Posted By A. T. T-W
With the symptoms you describe, I'd start with...

With the symptoms you describe, I'd start with the temperature sensor (#15 here):

http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fiche/Diagrams/B0003212.png?v=04302013

It is a bugger to get at and usually...
Forum: Racing 04-11-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 1,630
Views: 106,183
Posted By A. T. T-W
I'd have thought that Honda would have been a...

I'd have thought that Honda would have been a better option. Honda does have a good track record in F1 despite their most recent foray, they'll be looking for more customers than the present McLaren...
Forum: Racing 04-09-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 1,630
Views: 106,183
Posted By A. T. T-W
Well they said they did and the relative...

Well they said they did and the relative performance of the two cars seems to support that.

Of course, some people may dislike Vettel enough to want to believe that Ricciardo is that much better.
Forum: Racing 04-08-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 1,630
Views: 106,183
Posted By A. T. T-W
They knew before qualifying that Ricciardo had a...

They knew before qualifying that Ricciardo had a ten place penalty, they didn't know where Vettel would qualify (after all, he managed to put the RB10 on the front row in Malaysia). Parc fermé;...
Forum: Racing 04-07-2014, 11:54 PM
Replies: 1,630
Views: 106,183
Posted By A. T. T-W
Because the strategy of a fast corner speed...

Because the strategy of a fast corner speed versus higher top speed has worked for them and has proved to be a winning ("faster" over a lap) set-up.

It's a gamble: The Parc fermé rule means that...
Forum: Racing 04-07-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 1,630
Views: 106,183
Posted By A. T. T-W
Bahrain is a point and squirt track. The Red Bull...

Bahrain is a point and squirt track. The Red Bull (like previous incarnations) relies on its better corner speed to make up for its deficiency in power. The pre-season testing on that circuit made...
Forum: Road warriors 04-06-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 2,853
Views: 1,021,081
Posted By A. T. T-W
Ignore what I said about the K1 gear pedal (bit...

Ignore what I said about the K1 gear pedal (bit of a brain fade - the K1 version is specific and won't fit):

http://mikep.smugmug.com/Other/BMW-K1/i-LnjGbqP/0/L/BMW%20K1%20%28146%29-L.jpg

It's...
Forum: Road warriors 04-06-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 2,853
Views: 1,021,081
Posted By A. T. T-W
See if you can find a K1/K100 16v/K1100 lever,...

See if you can find a K1/K100 16v/K1100 lever, the different shape (to clear the 16v bike's heat shield) helps.
Forum: Racing 04-05-2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 1,630
Views: 106,183
Posted By A. T. T-W
There's more chance that Vettel will be told to...

There's more chance that Vettel will be told to pull over for Ricciardo.

It would be better if they take each other out at the start, that way we might see a race where the winner isn't known...
Forum: Racing 04-04-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 1,630
Views: 106,183
Posted By A. T. T-W
True but the way some people mourn the loss of...

True but the way some people mourn the loss of re-fuelling as though no re-fuelling is somehow a loss of purity makes me laugh. That was just another "artificial stunt" designed to deal with...
Forum: Racing 04-04-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 1,630
Views: 106,183
Posted By A. T. T-W
Probably because the same things have been said...

Probably because the same things have been said for decades whenever the formula changed and the out-going formula that was derided when it was introduced is suddenly the "good old days".

Oh and...
Forum: Racing 03-30-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 1,630
Views: 106,183
Posted By A. T. T-W
If the sound and/or the racing doesn't inspire...

If the sound and/or the racing doesn't inspire you to watch, then don't. It really is that simple.
Forum: Racing 03-28-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 1,630
Views: 106,183
Posted By A. T. T-W
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/formula1/26783422

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/formula1/26783422
Forum: Racing 03-26-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 1,630
Views: 106,183
Posted By A. T. T-W
Lauda has a pop at the moaners: ...

Lauda has a pop at the moaners:



http://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/lauda-hits-back-at-f1-s-new-era-critics/
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