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Forum: Racing 04-15-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 15,183
Posted By flars
I flagged in 11B. My track marshals got a work...

I flagged in 11B. My track marshals got a work out on Saturday with 8 crashes, but Sunday we only had two guys go down in Moto2 when a guy came from 5 bikes back entering 11 - managed to pass four...
Forum: Racing 04-02-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,561
Posted By flars
Download this PDF file...

Download this PDF file (http://circuitoftheamericas.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=198ef0b7ae62c5eaf9725dc37&id=ff225df406&e=eda213dd36):
...
Forum: Racing 03-28-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,561
Posted By flars
I'll be working F11B - the exit of the hairpin...

I'll be working F11B - the exit of the hairpin onto the back straight.
Forum: The Garage 03-27-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,304
Posted By flars
That's the biggest sight glass I have ever seen....

That's the biggest sight glass I have ever seen. Looks like you are about 40 ounces short.
Forum: Racing 03-25-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,561
Posted By flars
"I will be the one in the Blue Jump suit!" I...

"I will be the one in the Blue Jump suit!"
I believe the suits will be Red, Green, White and Mahenta this year, in thelebration of the Ethpanshish World Champ.
Forum: Racing 03-25-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 2,047
Views: 157,138
Posted By flars
"..the moment last year at Laguna Seca when him...

"..the moment last year at Laguna Seca when him and Rossi were high-fiving after he Rossi'd Rossi..."
If the other racers don't have a problem with the way MM is riding, then we shouldn't either....
Forum: Racing 03-25-2014, 05:39 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,561
Posted By flars
We need a secret way of identifying the ADVrider...

We need a secret way of identifying the ADVrider guys who will be working COTA. I don't want to find out on Monday that the guy working a corner with me was an ADVrider legend, and I missed the...
Forum: Racing 03-16-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,562
Posted By flars
I was watching the 200 just as Slick passed a guy...

I was watching the 200 just as Slick passed a guy wearing a set of leathers that I recognized from years ago: John Ashmead. I raced against John back in the 80s...that is, I was on the track at the...
Forum: Equipment 03-15-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,995
Posted By flars
"...Also over your head are the statistics..." ...

"...Also over your head are the statistics..."
Apparently you have no sense of sarcasm, or humor, or the ability to recognize my comments were actually designed to reflect the 89.3 percent...
Forum: Equipment 03-15-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,995
Posted By flars
So declining to repair a wear item is...

So declining to repair a wear item is "aerostich's poor customer service "? I agree that Velcro should last a long time, but unless it comes unstitched due to poor craftsmanship, or gets all fuzzy...
Forum: Racing 03-05-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,018
Posted By flars
I don't know about ARMA, but when I raced, he...

I don't know about ARMA, but when I raced, he could expect to be faced with a lot of good natured jousting. Like someone standing near his bike holding a really large bearing from a tractor behind...
Forum: Equipment 03-02-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 322
Posted By flars
I will sell you mine. Worn only a few times (I...

I will sell you mine. Worn only a few times (I live in Florida). $80 plus shipping...
Forum: Racing 02-20-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 2,047
Views: 157,138
Posted By flars
I would be very careful if I were MM. Powerful...

I would be very careful if I were MM.
Powerful magnets could result in pulling those still-adolescent cast iron balls of his back up into his innards. And that would be very painful.
Forum: Racing 02-19-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,521
Posted By flars
Now that's just nasty. Lock the door and I...

Now that's just nasty.
Lock the door and I will get back to you...
Forum: Racing 02-18-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,521
Posted By flars
BTW - I reserved a room at the Drury Inn (two...

BTW - I reserved a room at the Drury Inn (two queen beds, non smoking, for Thurs, Fri, Sat), in case anyone wants to go halvsies. Ladies preferred.
Forum: Racing 02-18-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 2,047
Views: 157,138
Posted By flars
I am sure we will also agree that having the...

I am sure we will also agree that having the camera cut to the crew in the garages watching TV or to the crew chief staring at the data monitors is probably the most important part of the race.
Forum: Racing 02-14-2014, 04:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,916
Posted By flars
The problem I have always had at Daytona (for the...

The problem I have always had at Daytona (for the racer) was the banking. You can be the greatest racer in the world in the infield, and then get swept away on the banking. For the spectator, the...
Forum: Racing 02-13-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 2,047
Views: 157,138
Posted By flars
If Aleix and CE are on 2013 M1s, what prevents...

If Aleix and CE are on 2013 M1s, what prevents FTR from popping the chassis into their shop and duplicating it or at least making a few measurements and a couple of drawings, and a few xrays,...
Forum: Racing 02-07-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,521
Posted By flars
Got my acceptance email today... I will be the...

Got my acceptance email today...
I will be the old guy towing the walker with attached oxygen bottles ("must be able to run long distances").
I worked the esses at Road Atlanta in the WERA...
Forum: The Garage 12-29-2013, 12:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,976
Posted By flars
I am making a fuel cell carrier to mount on my...

I am making a fuel cell carrier to mount on my FJR. I checked onlinemetals, et al, and then, on a whim, just dropped by a welding shop down the street from my house. He had 5xxx aluminum sheet, 3/16...
Forum: Equipment 12-15-2013, 02:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,138
Posted By flars
Back when I was a little bitty chillen, I low...

Back when I was a little bitty chillen, I low sided in almost the exact same place at Roebling road. At about 90 mph. The first time was in leather. The second time in nylon. I slid farther in the...
Forum: Racing 11-26-2013, 02:07 PM
Replies: 2,047
Views: 157,138
Posted By flars
Watching the video of MM as a 'yute' shows that...

Watching the video of MM as a 'yute' shows that he has always had the same problem. He can't reach the ground with the bike standing straight up.
Forum: Racing 09-23-2013, 08:56 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 15,387
Posted By flars
"...MotoGP’s refusal to introduce a combined...

"...MotoGP’s refusal to introduce a combined minimum weight limit for man and machine, as already exists in Moto2..."
With the weight that Honda seems to carry in regard to forming 'the rules', my...
Forum: Racing 09-12-2013, 06:35 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 15,387
Posted By flars
"Pedrosa gives it a valiant effort but it looks...

"Pedrosa gives it a valiant effort but it looks like he just has a tiny bit bigger fear factor of pushing it over the edge". Back when I was racing with REAL men on REAL bikes, there was a dopey...
Forum: Racing 08-19-2013, 07:21 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,739
Posted By flars
I had the pleasure of racing Dave at Roebling...

I had the pleasure of racing Dave at Roebling Road several times (WERA or CCS, can't remember which). He had the same attitude as I did: "I don't get paid to do this. It's supposed to be fun." Always...
Forum: Racing 08-19-2013, 07:11 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 17,147
Posted By flars
Fox Sports 1 sucks. They had three minutes of...

Fox Sports 1 sucks. They had three minutes of commercials out of every 10-12 minutes of action. They put Varsha and Mamola in the middle of nowhere, tout the fact that they have the factory Ducati,...
Forum: Racing 07-24-2013, 12:04 PM
Replies: 5,469
Views: 431,100
Posted By flars
wrt the corkscrew pass: Either Rossi overcooked...

wrt the corkscrew pass: Either Rossi overcooked (slightly) the corner because he was trying to keep MM behind him, or he had to change his line to keep from banging fairings. You can see Rossi...
Forum: Racing 02-14-2013, 11:16 AM
Replies: 5,469
Views: 431,100
Posted By flars
The price

The big selling point for 'reality' programming is the production costs. To make a program about three people guessing how fast a 1967 Chevelle 4-cylinder automatic will cover a quarter mile is about...
Forum: Racing 02-12-2013, 08:23 AM
Replies: 5,469
Views: 431,100
Posted By flars
Who's on top?

I think one of the most critical elements this season will be how MM behaves/acts/responds when the flag drops on the first couple of races. Most of the front runners show their maturity by allowing...
Forum: Racing 01-18-2013, 08:55 AM
Replies: 5,469
Views: 431,100
Posted By flars
turnips

"...And I'm still a believer that good looking bikes tend to be the winners...."
I believe we have a winner. If they would get a good looking paint job (i.e. more than one color - maybe some black...
Forum: Racing 01-04-2013, 07:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 621
Posted By flars
Looking up

"If that babe in the short skirt would stand just a little closer to the fence..."
Forum: Racing 01-04-2013, 07:48 AM
Replies: 5,469
Views: 431,100
Posted By flars
Speeez

"...I think he's sticking with Ducati for now since that's his only option..."
As he said in the interview: Ducati left him no other choice (based on the amount of money they threw at him). Gresini...
Forum: The Garage 11-30-2012, 12:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,826
Posted By flars
erl

"I beleive that anything into the 40's weight will be fine. Conventional or syn"
True. The stuff-that-is-to-be-feared is NOT used in 40 wt and higher.
Forum: Face plant 11-30-2012, 12:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,191
Posted By flars
grassssssss!

I love your partner's ability to describe the situation in an understated manner:
"...slippery, eh?"
Forum: Racing 11-30-2012, 11:52 AM
Replies: 5,469
Views: 431,100
Posted By flars
go fast

"Countersteering my ass "
Exactly. Back when I used to go faster than doG, I would have my bike leaned over at the very edge of traction, and if I needed to make miniscule changes to my line, I...
Forum: Racing 08-29-2012, 08:36 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,913
Posted By flars
Whammo

"...I do have to give Max the blame for this one though.."
One other consideration: This is a new track. The riders don't have any experience with what lines have traction and which ones don't.
If...
Forum: Racing 05-29-2012, 07:27 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,526
Posted By flars
Germans and Italians

The one thing that Ralph and Scott didn't mention about the BMWs is that the bike got more manageable once they dropped the BMW-developed electronics and put the Italian Moto Maranelli (or however it...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-27-2012, 08:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,463
Posted By flars
seal

If nothing else, try sliding a thin piece of plastic (like the security cover from a box of screws or fuses or whatever) down around the seal. Sometimes the leak is just a piece of crud trapped...
Forum: The Garage 02-21-2012, 05:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,444
Posted By flars
toolz

Also regarding the trouble light:
No matter where you hang it, it will be pointing the wrong way when you get around to actually needing its illumination.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-20-2012, 12:06 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 11,421
Posted By flars
Why?

"...When should I adjust the timing?..."
Unless you have an 1100,and the HES dies, and you take the HES plate off without marking its position, you will probably never have to do anything with the...
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