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Old 01-02-2012, 05:48 PM   #1570
kinda slow
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Originally Posted by D.T. View Post
Just listened to the interview. Outstanding!

Sounds like he is gearing the bike down a bit. I don't get how he can only go 125 km/h and the big teams can go 160 km/hr?
Originally Posted by wilkinsonk View Post
I think the factory guys are running a racing cam, pipe, porting, ignition mapping, etc. Can make a big difference.
Great interview!

....also...Ned may have built his engine to last the entire rally, the top guys are used to changing theirs out a time or two.

Although the organizers did come up with some heavy penalties for changing engines mid-race this year...that does a lot to level the field between the big teams and the privateers, I think.
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