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Old 01-02-2012, 06:23 PM   #1577
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Originally Posted by knybanjo View Post
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.
Ned plans to change engines on the rest day, and has one more "just in case". His is a stock enduro (450 XCW) engine, and the factory boys are on 450 Rally bikes; completely different bikes, engine and all, and built specifically for this. I'm sure they have MUCH more horsepower.
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