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Old 03-05-2012, 05:38 AM   #946
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Misc stuff at Sepang

Honda busy packing up a test bike to send back home


under the bosses watchful eye


New parts came in






The Hondas sounded different at the second test...they had a different taper/shape to the exhaust




It was very Hot and Humid in Sepang, lots of riding gear airing out...








BTW if you ever wondered where all the media you get about racing comes from, this is where, The media centre at Sepang, Its FULL when the racing is on.


And this is that ram air duct with the air going past the steering pin.


Colin Edwards CRT sounded a lot better, the electronics that is.


Here is some detail shots of Colin's machine










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Old 03-05-2012, 05:42 AM   #947
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nice shots
i don't think they use steer tubes that go from one triple to the other, just bearings in top and bottom head tube, the air has a clean run
they use a steer tube
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Old 03-05-2012, 06:42 AM   #948
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Nice access you got for these and great pictures!!
The teams don't mind you taking pictures with the fairing off?? I thought that was a No No?? I recently listened to a great Motopodcast and Andrew Wheeler mentioned a few stories of teams not liking what they thought he was doing and one time went so far as to check his camera.
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Old 03-05-2012, 07:46 AM   #949
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Smart teams surf ADV for Pilbara's spy photos.
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Old 03-05-2012, 09:19 AM   #950
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Any news about Gresini's CRT effort? Probably testing in Aragon later this week but any info about the bike, development etc?

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Old 03-05-2012, 10:57 AM   #951
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Great pics, many thanks...
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Old 03-05-2012, 11:14 AM   #952
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It's rare to see the bikes in such detail, so thanks for posting them. Those are some sexy machines.
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Old 03-05-2012, 03:05 PM   #953
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that honda exhaust is sexy
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Old 03-05-2012, 03:23 PM   #954
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Nice access you got for these and great pictures!!
The teams don't mind you taking pictures with the fairing off?? I thought that was a No No?? I recently listened to a great Motopodcast and Andrew Wheeler mentioned a few stories of teams not liking what they thought he was doing and one time went so far as to check his camera.
Hello Dontlr. It is a rare opportunity and done for us on ADV. OK. I do have one that is a bit too sensitive and had to lock it up in a private gallery on smugmug. They are not particularly keen on their naked bikes being photographed, but this is for our little community. I get a lot out of it, ADV that is, so like to put back what I can.


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Old 03-06-2012, 12:38 PM   #955
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Old 03-06-2012, 01:55 PM   #956
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Smart teams surf ADV for Pilbara's spy photos.
Agreed! Totally awesome - and very instructive - photos.
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Old 03-06-2012, 05:36 PM   #957
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Marquez tested the moto-2 bike today according to Crash.net
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Old 03-06-2012, 08:52 PM   #958
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Yooperbikemike I saw this same photo used on here announcing that the Head Wobblers are thinking of buying out the Hand Wavers.

Be interesting...

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Old 03-07-2012, 08:57 AM   #959
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Interesting triple clamps. Looks like they're designed to be strong front/back but allow some flex side to side.
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Old 03-07-2012, 10:56 AM   #960
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Interesting triple clamps. Looks like they're designed to be strong front/back but allow some flex side to side.
Lower triple clamp does probably 80% of the work, so the upper does not need to be as strong or heavy. Stockers are same way.
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