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TedG

March 31, 2014 7:46 PM
Last Edited 117 days ago

MotoGP » Why was the Honda RCV1000R short on fuel?


The valve springs can be a huge problem. First the valves are bound to be larger on the 1000 as compared to the 800. That means inertia starts to overwhelm the springs ability to close the valve, not to mention the harmonics etc. The Ducati doesn't have that problem because it has a positive closing valve system. Hence the supreme power advantage at the beginning of the 800 season where Honda and Yamaha scrambled to get the pneumatic valve system in place. The problem here is that the other bikes can rev higher and their cams can be optimized for best performance and economy. The cam timing can't be dynamic under the current regs. The best cure for this evil is pneumatic springs. More fuel will help but remember the others have more fuel and pneumatic springs.

TedG

March 24, 2014 4:28 PM

MotoGP » Rossi revels in old school MotoGP thrills


All the people who have been complaining about no action, boring racing, and still when we get a really decent battle, the haters just have to try to spoil it for everyone. The race had me on the edge of my seat for the first time in a long time. What is also funny is the fact that MM and VR were very, very, aggressive and the usual suspects aren't standing on their soap box and complaining. And instead of whining about aggressive racing the protagonists are asking for more. I still think the major difference is the new crew chief.

TedG

April 01, 2014 8:05 PM

MotoGP » Espargaro: I could have stayed with leaders


Realist:
TedG: Here is the thing, most likely the reason that he wiped out both bikes because he was riding over his head. Yes great lap times, but that pace can't be maintained. So the reason that he was riding Fkn Old Rebuild Dodge was because his ego was writing checks that his body couldn't cash.
I agree! I also think AE is a bit delusional regarding the reality versus the reality "in his head". He has been impressive in the pre-season, and nobody can take that away from him, but the race is an entirely different thing.
Absolutely!

TedG

March 27, 2014 4:39 PM
Last Edited 122 days ago

MotoGP » Bridgestone: Positive debut for 2014 MotoGP tyres


I think Lorenzo crashed because one of his most effective weapons is to squirt out in front on the opening laps and create a buffer. The track conditions, new tire construction, cold tires, and over eagerness to get away were a matter of the stars just not lining up. And probably a bit of frustration knowing that his most trusted weapon (high corner speeds and lean angles) had been compromised.

TedG

March 26, 2014 6:31 PM

MotoGP » Crutchlow's Ducati 'in a different place'


I'm sorry but what happened is unacceptable. I write firmware for a living. In an industry that one little mistake can cost millions. There probably is no one here that hasn't used a machine with one of my inventions in it. That being said, the software should have a manual reset that the rider can hit as he crosses the start/finish. The ECU would then go to a fail safe mode if it didn't get a transponder signal that was close to the reset point. Then they could have at least used distance, braking, lean, etc to get a handle on exactly where they were on the track. Rant over.


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