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riggs700

August 21, 2012 12:05 AM

MotoGP » Luckless Spies rues more misfortune


Anyway all this chatter. I'm sure that all of the chatter that the riders talk about can only come from the vibration of the motor, transfered through the swing arm, through the rear shock and straight to the headstock, then transfered to the front wheel. Now my conclusion is that if a bike has a weak headstock with lightened headrace bearings,and when the bike is off the ground and you can turn the steering with your little finger, then that means the steering is so light that the vibration has to go to the weakest point, which is the headstock. Now if the headstock was packed with a heavy grease, and i mean packed, then the grease would absorb the vibration. And the only other idea which i am going to try on my Suzuki Bandit road bike because i have the same sort of problem, Is to fit a steering damper between the frame and the fork leg which may control it. I cannot take my hands off the bars at low any speed because the steering of my bike flaps about, but my bike cranks over with

riggs700

August 20, 2012 11:49 PM

MotoGP » Luckless Spies rues more misfortune


Well its all politics aint it. Who has upset who in the YAMAHA camp. Now where does all of this changing and retirement leave Cal Crutchlow. Hope he has a ride for next year. How can Bradley smith get a MOTOGP ride. He aint won nothing in the smaller classes especially MOTO 2. Cal Crutchlow has done the same as Jorge Lorenzo when he started and that was to keep crashing for a while until he got himself sorted. All the riders do that, but Cal is a tremendous rider especially when the going is tough as he has proved. I noticed Cal was on a ventolin pump at the indy, and he did not look well, well I have been on that for years, so I know how he feels. Ben Spies sounds like he was a guinea pig for Rossi,s return. Rossi is to old for MOTOGP and should go to World Superbike with Max Biaggi, now that would liven it up.

riggs700

August 02, 2012 10:31 PM

MotoGP » POLL: Valentino Rossi - Ducati or Yamaha?


Well its about time rossi moved, he usually sorted a bike out the first year then was winning the second year, but as Valentino is a smooth rider and not one to get out of shape, going back to yamaha is the best thing for him. Now as i have said before, the only MOTOGP rider to tame the ducati, would be BAUTISTA he is an outlandish rider and just what that bike needs. I like Cal Crutchlow, Lovely guy, but I dont want to see him have to many more crashes, and that Ducati aint gonna do his career much good. So now spies is off. and rossi will be taking his bike. It sounds like Cal may have a problem, Unless he goes to World SUPERBIKES. Cal may win a title there.

riggs700

January 25, 2012 11:29 PM

MotoGP » Stoner hoping for competitive Ducati in 2012


Well i like Casey Stoner. Great rider 110% effort and worth every penny. Everybody has the right to comment because its freedom of speech. But there aint nobody that comments that could ever get near these riders if given a five year apprenticeship. So instead of knocking these guy's try helping to sort out the problems. The Ducati is a handfull and has a violent power and torque problem which makes the handling bad. So apart from new chassis and engines, a rider has to be like Mick Doohan who transfered body weight to the front of the bike and not just sat on it. Weight to Weight steering would sort that, in the hands of BAUTISTA. I rest my CASEY.

riggs700

January 25, 2012 11:04 PM

MotoGP » Stoner hoping for competitive Ducati in 2012


Think jerry Burgess took on a lot more than he thought with this Ducati. Personally Rossi should try the BMW that Liam Haslam rides. Still This Ducati has Handling problems Weight problems and Power and Torque problems. Casey Stoner knows that Ducati and even he knows its a handfull. The bike always looked to heavy, possibly to long, and the motor is not a smooth engine. That chassis would be ok if the engine was a 2 stroke. Nicky Hayden has struggled with it, so riding ability is the only answer to this bike. Now the rider for this bike would be BAUTISTA he has the right style for a violent bike like this. Me a normal road rider who after 35 years of riding has never had an accident, Have ridden in all weathers been caught by police helicopter, ridden no handed at 100mph, incurred tank slappers from older bikes, and does a fair rigsby impersonation. Never had a really fast bike but fancy a bmw S1000RR. Still got the ability at age of 56. Oh and tried to race the euro train down the M2

riggs700

January 25, 2012 7:17 PM

MotoGP » Stoner hoping for competitive Ducati in 2012


The HONDA has always been the best bike. It has more agility, easier to handle, sharper through the turns. Honda was proven by Mick Doohan, Freddie Spencer, Eddie Lawson. Even Casey Stoner must know the answer to the Ducati. The Ducati may have to much bottom end torque and be to violent to ride like the other bikes. Have said before the Ducati looks heavier than the other bikes, which is why it needs to be layed in earlier. Perhaps they have to build it like a honda.

riggs700

January 25, 2012 6:55 PM

MotoGP » Stoner hoping for competitive Ducati in 2012


Well Rossi has had a season on the ducati. Now its time for the truth this year. When looking at this bike going round, it seems to look to heavy and needs to be layed over earlier than the other bikes. Perhaps its the way Rossi rides and it dosen't suit his style of riding. A suggestion to all racing and probably road bikes. How about another braking system, where the front and rear brakes are linked and operated by another lever under the front brake lever. Meaning when the guys are braking at very high speeds, the lever when operated would slow down the bike with front and rear braking and also compressing the suspension so that both tyres would be achieving the erratic slow down of the bike. Hope this may help in the future. Am still narcked about Marco Simonchelli, He was the best guy to watch last year and now sadly missed. Hope everyone has come to terms with the loss, and hope you all have a better year in 2012. Give Colin Edwards a good cheer at the first race meeting, He dese


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