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BJR

September 24, 2014 11:29 PM

MotoGP » How big is too big for MotoGP?


Codger: That would be the fairest to all the riders with the added bonus that manufacturing costs would be reduced. Instead of having to add ballast make some of the components out of less exotic materials. Sorted....who needs Dorna.
Just to make it clear. The natural frequency at which things vibrate is a function of the mass, the spring rate and slightly influenced by any damping. Start mucking around with component weights (or stiffnesses) and shift those resonant frequencies around and things can go terribly wrong. Bridges fall down, aeroplanes flutter to pieces, one violin shounds sh!t while another sounds good, and motorbikes can suffer incurable chatter.

BJR

September 23, 2014 11:09 PM

MotoGP » How big is too big for MotoGP?


I agree with the comments regarding it being a competitive event, and handicapping riders goes against the spirit of racing. Are we going to be happy when teams turn away equal numbers of heavy and light riders because they either have to add weight to the machine with a light rider or have a purported performance disadvantage with a heavy one? Because if you're looking at two equally talented riders for your team and one's spot on weight and the other you have to bolt on 10kg I know which rider the team will pick.

BJR

September 23, 2014 8:24 AM
Last Edited 31 days ago

MotoGP » How big is too big for MotoGP?


I know they're two strokes and I've made the comparison that at the top class, the bikes have gotten heavier and bigger and with more hp. Weight should be less of an issue now as the rider now makes up a lower percentage of the total weight. Why don't we get all the riders to perform a reaction time test as well and handicap those that have faster reaction times, surely that advantage is unfair as well.

BJR

September 23, 2014 2:23 AM
Last Edited 32 days ago

MotoGP » How big is too big for MotoGP?


Racerlee: Human beings are getting bigger and racing machines are getting smaller. .
NSR500: 130kg 2010x600x1080 Wheelbase 1400mm RCV213V 160KG 2050x645x1100 Wheelbase 1435mm And lets not look at Moto2 Vs 250GP (+35kg increase bike weight) GP machines are getting bigger and heavier I believe there should be minimum rider weights so that riders stay within a healthy range and aren't anorexic, but at the end of the day pick a sport that suits your physique. Edit: Mick Doohan was ~175cm and ~68kg

BJR

September 10, 2014 1:26 AM
Last Edited 45 days ago

MotoGP » Marquez has first shot at Doohan record


I'm getting sick and tired of all the records being "made up" for Marquez to equalise or beat at each round. One weekend it's the first since Rossi....then it's the first since Doohan, then it's first in the modern era..... FFS why not have a big party because at Silverstone he was the FIRST Honda rider to win a race since Dani Pedrosa won at Brno the weekend before. I can appreciate the guy for being a talanted rider, I just don't need Dorna placing the guy up on a pedestal to be worshiped..

BJR

September 06, 2014 9:48 AM

F1 » Hamilton 'relaxed' despite car problems


izybluffen: In Australia that product made by "Nulon" is called "start ya bastard" - you can actually buy this !!! Full Frontal did a sketch on "Wynns start you bastard" No kidding, Google it !!!
I remember that, just watched it again and got a laugh when they also showed the bottle of "For Christ's Sake, Come on!" for even more difficult to start engines.

BJR

September 04, 2014 11:37 PM
Last Edited 50 days ago

MotoGP » Rainey to help run American road racing


The "problem" lies square at the manufacturers that thought charging 5+ times more for a road racing bike than an motorcross bike was a good idea. The price of a TZ250 compared to a YZ250 was rediculous. IF the manufactures would have sold their GP machines for the right price, there would have been a solid 125,250 and 500cc series in nearly every country around the world and the importers in each country would have supported it to the hilt. However seeing as they didn't sell many of those machines we've been forced to endure series after series of adhoc race classes of whatever popular road going machines are about at the time. Threre's no shortage of people wanting to throw a leg over a race bike.


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