Lets' see some your bikes!

Discussion in 'General' started by boccarp, Jan 13, 2011.

  1. Sabre699

    Sabre699 Wait...hold my beer.

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  2. Rdrace42

    Rdrace42 Almost Cheddar

    I've raced in conditions close to that. Hippo hands with the heated bars, heated socks, and I was relatively comfortable. Some spots on my face where the balaclava didn't cover that had some burn, but not as bad as you'd think. That's the thing though, I can mitigate the cold with technology and layers. How do you mitigate a 100 degree day with 90% humidity? I get it if you don't do well with cold. I don't do well with hot. Back in the 80's when I was doing endurance racing, I'd wear an ice vest for my stints, which gave me a huge advantage over the rest of the people suffering out there. It kept my brain cool most of all, which allowed me to make better decisions, and I could see the effects it was having on the other teams because of that. Only problem was it was a terrycloth vest (not sure why), and it melted down my leathers as I rode. Got kind of squishy as you went...
     
  3. crashman

    crashman Getting slower every day

    Ha ha. I used to partake in this foolishness. Now the bikes do not come out much below 70 degrees. :crackup:
     
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  4. Christopher Graybosch

    Christopher Graybosch Well-Known Member

    Drink water, sit in the shade, wet towels on the face, fans, and when you’re not racing it’s the beach/pools/house/ you name it. It’s pretty easy when you’re used to it.
     
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  5. Rdrace42

    Rdrace42 Almost Cheddar

    Good point. Everyone has their comfort zone I guess. That said, I did all those things when racing, including wearing the ice vest, and still got heat stroke a couple of times.
     
  6. TurboBlew

    TurboBlew Registers Abusers

    Ran into a Beeb bike today... can you guess whos old bike?
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  7. eggfooyoung

    eggfooyoung You no eat more!

  8. L8RSK8R

    L8RSK8R Well-Known Member

    Looks like a Krafty.
     
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  9. dsapsis

    dsapsis El Jefe de los Monos

    Right there on the tank.
     
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  10. fastedyamaha

    fastedyamaha Well-Known Member

    Definitely looks like Eddie Kraft’s bike.
     
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  11. gapman789

    gapman789 Well-Known Member

    Anxious to see how this stacks up against the '13 I had.

    RSV4 LE.jpg RSV4 LE 1.jpg
     
  12. MV Rider

    MV Rider Well-Known Member

    I had a 15 RSV4 and have #53 now. The 18 would eat the 13 for breakfast.
     
  13. gapman789

    gapman789 Well-Known Member

    Idk about that. It was a broome/livingood creation
     
  14. MV Rider

    MV Rider Well-Known Member

    My 15 was a Godin creation at KWS Motorsports and made 172 RWHP and I know the 18 will walk away from it. My 18 has the full Akrapovic titanium with Aprilia unlock codes. I have not dynoed it but my best guess is it makes 185+.
     
  15. gapman789

    gapman789 Well-Known Member

    Lots of dyno runs/shootouts on youtube. The hp numbers arent far off from the 201hp claim by aprilia.
     
  16. MV Rider

    MV Rider Well-Known Member

    201 is at the crank with stock exhaust. Mine has full Akrapovic with codes which is supposed to add about 9 or 10. It really doesn't matter because my name is not Toni Elias so I can't use it all anyway.
     
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  17. gapman789

    gapman789 Well-Known Member

    i forgot the emoticon

    :D
     
  18. mte78

    mte78 Well-Known Member

  19. Razr

    Razr Well-Known Member

    ^^Sweet^^
    I like your number :clap:
     
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  20. 418

    418 Expert #59


    Do it for Dale!!!!
     
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