Lets' see some your bikes!

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

  1. Sabre699

    Sabre699 Wait...hold my beer.

  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?
  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.

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  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

  18. mte78

    mte78 Well-Known Member

  19. Razr

    Razr Well-Known Member

    I like your number :clap:
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  20. 418

    418 Expert #59

    Do it for Dale!!!!
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