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scott2ride
10-27-2004, 03:52 PM
I see you have changed your Avitar Aaron.

Is the pic deformed and miss-shapen, or is it just you?

Aprilia94
10-27-2004, 03:53 PM
I'm waiting for someone who knows him better to comment on the obvious...:D
:peace:

DRT-Tuning
10-27-2004, 04:12 PM
He goes so fast, it looks like he and his bike are deformed. So actually, yes it is deformed.

:banana:

outtasight
10-27-2004, 07:30 PM
Albert (Einstein) could explain. Something about being near the speed of light.

clarkie49
10-27-2004, 07:38 PM
nah, just my big head :D

jam007
10-27-2004, 09:07 PM
Dam Clarkie, at the speeds you travel you must get a lot of wind blast on your head!!!!!!!!!!
You better get a little lower into that bike...............

scott2ride
10-28-2004, 04:48 PM
Well you dont here Clarkie complaining about scraping bits on the bike... cos he can ride properly eh.... :D

Ricky J
10-28-2004, 05:07 PM
That kiwi can really leg it around a racetrack! Best leave the flying bit to real birds though. :D

ChicagoFactory
10-28-2004, 06:45 PM
Clarkie,

That's an awesome picture, you're railin!:banana:

amauri
10-28-2004, 08:29 PM
Hey Clarkie,

I see you've got your finger on the clutch mid-corner, is that a habit left over from racing two-strokes?

Dr. Thrillride
10-28-2004, 08:50 PM
Originally posted by amauri
Hey Clarkie,

I see you've got your finger on the clutch mid-corner, is that a habit left over from racing two-strokes?

I noticed that too and was thinking maybe that's how one would deal with the torque of the twin getting back on the throttle hard out of a tight corner. Am I wrong Clarkie, or is it just a habit?:D

Scary
10-28-2004, 08:53 PM
Well spotted Amauri.....that's the PFF, panic finger factor. Mine still pops out there some times, a left over from the '70's two strokes & mid. '08's turbo's. Us ex. turbocharged m/cycle riders have it tooooooo ! :D :D

clarkie49
10-28-2004, 10:13 PM
Originally posted by amauri
Hey Clarkie,

I see you've got your finger on the clutch mid-corner, is that a habit left over from racing two-strokes?

yep, i dont even realise i am doing it until i see in in every damm photo :D

Dr. Thrillride
10-29-2004, 12:26 AM
okay, you mind letting a dumb ass newb in on the technique :)

amauri
10-29-2004, 01:10 AM
Finger on the clutch ready to disengage it just before the motor seized, locking the rear wheel, usually at the worst possible place on the track.

Two strokes are prone to seizing the pistons if you donít get the mixture just right.

Scary
10-29-2004, 02:03 AM
Yep, & with the turbos, if they came on full boost at the wrong time, like mid corner, there were only two ways to stop the bike from standing upright & powering straight ahead under the power kick. Drop it up a gear if u were quick enough to get it to drop out of boost & that won't work if you're in top gear already in a sweeper "A". Ooor.... slide the clutch real quick & risk grenading the engine, which a lot of the times was better than going off a hill side or worse. Which I learnt as an option when rideing those '70's Kawasaki 750 & 500 two stroke widow makers Too. Boy their power band was stronge enough to roll your finger off the bars, thus winding on the throttle. If it wasn't already out there then it was to late.

I've noticed that even now when the pace increases out goes the automatic PFF. It's saved me more times than I want to think about.

Hey, & remember how you had to slide the clutch of a Yamaha TZ750 two stroke race bike half the length of the straight from a standing start, just to get it up to operating speed. Ohhhhh.....memories...:o :) :eek:

MikeRSVR
10-29-2004, 06:45 AM
What a http://img75.exs.cx/img75/3309/squid.gif




:kidding:

Nice pic Clarkie.

Scary
10-29-2004, 06:02 PM
If someone that loves fast m/cycles & rides & works on anything he can afford/get his hands on, for 30 + years, comes under that heading now then, yea I'd be guilty.:)
But if you never got the chance to ride one of the '70's 750 two strokes, you'll never understand how scary a bike can be..... all the fast stuff now handles & has brakes, lucky for u guys "A". ;) :)

I must be the oldest squid around. Coooool:D