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I ran a 94 ex500 in LRRS- Loudon Road Racing Series. Been racing for 2 years and just moved to Amateur this past year. Now I have to wait 7 months to race again :(

 

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Raced as Expert LRRS from 1989 to 2001 Race Number 741, 64

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i don't know you personally, but have talked to you online before about the undercut transmissions you do.
I just started racing in 2005.
finally got down into the 1:25's this last weekend in the GTL race.
Still have lot's of room for improvement.
 

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Man, I hate following you guys! ;D

I also race at Loudon, #703. I'd include a picture, but I don't know how. Maybe Conor (LRRS # 704) will do it for me.

BTW, Fog, Thanks to your lapping instructions on the old EX list, I was able to repair my warped engine head and race with water in the engine once again this past weekend. The information shared by knowledgeable riders/racers like yourself is invaluable. Please keep it coming. And when you return to Loudon, the first PTwins race is on me! You'll make it back up for one, won't you?

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Thanks Tom for the compliment,
But I'm sure that since I was still racing at 64, (@nd in PT and first in Masters Class Best lap @ 1:22). That I'm done with it.
I live in Arkansas Ozark region now where the roads are terriffic for bikes. They are so good I'm afraid to ride much. I fear the old racer jones will resurface and I'll start dragging knees. That sounds like fun I know but if you mess up down here nobody will see it and you may not be found till the Buzzards start circling.
I hang around these websites in kind of a Surrogate mood, That is "in it , but not really".
 

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tjspeed3 said:
BTW, Fog, Thanks to your lapping instructions on the old EX list, I was able to repair my warped engine head and race with water in the engine once again this past weekend. The information shared by knowledgeable riders/racers like yourself is invaluable.
Tom J
LRRS #703
happen to have those instructions? That's one thing I want to do over the winter, along with replacing the transmission with a FOG undercut one from my old blown motor.
 

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Send me a private email and I get you a set.

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Bill -- why am I not surprised you found your way here so fast?

;-)

Last Saturday, I organized a picture of the PTwins and EX-Mafia folks, taken in the media center by Chris Cramer. Charlie Tarna (you MIGHT have known him) put it up at LoudonRacing.com.

Yes, you remember #10 -- Stevie came back after a 3-year hiatus and won the championship. We pitted side-by-side, and his wife Kim came up ever year ... it was a great season. He's moving up to an SV next year.

Next to him is Ted Norton, still running that beasting with the big motor. He had a few crashes this year, went home with his arm in a sling twice.

I'm going over to Micky's house (#24) tomorrow to watch the MotoGP race with about 6-7 other guys.

BTW, Ricky Doucette is supposedly retiring, for real this year, after winning 6 championships. (He's the only person who's ever done that, and it was the 2nd consecutive year he did it ... in fact, he was leading the race to win his 7th (!!!) when it was red-flagged. He was leading the first lap again on the restart when he slowed in T12 -- the clutch got fried on.)

Dana was hurt pretty good in August, taken out from behind by a 600 in T5 on Thursday practice. He came to the last two events though, and stuck around 'til the end of the day on Sunday to watch the race, then we loaded my bike into his pickup ... he's giving it a full, top-to-bottom rebuild, right down to the crankcase, because ...

... he's my friend, and we're officially the "old men" of the class now. The next longest competitor is Joey "Smokin' Joe" Latona, who's been racing since at least '99.

BTW, take a guess what laptime Jeff did on Dana's bike.

B.J.
 

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Well I got here by invitation. the kids here need all the help they can get

"BTW, take a guess what laptime Jeff did on Dana's bike."

I'll take a stab at 1:17:5

Thanks for the report BJ And I sure remember Charlie Tarna. and say Hi to Micky.
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<<"BTW, take a guess what laptime Jeff did on Dana's bike.">>

I'll take a stab at 1:17:5
You're close ... 17.7. He actually did THREE laps under 18. Friggin' mutant.

(I talked to him about it afterward, saying that the bike must have been a quivering mass of jello under him at that speed. His reply? "I didn't really have any bad moments.")

A simply awesome sense of what the tires are doing. That was on Sunday, but unfortunately I was setting up for the barbeque later, and didn't see it. However, Sunday's motard race he had against Doug Henry was phenomenal. It was like watching two titans have at it in the Coliseum.

BTW, I'm at Micky's right now, actually, showing him this forum as we prep for a MotoGP party. He doesn't own an EX anymore, so he's acting all elitist, but says hi back to you.


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I didn't get to read this till after the race. I figured Jeff would have broke 18 the 5 was just a guess. I'm glad I never had a teammate Like Nickie's. I thought they were suposed to help the aspiring champ. Still a great race, Rossi is still "The Man".
Tell Micky that he never rode anything as fast as an Ex.

FOG/Bill
 

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geez are there nothing but LRRS racers here?
Well to break up the pack a little here are a couple of pictures of me #693 of the AFM
The first one is at Thunderhill raceway, and the second is at Infineon (Sears Pt)
I'll post a race report of my last race of the year soon now that I've found the new site.



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Clayton Girouard
#250 AM LRRS (bumping up to AM when I send in my license renewal)

'96 EX, nearly stock, Racetech emulators, whatever tires I get fo'free (currently Pirrelli's)

Best time at Louden this past season: 1:24.1 (something like that)

5 race weekends total, 11 or 12 races

Here I am about to be passed by a girl on an SV for the win in LWSB or LWSM in turn 12:



It's ok though, she was pretty good lookin ;D
 

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Do they let you guys but some curvature or tilt on those huge number boards?

Maybe you can pick up some top end with a touch of aero. ???
 

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I had fairings, they "came off" when I decided staying on 2 wasn't for me. Not noticable with the wind. Louden on EX's isn't a aerodynamically important track.
 

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MrSciTrek said:
Do they let you guys but some curvature or tilt on those huge number boards?

Maybe you can pick up some top end with a touch of aero. ???

That's a very touchy subject at Loudon. The grids are so full that that scorers can't make out all the wierd number arrangments at speed on start finish. So all 3 didget numbers must be on those boards. Every year there comes a couple of Yahoos that spent more than My race budget on thier paint jobs, with the numbers all fancy and intergrated into the color scheme. Then getting told that they can't race unless they mount the boards. The weeping and nagshing of teeth in almost humerous. Three laps later they crash and trash the whole thing and the best looking piece is the number board.

FOG

*moderator note: Cleaned up the formating a little.*[/color]
 

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Thanks for the explanation, Fog. I was asking because in the picture he posted it looked like his number plate was like a brick while the motorcycle behind him has hers at a windshield-like angle.

If so, it seems like it'd be less drag at higher speeds and would cause some downforce on the front... for better &/or worse (??).
 
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