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Bones
07-15-2007, 07:54 PM
We here at 819 Enterprises have reviewed your application for sponsorship and while you are a specatular racer and have by far one of these best paint job on a beautiful 1098, we regret to inform you that your numbers are simply, as the kids say, "too ghetto". Thank you for your time

http://studio819.smugmug.com/photos/173382622-O.jpg

*yes this was in jest

Bong
07-15-2007, 07:58 PM
I agree - Lindsay's Anatra Corsa 1098 is just BEAUTIFUL! (except for those numbers :p )

Bill Anderson
07-15-2007, 08:39 PM
I agree - Lindsay's Anatra Corsa 1098 is just BEAUTIFUL! (except for those numbers :p )
And it is painted the fastest Ducati color to boot.

Mitch
07-16-2007, 12:15 AM
Come on Bones, cut him a little slack, he's trying to improve his "street cred" :happy57:

Davidé
07-16-2007, 08:07 AM
I agree - Lindsay's Anatra Corsa 1098 is just BEAUTIFUL! (except for those numbers :p )Come on now -- when you run out of thick electrical tape, what are you supposed to do? :happy57:

Sieg
07-16-2007, 08:44 AM
Come on now -- when you run out of thick electrical tape, what are you supposed to do? :happy57: :headscratch: Make sure you always have spare numbers in the trailer to save yourself the flaming on DNW.

Bong
07-16-2007, 08:48 AM
:headscratch: Make sure you always have spare numbers in the trailer to save yourself the flaming on DNW.


Nah, we're just giving Lindsay a hard time :)

We all know how much effort it took to make his 1098 look pretty in race livery - only to finish is off with those numbers. I'm sure the real numbers will be ready to roll come next race. :cool2:

Davidé
07-16-2007, 08:48 AM
:headscratch: Make sure you always have spare numbers in the trailer to save yourself the flaming on DNW.I'm not flaming -- heck, electrical tape is world's better than the shaggy black duct tape I have slapped on my bike! :p

Sieg
07-16-2007, 09:03 AM
:headscratch: Make sure you always have spare numbers in the trailer to save yourself the GOOD NATURED flaming YOU'RE SURE TO GET on DNW.
Fixed to accurately reflect my position :happy57:

ducmons
07-16-2007, 09:20 AM
in real life he's going going so fast you can't even read the numbers... it's just a yellow blurr to me anytime I watch him ride/race.

lindsay
07-16-2007, 09:44 AM
you know, the pretty numbers kept blowing off down the straight... only the industrial strength AMA-approved electrical tape would pass muster.

(the data acquisition showed the bike is hitting 179MPH into turn one where bones took this shot... this bike is f%&$&ing fast!!!)

next time i'll finish the paint job and put on real numbers!!

lindsay

Bong
07-16-2007, 09:53 AM
...(the data acquisition showed the bike is hitting 179MPH into turn one where bones took this shot... this bike is f%&$&ing fast!!!)...


Wowza, that's serious steam! :scared10:

Rock
07-16-2007, 10:24 AM
My god, I know what 160 felt like on Saturday, but damn that is fast...

Bong
07-16-2007, 10:30 AM
My god, I know what 160 felt like on Saturday, but damn that is fast...

Sure is - that's a number that won't be registering on my dda next time out at PR :scared10:

Heck even at Spokane I chickened out at 175 :eek:

Rock
07-16-2007, 10:36 AM
Sure is - that's a number that won't be registering on my dda next time out at PR :scared10:

Heck even at Spokane I chickened out at 175 :eek:

I had the DDA hooked up Saturday, I'll see what it says.

"Chickened out at 175." Right. :rolleyes:

kurtfriedrich
07-16-2007, 10:51 AM
Boy am I glad I bought a 749! I can just smile and say "it's the bike, otherwise I'd be happy doing 180!" yeah, right. (I need to go to the drug store and get a package of Depends just thinkning about it!)
Kurt

Bong
07-16-2007, 10:53 AM
...(I need to go to the drug store and get a package of Depends just thinkning about it!)Kurt

:lmao: :foflmao: :lmao: :foflmao: :lmao:

Rock
07-16-2007, 10:56 AM
Boy am I glad I bought a 749! I can just smile and say "it's the bike, otherwise I'd be happy doing 180!" yeah, right. (I need to go to the drug store and get a package of Depends just thinkning about it!)
Kurt

BTW, those Remus pipes sounded real good going down the chute!

lindsay
07-16-2007, 12:10 PM
wow, i had no idea the bike is leaned over that much in turn 1 ... it doesn't feel like it. now i just got scared.

at that speed sticking your knee out just a bit feels like a rudder.

lindsay

Rock
07-16-2007, 10:12 PM
wow, i had no idea the bike is leaned over that much in turn 1 ... it doesn't feel like it. now i just got scared.

at that speed sticking your knee out just a bit feels like a rudder.

lindsay

Ya think!?

I just checked my DDA and it looks like I hit a high of 165 going into T1. Thought is was 160. Whew! I honesty don't see myself going 15 mph faster. Leave that to the pros.

ewok1
07-17-2007, 10:17 AM
i saw you got it out of third gear somehow. then i saw you come off, maybe from ultra? anyway what was the deal on the tranny?

regards
ed

lindsay
07-17-2007, 04:10 PM
the problem was that the shift lever was touching down in turn 2 at spokane - in ultra it touched down hard enough to throw it down 90 degrees and munge up a bunch of transmission internals. that was with the rearsets raised about half and inch; i raised them up another inch after that.

something to be aware of for anyone with a 1098 - it leans over forever, and touching down your shift lever while cranked over is not something you want to try!!

lindsay

Rock
07-17-2007, 04:16 PM
the problem was that the shift lever was touching down in turn 2 at spokane - in ultra it touched down hard enough to throw it down 90 degrees and munge up a bunch of transmission internals. that was with the rearsets raised about half and inch; i raised them up another inch after that.

something to be aware of for anyone with a 1098 - it leans over forever, and touching down your shift lever while cranked over is not something you want to try!!

lindsay

Wow. Are you noticing your toe sliders hitting frequently too?

Bong
07-17-2007, 04:48 PM
Wow, that some serious lean angle to make your shift lever do that!


You'll need to get the folding shift lever if one is available. :eek:

lindsay
07-17-2007, 07:00 PM
Wow. Are you noticing your toe sliders hitting frequently too?

yep - toes dragged all the time till i bumped up the pegs again. now they drag in right handers but i haven't had an issue in lefts yet.

lindsay

Rock
07-17-2007, 08:33 PM
yep - toes dragged all the time till i bumped up the pegs again. now they drag in right handers but i haven't had an issue in lefts yet.

lindsay

That's why I was asking! Hilarious because my right slider on my A*Star's got ground but my left was untouched.

May need to invest in some rearsets. Bong, problems with the Acculigns?

Bong
07-17-2007, 09:26 PM
...Bong, problems with the Acculigns?

No problems yet, but then again I don't lean as much as you guys!

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o248/bong1098/4-9-07%20Thunderhill/DSC_1100.jpg

Rock
07-17-2007, 09:43 PM
No problems yet, but then again I don't lean as much as you guys!

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o248/bong1098/4-9-07%20Thunderhill/DSC_1100.jpg

Ummmm......:headscratch:

router.exe
07-17-2007, 09:47 PM
No problems yet, but then again I don't lean as much as you guys!

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o248/bong1098/4-9-07%20Thunderhill/DSC_1100.jpg

ya i think you could squeeze another 5 degrees out of this turn :action027

Bong
07-17-2007, 09:51 PM
...something to be aware of for anyone with a 1098 - it leans over forever, and touching down your shift lever while cranked over is not something you want to try!! lindsay


This is what I am talking about - leaning so far as to touch down the gear lever :eek:

Guess I've been lucky not to have experienced this yet :o