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CanyonCarver said:
Gee. Ya think maybe the Ohlins suspension on the R1LE is paying-off for Yamaha? :rolleyes:
yeah no doubt! can't recall what the wheels are made of but throw that in as well.

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The Zooks have always had a great contingency program. Kawi, .....hello, are you listening?
 

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The Ohlins on the R1LE are probably not as big as an advantage as the super lite forged aluminum wheels. The guys that don't have real Ohlins forks do have Ohlins or similar internals and the ones they use are probably just as good as the Yamaha's forks. And Yamaha probably ditched the stock Ohlins rear shock just like all of the other big buck Superstock teams and fitted the real deal Ohlins racing shock, again, the same thing all of the top Superstock teams did. In pre-season testing, the Yamaha guys have talked about how much easier it is to transition the bike now. That is the wheels.
 

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BTW. The Superbike times for Roger Lee and Tommy are very encouraging. Not that they are on the level with Mladin and company but they are pretty competitive for a first effort. Way to go Team Green. I would be extremely happy if they could pull off a podium finish. When they announced that they would compete in Superbike this year, I wasn't sure if they could accomplish a podium finish this year. It is a tough crowd.
 

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zeta xray said:
The Ohlins on the R1LE are probably not as big as an advantage as the super lite forged aluminum wheels. The guys that don't have real Ohlins forks do have Ohlins or similar internals and the ones they use are probably just as good as the Yamaha's forks. And Yamaha probably ditched the stock Ohlins rear shock just like all of the other big buck Superstock teams and fitted the real deal Ohlins racing shock, again, the same thing all of the top Superstock teams did. In pre-season testing, the Yamaha guys have talked about how much easier it is to transition the bike now. That is the wheels.
zeta xray said:
BTW. The Superbike times for Roger Lee and Tommy are very encouraging. Not that they are on the level with Mladin and company but they are pretty competitive for a first effort. Way to go Team Green. I would be extremely happy if they could pull off a podium finish. When they announced that they would compete in Superbike this year, I wasn't sure if they could accomplish a podium finish this year. It is a tough crowd.
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danno22 said:
Neil Hodgson 2nd, go on lad:thumbsup:
Agreed, besides Team Green, I am rootin' for Hodge. Sad days for Honda. Since their American arm is designing their own race kits, they hardly have a competitive bike.

I just can't stand Mladin or Yates for that matter and it ain't just because they are on Suzukis. Why can't the AMA be more like World superbike. They can be fierce competitors on the track, but in the AMA it always turns out like a Jerry Springer episode between racers after the race.
 

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Is it just me or do the Hayden brothers have a better time than Mladin, or is just me?
Mladin 1:39.900
Roger 1:39.097
Tommy1:39.397
 

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Lillfool said:
Is it just me or do the Hayden brothers have a better time than Mladin, or is just me?
Mladin 1:39.900
Roger 1:39.097
Tommy1:39.397

didn't notice that...good catch
 

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Rspec99 said:
Agreed, besides Team Green, I am rootin' for Hodge. Sad days for Honda. Since their American arm is designing their own race kits, they hardly have a competitive bike.
Hodgie gonna get um f'sho, well except the greenies.

I just can't stand Mladin or Yates for that matter and it ain't just because they are on Suzukis. Why can't the AMA be more like World superbike. They can be fierce competitors on the track, but in the AMA it always turns out like a Jerry Springer episode between racers after the race.
sad but true.:rolleyes:

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Lillfool said:
Is it just me or do the Hayden brothers have a better time than Mladin, or is just me?
Mladin 1:39.900
Roger 1:39.097
Tommy1:39.397
me don't think Mladink was 100%.

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Big Daddy said:
me don't think Mladink was 100%.

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we shall see said the blind man...:eyecrazy:
 
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