Torque values GSXR
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Mon Mar 17 11:44:47 PDT 2008
Wayne is not there any more.he got old and retired :)
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Jo Rhett" <jorhett at fastlizardracing.com>
To: "Suzuki SV650 Mailing List" <sv650 at micapeak.com>
Cc: <wmontoya at znet.com>
Sent: Monday, March 17, 2008 11:28 AM
Subject: Re: Torque values GSXR
> On Mar 16, 2008, at 2:38 PM, wmontoya at znet.com wrote:
>> blame who you want for the reasons you want, but it's plainly
>> FOS for any
>> of you who knew there was a legal issue w/ a particular class & mod
>> and who
>> didn't act when the time was right (e.g. when '08 rule changes or 650P
>> class rules were being solicited and finalized).
> Wayne, I would to point out something -- nobody understood the rule
> properly. Why do I say this? Because as you know I was at every
> rules meeting except the first this last year. I brought up the
> issue of fork mods several times, and was told that anything which
> didn't change the fork tubes are allowed. I also talked the issue
> over with Tech, and confirmed with them that anything which didn't
> change the fork tubes was acceptable.
> Then I went out and spent $5k purchasing a proddy-legal bike. One
> which had suspension changes, but retained the stock fork tubes.
> Which I can't run. Because *NOBODY KNEW* that this bike was illegal.
> So yes, I agree with most of your statements. The rules were written
> clearly, but nobody understood the significance of them. I read them
> carefully and missed that. So did Kevin, our president. So did Ed
> Shaimas, chief tech inspector. And for evidence we can look at...
> what, 70-something production class bikes on the grid today that
> violate this rule?
> In short, what we have is a massive misunderstanding of the rule as
> written. This rule has never been enforced (confirmed by Tech). So
> the real-life, honest effect of this ruling is a rule change, first
> published with less than 9 days before the first race.
> I don't have either the time or money to purchase stock fork tubes
> and upgrade the springs inside them to field this bike within 9
> days. It's just not possible. And it's not fair for you to sit on
> the sidelines and point fingers and blame all of us for not reading
> the rulebook more carefully than the sitting board.
> Jo Rhett / velociRaptor Racing
> #553 WERA / AFM
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