Torque values GSXR
jorhett at fastlizardracing.com
Mon Mar 17 12:06:14 PDT 2008
I know. But he was there for all of the rules meeting *AND* the
discussion of allowable fork changes under 9.2 rules. That's why I
am calling him out on the finger pointing.
Summary of my complaint: nobody read the rule, yourself included
even when you were on the rules committee. So don't point at us.
On Mar 17, 2008, at 11:44 AM, zoran wrote:
> Wayne is not there any more.he got old and retired :)
> Zoran Vujasinovic
> Twin Works Factory
> www.twfracing.com ----- Original Message ----- From: "Jo Rhett"
> <jorhett at fastlizardracing.com>
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> 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
>>> 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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