Torque values GSXR
zv30 at sbcglobal.net
Mon Mar 17 12:09:52 PDT 2008
I would still enter race if I was you.
let them protest.it is actually good thing at this point.
Twin Works Factory
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jo Rhett" <jorhett at fastlizardracing.com>
To: "Suzuki SV650 Mailing List" <sv650 at micapeak.com>
Sent: Monday, March 17, 2008 12:06 PM
Subject: Re: Torque values GSXR
>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>
>> 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
>>>> 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
> Jo Rhett / velociRaptor Racing
> #553 WERA / AFM
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