Torque values GSXR

zoran zv30 at sbcglobal.net
Mon Mar 17 12:09:52 PDT 2008


Jo,
I would still enter race if I was you.
let them protest.it is actually good thing at this point. 


Zoran Vujasinovic
Twin Works Factory
775-786-4881
www.twfracing.com 
----- 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
>> 775-786-4881
>> 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  
>>>> 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
>>>
> 
> -- 
> Jo Rhett /  velociRaptor Racing
> #553 WERA / AFM
> 
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