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8/27/2018 7:36 PM

I get being superstitious in a sport as dangerous and unpredictable as moto, but letting riders skip #13 just seems silly, and further complicates an already convoluted numbering system.

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8/27/2018 7:41 PM

Maybe a dumb question.
But if Forkner chooses to skip #13. Does that mean somebody down the order can step in and take it instead? So can Jordan Smith for example take a lower number than Forkner if he bypasses the 13? Or if Forkner passes on it then it just stays vacant for the year?

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8/27/2018 7:53 PM

haydos25 wrote:

Maybe a dumb question.
But if Forkner chooses to skip #13. Does that mean somebody down the order can step in and take it ...more

Forkner is the only person eligible to run 13. If he skips it, then nobody can take it.

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8/27/2018 7:55 PM

devindavisphoto wrote:

Forkner is the only person eligible to run 13. If he skips it, then nobody can take it.

Cool, thanks mate.

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8/27/2018 7:55 PM

haydos25 wrote:

Maybe a dumb question.
But if Forkner chooses to skip #13. Does that mean somebody down the order can step in and take it ...more

Would stay vacant for the year unless someone chooses it as a career number.

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8/27/2018 7:55 PM

Phillip_Lamb wrote:

this number system is so dumb. I do like the past champions having permanent numbers, but career numbers...eh. sorry this has ...more

It's so fucking jerkwater. Riders should pick an available number and let it become part of their identity. Like Rossi, Marquez, Lorenzo, Musquin, Roczen, Febvre, Gajser, Desalle, Cairoli, Herlings ... and a helluva lotta others. These numbers have value.

No. 1 should be reserved for the defending champion, but it's his choice.

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F1. MotoGP. MXGP. Screw the rest.

8/27/2018 10:24 PM

Zaugg wrote:

If I were Forkner I'd run the 13 because 35 hasn't been doing him any favors.

I don't believe in bad luck...you make your ...more

Facts.

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8/27/2018 10:57 PM

Zaugg wrote:

If I were Forkner I'd run the 13 because 35 hasn't been doing him any favors.

I don't believe in bad luck...you make your ...more

DailyMotoMedia wrote:

Facts.

Facts? If you make your own luck, why not make it on #35? Zaugg contradicted himself.

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8/28/2018 7:02 AM

BR8ES wrote:

They may not use it on elevators or floors, but it is still 13th...all of this over a number.


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Do It In The Dirt!

8/28/2018 7:12 AM

You want proof that 13 is unlucky?

Here is the date Tupac was killed. September 13, 1996

Case closed.

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8/28/2018 7:32 AM

gt80rider wrote:

So..... anybody think Forkner will run the #13? I would not.... LOL. Former nat number 13s have had a rough time.

I Hope Not

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8/28/2018 7:36 AM

Career numbers are bizarre anyway. Sure wish it was run what ya earn from the prior year.

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8/28/2018 7:49 AM
Edited Date/Time: 8/28/2018 7:50 AM

Old school but ..... I liked when the #1 was last years champ and 2-99 were all earned by points.

Can not remember what they called it but I liked the combined champions Blue number plate too. I like that the 250 SX points are now included. For a long time 125 SX points were not counted but the 250 points were.

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8/28/2018 7:54 AM

lumpy790 wrote:

Old school but ..... I liked when the #1 was last years champ and 2-99 were all earned by points.

Can not remember what they ...more

Grand National Champ...

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8/28/2018 9:29 AM

I'd run 13. In fact, I'd probably choose it as a career number. I was born on Friday the 13th, so I ain't scared.

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8/28/2018 10:26 AM

joshflo wrote:

What’s the deal with #13? Obviously the jessy nelson incident but can someone fill me in on who else had issues with it that ...more

Just a dumb superstition. But since it's a famous superstition, then anytime the number 13 is associated with something bad, people say "look, 13 is bad luck", but if something bad happens with number 14, 15, 16, etc. nobody bats an eye, because they aren't looking for something bad to happen with those numbers.

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8/28/2018 10:29 AM

-MAVERICK- wrote:

I think Tortelli didn't have the best luck with it.

Wharton rocked it for awhile but can't remember how that season went.

Wharton had it in 2013! He won an SX race with it and finished 3rd in points. But he only raced half the outdoors that year. Did he get hurt, or just pull the plug?

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8/28/2018 10:31 AM

joshflo wrote:

What’s the deal with #13? Obviously the jessy nelson incident but can someone fill me in on who else had issues with it that ...more

RichieW13 wrote:

Just a dumb superstition. But since it's a famous superstition, then anytime the number 13 is associated with something bad, ...more

Both of my kids were born on the 13th, so it isn't all that bad for me.

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8/28/2018 10:31 AM

Zaugg wrote:

If I were Forkner I'd run the 13 because 35 hasn't been doing him any favors.

I don't believe in bad luck...you make your ...more

I agree that you make your own luck. But if you believe in 13 being bad luck, it's possible that it can subconsciously affect you. If you worry that #13 is going to cause problems, you may try to overcompensate to avoid problems.

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8/28/2018 10:47 AM

joshflo wrote:

I know it’s a superstitious thing in general, but that gt80 dude basically said it’s been a reoccurring thing in moto so I was ...more

-MAVERICK- wrote:

I think Tortelli didn't have the best luck with it.

Wharton rocked it for awhile but can't remember how that season went.

RichieW13 wrote:

Wharton had it in 2013! He won an SX race with it and finished 3rd in points. But he only raced half the outdoors that year. ...more

Not sure if he got hurt. I know he had Epstein Barr but unsure of year.

13 looks nice.

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8/28/2018 11:01 AM
Edited Date/Time: 8/28/2018 11:07 AM

system wrote:

I'd run 13. In fact, I'd probably choose it as a career number. I was born on Friday the 13th, so I ain't scared.

My brother was born Friday the 13th, and when we were little, an aunt told him 13 was his lucky number. 13 has been "his" number since,(he doesn't ride, though he's the gambling type) and he's actually a pretty "lucky" dude. *shrugs*

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8/28/2018 11:02 AM

I get the whole career number thing but I still like the old run what you earn system.

Yeah yeah... get off my lawn!

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8/28/2018 11:05 AM

RichieW13 wrote:

I agree that you make your own luck. But if you believe in 13 being bad luck, it's possible that it can subconsciously affect ...more

These are my thoughts exactly. For a sport as mental as MX/SX, having a negative association with a number could very well affect a rider's mindset, causing him to "attract" bad luck. Kind of like a placebo effect. If a guy is uncomfortable running an "unlucky" number, I would definitely not force the issue.

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8/28/2018 12:04 PM

TXDirt wrote:

I would not run the 13. Ever.

In that case, I probably wouldn’t run #41 either laughing

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8/28/2018 12:27 PM

i usually race with the number 13, i like it!

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8/28/2018 2:12 PM

There Has been way to many that had bad luck with it
I wouldn't touch it and I hope none of the pro's take it.
Here is an interesting story about how Sabastion Tortelli changed his in the mid season to 103
https://racerxonline.com/2006/11/15/number-cruncher-103

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8/28/2018 2:14 PM

ga_pike wrote:

I get the whole career number thing but I still like the old run what you earn system.

Yeah yeah... get off my lawn!

Man I agree so much
I wish they would do it in both classes all the way from 1 to 100
Two #1 two #2 etc all the way through

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8/28/2018 4:38 PM

-MAVERICK- wrote:

Would be pretty difficult to build a 14 plus story building without a 13th floor. Lol.

I never really got why the 13th floor ...more

I'm down with 13, one of the best numbers I have ever used. Even have 13 screws in my collarbone, 13 staples, even had all the appointments after on the 13th to keep the luck going. Photo

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8/28/2018 5:17 PM

13 stars and stripes

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vomiting equals disqualification.

8/30/2018 7:02 AM

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