Eli's bike issue?

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7/7/2018 8:01 PM

Seemed like it could have been a tranny issue to me, the way it rolled free for a moment, then locked up.
Any of you mechanical wizards care to throw out a guess?

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7/7/2018 8:18 PM

Looked to me like it rolled until he tried to bump start it then never tried to put it back in neutral. But I could have missed something

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7/7/2018 8:22 PM

I was right on the fenceline where it happened and got a photo with my new IPhone 9.3v3-6.2



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7/7/2018 8:23 PM

mattyhamz2 wrote:

Looked to me like it rolled until he tried to bump start it then never tried to put it back in neutral. But I could have missed something

Thought same thing. Maybe Eli thought he needs more fitness so wanted to push it back in gear..

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7/7/2018 8:26 PM

slipdog wrote:

I was right on the fenceline where it happened and got a photo with my new IPhone 9.3v3-6.2



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Maybe Peely can analyze this situation.

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7/7/2018 8:30 PM

Slip you were home with a jersey mikes sub and a cold 40oz

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7/7/2018 8:32 PM

No clue.. but Kawi costs eli again.

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7/7/2018 8:46 PM

You can tell his motor blew up because of the way that it was

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7/7/2018 8:49 PM

logan_140 wrote:

No clue.. but Kawi costs eli again.

When did kawi cost him before? Seriously asking because I don’t remember.

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7/7/2018 8:54 PM

Mr. Info wrote:

Slip you were home with a jersey mikes sub and a cold 40oz

Indeed my good man, indeed! laughing

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7/7/2018 8:55 PM

logan_140 wrote:

No clue.. but Kawi costs eli again.

mattyhamz2 wrote:

When did kawi cost him before? Seriously asking because I don’t remember.

If i remember correctly he had a couple last year well one the other was a rock bending his rotor I️ believe (out of his control). But i think he had a couple in 2016? Or maybe he just crashed i can’t remember exactly but he’s had a few I’m pretty sure. Correct me if I’m wrong and I’ll take back my statement

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7/7/2018 9:02 PM

logan_140 wrote:

No clue.. but Kawi costs eli again.

mattyhamz2 wrote:

When did kawi cost him before? Seriously asking because I don’t remember.

logan_140 wrote:

If i remember correctly he had a couple last year well one the other was a rock bending his rotor I️ believe (out of his control). But i think he had a couple in 2016? Or maybe he just crashed i can’t remember exactly but he’s had a few I’m pretty sure. Correct me if I’m wrong and I’ll take back my statement

The 450 kawi team only cost him this weekend. rest were elis own doing or the rock breaking the master cylinder at glen helen...

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7/7/2018 9:30 PM

I reckon she cut loose and after the bump start it was a full sieze.

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7/7/2018 9:33 PM

when was the last time a Factory Kawasaki 450 locked up? they have had a pretty good run,

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7/7/2018 9:39 PM

scott_nz wrote:

when was the last time a Factory Kawasaki 450 locked up? they have had a pretty good run,

What was James Stewart riding at Southwick the year his bike locked up? Or am I thinking of somebody else?

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7/7/2018 9:58 PM
Edited Date/Time: 7/10/2018 12:32 PM

Reese95w wrote:

What was James Stewart riding at Southwick the year his bike locked up? Or am I thinking of somebody else?




Threw a rod out the bottom.....
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7/7/2018 10:04 PM

scott_nz wrote:

when was the last time a Factory Kawasaki 450 locked up? they have had a pretty good run,

Reese95w wrote:

What was James Stewart riding at Southwick the year his bike locked up? Or am I thinking of somebody else?

quicken wrote:




Threw a rod out the bottom.....

Ouch. Thatsva bad time for that to happen

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7/8/2018 5:09 AM

mattyhamz2 wrote:

When did kawi cost him before? Seriously asking because I don’t remember.

logan_140 wrote:

If i remember correctly he had a couple last year well one the other was a rock bending his rotor I️ believe (out of his control). But i think he had a couple in 2016? Or maybe he just crashed i can’t remember exactly but he’s had a few I’m pretty sure. Correct me if I’m wrong and I’ll take back my statement

kb228 wrote:

The 450 kawi team only cost him this weekend. rest were elis own doing or the rock breaking the master cylinder at glen helen...

Sx 2017 Arlington- His front break locked up causing him to go down as well, finished 15th.

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7/8/2018 6:27 AM

Maybe it was that thing thats on the side of his motor?

Anybody know what that is?

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7/8/2018 6:31 AM

rmoto003 wrote:

Maybe it was that thing thats on the side of his motor?

Anybody know what that is?

That’s an oil cooler. Not the issue.

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7/8/2018 6:58 AM

rmoto003 wrote:

Maybe it was that thing thats on the side of his motor?

Anybody know what that is?

280driver wrote:

That’s an oil cooler. Not the issue.

Are you sure?

I read on another website it was a special shock cooler because he's so big and aggressive on his bike that when he steers with the rear like you have to do to ride a Kawi, he overheats the shock. I figure that it pulled the heat from his shock and made the engine run hot until it melted the bottom end. That's why his wheel locked up. They'll never admit it though.

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7/8/2018 7:30 AM

It was electrical. This came from someone that dates a mechanics sister.

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Take it to the limit, one more time!

7/8/2018 7:38 AM

rmoto003 wrote:

Maybe it was that thing thats on the side of his motor?

Anybody know what that is?

280driver wrote:

That’s an oil cooler. Not the issue.

slipdog wrote:

Are you sure?

I read on another website it was a special shock cooler because he's so big and aggressive on his bike that when he steers with the rear like you have to do to ride a Kawi, he overheats the shock. I figure that it pulled the heat from his shock and made the engine run hot until it melted the bottom end. That's why his wheel locked up. They'll never admit it though.

Must be true...

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7/8/2018 7:48 AM

Think about how much more is expected of Eli's bike given how fast he rides it.
That extra couple of seconds per lap he is putting on the field must to put a lot more stress on his equipment.

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7/8/2018 7:52 AM

Why did he try to bump start it and not kick it?

I would guess they put it in neutral to push it back to the pits?

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7/8/2018 7:54 AM

lumpy790 wrote:

Why did he try to bump start it and not kick it?

I would guess they put it in neutral to push it back to the pits?

He was pulling the clutch in and it was still locked up

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7/8/2018 8:11 AM

Is Eli’s contract up this year?

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7/8/2018 8:23 AM

mx317 wrote:

It was electrical. This came from someone that dates a mechanics sister.

Electrical?? The rear wheel was locked up.....

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7/8/2018 8:23 AM

lumpy790 wrote:

Why did he try to bump start it and not kick it?

I would guess they put it in neutral to push it back to the pits?

logan_140 wrote:

He was pulling the clutch in and it was still locked up

It rolled fine up through the banner and down the hill till he clicked it in gear. He probably tried kicking it on the track?

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7/8/2018 8:27 AM

mx317 wrote:

It was electrical. This came from someone that dates a mechanics sister.

eric513anderson wrote:

Electrical?? The rear wheel was locked up.....

Elis bike is kawis new ebike

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