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9/1/2009 2:49 AM
Edited Date/Time: 9/1/2009 2:49 AM

He will give them some good press / sponsorship coverage for the Villo / Stewart / Reed / Dungey / Grant Sx battle this coming season

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9/1/2009 3:30 AM

he will be sorry,the red bike hhas geometry trouble that will take him 6 months to sort out,

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9/1/2009 3:35 AM

They will move from being a third fourth or fifth place team to a second place team? LOL
Chad will give them a win or two I'm sure.

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Are we gonna ride or are we gonna mess around all day?

9/1/2009 4:21 AM

Its a slap in Suzukis face if he does.....

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9/1/2009 4:37 AM

Snapper wrote:

Its a slap in Suzukis face if he does.....

how is it a slap in suzuki's face? he wanted to stay and they had a chance to keep him. suzuki's fought, not chad's.

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9/1/2009 4:38 AM

He may want to stay at Suzuki, but can't. Who knows (but him and Suzuk)i if they can pay anywhere near what he is worth.

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Take it to the limit, one more time!

9/1/2009 4:38 AM

How is Chad btw?
I missed any updates if there was any. Looked like he just rung his bell.
Hope he's lining up at Steel City his constancy with moto/main starts is pretty sick.

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9/1/2009 4:43 AM

I hear they have improved the 2010 CRF450. I think he will do just as well, if not better.

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9/1/2009 5:12 AM
Edited Date/Time: 9/1/2009 5:17 AM

Devil1nNj wrote:

How is Chad btw?
I missed any updates if there was any. Looked like he just rung his bell.
Hope he's lining up at Steel City his constancy with moto/main starts is pretty sick.

Shenzi posted at the Country club that he was at the MotoGP the day after hanging out with Burner and getting doubled around the track on one of those tandem bikes so I would say you are right and he just rang his bell.

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9/1/2009 7:36 AM

Snapper wrote:

Its a slap in Suzukis face if he does.....

bobby397 wrote:

how is it a slap in suzuki's face? he wanted to stay and they had a chance to keep him. suzuki's fought, not chad's.

Because they were the only team to offer him a ride for this year. Maybe he should show a little loyalty to Suzuki.

The amount of praise that he gives the team and deCoster you would think that he'd stay there.

If he had any sense he'd stay at Suzuki.....

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9/1/2009 7:43 AM

Heard all the same stuff about RC when he left Kawi, and again when he went to Suzuki.
When will people learn, it's not about the bike.

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9/1/2009 7:47 AM

Snapper wrote:

Its a slap in Suzukis face if he does.....

bobby397 wrote:

how is it a slap in suzuki's face? he wanted to stay and they had a chance to keep him. suzuki's fought, not chad's.

Snapper wrote:

Because they were the only team to offer him a ride for this year. Maybe he should show a little loyalty to Suzuki.

The amount of praise that he gives the team and deCoster you would think that he'd stay there.

If he had any sense he'd stay at Suzuki.....

jeez, did Suzuki make him an offer for 2010? Was it a competitive offer? What is the low $ Chad should take ? What's the high $ he's capable of securing? How did you enjoy the negotiations you sat in on?

So I guess if they made him no offer, he should stay and wash bikes for them....blink

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9/1/2009 9:09 AM

ninety3 wrote:

Heard all the same stuff about RC when he left Kawi, and again when he went to Suzuki.
When will people learn, it's not about the bike.

BINGO

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9/1/2009 9:20 AM

ninety3 wrote:

Heard all the same stuff about RC when he left Kawi, and again when he went to Suzuki.
When will people learn, it's not about the bike.

tell that to MC when he went to KTM.

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9/1/2009 9:34 AM

Dirty Britches wrote:

tell that to MC when he went to KTM.

After you tell me which brand MC won a major SX event on after RC took over.

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I like knobby tires

9/1/2009 9:36 AM

Devil1nNj wrote:

How is Chad btw?
I missed any updates if there was any. Looked like he just rung his bell.
Hope he's lining up at Steel City his constancy with moto/main starts is pretty sick.

Preset wrote:

Shenzi posted at the Country club that he was at the MotoGP the day after hanging out with Burner and getting doubled around the track on one of those tandem bikes so I would say you are right and he just rang his bell.

Chad with RC at MotoGP...lookin rough! wink Photo

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9/1/2009 9:39 AM

It'd be cool to see a top contender ride for the big 4, all of them then write a book of the pros a cons of each.

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9/1/2009 9:40 AM

Is there another rider to win a championship lose his ride. Win another championship only to lose his ride again?

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9/1/2009 9:40 AM

have i been hiding under a rock?

where the fugg is all this reed going to honda talk coming from?

speculation? rumor? fact?

wtf?

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suck it

9/1/2009 10:46 AM

bobby397 wrote:

how is it a slap in suzuki's face? he wanted to stay and they had a chance to keep him. suzuki's fought, not chad's.

Snapper wrote:

Because they were the only team to offer him a ride for this year. Maybe he should show a little loyalty to Suzuki.

The amount of praise that he gives the team and deCoster you would think that he'd stay there.

If he had any sense he'd stay at Suzuki.....

toroP wrote:

jeez, did Suzuki make him an offer for 2010? Was it a competitive offer? What is the low $ Chad should take ? What's the high $ he's capable of securing? How did you enjoy the negotiations you sat in on?

So I guess if they made him no offer, he should stay and wash bikes for them....blink

You know the answers to your questions, just about as much as i do......

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9/1/2009 12:54 PM

peelout719 wrote:

have i been hiding under a rock?

where the fugg is all this reed going to honda talk coming from?

speculation? rumor? fact?

wtf?

there was a quick blurp on it in racerhead

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9/1/2009 3:54 PM
Edited Date/Time: 9/1/2009 4:53 PM

peelout719 wrote:

have i been hiding under a rock?

where the fugg is all this reed going to honda talk coming from?

speculation? rumor? fact?

wtf?

tapptout wrote:

there was a quick blurp on it in racerhead

I have been under a rock, what did the blurp say? Found it.

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9/1/2009 5:02 PM

IF
Will he take Goose. Goose has worked there before
Did (speculation only) he want a 2 year deal and Suzi was only going to offer a one year deal.
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9/1/2009 5:12 PM

Snapper wrote:

Its a slap in Suzukis face if he does.....

They didn't really resign him so I guess it is a slap in their face ....FOR NOT RESIGNING HIM

Dungey may be good but he is no Chad at this point in his career and only time will tell.....but by the time he catches up with the reat of the 450 riders (shouldn't be no more than a couple years) Dungey will be bargaining again and just like Chad (And Chad "may" have wanted a certain salary he didn't get) RD will be asking the same and I don't think Suzuki will gain anything from this move....

All of this is my opinon and not factual just economics

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9/1/2009 5:34 PM

41NDT wrote: IF
Will he take Goose. Goose has worked there before
Did (speculation only) he want a 2 year deal and Suzi was only going to offer a one year deal.

As far as I heard, Chad wants a 2 year deal with an option for a 3rd.

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9/1/2009 6:25 PM

ninety3 wrote:

Heard all the same stuff about RC when he left Kawi, and again when he went to Suzuki.
When will people learn, it's not about the bike.

Dirty Britches wrote:

tell that to MC when he went to KTM.

MC in his book said he could have won (a championship) on the KTM.... wink

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9/1/2009 6:43 PM

It was just MC's time to retire. He could have rode anything that year and not beaten RC even once.

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9/1/2009 7:12 PM

Snapper wrote:

Its a slap in Suzukis face if he does.....

bobby397 wrote:

how is it a slap in suzuki's face? he wanted to stay and they had a chance to keep him. suzuki's fought, not chad's.

i say reed is s till at Suzuki and until i read he is on a Honda i won't believe it

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9/1/2009 7:32 PM

certainly the rider is the key ingredient, but the bike makes a difference. Starting with a good base goes a long way to being ready in January.

Chad is obviously very picky about his bikes. He struggles to get it just right pretty much every year.

MC and RC were great riders/racers as is James. They can/could get more from a bike than other riders. Overcome the deficiencies imo. But, they could also tune the bike to their liking quicker than most. Atleast, I think MC could. I think RC just beat the bike into submission (thinking about the stinkbug suspension setup).

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9/1/2009 7:52 PM

IF Honda doesn't pull the trigger they won't even get to sniff the podium this year . He's the only contender left that's unsigned.
You either hire the 2nd place guy that with some luck can get you a championship or be happy holding down 5th through 7th.
Pretty much any kook on this site can figure that out, look at the 2010 450 class barring injury and do the math.

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