Looks like Chad Reed got himself a new bike...

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4/18/2018 6:03 PM

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4/18/2018 6:10 PM

Cool. Hopefully it gives him inspiration to get fighting fit over the off season for top 5's in 2019.

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4/18/2018 6:12 PM

Makes sense considering the mud bike was cooked.

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4/18/2018 6:29 PM

for sale one beat to death frame stretched 18 450 ..

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4/18/2018 6:31 PM

Wondering has he commented on the difference from alu to crmo?

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4/18/2018 8:24 PM

make1go wrote:

for sale one beat to death frame stretched 18 450 ..

"Vet ridden" laughing

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4/18/2018 10:19 PM
Edited Date/Time: 4/18/2018 10:20 PM

I’m watching the 3rd moto last weekend and Chad is ahead of Baggett, Pieck and Wilson and yet nobody ever questions why those 3 are still racing. I can’t believe he still has to buy his own bike. This sport can be pretty shitty at times

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4/18/2018 11:10 PM

Is it a 'factory' Rockstar Edition or a 'production' version? If it's a production model, the "I need time to set it up" excuses will come. If a 'factory' more power may give the holeshot needed, then 'elbows up' ;-)

If Husky has any pull with him, he may get asked to let another Husky rider past, or block for the Championship?

;-)

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Melbourne, Australia. Current rides: '11 RMZ450, '84 CR500, '06 DRZ400, '79 KX250 with 400 engine, '06 GSXR1000 full Yosh racebike.

4/19/2018 5:24 AM

Is Chad racing outdoors? If yes, wouldn't it make more sense to make the switch for that? What advantage does he gain by switching his SX setup this late in the season?

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4/19/2018 5:35 AM

ga_pike wrote:

Is Chad racing outdoors? If yes, wouldn't it make more sense to make the switch for that? What advantage does he gain by ...more

Nope.

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4/19/2018 5:46 AM

ga_pike wrote:

Is Chad racing outdoors? If yes, wouldn't it make more sense to make the switch for that? What advantage does he gain by ...more

Just another cryptic post for everyone to get worked up about.

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4/19/2018 6:07 AM

ga_pike wrote:

Is Chad racing outdoors? If yes, wouldn't it make more sense to make the switch for that? What advantage does he gain by ...more

Tiem to develop and ready for next year...as he likely plans to stay on Husqvarnas it's good for him to race and test the new chassis.

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4/19/2018 6:28 AM

Dam Reed is so sick. What a true psycho (compliment) racing this long

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4/19/2018 6:56 AM

KennyT wrote:

I’m watching the 3rd moto last weekend and Chad is ahead of Baggett, Pieck and Wilson and yet nobody ever questions why those ...more

Some bikes he probably wouldn't ride even if he did get them for free, which he probably can in fact get for free.
With other OEMs he may not have a great relationship (I think there's some bad blood in certain cases).

It's not as simple as "nobody will give him free bikes so he is forced to buy his own".

Furthermore, throwing KYB stuff on his Husqvarna, when KTM/Husq have an exclusive relationship with WP, is certainly not going to persuade the brass in Austria to send bikes out to Florida.

As for the other three, I don't question them because they are much younger, race indoors and out, and have yet to reach their potential. Also it doesn't make me sad when I see them mid-pack, like it does to see Reed there.

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4/19/2018 7:08 AM

I can't wait to see what this one looks like. I like the look of Chads bike.

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4/19/2018 7:27 AM

2 seconds faster in the box. whistling

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4/19/2018 7:36 AM

make1go wrote:

for sale one beat to death frame stretched 18 450 ..

b_kowalsk wrote:

"Vet ridden" laughing

Only raced on weekends.

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4/19/2018 9:21 AM

So does this mean he will finish in the top 10 now .......... ROFLOL

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4/19/2018 9:23 AM

FRANK121 wrote:

So does this mean he will finish in the top 10 now .......... ROFLOL

I guess you missed his top 10s already...

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4/19/2018 9:31 AM
Edited Date/Time: 4/19/2018 9:36 AM

Sorry, I should have said finish the SEASON in the top 10 .......... ROFLOL at least He's 20 points ahead of Roczen ....... LOL

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4/19/2018 9:56 AM

FRANK121 wrote:

Sorry, I should have said finish the SEASON in the top 10 .......... ROFLOL at least He's 20 points ahead of Roczen ....... ...more

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4/19/2018 10:41 AM

FRANK121 wrote:

Sorry, I should have said finish the SEASON in the top 10 .......... ROFLOL at least He's 20 points ahead of Roczen ....... ...more

He might end the year 10th since it's only 12 points away, but clearly thats not what he's interested in per the info in this thread.

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4/19/2018 10:54 AM

You may be correct with Seely "out", Webb "out", Tickle "out" He will move up 3 but I really don't see him finishing ahead of anyone but Friese and Bowers on the list. But who knows the two time champ just might pull one out .........

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4/19/2018 11:01 AM

KennyT wrote:

I’m watching the 3rd moto last weekend and Chad is ahead of Baggett, Pieck and Wilson and yet nobody ever questions why those ...more

I have a feeling there would be several dealers that would supply bikes if Chad wanted to go that route.

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4/20/2018 6:48 AM

I sure hope Husky threw him these 2 bikes on general principle alone. Can't get better advertising than this. He could have picked any bike. So what if he is running KYB? He's Chad freaking Reed.

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"If you don't put your work ahead of your talent, you won't win." Mike Babcock

4/20/2018 7:02 AM

KennyT wrote:

I’m watching the 3rd moto last weekend and Chad is ahead of Baggett, Pieck and Wilson and yet nobody ever questions why those ...more

dcg141 wrote:

I have a feeling there would be several dealers that would supply bikes if Chad wanted to go that route.

His main sponsor is a chain dealership.

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4/20/2018 7:03 AM

bents wrote:

I sure hope Husky threw him these 2 bikes on general principle alone. Can't get better advertising than this. He could have ...more

They didn't.

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4/20/2018 7:21 AM

Johnny89superbike wrote:

Is it a 'factory' Rockstar Edition or a 'production' version? If it's a production model, the "I need time to set it up" ...more

I dont see Chad doing that. I would be shocked. He's more likely to take them out.

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4/20/2018 7:24 AM

He should get tickles spot. He has a lot of fans including me.

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4/20/2018 1:13 PM

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