New factory bikes and testing

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3/21/2019 6:35 PM
Edited Date/Time: 3/21/2019 6:39 PM

Can we all get together and agree on a specific amount of time that a rider can use his bike as an excuse? Most riders have been on the bike since October so is riding 4 times a week for 6 months enough testing or are you still figuring things out?

There are guys in July that are literally saying they are still getting used to the bike. That’s cool, the new model is out in a week and you can’t even figure out last years. If that’s the case then there is NO WAY you need a 2020.


Here another thing that is just baffling. We can use Eli for an example because he’s an obvious choice right now. Why don’t we put him on a secret 2018? I am his team manager we are rolling out last year’s bike and using the exact same everything. We will update the plastics and make it look like the new model but you’re riding last year’s bike. WHY IS ANYONE CHANGING ANYHING! You dominated everyone! Everything was awesome so let’s fucking start over! Brilliant.

If you put him on last year’s bike and he gets blown away then he has no one to blame but himself. It eliminates so many problems and issues for the team and himself. Can you imagine the amount of work he has these people doing? It’s unbelievable the level of competence these teams have. Do not tell me it’s because of the factorys want them on new bikes for sales. You can easily make a 2018 look like a 2019. Also, What is better for sales? Eli riding a 2018, saying he felt unbelievable on the bike, didn’t want to risk changing anything and winning the title or Eli riding a 2019 and getting smoked?

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3/21/2019 7:29 PM

MC rode a 93 chassis until he left Honda

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Alright Lunger, Let's Do It

3/21/2019 8:11 PM

Nesc39 wrote:

Can we all get together and agree on a specific amount of time that a rider can use his bike as an excuse? Most riders have ...more

"Can we all get together and agree on a specific amount of time that a rider can use his bike as an excuse?"

ummm....until he starts winning? lol.

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3/21/2019 8:25 PM

Johnny Ringo wrote:

MC rode a 93 chassis until he left Honda

Exactly, so there is no reason a rider should be complaining after 3months on a bike. If your questioning your bike your never gonna win. Anytime a rider is down in the dumps, put them on the bike they won on.

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3/21/2019 8:53 PM

Because he’s on a factory team where the point of a factory team is to promote the current bike that they are trying to sell. And it’s easy to spot any change of the bikes they do. Same with KTM and mcalrath using last years frame. It’s to easy to spot and doesn’t look good for the company

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3/21/2019 9:23 PM

deanwhite51 wrote:

Because he’s on a factory team where the point of a factory team is to promote the current bike that they are trying to sell. ...more

So the promotion of the bike is going from winning 9 races on a 2018 to floating around in 10th winning 2 races on a 2019? Hows that look for the company?

95% of people would have no clue between a 2018 to a 2019 and If we gonna be technical, what he is riding isn’t anything remotely like what they sell so what is the difference.

The bike has nothing to do with him losing, he’s just a head case but assuming it was the problem, I think it looks a lot better to win on a 2018 and just say they didn’t have time to test rather than ride a 2019 and lose. Just my opinion.

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